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« Reply #25 on: February 17, 2007, 09:03:13 pm »

What did you think of the voiceacting in Steamboy? I thought it was done surprisingly well. The only voice that didnt really fit was Patrick Stewart. I thought his voice was a little bit too rich for the character of the grandfather.

One of the worst voiceacting abominations had to be Mononoke.
Claire Danes....(shudder)
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« Reply #26 on: February 20, 2007, 02:53:45 am »

On my own exemption of Steamboy...

Otomo, like Miyazaki, is another artist against whom I buck the system. The animation in Steamboy is fantastic, to be sure, but the story is pretty average, if not dull. However, I also think that Akira is grossly overrated and suspect that most people who say they like it do so because they're "supposed" to. Like those North American movies I mentioned where they just have some funky gadget in a period setting, there's nothing inherently wrong with Steamboy as a Steampunk movie, but nothing really exceptional about it either. It ain't no Escaflowne or Read-or-Die, that's for sure, and definitely no Fabulous World of Jules Verne or Jasper Morello
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« Reply #27 on: February 23, 2007, 02:42:17 pm »

I'm surprised no one has mentioned the series Last Exile!

http://www.lastexiledvd.com/
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« Reply #28 on: February 23, 2007, 08:44:17 pm »

"Oh and Cory!!! You haven't seen City of Lost Children yet!!!??? It isn't exactly Steampunk, more like WWI era Pulp, mixed with lots of urban decay and mad science. All quite beautiful however, and Ron Pearlman's in it, so it's a must see!"

A beautiful movie! I'd argue that a lot of the machinery and scenery is very much Steampunk. And it just *feels* so very Steampunk. Kind of hard to define that feeling, but those who've seen the movie know what I'm talking about.
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« Reply #29 on: February 23, 2007, 09:08:35 pm »

Thir13en Ghosts.
Not the greatest movie, but the sets are amazing!
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« Reply #30 on: February 23, 2007, 09:46:22 pm »

Thir13en Ghosts.
Not the greatest movie, but the sets are amazing!

Ehhh, I thought that the films sets felt more 30's/Pulp than Steampunk. Just because there was a lot of brass and gears, doesn't make it steampunk by default. Too bad the movie was so horrible and so far removed from the original.
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« Reply #31 on: February 23, 2007, 09:58:04 pm »

Ehhh, I thought that the films sets felt more 30's/Pulp than Steampunk. Just because there was a lot of brass and gears, doesn't make it steampunk by default. Too bad the movie was so horrible and so far removed from the original.

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There's me blending dieselpunk and steampunk again... likely to happen frequently, as I am more artisically than mechanically inclined.
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« Reply #32 on: February 23, 2007, 10:09:08 pm »

It's ok, many people do that. I mean it's totally understandable, Dieselpunk (or as I refer to it "Pulp") is kind of the natural descendent of Steampunk. It's like the next generation so to say.

But I still feel it's important to differentiate between the two (I'm just not as militant about it as some).
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« Reply #33 on: February 24, 2007, 03:38:07 am »

You guys should check out Constant Payne
http://homepage.mac.com/leperous/iMovieTheater5.html

It was an 11 minute pilot eppisode for a nick cartoon that never got picked up.
Looked really cool.

Also gotta mention Metropolis (The cartoon, not the Fritz Lang movie)
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« Reply #34 on: February 24, 2007, 08:27:55 am »

I'm surprised no one has mentioned the series Last Exile!

You now, Ive been watching Last Exile, and as great fun as I have found it...It didnt feel as Steampunk as I'd heard...more like futuristic 1940s with their jets looking very WWII/jetplane-esque. Thats just my opinion though. I still love it so far Cheesy
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« Reply #35 on: February 24, 2007, 08:30:54 am »

I'm surprised no one has mentioned the series Last Exile!

http://www.lastexiledvd.com/


Gah, you beat me to it , I wanted to mention this.  I loved that anime so much too, though the end kind of got blah, but I adored the vanships.
were I to mention my own inspirations i would have to include Tim Burtons sleepy hollow. specifically Ichabod Cranes devices of his own invention that he investigates with.

