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  1. The best body horror films, and the best horror stories in general, are less about the horror and more about the characters who are experiencing the story. So you should consider your characters and understand how they thematically relate to the horrors that are in the story. As an audience, we must understand why the characters are scared of the horror. Furthermore, The Fly is not known solely for the transformation story, but also for the portrait of love over time between the scientist and his love interest. What happens to the scientist is running parallel with their relationship. The Catholics vs. Protestants theme is very important from a historical point of view, and it's also fairly relevant to today's culture, so I'm really excited to see how you tackle it as someone who's never read or seen Hellsing before!
  2. I agree with all of this. In the past, I've read a lot of Christian blogs discussing content in works of art, and they all say that there's stark differences between depiction of sin and glorification of sin, and I've felt comfortable writing stuff like language into my works because I know that artful depictions aren't wrong. The Bible depicts sin in this same way, so why mustn't I, you know? So if I do write the film, it'll probably come down to how I write it instead of what I write. I'll definitely approach the subject matter with delicacy. But thank you for affirming my decision to acknowledge this beforehand because I do think it would've been a bad idea to simply post the summary without providing any explanation!
  3. So I've done some research for my film In The Aeroplane Over the Sea, and I need to be upfront about the film's potential to be something that is extremely controversial--almost to the point where I'm not sure if I should be writing it in the first place. I'm not sure if everyone knows or is familiar with the story behind the Neutral Milk Hotel album of the same name, but the lyrics and the story behind them are about the... *gulps* ...the relationship between the songwriter and the historical figure Anne Frank. The songwriter was greatly affected as a reader of The Diary of Anne Frank, to the point where he began to have lucid dreams of Anne Frank where he was trying to save her from her fate. Through cursory glances at essays and articles about the album and its lyrics, I now understand that the songwriter's obsession with Anne Frank escalated over time into something much more intense and perverse than I could have possibly imagined. I knew that this would be a fascinating story to cover for a film after watching surface-level video essays, but I was not prepared for the story to be something that was capable of crossing some really serious lines. I wanted to take this opportunity to ask everyone if it's okay if I write something that could potentially ruffle some feathers (including my own). The last thing I want to do is offend anyone. I know that there's been mature content in the stories of this game before (By The Balls and the Poison & Wine series are works that come to mind as some deservedly R-rated projects). But the story that I'm dealing with, if I choose not to tone it down, exists somewhere between the spectrum of people writing think-pieces and people walking out of its screening at the Cannes Film Festival. Of course, the album's lyrics are also on this spectrum, and the album's managed to draw much more academic/scholarly analysis than it did controversy, especially over two decades' time, but there's something about film as a medium that manages to draw controversy against a work of art more often than other mediums in this day and age, at least from my experience. Even if these words prove to have been unwarranted, I still think that it's better to be upfront about content when no one has an issue with it, than to release the film without any warnings and have a lot of people raising cane over its subject matter. So my question is this: even if I tackle this film with the purpose of having said something meaningful, as the source material does... should I even be writing this at all? In other words, is this project an acceptable addition to the CAYOM-verse? I have no problem writing something else instead if this is not an acceptable project.
  4. It's a real shame about this one. I would've thought Masaaki Yuasa had garnered a wider audience since Devilman Crybaby. But he's been making project after project at breakneck speed, and there has to be some sort of audience fatigue surrounding how quickly each of his films are coming out. Think about it--Lu Over The Wall, The Night is Short, Walk On Girl, Devilman Crybaby, and Ride Your Wave all in fairly short succession from one another? Something's gotta give. Satoshi Kon, for example, did a much better job spacing out his releases, at least from what I know.
