Posted 05 November 2004 - 04:02 PM
BTW..I posted on the old boards that they are remaking the movie. It is coming out in April. You can watch a 7 min. documentary on it at the Yahoo! movies site.
I'll be the first in line at the theater!
Give me the beat boys and free my soul, I wanna get lost in your rock and roll... and drift away
Posted 05 November 2004 - 06:06 PM
How many times have we read a book, and then seen the film at a later date.
How many times have you also said.... it's not as good as the book or vice versa.
I have often done this, and thought, Oh, they missed this bit out, or, I don't remember reading that.. etc etc.
Very seldom if ever , are books and screenplays exactly the same.
A book conjures up the users imagination.
A movie has to create that imagination, therefore it is bound to be a lot more glorified than the book.
The writer of the book has in all probability glorified the events and made more of them, than he should of done.
So with glorification added to the book, and then also to the movie.....it could end up as a totally different story as to what did happen.
I could be wrong in my thinking, but that is the only explanation I can come up with for why it may all have been over dramatised.
Edited by smudge, 05 November 2004 - 06:12 PM.
Posted 05 November 2004 - 06:09 PM
Posted 05 November 2004 - 06:14 PM
A little added info, and if someone already posted it I'm sorry.
When Anson had finished the book, it wasn't given to the Lutz until AFTER it went into print. George has said many times that Anson had taken MANY liberties with the story. And I'm sure that when the movie went into production, a lot of really out there things were added for dramatic affect.
Posted 05 November 2004 - 06:20 PM
Then again, this is memory, and mine ain't that great.....What was my name again?????
Troublemaker #2 Look!! A chicken!!
Posted 05 November 2004 - 09:20 PM
I read the same thing doodlebug. Not a very thorough way to research a 'true' story
Posted 05 November 2004 - 10:01 PM
Troublemaker #2 Look!! A chicken!!
Posted 06 November 2004 - 08:20 AM
Its really hard to believe something is true after its been hyped up by the media, and book writers and movie makers. But due to this history on this house. I believe something is there. I just don't believe its as big as everyone (media) is making it.
Posted 06 November 2004 - 09:46 AM
Posted 06 November 2004 - 11:03 PM
If you want to check out about the layout you can go to: http://www.amityvillemurders.com/csgallery/
Just look at the position of the staircase.
Have a strong stomach though as these are crime scene photos.
Here's the link to the ghost photo on ghoststudy.com
Let me know what you think.
Posted 06 November 2004 - 11:11 PM
Posted 06 November 2004 - 11:26 PM
Posted 06 November 2004 - 11:29 PM
That is too true Cryptid! Methinks that Mr. Anson was in it for the money more than he was for the book that is supposedly "based on a true story".
Posted 07 November 2004 - 12:18 AM
The first time I saw the pic I was more shakin' then anything. But after I looked into the family and saw the crime scene photos, I myself felt that sadness. With something so disturbing, the place is haunted in one way or the other. And if it's still there then it's in hiding or the family that's there must have a very good relationship with it. Either way, I hope the best for everyone that is a part of it. I, myself, wouldn't go into any of the rooms alone.
Posted 07 November 2004 - 05:43 AM
Posted 07 November 2004 - 11:24 AM
I never expected the Amytiville house to look so...quaint. When I read the books, I always pictured it to look more sinister.
Posted 07 November 2004 - 12:10 PM
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