I was wondering if anyone could tell me if they've seen the Japanese live action movie Cashern¿ I heard it was steampunk but I've not had a chance to watch it to find out.
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« Reply #36 on: February 24, 2007, 10:41:27 am »

I've seen Casshern, but it is not very interesting. There are some beautiful Steampunk scenes. However, the film is rather boring, the fights look stupid, the robot army looks bland and the plot lacks cohesion.
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« Reply #37 on: February 24, 2007, 11:02:33 pm »

How about the adventures of Baron Von Munchousen? Wikipedia calls it sailpunk, but seeing as sailpunk doesn't really exist, i'd just call it  light steampunk.
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« Reply #38 on: February 25, 2007, 02:40:04 am »

Haha, Sailpunk really doesnt exist, does it Cheesy

Theres so many minute classifications, huh? Sandlepunk, Dielselpunk, Clockpunk, Sailpunk, Steampunk, Cyberpunk....sheesh!
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« Reply #39 on: February 25, 2007, 03:53:10 am »

Don't forget my personal favorite . . . Cthulhupunk!  Grin

Anyway, back to the Steampunk Movies & TV - I may get laughed at for this, but I rather liked The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen. The way I see it, it's like Wild Wild West - a cheesy action flick, but with cool anachronistic tech. Plus, League has two things WWW can't touch - classic literary Easter eggs and Sean Connery. Cool
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« Reply #40 on: February 25, 2007, 04:02:41 am »

Sailpunk eh? It has to be said... 20,000 Leagues Beneath the Sea.

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« Reply #41 on: February 25, 2007, 04:03:31 am »

City of Lost Children was a great movie. My favorite scene is probably the most unappreciated in the entire film. It's the slow pan over the siamese sisters as they iron and fold laundry, passing equipment, clothing and a cigarette between thier 4 hands. If you watch closely, you'll notice one of the sisters inhale off the cigarette and the other exhale. It's a brilliant piece of orchestration.

yes that's one of my fav shots in the film ..not many people catch it.
City of Lost Children was going to be my recommendation
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« Reply #42 on: February 25, 2007, 09:00:30 am »

City of lost children is a wonderful movie. I didn't know of steampunk when i watched it (It was two years ago), but thinking of it now, there are definitely elements. I liked the chain reaction scene with the tick and the dock.
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« Reply #43 on: February 25, 2007, 10:00:27 am »

I just saw it tonight, so allow to add The Prestige to my list of favorite Steamunk films. It's really too bad that they didn't even hint in the slightest that there was any sort of Tesla-madness going on in it, otherwise I would have shown some interest in it before hearing that it was somehow inexplicably Steampunk. I can't explain how it's Steampunk either without giving away the plot, but see it! For real!
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« Reply #44 on: February 25, 2007, 12:00:21 pm »

Twas good, I agree.  And I did like the Steampunk elements to The Prestige.  Oh, but what a film to make you say "What if!"

Has anyone seen The Illusionist, and was it a) any good or b) Steampunk?  I'll take either.
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« Reply #45 on: February 25, 2007, 03:53:06 pm »

I can't see Jerri Ryan as Agatha, somehow. What about Mercedes McNab (Harmony in Angel); she has the figure for it, and I'm sure would look good in glasses. Maybe just a little too old though, isn't Agatha supposed to be a teenager at the start?
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« Reply #46 on: February 25, 2007, 04:37:10 pm »

Twas good, I agree.  And I did like the Steampunk elements to The Prestige.  Oh, but what a film to make you say "What if!"

Has anyone seen The Illusionist, and was it a) any good or b) Steampunk?  I'll take either.

I saw it and thought it was very well done. There is definitely some steampunk in there. I recommend seeing it.
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« Reply #47 on: February 25, 2007, 04:51:48 pm »

Don't forget my personal favorite . . . Cthulhupunk!  Grin


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« Reply #48 on: February 25, 2007, 04:57:04 pm »

Twas good, I agree.  And I did like the Steampunk elements to The Prestige.  Oh, but what a film to make you say "What if!"

Has anyone seen The Illusionist, and was it a) any good or b) Steampunk?  I'll take either.

The discussion after the movie led to talk about The Illusionist, and app[arently the answer is "no" on both counts.

Another point of discussion was how wrongly advertized The Prestige was, which makes me wonder if - after LXG and other poorly showing movies - whether or not Victorian Sci-Fi/Steampunk is actually considered a marketable category anymore.
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« Reply #49 on: February 25, 2007, 06:31:52 pm »

Don't forget my personal favorite . . . Cthulhupunk!  Grin

Anyway, back to the Steampunk Movies & TV - I may get laughed at for this, but I rather liked The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen. The way I see it, it's like Wild Wild West - a cheesy action flick, but with cool anachronistic tech. Plus, League has two things WWW can't touch - classic literary Easter eggs and Sean Connery. Cool

I totally agree! My favourite steampunk things are WWW, LXG and Brisco County Jr.! Fun times!

Oooh, I sense a party theme for my next birthday! ^^
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