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Tintin Movie Sequel: General speculation [may include spoilers!]

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jock123
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#41 · Posted: 7 Feb 2012 22:31 · Edited by: jock123
mct16:
It's often been pointed out that Borduria has a Stalinist atmosphere about it so that is at least one side that we know of.

But we don’t – it may be what people apply to it, but Stalinism is just an influence for the decor of the story, it’s set-dressing; the book isn’t a critique of Stalinism, and it doesn’t matter which side is which.

mct16:
Herge did base the story around the context of the Cold War and obtaining the services of scientists in order to build WMDs

But again, he’s simply writing a spy story, not delivering a message, or taking the systems apart. Missing scientists and stolen secret plans just fit in as McGuffins to the spy genre. Hergé isn’t thinly disguising anything, or alluding, or making a political point – he’s writing a ripping yarn.

mct16:
Today we're celebrating the 200th anniversary of the birth of Charles Dickens. Do you think "Oliver Twist" would be better off being re-written with borstals (instead of workhouses) or a drug-dealing Artful Hoodie?

I think you’re now arguing with yourself – you wanted to relocate the book in space and time, not I… ;-)

I actually don’t mind whether or not stories are updated; I just don’t think that the suggested change in any way improves on the original.
mct16
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#42 · Posted: 7 Feb 2012 23:14
You appeared to say that some books don't age well, such as "Blue Lotus" which includes the issue of the Japanese Occupation, but I don't think it is necessarily the case.

For "Calculus Affair" a la Middle East, I'm just coming up with the ways in which the producers would divert from the original source material - as they seem to have a tendency to do anyway.
jock123
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#43 · Posted: 8 Feb 2012 08:16
mct16:
You appeared to say that some books don't age well, such as "Blue Lotus" which includes the issue of the Japanese Occupation,

In terms of trying to tie it to a specific political situation, yes. It certainly wasn’t Hergé’s strong suit; he improved when he took to looking at politics as a stage on which drama happens, not as to the specifics of policy.

mct16:
For "Calculus Affair" a la Middle East, I'm just coming up with the ways in which the producers would divert from the original source material

It’s not what they’ve done at all - when they took source material, they blended it thoughtfully and sympathetically; when they invented they were less successful. But nothing they have done compares to the idea of modernizing and re-setting material in the way you suggest…
mct16
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#44 · Posted: 12 Feb 2012 18:08
jock123:
nothing they have done compares to the idea of modernizing and re-setting material in the way you suggest

I rather think that Herge would be pleased with a film that delves on contemporary issues, much like he himself did.

I'll have Muller kidnapping Calculus mainly because I don't like Abdullah. I think his presence and spoilt brat behaviour weakens "Land of Black Gold".

Since the film makers are going to make a mish-mash of the original books, then we might as well join in the fun.

(P.S. I'm sorry about my own mish-mash in the previous postings. I was very tired the other day, having worked a very long shift with little sleep.)
Colonel Jorgen
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#45 · Posted: 15 Feb 2012 13:37
kygoober16
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#46 · Posted: 19 Feb 2012 22:01 · Edited by: Moderator
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tintinagalog
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#47 · Posted: 10 Mar 2012 19:17
Blistring_Barnacles
Was there a portion in Tintin comic books that Castafiore could break 'proofed' glasses very easily with the height of her voice? None at all. The evidence is in a panel of King Ottokar's Sceptre. In reality, anyone just can't shatter them.

My opinion for the Tintin sequel in relation to this is that Professor Calculus was there at Bagghar to see his 'inspiration' Bianca; at the same time used her to experiment his ultrasonic device. Prof. Calculus only had his perfect timing in 'pressing the button/switch' to shatter the 'bullet-proof glasses'. Have you heard the 'zing' sound effect before the smash? That's why I believe it's the ultrasonic device crashed the Unicorn's casing, not Castafiore's voice per sé. Alfredo Topolino witnessed the shatter and became interested. So for the part two, the professor from Nyon will pursue hard to gain Calculus invention in which he would use for war.

Hmmm... I remember...

On the opening credits of the first Tintin film, Daniel Mays had Allan's pic; MacKenzie Crook had Tom's pic (basically, in comics he's Ernie); But on Gad Elmaleh, the picture that fell was not Omar Ben Salaad, but the fetish of the broken ear. Professor Calculus has a broken eardrum at the right, which has made him hard-to-hear. Hmmm... well... just a thought.
mct16
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#48 · Posted: 10 Mar 2012 20:19
tintinagalog:
So for the part two, the professor from Nyon will pursue hard to gain Calculus invention in which he would use for war.

Given that Sakharine was turned from supporting character in the book to villain in the film, I wouldn't put it past the producers.
tintinagalog
Member
#49 · Posted: 14 Apr 2012 17:19
After countless times of watching Tintin 3D, I realized just days ago that there's a familiar figure I noticed at Ben Salaad's Palace... a face in front of the crowd... I hope you also noticed, too, the character whom I thought was COLONEL SPONZ (!). With that appearance I believe it's The Calculus Affair be the next in line.
calculite
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#50 · Posted: 2 Jun 2012 19:22
Since this post is so many pages long, I am not sure if somebody has already mentioned what I am about to say.

Anyways, apparently there will be a third movie planned (probably if the second movie is successful)! The assumption was that they would combine Blue Lotus and Tintin in Tibet. That would be great, but the speculation was made when Seven Crystal Balls and Prisoners was originally planned.If a new story is shown, that might affect the third movie.

What would be great is to incorporate The Broken Ear into the movie. I know the story is one of the first ones, and not many people enjoy the story, but Broken Ear has a great, suspenseful plot perfect for a Tntin movie. Since it is early, it could be a prequel, along with other Pre-Haddock stories. It's an idea, but if they are using later books in the second movie, it would be good to have a trilogy incorporating all the periods of Tintin (Early, Middle, and Late).

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