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re: New Project Suggestion

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John_Galt (g_brandon_martin@ureach.com) 12:21 pm MST 01/20/07
In reply to: re: New Project Suggestion - rockfenris2005 05:01 am MST 01/20/07

Shyamalan is set to direct the new Avatar movie, which I hear is based on a psuedo-anime television show not stylistically that different from what I imagined Steinman's animated Roundtable show would be like.

I think writing a Sixth Sense song would be a challenge Steinman would enjoy. In an interview, he said he hated the world "epiphany," but that is what the audience experiences through the eyes of the main character when the perspective shifts and we realize that the main character is dead. That enjoyment of the sense of expanding meaning is not that different from the enjoyment people experience when a songwriter's lyrics through pun or equivocation build additional meaning into phrases like Left in the Dark. :)

In an ideal world where collaboration is fun and mutually rewarding rather than stressful, I'd love to see Steinman score films like he did with Small Circle of Friends. And I think Shyamalan's films would be perfect for Steinman for a number of reasons -- including thematic similarities. As a generalization, Shyamalan and Steinman can both be melodramatic, but neither wine, bore us with their politics excessively, or choose the naturalistic route over the Romantic one.

-=John Galt=-

>
> > Incidentally, this is one of my favourite films, with some
> > great 'jump out of your seat' moments (when the battered
> > housewife first appears across the doorway for just a
> > fleeting second, and the car crash victim at the car
> > window). Subtle but brilliant scenes, and far more 'scary'
> > than your gory horror (which I find pointless).
> >
>
> This is one of those movies that I refuse to watch EVER
> AGAIN. I saw "Signs", not "The Village" or "Lady Of The
> Lake", and that wasn't AS bad. The movies aren't bad,
> don't get me wrong, but I watched it around... hmmm...
> year 2000 and I've suffered from a lot of anxiety and
> stuff like that since 1995, roughly. I'd always have these
> unbelievably frightening dreams and no one could figure
> out why. But THIS movie, and the first scene you described
> (also the one of the two people hanging & the boy who has
> half of his head missing) freaked me out so much that I've
> said to all my friends, and anyone I know, "I want $1000
> if you absolutely insist I have to sit through it again."
>
> I'm serious, that movie SCARRED me. I haven't seen it in
> seven years, and I still try to forget those bits. It
> wasn't scary it was just unsettling. "The Exorcist" was
> stupid, but "The Sixth Sense" really got to me
>
> That said, I'd love to work with Shyamalan one day :D And
> I'd love to see him collaborate with Jim
>
>


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