The Thin Man Question #21 - Favorite Scenes/Passages

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The Thin Man Question #21 - Favorite Scenes/Passages

Unread postby DeppInTheHeartOfTexas » Sun Mar 11, 2012 11:08 am

Any favorite scenes or passages you are looking forward to in the movie?
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Re: The Thin Man Question #21 - Favorite Scenes/Passages

Unread postby nebraska » Sun Mar 11, 2012 10:30 pm

As you all probably know, this is my favorite question when we have a discussion. I will look at my copy of the book later to see if I marked anything while I was reading, but I doubt if I did. I had a really hard time with this book, I was lost most of the time, and though I felt like some of the characters were nicely drawn -- I think Gilbert was my favorite -- I can't recall having a moment of bliss with any particular bit.

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Re: The Thin Man Question #21 - Favorite Scenes/Passages

Unread postby Liz » Mon Mar 12, 2012 11:06 am

Gilbert was one of my favorite characters, too. And the actor who played him in the movie was perfect for the part. In thinking about this, I realize that the casting was great for the movie, and that is probably why I'm having such a hard time casting it.
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Re: The Thin Man Question #21 - Favorite Scenes/Passages

Unread postby DeppInTheHeartOfTexas » Mon Mar 12, 2012 3:53 pm

Mostly I'm looking forward to the character interaction between Nick and Nora. Oh and Asta! :lol:
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Re: The Thin Man Question #21 - Favorite Scenes/Passages

Unread postby Liz » Mon Mar 12, 2012 9:38 pm

I think the scene where he gets shot would be interesting.

Mostly I'm waiting for his one-liners.
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Re: The Thin Man Question #21 - Favorite Scenes/Passages

Unread postby Buster » Mon Mar 12, 2012 9:40 pm

Mostly I'm waiting for his one-liners. :grin:

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Re: The Thin Man Question #21 - Favorite Scenes/Passages

Unread postby fireflydances » Mon Mar 12, 2012 10:22 pm

I guess I am very curious to see and hear how they take something that kind of embodied an era and spin it into something new. What will the new be? You don't take something already done and just copy it, do it over for the sake of making it. So, what is that thing they plan to add? It could be music, or an updated art deco sensibilty, or something it has never occurred to us to consider. Something we'll see and go: wow, yeah, absolutely, holy mackerel!
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Re: The Thin Man Question #21 - Favorite Scenes/Passages

Unread postby Boo-Radley » Tue Mar 13, 2012 9:11 am

One passage in the book, that I'm curious to see if they will include in the film is the one that deals with Nick's and Nora's visit to the speakeasy. This scene was not included in the original film, so that we never get to see Morelli, Miriam, and Studsy Burke in their element. The only allusion the original film pays to the speak is a brief scene where we see chorus girls rehearsing and Studsy tips Morelli that Julia's been knocked off.

I got to thinking about that scene as I read the book, I think it is interesting in that it illuminates more about Julia's background and how she relates to others like Morelli. It also gives us more suspects to ponder. I also think it gives an opportunity to see Nick navigate the underworld; his composure within that world. For me it's a view into the psychology of Nick the detective. In the original film this aspect of Nick was shown differently largely during a Christmas party at the Charles' hotel suite which supplies comic relief as well.
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Btw, Face Peppler is introduced during that party as a guy Nick sent up the river 5 years previous, and has no relation to Julia.
I guess I'm just curious to see how Rob Marshall will show that side of Nick.

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