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Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Tim Hunter and the Thief of Ideas

That's what I would call his movie. GO HERE to see what I'm talking about. Another link HERE. Neil Gaiman says any resemblance is purely coincidental. I really don't care. I've never read the Harry Potter series, but I might soon as my son Max would probably like them.


At 7/25/2007 9:34 PM, Blogger stymieresh said...

Don't get me wrong, I enjoyed the Potter books I've read and the first and third movie were great. But the whole thing really isn't incredibly original. She borrowed from fantasy staples, Tolkein stuff, even Star Wars. I know there are rabid Potter folks out there who would be upset to hear it said, the books are not something 100% ORIGINAL.
Of course, I guess everthing is inspired from some other source huh?

At 7/25/2007 10:17 PM, Blogger Bill at Comix Connection said...

Well, when it comes right down to it, there's really only TWO stories... 1) hero goes on a voyage, and 2) stranger comes to town.

Which are truly just the same story told from different perspectives.

At 7/26/2007 5:07 AM, Blogger phatmogera said...

Gee, I thought there were three stories: Man vs Man, Man vs Nature, Man vs Himself. But my lit prof may have been full of crap.

At 7/26/2007 1:57 PM, Blogger Sam Miller said...


well, if you're going to be like that, there's actually 6 stories, then.

man vs himself
man vs man
man vs society
man vs nature
man vs god
and man vs machine

found here:

I don't really know though. I'm still in high school.

Anyways, if Gaiman doesn't think that she's stilling his stuff, I'm comfortable with agreeing with him. Really, while the basis is the same, they both seem to have taken shape into things that are quite different.

Oh, I don't know if I read this with one of the links you provided or something I found on my own on the world wide interweb, but I did see, I think Neil Gaiman say something along the lines of if she was stealing his stuff, she would have changed certain things. Change his hair color, get rid of his glasses, get rid of Hedwig, basic stuff like that.

I'm not sure though.

At 7/26/2007 8:42 PM, Blogger Bill at Comix Connection said...

phatmogera - What about

Man vs. The Gods?

Or is that allegory for Man vs Man, Man vs Nature, Man vs Himself?

(How about

Boy Meets Girl
Boy Loses Girl
Boy Gets Girl Back)

At 7/26/2007 11:27 PM, Blogger Nick said...

Man Vs. Chuck Norris.

It's like machine, god and nature combined.


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