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« Reply #150 on: August 20, 2008, 05:08:17 pm »

Perhaps I'm blind .... but nobody talks about "TAXANDRIA", 1994 belgian film by animator Raoul Servais (with a big visual work from François Schuiten)

Perhaps isn't it steampunk enough ?



Could well be because it is in fact, Belgian  Grin
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« Reply #151 on: August 20, 2008, 05:27:32 pm »

Bloody Belgians!
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« Reply #152 on: August 30, 2008, 12:21:01 am »

I've just bought, on DVD, "The Infinite Worlds of H G Wells.". Its a Hallmark mini series & I'm almost afraid to open the box. It looks so good, but it could also be So, so bad. Please, can anyone tell me what to expect. I do not mind B Movies, but bad Wells would be too traumatic!!!
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« Reply #153 on: September 02, 2008, 10:22:50 pm »

Did anyone say Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events?
I love this one.
I know the books are better but as a movie it's great.
I love the dresses!
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« Reply #154 on: September 04, 2008, 10:35:25 pm »

Has anyone mentioned Chitty Chitty Bang Bang yet?  Grin

Seriously...
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« Reply #155 on: September 05, 2008, 12:52:52 pm »

Did anyone say Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events?
I love this one.
I know the books are better but as a movie it's great.
I love the dresses!

I went to see that at the cimena, all full of hope. Sooo disappointed with the narratative, couldn't put my finger on exactly why but it did seem to drag so.

Visually, yes, it's wonderful. The set/costume designs and cinematography in general was a treat for the eyes and the aesthetic but as a whole, it sadly fell flat.
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« Reply #156 on: September 05, 2008, 01:30:06 pm »

Has anyone mentioned Chitty Chitty Bang Bang yet?  Grin

Seriously...
I mentioned The Childcatcher in the Heroes and Villains thread  Smiley
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« Reply #157 on: September 06, 2008, 12:16:23 am »

Thinking back on it, I believe the whole of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang is really quite Steampunk. From the clockwork and inventions which permiate every part of the movie, to the "British-ness" which seems to be instilled through it, and I even recall Dick Van Dyke wearing goggles!
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« Reply #158 on: November 14, 2008, 02:11:39 pm »

What about Perfect Creatures (2006)?

"Oh my...airships!...all it needs now is a steam powered automobile and...oh look....joy"
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« Reply #159 on: November 14, 2008, 02:13:46 pm »



sorry... I meant:

Perfect Creature (2006)?
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« Reply #160 on: November 14, 2008, 09:26:23 pm »

And what of Georges Méliès?

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« Reply #161 on: November 15, 2008, 01:28:18 am »


Stardust must've been cited by now, surely?

Fantastic film on virtually every level, and it's got an airship and Robert De Nero as... well, I'm sure you remember.
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« Reply #162 on: November 15, 2008, 01:30:26 am »

I've just bought, on DVD, "The Infinite Worlds of H G Wells.". Its a Hallmark mini series & I'm almost afraid to open the box. It looks so good, but it could also be So, so bad. Please, can anyone tell me what to expect. I do not mind B Movies, but bad Wells would be too traumatic!!!
I'm quoting myself again, but I can now recommend the above thoroughly!
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« Reply #163 on: November 15, 2008, 01:54:00 am »

If it's a Hallmark mini-series, it'll be one of the best things you ever watched.

So far I haven't seen one I wouldn't be happy to have on my shelf.
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« Reply #164 on: November 15, 2008, 04:14:32 pm »

Um, how about Frankenstein? (the Kenneth Branagh / Robert De Niro version) The scene where he brings the monster to life was pretty steampunk.
I have to say I agree with most of the other movies that have been mentioned, although I was a bit disappointed to see Sleepy Hollow wasn't mentioned until 4 pages into the thread. Johnny Depp's gadgets are totally steampunk. I want the glasses and creepy scalpel.
Dark City certainly fits the bill, as does the Dark Brotherhood.
Probably one of my favorite parts of chitty-chitty bang bang is the clockwork song and dance at the castle. It's cheesy, but catchy.
I also love the train and gun from Back to the Future 3.
What about Willy Wonka? (either version?)
Obviously there are varying degrees of steampunk movies.
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« Reply #165 on: November 15, 2008, 11:41:42 pm »

I would suggest the second and (especially) third films in the Mad Max series. And Westworld perhaps?
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« Reply #166 on: November 16, 2008, 01:37:47 am »

Has anyone mentioned Chitty-Chitty-Bang-Bang?

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« Reply #167 on: November 16, 2008, 02:00:47 am »

Has anyone mentioned Chitty-Chitty-Bang-Bang?

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Several times so far.

I just finished watching "The Adventures of Mark Twain", a claymation movie that featured a rather interesting airship Twain was using to try to reach Haley's comet.
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« Reply #168 on: November 16, 2008, 02:32:32 am »

Um, how about Frankenstein? (the Kenneth Branagh / Robert De Niro version) The scene where he brings the monster to life was pretty steampunk.
I have to say I agree with most of the other movies that have been mentioned, although I was a bit disappointed to see Sleepy Hollow wasn't mentioned until 4 pages into the thread. Johnny Depp's gadgets are totally steampunk. I want the glasses and creepy scalpel.
Dark City certainly fits the bill, as does the Dark Brotherhood.
Probably one of my favorite parts of chitty-chitty bang bang is the clockwork song and dance at the castle. It's cheesy, but catchy.
I also love the train and gun from Back to the Future 3.
What about Willy Wonka? (either version?)
Obviously there are varying degrees of steampunk movies.
I admire the Branagh version greatly & not just because hes a countryman of mine from a small country. But I admire the Edison one more!
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« Reply #169 on: November 16, 2008, 02:38:23 am »

I am going to throw my two cents in with the Corpse Bride.



Other than the whole victorian feel the movie had, the puppets themselves were clockwork creations.  Wonderful stuff!!
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« Reply #170 on: November 16, 2008, 06:48:58 pm »

The non-Will Smith parts in Wild Wild West. And Kenneth Branagh (spelling?) was simply entertaining as Loveless.
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« Reply #171 on: November 16, 2008, 09:32:46 pm »

the goldan compass was a let down i think, its ap itty i realy loved the books, the best thing about that film was the toys Cheesy i got a magesterium zep in the 99p store Cheesy:D:D
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« Reply #172 on: November 16, 2008, 10:31:15 pm »

I've just ordered The Great Race and Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines on DVD.
If there were more steampunks in my area I'd have a movie night!

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« Reply #173 on: November 16, 2008, 11:54:53 pm »

I would suggest the second and (especially) third films in the Mad Max series. And Westworld perhaps?

Mad Max? Westworld? Far from it. Thunderdome was post-apocalyptic and nothing genteel about it. As for Westworld, I'd say retro-futurist.
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« Reply #174 on: November 17, 2008, 12:21:56 am »

Of course Thunderdome was steam punk. Don't you remember all the boilers and steam under the city. Sure it wasn't as steam punk as steamboy, but it was steamy enough for me.
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