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Old 08-31-17, 11:02 PM
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In ‘Lord of the Flies’ Remake, Girls Survive Instead

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A planned film adaptation of “Lord of the Flies,” the 1954 novel that examined the inherent evil of humanity through an island of boys without adult supervision, will have a provocative twist: This time, the island will be full of girls.

The concept alone invited immediate scrutiny on social media. But skepticism was inflamed by a fairly common Hollywood story: The film about girls will be written and directed by two men, Scott McGehee and David Siegel.

The two men have reportedly made a deal with Warner Bros. to create the movie. Mr. Siegel told Deadline, which reported the news, that they intended to do “a very faithful but contemporized adaptation of the book.”
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Old 09-01-17, 06:42 AM
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Will cellphones and social media be involved?
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Old 09-01-17, 07:16 AM
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I am ok with it as long as the "school girls" are between the ages of 18 and 22 (and extremely good looking).
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Old 09-01-17, 07:17 AM
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heard about this this morning. While I'm not opposed to all-female or all-male casts, I think this movie would benefit from a mix.
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Old 09-01-17, 07:19 AM
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will it be filmed in Kent or Athens?
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Old 09-01-17, 09:21 AM
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lotr and Pboy are gonna be pissed when they get to this thread.
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Old 09-01-17, 09:38 AM
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LOL at the "progressive" types that are saying that the original work is more about Men than Mankind, the plot narrative would never happen if it was about girls.
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Ruling the island with mean snapchats and subtweets.
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Old 09-01-17, 09:51 AM
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Pretty excited for pboy, a guy who can barely survive walking to his mailbox much less a Lord of the Flies scenario, to take offense over this.
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I'm not offended by this. What does irritate me is what Auggie alluded to, yThe SJWs getting upset bc they think the novel is about "toxic masculinity" and not people as a whole. SJWs want to cherry pick reboots that only put women in a positive light.
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And Mean Girls pretty much sums up what an all female Lord of the Flies would look like.
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Old 09-01-17, 10:55 AM
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The preview has been released:

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And Mean Girls pretty much sums up what an all female Lord of the Flies would look like.
I'd go with Heathers
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Old 09-01-17, 12:48 PM
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lotr and Pboy are gonna be pissed when they get to this thread.
Why on earth would I be pissed? I won't be spending my money on this crap and watching the SJW infested Hollywood self destruct is deeply satisfying. The truth is that TV long ago supplanted the movies for delivering compelling entertainment. Heck as GOT has shown the small screen can even boast better & more spectacular special effects. Bottom line is that the movies don't matter much anymore which is sad.

As an aside Taco, other than the tongue in cheek responses on this thread envisioning this movie to be a big-screen Hooters on an Island romp, are you actually looking forward to seeing a remake of "Lord of the Flies" featuring an all female cast?
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http://dailycaller.com/2017/08/31/an...sanely-stupid/

"I can’t imagine how funny it will be to watch Becky give Sarah the silent treatment for two hours over some past drama. Why forage for food when there are boy issues that must be addressed?" This did make me laugh.
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It's obviously trying to capitalize on the success of Wonder Woman. But, more than that, it is indicative of the dearth of new ideas in Hollywood. There is too much money involved in the production of films, so financial backers won't take a chance, as they used to. This is why we have Fast and Furious 1,000 and sequels or remakes of everything remotely successful.
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In order to avoid any offense to Muslims, will they do away with the pighead?
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Why on earth would I be pissed? I won't be spending my money on this crap and watching the SJW infested Hollywood self destruct is deeply satisfying. The truth is that TV long ago supplanted the movies for delivering compelling entertainment. Heck as GOT has shown the small screen can even boast better & more spectacular special effects. Bottom line is that the movies don't matter much anymore which is sad.

As an aside Taco, other than the tongue in cheek responses on this thread envisioning this movie to be a big-screen Hooters on an Island romp, are you actually looking forward to seeing a remake of "Lord of the Flies" featuring an all female cast?
Glad you aren't upset.
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Old 09-02-17, 12:39 PM
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Domestic box office sales have outpaced inflation over the last 25 years including growing 10% since 2014. This is despite the increased competition from television and the growth of streaming, both legal and illegal.

Not sure how Hollywood is self-destructing
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Old 09-02-17, 03:57 PM
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Domestic box office sales have outpaced inflation over the last 25 years including growing 10% since 2014. This is despite the increased competition from television and the growth of streaming, both legal and illegal.

Not sure how Hollywood is self-destructing
Rather then compare the growth of box office sales versus general inflation it might be better to compare it to the rate of inflation for movie making & marketing.

https://www.digitaltrends.com/movies...ake-than-ever/

Hollywood has put off the inevitable crisis through the use of highly inflated IMAX & 3D movie showings. But with the novelty wearing off for these forms of presentation I suspect that you will see declining sales in these venues and that will hurt Hollywood big time.
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Old 09-02-17, 03:59 PM
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Glad you aren't upset.
Sure I'm annoyed that again rather then giving us original movies they double down on goofy gimmicks.
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Old 09-02-17, 04:13 PM
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Old 09-02-17, 04:26 PM
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I suspect that you will see declining sales in these venues and that will hurt Hollywood big time.
Maybe. But as of now more money is being spent at the movies despite increased competition from other mediums. Which would be the opposite of self-destructing.