  5. 1) Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon 2) How To Train Your Dragon 3) Jackie 4) Spirited Away 5) Planet of the Apes (19680 6) Up 7) If Beale Street Could Talk 8 ) Psycho 9) The Dark Knight 10) The Intouchables 11) Mad Max: Fury Road 12) The Social Network 13) Rocky 14) Ex Machina 15) Inception 16) Life of Pi 17) North by Northwest) 18) Gattaca 19) Colatteral 20) Wall-E 21) Interstellar 22) Princess Mononoke 23) TRON: Legacy 24) The Foreigner 25) Get Out
  6. You definitely have a point. Andrew Garfield is one of my favorite actors, and I definitely see that him and the character have a bit of a similar look. Nevertheless, I do advise caution because, while Garfield has shown snark before, he's shown very little edge. It would be an unexpected move on Garfield's part that breaks his typecasting. And sometimes, great things happen when actors break their typecasting. Garfield would definitely be a very surprising choice for sure. He is going to star as a corrupt televangelist in the near future, so perhaps you're onto something.
  7. For that main role, I would personally choose Aaron Taylor-Johnson over Andrew Garfield. ATJ is more proven to be in asset for stranger parts such as his villainous role in Nocturnal Animals. He gets a lot of flack, but I'm sure he could pull off the unhinged anti-hero. Andrew Garfield is largely untested in the action department and has since been type-casted as more of a "good guy" type. That's just my two cents.
  8. Looks like a very good movie. The renaissance of African American cinema continues to thrive.
  9. I've been there before as well, and my thoughts and prayers are with you. Don't be afraid to take care of yourself if you need to!
  10. I haven't seen the magazine thread yet... Um... Code Geass is my guess.
  11. The animation alone was enough for me to give it an A. My only two criticisms are that the film's stakes didn't feel too high, and that Forky wasn't in the movie enough--his screentime being less than what I was led to believe.
  12. I gotta say, Invitation to Olympus sounds really good, and it fits right into how popular Greek mythology has become in CAYOM! Can't wait to read it! It's a shame about Lightspeed, but I'm sure your replacement film will sound just as cool!
  13. 1. The Last Black Man in San Fransisco 2. Crawl 3. The Farewell 4. The Art of Self Defense 5. Once Upon a Time in Hollywood 6. Luce 7. The Art of Racing in the Rain 8. Blinded by the Light 9. The Peanut Butter Falcon 10. Overcomer
  14. How about Mizuo Peck? She played Sacagawea in the Night at the Museum franchise. She is 41.
  15. Ellen Wong. Granted, she's Canadian, but she's 33-34 and played Knives Chau in Scott Pilgrim vs. the World.
  16. @CayomMagazine New Journey Pictures Classics has released casting information for In the Aeroplane Over the Sea. Here are six of the major actors in the film: Ross Lynch as Jeff Mangum Haley Joel Osment as Robert Schneider Rory Culkin as Julian Koster Erik Knudsen as Jeremy Barnes J. Michael Finley as Scott Spillane and Joey King as Anne Frank Scott Cooper has the left the project, so the film will now be directed by John Carney (Sing Street).
  17. @Xillix In the Submission Thread, please change the director of In the Aeroplane Over the Sea from Scott Cooper to John Carney (Sing Street).
  18. @Xillix I should let you know that I've completed the first draft of the Pikmin film, so it's no longer unfinished.
  19. Non-Obvious Directors For Your Consideration: Bennett Miller Alexander Payne John McTiernan Steven Soderbergh Peter Weir Milos Forman Jeff Nichols Paul Greengrass Bong Joon-ho Wong Kar-wai Everyone I've listed will be on my list.
  20. I think I've momentarily figured it out, but the issue started when I put all of the Word files I've made for CAYOM into a folder on my computer; now, I can only open the file on the actual Word application through the actual Word app. Clicking the drop-down box prompts an error message and clicking on the file through the file section of the computer sends me to a version of the file on "OpenOffice"--a second rate Word processor. I should probably be fine if I access my files through Word, but I posted my work so far on the submission threas just in case. I do have Docs and should probably make a Docs backup file for my work. Thank you for the concern!
  21. I am petrified by an issue I'm having with Microsoft Word, so I've posted the first ten-minutes worth of my plot summary for Pikmin into the submission thread. A surprising amount of passion is surging forward as I'm writing it, so I'm really excited to continue writing it!
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