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17 December 2010 @ 01:11 am
I want Kai-chan on the poster, not a stupid orange  
I still say she looks more like Seto Kazuya than she does herself.

At least a little bit?

Also, because Yuuhi is randomly holding an orange and I was looking at the Umegei website today, the mere idea of this scares me shitless. (No, there aren't any OGs in it as far as I can see.)

P.S. Srsly Hankyuu, one-person posters are boring. When will you ever learn. :\
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Es ist Zeit zu Leben.violet_tango on December 17th, 2010 08:30 am (UTC)
I still say she looks more like Seto Kazuya than she does herself.

Omg, you're right!
It's the evil curse of photoshop, that makes all of them look the same. It removes any interesting facial features and usually afflicts actresses who get to close to cameras meant to take photos for posters. :|
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Juliewao_wao on December 17th, 2010 08:40 am (UTC)
But wouldn't you rather see Sumika on the poster than an orange?
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Juliewao_wao on December 17th, 2010 08:59 am (UTC)
I originally put that Yuuhi was "hilariously" holding an orange, but it didn't gel with the rest of the sentence and the frightening concept of a Clockwork Orange musical. I replaced the word, er, at random.
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Juliewao_wao on December 17th, 2010 09:09 am (UTC)
The way you've managed to avoid so many pop culture horrors continues to amaze me.

Re: Clockwork, let's just say that brainwashing / mental re-conditioning is one of my big buttons; those kinds of movies scare me more than slashing and gore.

By the way, I never did say mazel tov on the new LJ name :) ♥
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michiru42: AS Saramichiru42 on December 17th, 2010 03:28 pm (UTC)
A Clockwork Orange is a serial rapist/killer story about young men with a taste for "ultra-violence" as they call it. Act one is our protagonist and his gang raping and mutilating lots of people. >_< According to Wikipedia, it's been voted one of the best English novels of the 20th Century by the Modern Library and was made into a really successful movie that's considered a horror classic.

I have yet to read or see it myself. I'm a fan of horror and dystopian stories, but from what I've read, this one might be too much for me.
ruderal_speciesruderal_species on December 17th, 2010 05:23 pm (UTC)
*butts in*

I've read the book and watched the movie for the first time within the last 2 months.

The movie was quite shocking when it was released, but is actually pretty tame compared to movies these days. Not just horror movies, but lots of regular "R" rated movies these days include violence that's AT LEAST as disturbing. The film IS wonderful and, in addition to the social criticism, is by far the best portrait of a psychopathic mind I've ever seen.

The book is 90% the same plot, but the take home message is much more about society's limitations on our freedoms. To me, the best part of the book is how it immerses you in this fictional teenage slang that the author created, which is a combination of cockney, Russian, and differently-defined English. As a linguistics geek I found that aspect really fun actually. :)

*butts out again*
Juliewao_wao on December 17th, 2010 05:48 pm (UTC)
And for the linguistics geek in me, it was the invented slang that made me read the book even *after* being creeped out by the movie.

Unsurprisingly, the book was easier to handle -- what you said about the message, plus disturbing images being worse than words on paper.

I still can't stand stories about people being reprogrammed, though. They scare me probably more than psychopaths.
ruderal_speciesruderal_species on December 17th, 2010 07:09 pm (UTC)
Ooo, ooo! Did you read the original American release (stops at the same point as the movie) or the version with the final chapter??? Because I could go on and on about the advantages and disadvantages of each if you let me! *geek*

Personally, I found some of the stuff in the book MORE disturbing than in the movie. There's a lot more stuff being done to, like, 12-year-olds in the book. :/

And I can totally see how the movie would hit your buttons if you get weirded out by brainwashing. I think for me, after hearing for so long about how HUGELY violent and shocking the movie is, I finally watched it and was like, "...Actually, they don't show that much..." Not that it's still not mentally unnerving, but so much violent death and rape are portrayed in films these days, that I don't think it has the same effect today as it did in the 60's...

(Pan's Labyrinth remains the non-horror film I've seen that I found most violently disturbing...)
Juliewao_wao on December 17th, 2010 11:35 pm (UTC)
Oh well I read it like five years ago, but I made sure to find a version that had the "real" ending, as I recall.

Feel free to geek away, but as I said, it was a while back and hard for me to remember ^_^;;

Although different standards in old movies reminds me when we watched A Streetcar Named Desire in English class... There was some "risque" scene that the teacher actually had to point out because none of us would have even blinked at it otherwise.
michiru42: Pensive Padmemichiru42 on December 18th, 2010 01:40 am (UTC)
That's good to know ,thanks. I've been quite interested in it and wondering about seeing/reading it.
jess_in_japanjess_in_japan on December 17th, 2010 01:26 pm (UTC)
I happen to kinda love A Clockwork Orange and am deeply interested in the fact that Oguri Shun is playing the lead.

However, I have this thing against musicals with biological males that are lacking Takarazuka OGs. I mean, I will go watch a Y-chromosome play opposite Touko.... but that's an exception to the rule. Even if the Y-chromosome is a very pretty man (who tends to make poor hairstyle decisions).

Also, yeah.... 1 person posters are boring. I feel like Kimu has especially been a victim of this recently. Whereas Hankyu has been pretty consistant with putting both Nene and Chie on posters.
tsuki_in_sora on December 17th, 2010 01:37 pm (UTC)
*snickers at poster* XD Seriously, Hankyuu, you and your photoshop abuse ^^;;

Oh yeah, and just looked up A Clockwork Orange on Wiki. And, um, you're right, it does look quite frightening > <;;;
Juliewao_wao on December 17th, 2010 05:49 pm (UTC)
When will they ever learn. *sighs and shakes head*

Anyway, please, for the sake of your innocent mind, stay far away from that movie. If you thought the chest-burst from Alien was disturbing... >.>;;;

Edited at 2010-12-17 05:49 pm (UTC)
filante_saikou on December 17th, 2010 02:40 pm (UTC)
The orange, LOL. It honestly reminds me of when I drew a face on an orange and a bunch of people wanted me to take their picture with it. I ended up with a whole album of it on my Facebook. x.x But now I can't look at them without thinking of A Clockwork Orange. D:
palais: mizu: 8>)palais on December 17th, 2010 05:29 pm (UTC)
don't mind me
Juliewao_wao on December 17th, 2010 05:33 pm (UTC)
can't breathe
It's... It's such a vast improvement that I can't... stop... laughing...
econneconn on December 17th, 2010 11:18 pm (UTC)
The idea of a A Clockwork Orange as a musical makes my brain hurt. How do they do the Nadsat in Japanese, I wonder?
econneconn on December 17th, 2010 11:22 pm (UTC)
I kinda want to see it just out of curiosity.
Juliewao_wao on December 17th, 2010 11:39 pm (UTC)
I would only sit through it if it had an OG -- or several OGs -- that I really supported.

Then again, considering what happens to women in that story... >.>
econneconn on December 18th, 2010 02:02 pm (UTC)
Then again, considering what happens to women in that story...

Yeah, I'm not sure I'd want to see it if there were OGs for just that reason. Since I don't know any of the cast members, it remains a curiosity.