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The Goktor

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  1. Which means no gribblies either. Good. I can go for that.
  2. Maybe because you run this site? Vested interest?
  3. From that teaser, I'm hoping for a SciFi bias (evil aliens, ha ha!), not a horror. I really don't like horror films because I'm a wuss with a vivid imagination so if it *is* the latter, I probably won't watch it. No matter how much I enjoy someone's work, there are some compromises I'm just not prepared to make! Of course, if it's just a straight up crime drama with humies offing each other, that's fine, I can deal with that. I'll be keeping a watchful eye on this board... and hoping for aliens. Or secret government experiments. Either or both would work for me. (When I first saw the title, I thought it was going to be about the band, Crimson Blues!)
  4. The Goktor

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    Moar SciFi? Bring it on! As an aside, when looking at the cast list, this made me chuckle...
  5. That's reassuring; I'd hate you to think I was being an arse! I'm always asking for feedback on my work too, and I completely agree that this is how we improve our skills. Glad we're on the same page!
  6. Oh, that's a shame; I think in that case, I'd have foregone any shading, and just made it a line drawing. But, as I said before, I'm not a graphic designer, nor an artist, and I bow to your superior skills in that department, Geoff! (I hope you don't mind a bit of feedback!)
  7. You would... but I had to enlarge a couple to actually see what the image was, which might suggest that they'd pretty much failed at their job! I prefer your monochrome one out of the new subs, although I must admit that I'm not keen on the glowiness of it. If it were my logo, I'd want clean, hard lines (which would work better on smaller versions of the design, e.g. biz cards). What are you using to make them? Ai?
  8. I *am* that ninja. To ta ge im kopeng - bosmang na complin. Belta lik pashang!
  9. You are a veritable ninja! Nah, I say it's worth a try. Be that renegade!
  10. Aah but you do understand the way of the open hand. (Unlike me, who discovered I got motion sickness from being thrown in ju jitsu. So very lame. An action hero, I am not!) Anyway, you know what Miller would say regarding your logo submissions... "No risk, no reward."
  11. Oh, absolutely! And my idea of dark and edgy may not be your idea at all. It's all so subjective, hence finding it really easy to make my own logo... but I'd be at a loss, trying to make one for someone else, unless I knew them and their business extremely well. Which is why I am baker and a writer, and not a graphic designer. Well, that, and general lack of talent in the designery department.
  12. Agreed. I did wonder, when looking at the submissions, whether part of the brief was 'must have mustangs'. And cowboys! Not saying it's a bad thing, of course - some of the logos have been beautiful. I really like Geoff's idea of breaking the chain. Outside. The. Box.
  13. I like the corporate ones... for a corporation that's desperately trying to convince people it isn't! Are they right for the creative industry? I wouldn't go with them - I'd want something which really went with my company name and ethos. Which, let's face it, is why we have logos - to tell an easily understandable story.
  14. If you don't, as you say, throw your hat into the ring, you won't ever give someone a chance to pick it up! Keeping my fingers crossed for you.
  15. You have? Shiny! I really like some of them - particularly with the hat. For obvious reasons! I wouldn't even know where to begin making a logo for someone else; I did my own for my website but that's as far as my graphics talents go! ETA: Ooh, I just saw yours. Nice! I do have to say I got a bit of 'Mother of Dragons, Breaker of Chains' with the second one. A multipurpose logo!
  16. The solution is clearly to make Westerns set in space. Worked for Gene Roddenberry and Joss Whedon. I love a good Western.
  17. I'm pretty sure I've not seen Manhunter, which is curious, given that Brian Cox is such a brilliant actor, and I am a big fan of the Hannibal TV series. I remember enjoying Silence of the Lambs when it was first released; at some point, I may actually watch all three films, in chronological order. I remember thinking that Anthony Hopkins was rather good in the role but how being used to Mads Mikkelsen, I wonder whether I'd still be impressed. Amateur sounds very familiar. At first I thought that maybe I hadn't seen it but as I was reading the description, and your reasons for liking it, Ariane, I started to wonder whether I have in fact, watched it. I guess I'll just have to see if I can find it to see! Ničija Zemlja (2001) (No Man's Land) Director: Danis Tanović Writer: Danis Tanović Stars: Branko Đurić, Rene Bitorajac, Filip Šovagović What's it about? During the Yugoslav Wars (1991-2001), two Bosniaks (Čiki & Cera) and a Bosnian Serb (Nino) find themselves wounded in the same trench in No Man's Land. It transpires that Cera is lying unconscious on a Serbian land mine, which will detonate the minute he moves. Čiki and Nino start to throw insults at each other, eventually discovering they have some shared friends and experiences. Meanwhile, the UNPROFOR arrived but refuse to do anything to help until an English journalist turns up, and essentially blackmails them into action. What this film means to me... I first watched it in 2007, and was incredibly moved by the very human story (especially the ending); however, it wasn't until we went to live in Rijeka (Croatia) in late 2015, that I re-watched it, and felt its full impact. One day, deciding to do the tourist thing, K and I visited Rastoke - a beautiful, fairytale village a couple of hours east of us. Instead of driving on the main roads, we went across country. We drove through a couple of run-down villages, and didn't think anything of it, and then suddenly, we saw a burned out shell of a house. And then another. And then another. And then fields cordoned off with bright yellow tape which declared there were live land mines in the area. 20 years after the war had ended, there were still landmines. In the fields where people used to grow their food. As we drove into the centre of the village, we saw the rest of the houses (and the pub). It was chilling; hundreds of bullet holes around every window and doorway, and on the ceilings too. They weren't there by accident; they had been aimed at people who were, presumably, firing out of the windows and doors. The census before the start of the war listed something like 490 people living in Primišlje - as of 2015, there were just four. I'm assuming that most people evacuated but I don't know. I also don't know whether the people inside the buildings were Croats defending their homeland, or whether the JNA had occupied the village, and the Croats showed up to get rid of them. I don't know whether the people fighting were all adults, or whether some were child soldiers. There were children taking up arms on most sides. I don't know who put the landmines in the fields, nor whether they will ever be removed. I do know that standing in the middle of that desolate village had a profound effect upon me. I didn't know anyone involved in what happened there, I had no personal connection to the place, and yet, just standing there, and seeing the evidence of so much violence moved me to tears. I just broke down. Five years later, that feeling is still with me. The following year, we moved to Belgrade, where Serbian nationalism is rife. Most people we came across were perfectly normal people, as you'd find anywhere. Some were completely lovely, and almost everyone was friendly and helpful. However, due to that nationalist element, in the city centre, you'll see market stalls selling children's tee shirts emblazoned with portraits of Milošević, Mladić, and Karadžić, with the slogan, "Serbian war hero". These are sold alongside tee shirts with Trump's and Putin's faces on them. More heroes. Having lived in three former Yugo countries (plus, visited Bosnia), and spoken at length to friends from all four countries, I have a much greater understanding of No Man's Land. I find it to be an incredible film, I really do.
