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Post by ecco » Sun Nov 18, 2007 8:17 pm

So i went to watch it yesterday with my boyfriend and some friends.
Its a very strange movie, to put it in a nutshell. o_o

Will discuss the story or techniques and everything later on, but for now i must hit the hay - i just have one quick question im hoping someone may be able to help me with:

if you've seen the movie, you will know of the scene where Beowulf orders his men to sing loudly while he sleeps, and what im hoping for is that someone out there can tell me where i can find the lyrics to the song they sing? My boyfriends after them and he was hoping i could find them for him online (he doesnt have the internet at home), but so far ive had no luck.

anyone got any ideas?

thanks in advance <3


and with that, i leave you all to go sleep xD college tomorrow.. xx

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Post by Stygian » Mon Nov 19, 2007 4:57 am

it's a guys film, I think. xD when I saw the trailer I thought "300 rip-off" what with the whole "I - AM - BEOWULF" scene. xD But my friend (a guy) reckons it looks awesome. I don't really like the way they've done it either, with the animated-look. You might as well just have it as a normal live-action film. o.o;

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Post by warpthrone » Mon Nov 19, 2007 5:01 am

its animated? what like advent children type animation?
And I have tea at midday and DINNER at 4pm. But some people say its the other way round. Those people are wrong. Grrr.
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Post by ecco » Mon Nov 19, 2007 5:20 am

actually its not like 300 at all. in some aspects it is, but you couldnt call it a rip-off, purely for the fact that its based on an ancient (like super ooold) poem - the films kept pretty close to it, apparently, but seeing as ive never read the poem, i couldnt say.

the technique theyve used is a new one, actually.
theyve used motion capture mostly, all the settings are CGI i assume (well im pretty damn sure nowhere looks like that in real life anyway lol) and they've super-imposed the actors faces onto the character models.

its an interesting idea, and i kinda went to see it just to see what it looked like when they put it all together. i think it was pretty cool actually, but there was one scene where Beowulf is fighting Grendel and it went all laggy... which was pretty odd. i dont really know what made it do that?

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Post by Fuzzy_feline » Mon Nov 19, 2007 8:51 am

So you wouldn't recommend it? Was wondering whether or not to go see it, a friend said it had a werewolf in it o.O

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Post by ecco » Mon Nov 19, 2007 7:23 pm

oh no, id definitely recommend it. purely because its going to be one of those movies that everyone should know - if not purely for the techniques theye used, then for the ancient poem its based around aswell.

its a very strange movie aswell, id suggest you watch it just to see for yourself lol. its a very good film actually, just some parts make you stop and go "wait, what?"

but i suppose that fault lies with whoever wrote the poem to begin with. :razz:

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Post by Uzuri » Mon Nov 19, 2007 7:58 pm

I'll second blaming the poet.

If I remember correctly from Senior English, there were several places that made me go "wait... what?"
Zib, go suffer for your art.

Wait. 20 and 20 and 20 is not 50!

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Post by warpthrone » Tue Nov 20, 2007 11:19 am

I studied beowulf in english.
And I have tea at midday and DINNER at 4pm. But some people say its the other way round. Those people are wrong. Grrr.
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Post by lauren » Tue Nov 20, 2007 10:36 pm

Seriously? I loved the poem. Grendel's mom is freaking sweet. You know, in an I'm-going-to-rip-your-heart-out-and-eat-it kind of a way.
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Post by Uzuri » Tue Nov 20, 2007 10:48 pm

And that's the strangest thing I've seen today. And I've seen plenty of strange things today; like the neighbors.
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Post by warpthrone » Wed Nov 21, 2007 10:19 am

lauren wrote:Seriously? I loved the poem. Grendel's mom is freaking sweet. You know, in an I'm-going-to-rip-your-heart-out-and-eat-it kind of a way.


Yep, I think in year six you do an entire term on it. well i did anyway :cheese:
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Post by Uzuri » Wed Nov 21, 2007 10:36 am

Good grief. What made Beowulf deserve an entire term? It's a neat poem and all, but there's a whole load of other stuff out there to get through!
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Post by warpthrone » Wed Nov 21, 2007 10:55 am

Well a term for me only about four weeks and we do do other poems inbetween but the main work is on beowulf, i think the teachers like teaching it.
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Post by ecco » Wed Nov 21, 2007 3:02 pm

hah, i wish we had done something like that. at least it would have been a CLASSIC we learnt about. we just did a book full of really naff ones. :razz:

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Post by Fuzzy_feline » Wed Nov 21, 2007 7:50 pm

Only poems i got to learn about were 'the lady of Shalott' and 'Revelation' (i think thats what it was o.O can't remember now, it was about a farm or something xD)

Never heard of the poem myself o.O

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