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1 year since the premiere of The Adventures Of Tintin.

One year ago today the “Tintin Movie” was shown in Belgium. To celebrate, today I put in some of my favorite scenes of the blu-ray copy I own (and seriously, if you don’t have it in HD…you should). Weta put so many details into every frame…I could follow a specific pirate I hadn’t been watching, a part of Marlinspike Hall I’d never seen…There are so many details!!! Thank you, everybody who made the movie, for doing so.

Sometime in the next few weeks, I will be watching and reviewing some Tintin movies that are certainly oldies, but not necessarily goodies, depending on which guy you talk to. I received as a great gift a DVD box set of the 1964 “The Calculus Affair,” the 1969 “Temple of the Sun”, and “Tintin and the Lake of Sharks.” I have only ever seen the last of those three, simply because I never could find a copy in person and I’m too lazy/cheap to find them online. But on top of it all, I’m going to challenge myself: I’m watching these three films in their ORIGINAL french, because I just don’t trust/like the english dubbing (actually, my DVD doesn’t even have English dubbing. They come in French, Spanish, and Catalan…). I’ll put subtitles on in Spanish to get the words I miss, and I hope it will be a lot of fun, whether I love them or hate them.

Did you watch Tintin today? Did you come up with something special Tintin related to do?

If you followed these posts to the end, thank you. Thanks for holding on there with me while I wait for Tintin 2 to really get going (thanks a lot, whoever came up with The Hobbit 3…now HOW long will it be before Tintin 2 comes out…).

33 Comments

  1. alex

    i did watch the movie again. my personel favorite scene is the chase in morocco and some of the hilarious referces( Notice Mr. Cutts sign, a “news that hits you” sign, and two crab statues with golden claws at ben salades palace). I agree the hobbit 3 will defently delay tintin althought they are going to film in summer 2013 so he should be able to film tintin before then.

  2. alex

    i did watch the movie again. my personel favorite scene is the chase in morocco and some of the hilarious referces( Notice Mr. Cutts sign, a “news that hits you” sign, and two crab statues with golden claws at ben salades palace). I agree the hobbit 3 will defently delay tintin althought they are going to film in summer 2013 so he should be able to film tintin before then.

  3. Archibald

    I watched the movie again too, exactly one year after my first viewing (I was at the Paris premiere, a few hours after the Brussels one), 18th time total.

    And yes, I’m also hoping Peter Jakson can shoot mocap on Tintin 2 before he shoots scenes for the Hobbit 3. If that’s the case, I’m hoping for a late 2015 release.

  4. Thierry

    I think we could see Tintin 2 release earlier than 2015 IF Peter Jackson shoot the movie sometime next year. I think the CGI will go faster for the second movie because they already have a lot made for the first.

    Of course we may have to wait 2015 if he shoot in 2014.

    Pure speculation on my part; that 3rd hobbit delays Tintin 2 but I’m looking forward to the thee Hobbit movie.

    Will see

    Thierry

  5. Hazel

    If the movie is released in 2015 it will have to compete with the next Star Wars film… now that George Lucas sold Lucasfilm to Disney. *grumbles angrily*

  6. Thierry

    Weta is offering 40% on Tintin products to celebrate the 1 year anniversary:

    http://us2.campaign-archive2.com/?u=b72a4d6d34b1a3ff439c7c743&id=d8037411d9&e=fc5a4f01d4

    Scroll down to see the offer.

    Thierry

    At Hazel: Let’s hope that the Star wars VII will be release in May like the other and Tintin later that year like in December.

    Know in Star Wars is release in May it will compete with Avengers 2 based on this schedule: http://www.movieinsider.com/movies/-/2015/

    I heard Avatar 2 will be in December, but not sure.

  7. Mike Dutton

    @Hazel

    Probably for the best, though, considering Lucas kept changing Star Wars over and over again… Seriously, if he continues adding nonsense to those films, then by 2030, it’ll just become Spaceballs.