  18. Oh, definitely, and imagine how dull life would be if we all had the same taste... although maybe we wouldn't realise it!
  19. So you're big fan, then? Ha ha ha! I really like Fifth Element - don't have a problem with Chris Tucker. I've never seen him in anything else though, so I only know him as Ruby. Yes, he was deeply irritating but wasn't that the point?! And yes, he was completely over the top but given the entire film was so gloriously over the top, I don't see this as problematic. And I say this as someone who really doesn't care for that whole slapstick style of humour. Am totally with you regarding the visuals and design of the film... so fantastic!
  20. Miller is... epic! I really liked him in the books but Tom really brought him alive, didn't he? I'm not at all surprised that Tom's Miller has garnered such positivity - I can't actually think of anyone else now who would do the character justice. Rather like WC's Amos - he's utterly perfect, right down to that grin! I think I'd watched almost all of the first series before I realised that Tom also played Frank Castle. Such an epic geek fail on my part! And more recently, watching The Predator, exclaiming a bit too loudly, "OMG, THAT'S MILLER!" When I found this forum, I didn't actually know it was anything to do with Tom - I came because of Bad Planet, which I discovered on ComiXology after reading The Expanse Origins. So glad I stuck around! #ThreadDerail
  21. I agree (although I've not seen T's entire body of work); I may say, "Oh, I looove that person" when being enthusiastic but what I really mean is I like the work they do! This was borne out a few years back when I was approached to do some PR for an Australian actress (not a very well-known one outside genre). She played a character I was hugely fond of but she turned out to be not a very nice person. I didn't take the job! As a knitter of socks myself, I'm kind of holding out for this scenario! (Yeah, I'm sooo rock 'n' roll!) I'd still have to wait for an Eng-lang digital download as I don't have a DVD player or an optical drive on my laptop. Because I'm so 21st century! Ha ha! Maybe it'll be released on iTunes or Amazon Prime. Rocky, as I recall from my teens, was a good film. I've never been a fan of boxing (if I'm honest, I find it horrible) but I saw it at a film festival when I was about 14, and enjoyed it. Not the punching stuff but the human story. And the ending was cool. I haven't seen any of the others, which are legion. Or so it seems. Another cool thing is that it was a pretty low budget film, which smashed the box office - life imitating art! Should you watch it? Why not!
  22. It could be worse.... your parents could've named you Radbod or Bubo! Hasko actually sounds Slavic to me.
  23. It's really interesting that so many said Rocky. My first reaction was one of "Oh, the boxer" but of course, Rocky is so much more than a film about boxing! I have no idea - audiences want what they want, and movies have to put bums on seats... but do they have a certain amount of social responsibility too? As I said earlier, I'm really looking forward to watching your docu, and gaining some insight. I'll wait for a non-dubbed version though!
  24. One's culture is definitely a contributing factor in shaping our views and assumptions regarding the norm. Also, do males feel under pressure to conform to certain archetypes, as portrayed by movies, in the same way as females (not me!), vis-à-vis magazine images, Instagram posts, etc. etc. And is it more socially acceptable for movies to promote 'real' masculinity than for the way they promote femininity? Hoping that at least some of these questions will be answered by the documentary! I wouldn't go that far - HG comes across as being quite sweet (no disrespect to Tom's boots). As you say, it's all about culture though, and Hugh's characters are generally far closer to my reality than any of Tom's. I don't see that as a bad thing! Since I don't know either Hugh or Tom in person, I am only talking about their screen alter egos, of course; for all I know, Hugh could be an all-action hero in real life, kicking the crap out of local ne'er do wells, while Tom prefers to stay at home, knitting and reading Mills & Boon! I haven't seen The Butler's in Love, in fact, I've never heard of it (thanks for the heads-up!) but Miller's death scene gets me every time I watch it. It is without doubt, one of the most beautiful I've ever seen. I might even go as far as to say that it's on a par with Roy Batty's.
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