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post #16 of 76
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Originally Posted by munchausen View Post

I remember an indie movie circa '98 or '99 that was shot like a reality show with this basic premise. The baddest killer was a woman who had been through several series of the show already and was 6 months pregnant. I thought it was pretty good at the time but I can't recall the title right now.

Yes, I remember the poster for that. Let me think for a moment.

EDIT - I think it came out around the same time as the Truman show, yes?

EDIT 2 - Series 7: The Contenders. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Series_7:_The_Contenders
post #17 of 76
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Originally Posted by munchausen View Post

It's not like BR was the first story with this premise.

Although the premise has been done before, The Hunger Games' plot is too similar to Battle Royale for anyone to pass it off as chance. That the author of the Hunger Games purported to have never even heard of BR is pure crap, especially since Koushon Takami was always pretty open about the influences for Battle Royale.
post #18 of 76
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Originally Posted by Lord-Barrington View Post

Although the premise has been done before, The Hunger Games' plot is too similar to Battle Royale for anyone to pass it off as chance. That the author of the Hunger Games purported to have never even heard of BR is pure crap, especially since Koushon Takami was always pretty open about the influences for Battle Royale.

Who cares?
post #19 of 76
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Originally Posted by Reynard369 View Post

Who cares?

Those who care about originality and artistic integrity?
post #20 of 76
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Originally Posted by Reynard369 View Post

Who cares?

How 'bout I rename myself Reynard 370 and recite every one of your posts ten years after you post it?
post #21 of 76
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Originally Posted by harvey_birdman View Post

How 'bout I rename myself Reynard 370 and recite every one of your posts ten years after you post it?

I would be flattered. Imitation and sincerity and all that, you know.
post #22 of 76
Wow. Just wow.
post #23 of 76
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Originally Posted by Reynard369 View Post


Who cares?


People who haven't read the books.

 

 

 

post #24 of 76
BR was a bad ass movie. I really find it hard to believe the author of the Hunger Games never heard of it. It doesn't change the fact that the Hunger games is still bad ass , too.
post #25 of 76
that chick. Would bone.
post #26 of 76
Haven't read HR. Someone explain to me why I should care about it because it's blown up in the public. For the record, I do read fantasy / sci fi frequently.
post #27 of 76
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Originally Posted by deadly7 View Post

Haven't read HR. Someone explain to me why I should care about it because it's blown up in the public. For the record, I do read fantasy / sci fi frequently.

It's a well written, engrossing series. I haven't read the third and final book yet, but I couldn't put down the first two. I was initially skeptical, but I got into the story quickly. And I was able to ignore that it's written in present tense which I usually refuse to read.
post #28 of 76
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Originally Posted by Reynard369 View Post

It's a well written, engrossing series. I haven't read the third and final book yet, but I couldn't put down the first two. I was initially skeptical, but I got into the story quickly. And I was able to ignore that it's written in present tense which I usually refuse to read.

The third book is dark and rather depressing.
post #29 of 76
Saw it and was pleasantly suprised with how much I enjoyed it.
Would recommend.
(I have not and will not read the books. No one I know will say they are well written with a straight face.)
post #30 of 76
Okay, you who have seen the movie, who's overall hotter: Jennifer Lawrence (Kat) or Leven Rambin (Glimmer)?
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