Heroes and Villains

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August 15, 2005 at 7:09 pm #124067
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KG

Frankenstein was too cool for them.

KG, hoping Josh took tons of pics

August 15, 2005 at 7:17 pm #124069
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Xray555

“Rolz” wrote: Now this is dumb. Little plastic figures upset people.

We are talkng about little 5 and 6 years old watching what definently isn’t a little kid oriented film although it may be made out of lego. It was meant to have a scary edge to it and it contained blood which may not be real in anyway, but to a little kid can still be frightening.

August 15, 2005 at 7:19 pm #124070
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“Xray555″ wrote: [quote="Rolz"]Now this is dumb. Little plastic figures upset people.

We are talkng about little 5 and 6 years old watching what definently isn’t a little kid oriented film although it may be made out of lego. It was meant to have a scary edge to it and it contained blood which may not be real in anyway, but to a little kid can still be frightening.[/quote]

I know, I just said that this thing has a dumb feel to it.

August 15, 2005 at 8:00 pm #124080
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“RevMen” wrote: The crowd was, for the most part, silent. There were audible gasps during the knife part. As the film progressed, children became visibly upset, as did their parents. One lady removed her teary-eyed daughter from the room. I had not anticipated so many young children in the audience and I was getting a little nervous.

That’s at the same time encouraging and discouraging. I can’t believe people were that affected, and in that sense I’m very proud, but I’m also sad that it’s apparently no longer a “kid’s film.” Maybe a “clean cut” is in order. :?

“RevMen” wrote: at about the 5th film Christina (the BrickFest coordinator) came to me and told me there had been complaints “about some of the subject material in the films.” I apologized and promised to skip any of the films with questionable subject matter on subsequent showings.

Wow. At least Flux & Strength-Man! has my name on it, too. Hopefully the parents won’t think Nosniborus is a sicko or anything. :)

-Nos

August 15, 2005 at 9:02 pm #124099
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Wow. At least Flux & Strength-Man! has my name on it, too.

Don’t worry Nos. I’m sure that, if those mothers knew you worked on both films, they would have hated Flux & Strength Man just as much.

Like Nos said, that is kind of good and bad that people were that affected by Frankenstein. I was afraid some people would just start laughing because they’re watching LEGOs kill each other. It’s good to know that some people liked it and requested to see it again. I hope you told them to buy the DVD if they wanted to watch it. ;) It’s unfortunate you weren’t able to show Bounty or the Job at all. I would think you could have organized a small viewing at the end of the exhibit, informing people ahead of time of more violent films being shown. But I’m sure there was no way to suddenly plan something like this. It’s an idea for next year, though.

Cometgreen

August 15, 2005 at 9:09 pm #124101
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I’m not surprised by the reactions. Frankenstein isn’t a kid-friendly story to begin with.

I wouldn’t think of Nosniborus as a sicko, but an artist.

Hope they were open minded.

I’m surprised that the coordinator(s) did not preview the films before showtime. I guess they weren’t expecting something like Frankenstein.

August 15, 2005 at 9:15 pm #124104
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“CG” wrote: I was afraid some people would just start laughing because they’re watching LEGOs kill each other.

I’ve had a few people do that, too.

-Nos

August 15, 2005 at 10:51 pm #124115
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that’s too bad some people didn’t appreciate Frankenstein.

I wouldn’t reccommend you creating a “clean” version of Frankenstein, without the ‘scary’ parts cut out. It just wouldn’t be the same, and wouldn’t be as enjoyable.

August 15, 2005 at 10:54 pm #124117
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This year marks my second annual BrickFest event and I must say that this year was much more organized. I got to meet Josh and Larry, Joe Cool and his cousin Dave, C3P0 and others from Left Field, as well as Idiotless and XRay555, the creator of Blambo (and his mom too). All great and wonderful people! Not to mention I actually shook hands with the father of LEGO, Kjeld Kirk Kristiansen. He is the owner of the LEGO group if you didn’t know that already. It’s always good to put a face with a name. See below for a picture of us.

As for the audience choice awards, it was best not to have them on Sunday because hundreds of general public people, both young and old, went through the theater. It was controlled chaos. My guess is that 300-400 people saw most of the films. Friday or Saturday, in my opinion, are much better days to host a managable screening. I will bring this up for next year.

There is an ever-growing interest in brick filming and I would like to see that continue to grow. Many thanks go to all of those mentioned above for your participation in this art form. Without you BrickFilms would not be what it is today.

Thanks again!

August 15, 2005 at 10:54 pm #124118
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Any film made with LEGO that can bring tears to small children is obviously an artistic masterpiece.

Sorry to hear it wasn’t well received, but as CG said: Surely you told the fans of it to buy the DVD!

August 15, 2005 at 11:08 pm #124122
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“Timboh56″ wrote:
I wouldn’t reccommend you creating a “clean” version of Frankenstein, without the ‘scary’ parts cut out. It just wouldn’t be the same, and wouldn’t be as enjoyable.

I think a clean version would be hilarious (if done right). The “Freeeee meee” could be replaced with a chipmunk/helium voice, the sound effects could sound all cartoony, Frankenstein’s voice will be replaced with that of a child’s, and etc. Though it’s possible Nos may not share my weird sense of humour…

And Lego Programmer, couldn’t you just post the picture here?

KG

August 15, 2005 at 11:34 pm #124126
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“Cometgreen” wrote: I hope you told them to buy the DVD if they wanted to watch it.

I believe every copy of the DVD Josh brought, was sold except for maybe one copy.

August 16, 2005 at 12:36 am #124137
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Great idea! Here is the photo…

From left to right…

Back row: Dwayne(LF), Leftfielder(LF), Elvis(LF), Josh (RevMen), XRay555

Front Row: Bookwyrm(LF), Richard (Tholian), Curt (Lego Programmer)

August 16, 2005 at 1:17 am #124144
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“Lego Programmer” wrote: Great idea! Here is the photo…

Who’s who… :(

-Stephen

August 16, 2005 at 1:34 am #124146
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David West

I recognize Josh, and guy in the bottom right must be Curt, and next to him must be Richard. Other than that, I have no idea.

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