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Does it have to be a theatrical release?
« on: April 11, 2014, 01:18:06 pm »
Why not a TV series like "Game of Thrones"?

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Re: Does it have to be a theatrical release?
« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2014, 01:27:37 pm »
I would speculate that it depends on whether or not the networks think it would get sufficient ratings.

Wonder if the television format would make it easier to stick with the original storyline, or open itself up to little "additions." Hmmm. So long as they don't take as many liberties as the Hobbit movies!
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Re: Does it have to be a theatrical release?
« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2014, 02:13:25 pm »
There's certainly enough material in the books to make a decent television series.  :)
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Re: Does it have to be a theatrical release?
« Reply #3 on: April 11, 2014, 02:19:00 pm »
I would speculate that it depends on whether or not the networks think it would get sufficient ratings.

Game of Thrones is a similar sprawling Midaeval epic, and it certainly has gotten good enough ratings.

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Re: Does it have to be a theatrical release?
« Reply #4 on: April 11, 2014, 02:20:56 pm »
I might worry that they would want to make it more risque or sensational to draw a larger viewing audience.  The stories and characters are strong enough to not need that.
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Re: Does it have to be a theatrical release?
« Reply #5 on: April 11, 2014, 02:48:56 pm »
I might worry that they would want to make it more risque or sensational to draw a larger viewing audience.

Unfortunately, I can see that happening. I also doubt they would portray church ceremonies and clergy as respectfully and accurately as Katherine has.
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Re: Does it have to be a theatrical release?
« Reply #6 on: April 11, 2014, 03:07:34 pm »
One of the things I love is that Katherine takes faith seriously, even when it is being distorted and used for wrong ends. I would hate for that to disappear or have a cynical spin put on it.
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Re: Does it have to be a theatrical release?
« Reply #7 on: April 12, 2014, 09:29:43 am »
Those things could happen just as easily in a film as a TV series. 

Part of the reason I'd prefer a (mini)series is that for even a LONG film, the story would have to be severely compressed--lots of things taken out.  This would be less necessary in a (mini) series.

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Re: Does it have to be a theatrical release?
« Reply #8 on: April 16, 2014, 12:31:42 pm »
there is a lot of stuff on cable shows criticizing the catholic church, if they played that angle (I see some similarities between the former pope and a couple bishops in deryniworld), it might get made.  However, the biggest ratings draws in cable series are sex and violence.  KK hasn't been shy about violence, but I fear the sex angle is what draws a lot of the audience.  While I would not mind watching a magic-enhanced bedroom scene, its not in character with these books.  But maybe a generation raised on Harry Potter might provide the ratings needed.

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Re: Does it have to be a theatrical release?
« Reply #9 on: April 30, 2014, 10:34:49 am »
Remember the joke about the BBC survey that said that the three most popular subjects by soap-opera viewers were the aristocracy, sex, and medicine.  They concluded that the ideal title for a series would be "Lady Chatterly's Liver."   :)

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Re: Does it have to be a theatrical release?
« Reply #10 on: April 30, 2014, 08:47:22 pm »
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Re: Does it have to be a theatrical release?
« Reply #11 on: May 01, 2014, 01:56:42 am »
If we allow that sex in KK is quite rightly left to the imagination and perhaps best rephrased sex-appeal then Rhys and Alaraic fit those criteria very nicely -

Err, my apologies, the Lord Rhys Thuryn and his Grace the Duke of Corwyn.

You'd think a Brit could manage titles properly!
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Re: Does it have to be a theatrical release?
« Reply #12 on: May 01, 2014, 07:07:59 am »
Not to mention all those handsome Haldanes--sure, most of them are just kids to us, but I can see the young teen ladies wanting to plaster posters of Kelson on their walls.  Perhaps even Conall, since there's no accounting for tastes....  ;D
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Re: Does it have to be a theatrical release?
« Reply #13 on: May 01, 2014, 08:54:28 am »
Perhaps even Conall, since there's no accounting for tastes....  ;D

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/AllGirlsWantBadBoys

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/DracoInLeatherPants

Both these tropes are in play here.  (Although I've never seen a fanfic that made out the case the Conall was "not bad, just misunderstood," although it wouldn't surprise me if there were one out there; it would probably also portray Dhugal and/or Kelson as jerks, but that's another trope: http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/RonTheDeathEater)

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Re: Does it have to be a theatrical release?
« Reply #14 on: May 01, 2014, 11:39:05 am »
Not to mention all those handsome Haldanes--sure, most of them are just kids to us, but I can see the young teen ladies wanting to plaster posters of Kelson on their walls.  Perhaps even Conall, since there's no accounting for tastes....  ;D

Hey, don't forget Rory and Payne!! They're both growing up nicely I'm sure. And if they take more after their father than their older brother....WELL! 

Ever since watching Robin of Sherwood, Michael Praed's face is just how I view Kelson. But of course I'm not a fangirl at ALL.... =o)

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