WALLACE & GROMIT CHAT » THE ELEPHANT MAN
Hey, I was thinking maybe someone might wanna make a plasticine Elephant Man film as not a spoof but a educational sort of thing to people. The moral I'm talking about is "Never judge people by their appearances".
Cool one! I'm interested!
That's a BRILLIANT idea, StateVader! Well done, you, for suggesting it!
Years ago, Aardman used to do plasticine pieces for Channel 4 that were just like little real-life interviews. It was a world away from the Aardman films that tickle our socks now. In fact, they were seriously thought-provoking...just like the true story of The Elephant Man.
Animation is not just for making us laugh. It makes us think. In a way, the Creature Discomforts ads hark back to provoking thoughts but with subtle humour.
The Elephant Man would be ideal in plasticine! I remember the film starring John Hurt in the title role, shot entirely in black and white - adding to the atmosphere beautifully!
I remember being upset when cried in The Wrong Trousers when tormented him with that organ music. It moved everyone...Julian Nott's fantastic music score set it off brilliantly.
StateVader - again, well done! I hope the Almighty Aards will take up the challenge one day!
ANOTHER novel Josephine. You would be a good writer!
Again, many thanks for your kind compliments, Mark the Shark!
As it happens, I write! I love writing - typing, pen and paper (nothing beats a good A4 and a Bic biro...or a fountain pen!). The & site gives me a nice, leisurely time-out and I love it very much...then it's back to the serious stuff!
And, before anybody asks, I'm not in the same league table as JK Rowling or Eoin Colfer (Artemis Fowl) etc.
Sock Eye Salmon!
Fast reply Josephine! You should write something and upload it here. It would be great!
I might just do that one day...
Wow Josephine! You write? Rock on!!!
Me too! I write lots of books. I might upload one one day!
yessiree, StateVader! I have been a scribbler for quite a few years! There's nothing like creating mental images.
As Spike Milligan once described it and the medium of radio: Theatres of the Mind!
Mark the Shark! Please upload one and then I can upload one ...one day! No pressure - when you can!
Thanks Josephine. As soon as my scanner starts working I will post it. Sure thing!
I luv 2 write 2!!!
Whoopeee! Prof Chip, Mark the Shark - we are not alone...
You've changed your avatar again, MTS! The Vicar, perchance?
Josephine, what do you write? I mean, you said you wrote serious stuff....like what?
It is Josephine. And a special one, Conty's! Speaking of Elephants, who wants to see that new film Horton Hears a Who?
Fish, that is a lovely, searching question!
I write lots of different things (this is without giving too much away!)from funny items to serious stuff - for example, over last Christmas, some prominent people died and I wrote a couple of lines about their lives (Obituaries). I joked with one of my colleagues that I felt like the Grim Reaper doing this and, next time it happens, I should wear a hooded cloak and chain my scythe to the bike rails in the car park!
In the midst of sorrow, however, it was great to find some funnies to add skilfully to their tributes without disrespecting their memory! I've done it loads of times and people appear to like it. Crumbs! Am I turning into a Goth?!?!! Nope!
Other stuff? Mostly factual - from personalities to potatoes!
As I said to conty in another thread, I daren't reveal any more or else I might get a yellow card from Katy for personal details...but I hope I have answered your question, albeit cryptically!
Conty! I am MIGHTY impressed Is your mum's avatar your figure of ? Wow! Fan-tastic! I hope the Almighty Nick P is watching!
Mark the Shark - well done, you, for doing that for conty...and your/our enjoyment, too!
Horton Hears a Who? Er, apart from elephants, what's it about?
Aparently, it is a film made from a Dr Seuss book with the same name and it is supposed to be about a people living in a tiny speck of dust and the elephant trys to help them when they're in trouble. It looks quite funny. The person that Steve Carrell plays (the Mayor of Whosville, the tiny of speck of dust) has 96 daughters and one son called Jojo. Scarey! THEY WERE ALL BORN IN 9 MONTHS AND THEY ALL SHARE A BATHROOM!!!! And Horton doesn't know what that is!!!
Thank you very much for that, Mark the Shark!
When I read that it was a Dr Seuss book, I really had a "D'oh!" moment because I read his books a long time ago...lummy day!
I have to admit, I can't remember that one BUT, if it is anything to go by, it sounds like a goodie!
I think it looks great.
It comes out soon. I can't wait to see it!
Hey, Markie Sharkie! It's about time we saw your name in lights!
Thank you Josephine!
You are most welcome, friend!
How's the water? Go on! Scare some of the locals (they don't know you are friendly so do your best!) - squigly squid, Fish, you and I need to practise synchronised dive-bombing!!!!
Sock Eye Salmon
RAAAAAAARGHHHH! Hah, got you! Hehehe! The water's great sock-eye! It's brilliant!!!
I thank you!
Sock Eye Salmon
RRRRRRRRRRRAAAAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRGHHHHHHHHHHH! Tiger shark coming through! Rar! RAAAAAAAARRRRRRR!!!!!
IT'S FIN, FIN, FIN ALL THE WAY!!!!!
Rarrrrghhhh? Where shall we go in the Southern Hemisopshere, Fish asks?
I like your avatar sharkie!
Thanks Fishy boy! Well here I come! CAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAANNNNNNNNNNNNNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNBBBBBBBBBBA
We'd better be careful jumping in like we do - we could trigger another tsunami...however you spell it.
You spelled it correctly, Fish! Well done, you!
Splip! Plip! Plip! Gloob! Gloob! Gloob!
Sock Eye Salmon
Rar! Sharkie rampaging through at high speed!!! HERE I COME!!!
That was actually correct? COOL! Here I come - right behind the rampaging sharkie!
Wazaaaaaaaaaaa! Coming at 350 miles per hour!!! RAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!
I'm not far behind you....
Me either! ZZZZZZZZZOOOOOOOOMMMMMMMMSSSSSSSSPPPPLLLLAAAAAHHHHHHHH!!!
Yeaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhoooooooooooo! Fun, fun, fun!!!
Here comes a Sith!! Da da da dada da dada!
Darth Sidious! Din din din!!!
woah! catching the effects of the tsunamis.....one week later!! Yiiiipppppeeeeee!!!!! Wiiiiipppeeeeeouttttt!!!!
What? Squigly, I didn't catch that?
Hi, guys! May I join you for a dip?
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