Saying you expect(or more accurately hope) something will happen is different that claiming something is self-destructing.
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Old 09-02-17, 05:44 PM
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Maybe. But as of now more money is being spent at the movies despite increased competition from other mediums. Which would be the opposite of self-destructing.

Saying you expect(or more accurately hope) something will happen is different that claiming something is self-destructing.
Not just wishful thinking but a reality that has been noticed by industry insiders:

http://www.businessinsider.com/the-m...trouble-2017-3

Optimists maintain that revenues are still growing. The domestic box office hit a record $11 billion in 2016, and the global box office reached a new high-water mark of $38.6 billion. Three months in, 2017 has already fielded such blockbusters as “Beauty and the Beast” and “Logan.” But that growth is being driven by higher ticket prices and inflation. Simply put, fewer people are going to the movies. U.S. and Canadian attendance has failed to match the 1.5 billion admissions the industry hit in 2004.

“You’re spending more money to reach less people and to less effect,” said Adam Goodman, former Paramount president and founder of Dicotomy. “You’re opening movies only to see them burn out at the box office.”
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Old 09-02-17, 06:12 PM
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Using the following two sources
http://www.boxofficemojo.com/yearly/
https://data.bls.gov/cgi-bin/cpicalc.pl

Comparing 2016 vs 2011
12% growth in revenue
7% growth in inflation

2016 vs 2006
24% growth in revenue
20% growth in inflation

Pretty impressive given the enhanced competition and ease with which one can watch films at home both legally and illegally. Would have expected box office revenue to fall short of inflation but doesn't appear to be the case.
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Old 09-02-17, 08:05 PM
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Using the following two sources
http://www.boxofficemojo.com/yearly/
https://data.bls.gov/cgi-bin/cpicalc.pl

Comparing 2016 vs 2011
12% growth in revenue
7% growth in inflation

2016 vs 2006
24% growth in revenue
20% growth in inflation

Pretty impressive given the enhanced competition and ease with which one can watch films at home both legally and illegally. Would have expected box office revenue to fall short of inflation but doesn't appear to be the case.
Not that impressive when you look at the right data.

First, I don't know why you're using the general inflation rate as it's not really relevant since it's the inflation rate within the movie business (production & marketing cost) that matters.

Second, the movie industry looks at TICKETS SOLD year to year for the most accurate gauge of how the market is doing. If you use three year rolling averages (to even out year to year variability) and you start with the 2002 - 2004 period which is the peak attendance over a three year period since 1980 you get the following:

2002 - 2004: avg tickets sold = 1,540,000,000
2005 - 2007: avg tickets sold = 1,397,000,000
2008 - 2010: avg tickets sold = 1,364,000,000
2011 - 2013: avg tickets sold = 1,329,000,000
2014 - 2016: avg tickets sold = 1,301,000,000

That's a 15.5% decrease in tickets sold from the 3 year period of 2002 - 2004 compared to 2014 - 2016.

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So they've been able to increase revenue by increasing unit cost and margin despite declining ticket sales? Impressive. Thanks for the data Lotr.
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So they've been able to increase revenue by increasing unit cost and margin despite declining ticket sales? Impressive. Thanks for the data Lotr.
Your welcome EP. Oh and Purdue is up 21 - 13, could be an upset in the making. Go Big Ten.

Actually it's not impressive, it's a bit desperate as there is only so much they can raise ticket prices. Also 3D & IMAX have been the main reason ticket prices & revenue have risen so much but that source seems to be drying up as the novelty wears off. So what is the next in theater innovation that will allow big price increases? And the missing piece of data here is what have profit's been doing? I'm to lazy to look it up but the marketing & production costs having been rising rapidly so are revenues really keeping up with the costs of making & distributing movies?

Declining ticket sales are also critical because it will place enormous pressure on exhibitors (movie theaters). The reason this is important is that as theaters close down and they will if ticket sales keep declining, movie studio revenue declines will soon follow. This is what makes the movie business a bit unique. To the studio there is no difference in revenue between selling 50 tickets at $20 each and selling 100 tickets at $10 each. But the difference to the movie theater owner is huge. Less ticket sales means less butts in the seats and less butts in the seats means a lot fewer over priced concessions sold.

Damn, LV scored. The refs are screwing Purdue.
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Second, the movie industry looks at TICKETS SOLD year to year for the most accurate gauge of how the market is doing.
I doubt that. They likely understand if they raise prices x% and sell less than x% fewer tickets, that's a win. As EP mentioned, if you raise revenue by increasing margin at the expense of volume, most businesses would consider that healthy.

It's really pretty incredible they've been able to do this in the face of the challenges legal and illegal streaming presents. I would have expected the industry was in trouble too prior to actually looking at the figures.

Not sure why this triggers you so much(in before obvious lie about how it doesn't bother you in the least.)
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