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Post by Meril » Tue 28th Feb 2006

So, do you have any ideas on film? What should be cut? What should be added? Maybe you have already originated whole scenes?

I think that the first scene should explain why is Artemis so gold-obsessed (for those who hadn't read the book).
So, we've got Arty and his father. Arty is very young (let's say 6 years old). He comes into his father's office just to visit him. His father is not very pleased because of that (he's got a lot of work) and he does not hide it (poor Arty :( ). But Arty spots some bussiness papers on his father's desk and starts a conversation about finances and so on (of course he knew everything about it in this age! :) ). His father is suddenly all of proud and starts saying things like: "you are the heir of our empire, son" etc. Then someone calls on his phone. He lays his hand on Arty's shoulder and says "and remember, son: Gold Is Power. Never forget that". And he goes away to answer the call. Arty stays alone, glaring at the bar of gold laying behind a glass pane with a fascinated look on his face.

Then we have a full-screen close-up on the gold; gold transformes into inscription (da-da-duum!!!!)...

ARTEMIS FOWL

And then we see the sky, camera panns downwards and we see Ho Chi Minh City...

What do you think about it :unsure: (it will look 10 times better when you imagine it :D )? What are your ideas?
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Post by Kivi » Tue 28th Feb 2006

I like your version but when you start reading AF you don't know how it actually happened that Arty is so obsessed, so i think that it shouldn't be shown. Just let them THINK and figure it out:D That's cruelty :lol:

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Post by F.A.B » Tue 28th Feb 2006

I think ur idea is cool Meril! What I hate is when ppl start making running commentaries in the cinema >< soooo annoying! Off Topic.
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Post by michelle_f33 » Wed 1st Mar 2006

That's a really good intro!

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Post by Meril » Wed 1st Mar 2006

But YOUR ideas? Come on, people, I can't believe you don't have any!
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Post by MichaelM » Wed 1st Mar 2006

lmao Meril - Well its hard to come up with something as great as that scene youve led out! Its perfect :D

I havent any scenes thought out yet tbh, but i think the most important thing will be how Artemis looks at Holly. If he does it poorly, Artemis is going to appear a complete enemy with no soul (and become a bit unrealistic, as he is so young yet so nasty :( ), but if he does it too much, he'll look weak, and clash with the strong arty in the books.

Its a pretty fine balance :(
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Post by Juiet Butler » Tue 25th Apr 2006

I kind-off came up with an intro.

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Post by Juiet Butler » Tue 25th Apr 2006

You see a court-room

You see Commander Root.

Then you see Holly, and she is looking all nervoise.

An old elf is sitting in a chair in front of a desk. NO DOUBT THE JUDGE!

Elf: Commander Julious Root, you have evidence in defence of captin Holly Short?

Root: In defence of Captin Short I have filed a report. with even first hand interveiws with the victems. As you will see as I read this, this was not easy.

then it goes on the book says withnarrating by commander Root

END

Elf: This court finds Captin Short of the LEPrecon team... Not Guilty. Although she shall be spending the nexed monthes potrolling...um...unused terminals.

It then ends off with Root saying stuff at the very end of the book.

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Post by Juiet Butler » Tue 25th Apr 2006

The elf when he says his line at the end is incase of a squell.

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Post by Juiet Butler » Tue 25th Apr 2006

Anyone else?!?!

It is really kind-off fun. :lol: B) :D

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Post by Simbelmyne » Wed 26th Apr 2006

nice scenes ;)

1. I like the idea of explaining why Arty is obsessed with gold..but maybe it shouldn't be explained all that all of a sudden (i might be subjective, but both LOTR and HP have something like this :P)...the opening scene in the book actually ispretty great..we have thses two people sitting at a table and why shouldn't be as surprised as nguyen when we meet Artemis?

on the road to the "healer" (I'm sorry if I don't know the exact terms, I haven't read the English version) we could have the flash backs with the scene Meril described...we could also have these flash backs when arty is in doubt, when he discovers how "human" fairies are...because there is a fight between his desire for gold and power and his good side

2. other idea of an opening scene, more...intriguing let's say is to meet Arty when he is already at the healer..I cand imagine a small, gloomy alley..showing buttler and arty as they walk with the credits still on screen and the the shocking meeting with a fairy...

Juliet Butler, I like your scene, but I think we shouldn't meet fairys before Artemis does. it should be a surprise, this was a good strategy in the book and i think it would work in the movie also

but now it depends on the director...he should manage to catch the funny parts of the story wthout making the atmosphere too relaxed...
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Post by hobboy » Wed 26th Apr 2006

True That! :D err...

Anyway... I think Meril's idea would be awesome! And yes, I think they should explain why Arty is overly-obsessed with gold. Keep in mind that not everyone who would watch it has read the book or is not that fast to understand the story of they don't know where it is coming from. :D

Personally, I think the movie should open with Artemis and Butler on their way to meet Nguyen. As described, the way is very, umm, populated (ehh?). And Artemis will think about his father. Then insert flashback - Meril's idea here. Then he returns to present-day to get out of the Jeep and wait for Nguyen. :D Well, for the opening, I think that would be apt. :lol:
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Post by Juiet Butler » Sun 30th Apr 2006

Yeah, Meril's idea IS great it's just that the book starts with Root and his little report.


I really would want people to REALLY get to know Beat Root so that if they make all the books the audience will cry when he gets killed. Sadly though I am not the director... for all I know the director might open the movie with the caractors dancing the can-can.

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Post by hobboy » Sun 30th Apr 2006

Haha! I could not imagine Butler and Root side-by-side dancing the CanCan. :lol: Well, yeah. Let's leave the thinking to the crew. :D
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Post by Juiet Butler » Mon 1st May 2006

I put a little of Foaly in there! :)

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