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Hoo boy. I am SO glad David Marquez was able to make it last week and we didn't have to do an "Ask Us Anything" show because this week we're being put through the grinder of South by Southwest
...So we have no choice but to do one this week!
Cyrus and I will be in and out of SXSWand recording our answers to your questions on the fly with every Extremely Ordinary Gentleman we can grab ALL WEEK LONG. Just start posting them here and we'll gab them in order they come ALL WEEK LONG.
ASK US ANYTHING! There's a least 3. 056 of you out there, I'm expecting some good questions
After watching "John Carter" and being disappointed, what other fantasy or science fiction novels would you like to see translated to film. So basically, what are some cool sci fi or fantasy novels that you love and do you think they could work well as a film.
P.S: Cyrus is awesome.
And Long Live the League.
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What movies you've seen from SXSW do you think is more suited in another film festival or aims toward the more a different crowd (the pretentious crowd, the Fantastic Fest crowd), other than SXSW (i.e Fantastic Fest, Cannes, Sundance) ??
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Oops.. sorry for the bad grammar, just woke up when i wrote that.
*more suited in another film festival or aims toward a more "artsy"/"pretentious" crowd
That's what i'm trying to say.
Some of you have been doing SXSW For a long time now, some of you are newbies to it. So, what are some of your favorite memories, be it films, events, celebrity encounters, or just a good time with your friends?
Also, Long Live the League.
After watching season 4 of Breaking bad my friend Jon came up with the saying, "pulling a Gus". In the penultimate episode Gus senses danger and walks away from his car where Walter had placed a bomb. My questioned is what are some terrible movies you pulled a Gus on?
Recently I have been reading Neil Gaiman's Sandman, and am finding it difficult to put into words how fantastic it is. My question is this, do you think that the viewing public will ever widely accept darker themed comic adaptions to film or TV? (Example: The failed Preacher HBO show.)
Thanks for putting up a podcast despite how busy you guys are this week. Peace and long live the league!
So how do you guy's feel about foreign films this year at SXSW? Also I know it's early, but can you guy's talk a little bit about The Raid?
Thanks, and Long Live the League!
Okay guys, video game question:
What do you think of the increasing trend in videogames of using QTEs (quick-time events) and big set-piece cutscenes to attempt to create a narrative experience for the player? Do you think this is a good technique, or do you think that taking control away from players, and making them watch something happening with minimal interaction undercuts the utilization of the strengths of video games (being by nature interactive), instead of defining a unique storytelling identity for a medium still in it's infancy?
Note: I know there are many games (Bioshock, Half-Life) which opt for the "storytelling almost/entirely in gameplay" approach, but games like Uncharted, Final Fantasy and Metal Gear Solid seem to be indicative of a greater and greater "cinematic" movement in game narrative design.
Thanks as always, and LONG LIVE THE LEAGUE!!!
Personal opinion - the story should tie into the gameplay, not the opposite. I have no problems with games like Uncharted and Heavy Rain (even though I haven't played Heavy Rain) because they're about the spectacle or personal experience. However, what I worry about is if this will influence game developers to think that, "Shit, well who needs solid mechanics and good/integrated writing?! We'll just construct a $60 interactive movie, and that's it!" And what it will lead to is a mass of these fake-like PC adventure games constructed for consoles only (like L.A. Noire).
HOWEVER, I doubt that will happen, considering that we're getting a bunch of creative titles coming out later in the year (Journey, Contrast).
i have recently started a part time job making music videos for some local bands up hear in sudbury.
i would like to know who some of your favorite music video directors are?
i am a fan of Chris Milk and Isaac Rentz
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Co-Host recently posted Watching Caryle's movie a few days ago so it must be playing at SXSW..are you eagerly awaiting the movie yourself and have you heard anything about the movie so far?
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