  8. alex

    guys, im afriad Anthony Horowitz is not even done with the script for tintin 2 yet. He tweeted yesterday that he is meeting with the directer to disscuss the second draft which means a while before filming starts.

  9. alex

    guys, im afriad Anthony Horowitz is not even done with the script for tintin 2 yet. He tweeted yesterday that he is meeting with the directer to disscuss the second draft which means a while before filming tkes place.

  10. Alex

    Yeah I know it’s just weird how there has not been a post in about a month. I also find it odd how little is being revealed about Tintin 2. I though we would at least know the albums chosen by now. Well, what can we do?

  11. Stephen

    It’s not dead! It’s just sleeping. Seriously though, the reason that this blog changed its name from Tintin Movie to Tintinology, I believe, is because the idea of this site was that it should extend beyond solely things related to Spielberg’s Tintin and cover all things Tintin related. However, we tend to focus mainly on the Tintin movie, since that’s the most interesting Tintin related thing going on. If anybody wants a post on any subject, or knows something Tintin related, please let me know. I will try to see what I can come up with to fill in this dead time while people start to forget that we exist.

  12. Alex

    i didn’t mean to offend any of you i was just saying i felt surprised there were no posts. I agree the tintin movies are by far the most interesting tintin related news we are to hear. i was more saying that there has been no tintin news i was not saying it is your fault. It just that after the movie came out there was so much talk about the sequel and since then there has been almost nothing. We don’t even know what the albums are. didn’t we knew the last one was go going to be secret of the unicorn almost three years before it came out? I’m just a little annoyed is all.

  13. Thierry

    @ Stephen,

    I still have a post in moderation but know it’s kind of late it’s dated of 10/31/2012.

    @ all other,

    To wait until some more important news here is the video of the month (free) on tintin’s website: http://us.tintin.com/about/videos/

    Also please note that the animated of the month is “he Seven Crystal Balls & Prisoners of the Sun” from the 70’s. At one point they were speculation it could be Tintin 2 but I do not think so anymore.

    enjoy
    Thierry

  14. Stephen

    No problem, Alex 😀 I was not at all trying to sound like I was accusing you or on the defensive, just trying to let the world know I’m still here. @Thierry: sorry, I will look at that comment

  15. Alex

    does anyone have any thoughts on what albums they would like to see Tintin 2 be based on? Since we pretty much know part of it will be Red Rackhams Treasure i think The Shooting Star would be good as it has a similar feel to it. My personal favorites are The Land of Black Gold and The Blue Lotus so I would also love to see those.

  16. Lilla My

    It would be like a dream come true if they did The Shooting Star, since it’s one of my favourites (besides the moon-albums). But I think it could be hard to connect them.

  17. Alex

    I think the “best” movie would be one based on the calculus affair but i also think the moon ones would be great but i think they will do those later in the third or forth movie. The shooting star and Red Rackhams treasure would work if they take out the scientist character and replace him with calculus, i think that would be good.

  18. Caleb

    Land of Black Gold was my favourite album as a kid. I still think though that The Calculus Affair might be the one that gets chosen for the second film. But ya I’ve been frustrated as well with the lack of news coming in for Tintin 2. Jackson is supposed to direct but how can he if he’s directing Hobbit 2 and 3? Unless Spielberg directs again or another filmmaker is involved we are going to have wait even longer than 2015!

  19. Hazel

    HUZZAH! That’s good news!

    Today I got the Rolling Stone Hobbit Collectors Edition magazine. They mentioned Tintin in an interview with Peter Jackson.

    Q: Do you enjoy producing as much as your enjoy directing?
    A (by Peter Jackson): ……I did Tintin with Steven Spielberg because he and I were working on that for several years, and that was a lot of fun. But I see these other filmmakers that have production companies and they’re developing scripts and they’re making multiple films. I’m more of a one-film-at-a-time guy.
    Q: Aren’t you going to produce more Tintin movies?
    A: Yep. That’s what we’re gonna go on to next, but we’ve just gotta get The Hobbit done first.

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