• 1 year 4 months ago
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    I am starting this thread so that you all will discuss about the most ambitious film projects ever, whether they are live action or animated.

    To start with, I will like to share a very ambitious movie project: Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings film trilogy:



    The reasons why it is a very ambitious movie project:

    A) Making 3 movies at once, or back-to-back
    B) Filming an unfilmable book that had both fans and haters
    C) 0 big name stars
    D) special effects that are still being created when all 3 movies are being made
    E) Director who is mainly known for low-budget horror movies (i.e., Peter Jackson, who lived in New Zealand which is halfway around the globe from where I was living)
    F) pressure from a studio (i.e., Miramax) to condense the story into one or two movies
    and much, much more.

    Are there any other movies, animated or live action that qualifies as some of the most ambitious movie projects ever?
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      • 1 year 3 months ago
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      timbox129reloaded wrote:
      I am starting this thread so that you all will discuss about the most ambitious film projects ever, whether they are live action or animated.

      To start with, I will like to share a very ambitious movie project: Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings film trilogy:



      The reasons why it is a very ambitious movie project:

      A) Making 3 movies at once, or back-to-back
      B) Filming an unfilmable book that had both fans and haters
      C) 0 big name stars
      D) special effects that are still being created when all 3 movies are being made
      E) Director who is mainly known for low-budget horror movies (i.e., Peter Jackson, who lived in New Zealand which is halfway around the globe from where I was living)
      F) pressure from a studio (i.e., Miramax) to condense the story into one or two movies
      and much, much more.

      Are there any other movies, animated or live action that qualifies as some of the most ambitious movie projects ever?


      How about the Toy Story trilogy
      Hoping to explore pop culture from the 20th Century with you
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        • 1 year 1 month ago
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        I'd say Ralph Bakshi's animated LotR is quite ambitious too. So ambitious that he never got the chance to make a part 2 and finish the story. John Boorman also tried a live action version through the 70s but used some of the production on Excalibur.

        Watchmen is definitely up there. It was in various stages of production since the comic came out in the mid 80s. Nearly everybody who tried (including Terry Gilliam) called it unfilmable.

        A.I. was a script Stanley Kubrick wrote in the 80s and probably intended to make it his last film, but after struggling with the vision and story decided to give it to Spielberg.
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