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Official Movie Stills/Production Photographs

Postby Taalcon » Thu Feb 21, 2013 10:38 am

Here's Ender and Petra:
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A link to a larger version: here.

And here's a post deconstructing it at EA.

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Postby Demosth Wiggin » Mon Feb 25, 2013 3:54 pm

I am soo excited to see this still from the lunch during Salamander Army. I freaked out when my dad showed it to me.

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Postby Cassandra » Tue Feb 26, 2013 1:07 am

Demosth Wiggin wrote:I am soo excited to see this still from the lunch during Salamander Army. I freaked out when my dad showed it to me.


That's awesome! What scene are you most interested in seeing?
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Postby Demosth Wiggin » Tue Feb 26, 2013 3:01 pm

All of them really. But if I had to choose out off all the scenes I want to see the end battle against the Buggers or maybe the battle room scenes. How about you?

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Postby MAJASD » Thu Feb 28, 2013 3:24 pm

I'm very excited about the movie but don't all the kids seem kinda old? That bothers me. Like, they're supposed to be about 6 or so but they are and look to be in their teens. I think that's a little old and it really takes away from the child prodigy theme they had going on. Now, when Ender rebels, it'll seem like the stereotypical teen rebellions, don't you think?

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Postby Demosth Wiggin » Thu Feb 28, 2013 3:34 pm

The actors for the kids are short but while still being short with makeup you can have someone looking like a 10 year old while their 15. Well, yes but no it wouldn't feel like a stereotypical teen rebellion because it wouldn't be like "Oh my god! I hate you dad!" or something like that. It would be more of an outsider kind of rebellion. Where he doesn't want to do anything they say and just be on his own while still knowing what is good and what isn't.

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Postby LilBee91 » Thu Feb 28, 2013 4:09 pm

If I recall correctly, they changed Ender's age to 12 and condensed the plot to a much shorter time than the book covers. It does take away from the amazing intelligence of the 6-8 year old kids, but necessary for using the same actors for the whole movie. I'm hoping they include things that show how incredibly smart they really are, even for the pre-teens/teenagers they look like.
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Postby Nutmeg » Fri Mar 01, 2013 3:51 am

Demosth Wiggin wrote:The actors for the kids are short but while still being short with makeup you can have someone looking like a 10 year old while their 15.


Asa is 5ft 8 I think, that's far from short. If Ender is supposed to be 12 he'd be almost freakishly tall.

I wish they had kept his age around 10 like it was before they chose Asa, or had picked a real 12 year old at least. Ender being so old and big does take away a lot of the impact of the story :(

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Postby KennEnder » Fri Mar 01, 2013 8:46 am

I think (and hope) that it would not be too difficult to persuade the audience that this group of teens was extraordinarily brilliant, just by choosing a few choice "academic scenes" where they're solving extreme 3-D (or more) math or engineering problems, for example. I also understand why they chose to go this way: working with a cast of 6-year olds would be difficult and probably not all that successful.

Plus, although Ender was "discovered" and did remarkable things at the time he was six, the book portrays YEARS passing while he goes to Battle School, and then moves on to Command School. The movie no doubt compresses all that considerably. So, if we could agree that it's the FINAL confrontation that needs to be "most accurate," then it is not a terrible stretch of imagination to get from the book's 12-year olds to the movie's "young teens."
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Postby TerresaWiggin » Tue Apr 09, 2013 12:30 am

I found this on another site, its a really cool idea...

http://www.enderwiggin.net/2013/03/01/e ... -kitchens/
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Postby Demosth Wiggin » Tue Apr 09, 2013 1:30 pm

I'm so going to have to try these recipes some weekend. They sound really good :3


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