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Making the Blockbuster


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Sunday December 18, 2005 2:45 PM
What does it take to make a blockbuster movie? How far will directors, producers, and such go to making a movie larger than life?

We have all seen what today's technology can do. Jurassic Park brought us up close and personal with dinosaurs. Godzilla terrorized us with his malice.

There are so many movies out there that have brought to life many creatures that have long been extinct or considered myth. Some of the best are:

Lord of the Rings
Jurassic Park
Godzilla
Legend
The Little Mermaid
Dragonheart
Labyrinth
Dark Crystal

What other movies can you name?
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Sunday December 18, 2005 10:10 PM
For the sake of this list, I'd say you almost have to add at least the first three Harry Potter movies (have not seen The Goblet of Fire). Each movie had a least one notable fantasy/mythical creature.


I also liked the way that the dragons were done in Reign of Fire, with the exception of the single male.

I know I'm missing some that I just can't seem to think of, but you already had a couple of my favorite movies on your list.
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Monday December 19, 2005 3:25 AM
A great pick would be Dragonslayer. Considering how old it is, the dragon looked amazing. Far and away better than the stop-motion Sinbad monsters from not long before.

And I just have to second the magnificent work put into Legend, The Dark Crystal, and Labrynth, given that they aren't nearly as well known as most of the others. Those were all wonderful movies thanks to their special effects and their villains (Tim Curry's Darkness probably beats out the Skeksis and David Bowie as the Goblin King, though). Great classics.
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Monday December 19, 2005 6:40 AM
I'm still not sure what the criteria is for a blockbuster. I'm assuming it's any movie that has set box office records or at the very least, sales which have tripled the expected profits.

Every year there are usually one or two movies like this. The Matrix was a blockbuster though I'd say the sequels weren't.

This year it'll probably be Kong from what I'm hearing but I'm going to hold my breath on saying that until the Summer movies come out. Wait a tic. Then that would be next year wouldn't it?

I don't think the recent harry potter should be called a blockbuster because it has a predicited following. That would go against my second criteria of going above and beyond "expected" sales.
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