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Author Topic: Les Aventures Extraordinaires d'Adèle Blanc-Sec  (Read 11738 times)

Offline Donpimpom

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Re: Les Aventures Extraordinaires d'Adèle Blanc-Sec
« Reply #30 on: February 18, 2011, 12:37:04 PM »
I agree an actress a bit more  "with curves on the right place" as my grandfather said, would be a great choice, like Christina Hendricks for instance,  :P
Madmen fans I'm sure will agree

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Re: Les Aventures Extraordinaires d'Adèle Blanc-Sec
« Reply #31 on: February 19, 2011, 01:30:06 AM »
I agree an actress a bit more  "with curves on the right place" as my grandfather said, would be a great choice, like Christina Hendricks for instance,  :P
Madmen fans I'm sure will agree

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Re: Les Aventures Extraordinaires d'Adèle Blanc-Sec
« Reply #32 on: February 20, 2011, 08:21:02 AM »
with that remark I probably came across as a sexist cad but I seriuosly think they lost a lot in the production by not capturing fin de siecle/art noveau esthetics like that

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Re: Les Aventures Extraordinaires d'Adèle Blanc-Sec
« Reply #33 on: February 20, 2011, 09:34:40 AM »
lol, no, i don't think is a sexist comment, I agree with your idea and probably that's why my grandad quote comes to my mind.
Your comment I think is extensible to many details from the comic missing on the film.
IMHO the attitude of Adele on the film looks is closer to a "silly-rebel" nowadays teen than the too modern and independent female character from the comic, there are many other details like that on the film, Tardi worked hard to give the comic with the early XXc feeling, the level of documentation is awesome and he even included some fake newspapers, and probably Besson was not willing to point in that direction.
I think the film dont pretend to be a loyal representation from the era, more than a funny adventures blockbuster film, but after the experience to watch other films based on comic books produced on the last years (the crap Leage of Gentlement film, for instance) I was quite happy when leaving the cinema.

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Re: Les Aventures Extraordinaires d'Adèle Blanc-Sec
« Reply #34 on: February 20, 2011, 09:46:56 PM »
I think the film dont pretend to be a loyal representation from the era
No surprise in that.  It is Besson.

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Re: Les Aventures Extraordinaires d'Adèle Blanc-Sec
« Reply #35 on: February 21, 2011, 12:01:52 AM »
I think that at least her appearance was right. Adèle has changed a lot since her first adventure; she used to be thinner (and less grumpy) back then.

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Re: Les Aventures Extraordinaires d'Adèle Blanc-Sec
« Reply #36 on: February 21, 2011, 09:38:59 PM »
Just watched the movie via the link.  Not much to say. Too bad.

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Re: Les Aventures Extraordinaires d'Adèle Blanc-Sec
« Reply #38 on: February 01, 2013, 09:27:52 PM »
I love this movie and urge the readership to watch it.  Charming and wacky and fun, and I've seen it half a dozen times and bought it for my steampunk movie collection.  Don't complain it's not steamy enough or serious enough, just have fun!

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Re: Les Aventures Extraordinaires d'Adèle Blanc-Sec
« Reply #39 on: February 02, 2013, 07:46:52 PM »
Watched it laast night and quite enjoyed it - which is a nice thing, as after some films I feel that I have just wasted part of my life.

I recommend it for anybody who doesn’t take life to seriously.  :)

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Re: Les Aventures Extraordinaires d'Adèle Blanc-Sec
« Reply #40 on: February 07, 2013, 05:12:36 PM »
My wife and I finally got hold of the DVD of this and watched it. Quirky, charming and funny, it did seem to lag a bit past the halfway point, but I'm glad it lived up to most of our expectations. :)

I'd certainly watch a sequel.  ;)
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Re: Les Aventures Extraordinaires d'Adèle Blanc-Sec
« Reply #41 on: February 07, 2013, 08:34:35 PM »
I'd certainly watch a sequel.  ;)

Not sure that will happen, though it was left open of course, unless they change the atress as she has slipped off the radar. That said the graphic novels offer a wealth of material...

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Re: Les Aventures Extraordinaires d'Adèle Blanc-Sec
« Reply #42 on: February 08, 2013, 05:48:53 PM »
Got a good number of the comics (I'm a big fan of Jacques Tardi), but all the comments in here make me rather leery of watching the film.

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Re: Les Aventures Extraordinaires d'Adèle Blanc-Sec
« Reply #43 on: February 09, 2013, 10:45:16 PM »
If I had to choose, instead of a sequel I would prefer several new comic books from Adele, Tardi takes to long to do new albums.
Last one (Le Labyrinthe infernal) was gorgeous, it included a newspaper shape edition.
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