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Xodian
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posted December 03, 2007 12:45 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Xodian     Edit/Delete Message
Its so ironic that those who lable action sequences are nothing but "misdirected creation of a close-minded being" are the ones with close-minded thoughts Lol!

Action sequences are usually usually an ever-evolving concept in the movie business since people want to see newer things that'll blow their minds away.

Action sequences have evolved since the Terminator movies ppl. One just has to see movies like "Ultraviolet" and "The Matrix" to figure that one out. You wouldn't believe to the amount of different modes of martial arts or Physical sports are used as inspiration for a combined and re-defined action sequence. Ultraviolet for instance took its inspiration from Rhythm Gymnastics; Yeah hard to believe Lol!

However, MY favourite ground breaking action sequence came from the movie "Equilibrium" which introduced the "Gun Kata" Fighiting style. Think of it as Kung Fu with Automatic Pistols. Its amazing to look at and not to mention the statistical probablity behind it acutally proves it can work in real life!

Clips from Equilibrium (WARNING: Intensive Gun Fight senerios; May wanna keep the little ones out of the room.)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_bGqnK0mFq4&feature=related

Here is whole site regarding the director's thoughts on the Gun Kata scenes:
http://www.equilibriumfans.com/gunkata.htm

And if you guys have a chance, watch the movie equilibrium. It perfectly distinguishes the difference between those who follow their religion for the greater good and those who exploit it for personal gain.

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BlueRoamer
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posted December 03, 2007 01:30 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for BlueRoamer     Edit/Delete Message
Isn't it artistic flair?

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Azalaksh
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posted December 03, 2007 01:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Azalaksh     Edit/Delete Message
I think action sequences *should* have artistic flowers

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Xodian
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posted December 03, 2007 01:41 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Xodian     Edit/Delete Message
LOL!!!!!!!!!

Think I need my caffine again. Gosh, Note to self: Don't let a french convo. on MSN mix in with Thread postings.

My mistake ppl. But well, hey one can imagine bullets as petals right?

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Xodian
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posted December 03, 2007 01:42 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Xodian     Edit/Delete Message
Zala: Would you be so kind as to correct the title of the title of the thread for me? Or are you gonna let it stand as a testiment to my multi-tasking errors Lol!

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Azalaksh
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posted December 03, 2007 01:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Azalaksh     Edit/Delete Message
I think we should let it stand as a testament to your multilingual capabilities
And I don't see a place in the Admin panel where you can edit a post header, only post contents..... (??)

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Astralmuse
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posted December 03, 2007 03:28 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Astralmuse     Edit/Delete Message
I like "artistic fleur" and I'm totally stealing that to be my new catchphrase!

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Xodian
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posted December 03, 2007 06:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Xodian     Edit/Delete Message
Oh no you don't!

"Artistic Fleur" is a trademark of Xodian inc. All rights reserved .

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Mirandee
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posted December 04, 2007 12:19 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mirandee     Edit/Delete Message
You can move or rename a thread by posting it with their name but with your access code, Zala.

Lalalinda taught me that one.

Haven't done it yet though.

But I like artistic fleur better too.

Reminds me of that old hippie photo from the 60's where the girl is putting flowers in the gun barrel of a soldier.

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Xodian
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posted December 04, 2007 09:44 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Xodian     Edit/Delete Message
No! No flowers Lol! I kinda like my Pistols Lethal and well one can't just hope for enemies to fall down to pollen allergies Lol!

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AcousticGod
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posted December 04, 2007 02:16 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for AcousticGod     Edit/Delete Message
quote:
Who says action sequences lack artistic fleur?

No one.

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Xodian
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posted December 04, 2007 02:48 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Xodian     Edit/Delete Message
You would be surprised Acoustic. Seems like people these days just can't appreciate a good action movie anymore unless it somes how ties in with Tolken or Lucus Lol!

Sorry ppl but Kill Bill was way better then Star Wars .

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AcousticGod
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posted December 04, 2007 03:36 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for AcousticGod     Edit/Delete Message
I would say that the first XXX (Vin Diesel) movie was the best action movie I can recall in modern times.

Kill Bill I wouldn't even consider putting up against Star Wars. The genres are too different for me. I would probably take a Jackie Chan film over Kill Bill as far as entertaining action sequences.

This last James Bond movie, Casino Royale, was good in it's action parts.

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posted December 04, 2007 04:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for BlueRoamer     Edit/Delete Message
I thought the action scene(s) in "eastern promises" albeit simple were amazing.

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Node
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posted December 04, 2007 10:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Node     Edit/Delete Message
Fleur has flavor! And Xie you always have flavor.

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Xodian
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posted December 05, 2007 01:34 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Xodian     Edit/Delete Message
AG:

Acoustic ma man, you really were about to disappoint me and I would have started to doubt your taste in action flicks but you made it all up by mentioning Casino Royale Lol!

For XXX, I do admit that the stunts have had to be one of the most extreme ones ever performed but there is so much more they could have done... However, the avalanche scene gets a personal thumbs up from me.

The Gun Kata still ramks as one of the most creative Gun Fight scenes ever. Utraviolet blatently copied it right off from Equilibrium.

Node:

Oh perfect! See, now I have the urge to lick myself just to see what I taste like Lol!

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AcousticGod
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posted December 05, 2007 03:13 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for AcousticGod     Edit/Delete Message
I'm fairly tolerant where movies are concerned. I can find something to like in most. I like all of the movies mentioned, it's just difficult for me to make the leap from Star Wars to Kill Bill (except that both creators are Aries?).

Oh, and Casino Royale was awesome.

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