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Frank Miller’s Sin City: A Dame To Kill For (2014) D: Rodriguez/Miller

Old 04-28-05, 10:50 PM
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Originally Posted by Amel
just curious. What's the fallout of Rodriquez getting kicked out of DGA for putting Miller as a director? I don't know anything about the business part of movies. Is this a big deal?
He resigned from the DGA. He was never kicked out. And as a result he was dropped from directing some sci-fi picture (for Fox, I think) and wont be able to sign on to anything that has the DGA's stamp of approval on it.
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Originally Posted by RocShemp
He resigned from the DGA. He was never kicked out. And as a result he was dropped from directing some sci-fi picture (for Fox, I think) and wont be able to sign on to anything that has the DGA's stamp of approval on it.
It was Paramount (A Princess of Mars), and here's a thing from Slate that explains some of it (for the other person who asked):

http://slate.msn.com/id/2116501
Old 04-28-05, 11:04 PM
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I doubt it'll hurt him much. He'll still be able to get financing and make movies. QT ain't in the DGA, and Rodriguez managed to make this star fest without being in it.
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DGA frowns upon crediting co-directors.
Old 04-28-05, 11:27 PM
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And yet they have no problem with the Hughes Brothers, Farrelly Brothers, or the Wachowsky Brothers.
Old 04-28-05, 11:47 PM
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Their line of reasoning was that those teams signed up with the DGA as a team and always worked as such, whereas this was a one off one movie thing.
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LOTR is the #1 trilogy of all time.
Maybe in your opinion!

As for the news at hand, I haven't even gotten around to seeing the first. So if fans want it, sounds good to me.
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Originally Posted by jaeufraser
Their line of reasoning was that those teams signed up with the DGA as a team and always worked as such, whereas this was a one off one movie thing.
So if say one of the Wachowsky Brothers decided to direct a film solo, would he have to resign from the DGA in order to do so?
Old 04-29-05, 01:23 AM
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Originally Posted by RocShemp
So if say one of the Wachowsky Brothers decided to direct a film solo, would he have to resign from the DGA in order to do so?
No, because part of the problem is that two directors can't share the credit hence the credits 'Wachowski Brothers', 'Hughes Brothers', etc. One title for two people.
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Robert Rodriguez directing Conan. Wow, I can't wait! I hope Busiek writes.

And who cared if RR got dropped from the DGA, he's more prolific than all of them combined (and at lower budget ) lol
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Originally Posted by jaeufraser
I doubt it'll hurt him much. He'll still be able to get financing and make movies. QT ain't in the DGA, and Rodriguez managed to make this star fest without being in it.
Hasn't hurt Lucas either.
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Some comments on the Slate article.

George Lucas is a famous guild-quitter. He split with the organization over a credit sequence in The Empire Strikes Back*.
Anybody know the story behind this?

Also, regarding the one director per film rule, does this mean that neither Howard Franklin nor Bill Murray are in the guild (co-directed Quick Change)?
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Well, since Dwight
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gets his new face in "Dame", it would be possible for another actor to play him for most of the story and Owen would only appear at the end.
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One question about the comic story of "Dame" though: are the twins Dwight meets supposed to be Goldie and Wendy? They appear to be in charge of the place at the time, but if such was the case I don't see why Goldie would need Marv later.

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Originally Posted by Groucho
Anybody know the story behind this?
it was about the title sequence. i believe the situation was he went straight to the movie, without crediting anyone.

they wanted $$ for it, he ponied it up and then bailed.

guilds, unions. they all suck.
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Originally Posted by bwvanh114
I submit to you Lord of the Rings. LOTR is the #1 trilogy of all time.

i will submit to you that lotr is a bird of a different feather.

the silly argument for this is, these were 3 movies made back to back to back.

the real argument is that there are no sequels in this trilogy. the single storyline begins in fotr and ends in rotk. the fact that it's 3 movies long is in ways a matter of 1) making money and 2) not making people sit through a 7-8 hour movie.

sequels tend to be after the fact movies, presenting a distinct storyline after the original movie's storyline came to a distinct conclusion.

the matrix, back to the future definitely comprise sequels, not continuations *regardless* of whether people claim 'the idea for a trilogy existed all along' because the originals stood on their own.
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Originally Posted by pdinosaur
it was about the title sequence. i believe the situation was he went straight to the movie, without crediting anyone.
Interesting, since this happens all the time nowadays.
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Too bad that rule didn't extend to TV shows: there's been plenty of things ruined because I recognized a guest-star name.
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I've seen surprise guest stars on television shows before. For example, when Danny DeVito appeared on Friends I had no idea it was coming, because that show lists it's guest stars in the end credits.
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Originally Posted by Groucho
Interesting, since this happens all the time nowadays.
does it? i can't seem to think of any it seems likely that it's been repeated.

batman seems to come to mind, but i really can't think of any movie that does this. except animation maybe. hmmmm.

i guess this was released 25 years ago. maybe times've changed
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It happens very frequently. For example, Pirates of the Carribean didn't even show a studio logo!
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Originally Posted by Groucho
Interesting, since this happens all the time nowadays.
i think anyone who is "above the line" has to sign a waiver. Paul Thomas Anderson wanted the credits for Hard Eight (Sydney) to start after the film -- like he did on Boogie Nights -- but one of the producers refused to comply.
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Interesting.

It's too bad that opening credit sequences have become a rarity, though. That's one thing that made Sin City and the Kill Bill movies a delight.
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Two more? No problem, I'll be there.
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Originally Posted by BigDan
It was Paramount (A Princess of Mars), and here's a thing from Slate that explains some of it (for the other person who asked):

http://slate.msn.com/id/2116501
Great article. I didn't realize that the ramifications weren't that huge. I was afraid that something like that would make it extrememly difficult for RR to keep directing. And I had no idea that others like Tarantino and Lucas weren't members.
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Originally Posted by Matthew Chmiel
And you just happen to be an elitist film snob.

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