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 Posted:   Jun 9, 2021 - 2:47 AM   
 By:   Stalker Vigil   (Member)

Yoko Kanno - composer of the original anime "Cowboy Bebop" - is working on its live action adaptation by Netflix!

Perhaps the most unexpected announce of this year. And one of the most pleasant.

http://filmmusicreporter.com/2021/06/08/yoko-kanno-to-score-netflixs-cowboy-bebop-live-action-series/

 
 Posted:   Jun 9, 2021 - 9:46 AM   
 By:   ryanpaquet   (Member)

I've known she was attached for more than 6 months now - but any new Yoko Kanno music for a Bebop project a gift from the music gods. I highly recommend joining a Facebook Group called Worldwide Yoko Kanno if you're on FB - you can get all the latest news and engage with Kanno superfans, and learn about her other less known works.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/worldwide.yk

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 9, 2021 - 10:23 AM   
 By:   ghost of 82   (Member)

The most exciting soundtrack news that I've seen so far this year. Bring it on!

 
 Posted:   Oct 19, 2021 - 5:42 AM   
 By:   ryanpaquet   (Member)



This looks fantastic.

 
 Posted:   Oct 19, 2021 - 8:02 AM   
 By:   steffromuk   (Member)



This looks fantastic.


Are you serious?
This looks like a fan film with no directing skills and too many plugins. The acting and dialogues are really cringey...

At least there's the music.
But I haven't heard anything new yet.
Are they just re-using what Yoko Kanno produced for the anime or is she creating new tracks?

 
 Posted:   Oct 19, 2021 - 8:28 AM   
 By:   Khan   (Member)

I AM READY.

 
 Posted:   Oct 19, 2021 - 8:39 AM   
 By:   Sean Nethery   (Member)

Love the grindhouse aesthetic - wouldn't have thought of that, perfect.

 
 Posted:   Oct 19, 2021 - 8:46 AM   
 By:   Khan   (Member)

According to AV Club, that teaser is a specially shot, unique footage video and doesn't contain any footage from the TV show itself (that trailer comes out next week).

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 19, 2021 - 9:11 AM   
 By:   Tango Urilla   (Member)

I totally missed that Yoko Kanno is scoring this. That's awesome.

But I agree with you completely about the teaser, steffromuk. They certainly seem to be trying to go for the tone of the show, but this teaser confirms every possible fear concerning how poorly it might translate to live-action. Hokey. Awkward. Clumsy comedic timing and painful attempts at embodying the personality of a cartoon. In hindsight, maybe they shouldn't have tried to emulate the show's tone.

According to AV Club, that teaser is a specially shot, unique footage video and doesn't contain any footage from the TV show itself (that trailer comes out next week).

Hopefully what they actually shot is stronger.

 
 Posted:   Oct 19, 2021 - 5:05 PM   
 By:   LordDalek   (Member)

Nearly the music used so far has been recycled from the anime. May not need an OST release because its all been out there for over 20 years.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 19, 2021 - 7:48 PM   
 By:   Jurassic T. Park   (Member)

I've spoken to graphic novel / BD artists who allowed their work to be turned into movies only to earn a living, but absolutely HATED the idea of it and think it completely ruins the integrity of the creative energy that went into creating the original work.

This looks really terrible and the characters look absolutely idiotic.

I think it's sad that people don't seem to share a collective desire to preserve the integrity of creative works.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 20, 2021 - 1:17 AM   
 By:   Stalker Vigil   (Member)

I don't know how things will take place, but right now, before the series is not released, I'm almost 100 % sure, that the only thing I'll truly like from this adaptation is the music.

But in any case, I must thank the Netflix, that they invite Yoko Kanno in this project, which means (at least for me) they care about this adaptation.

 
 Posted:   Oct 20, 2021 - 6:47 AM   
 By:   nuts_score   (Member)



This looks fantastic.


Are you serious?
This looks like a fan film with no directing skills and too many plugins. The acting and dialogues are really cringey.


This is a promo for the series, not content from the actual series. It was made as a fun teaser for the fans to enjoy. The actual teaser is expected next week.

For the record, Cowboy Bebop is an anime. It is inherently goofy and abrupt. But it is also melancholic. It will remain to be seen how they can balance that as far as this new series go but this old fan is willing to give it a go given how well they have marketed the series towards the fans.

 
 Posted:   Oct 20, 2021 - 9:45 AM   
 By:   Khan   (Member)

I've spoken to graphic novel / BD artists who allowed their work to be turned into movies only to earn a living, but absolutely HATED the idea of it and think it completely ruins the integrity of the creative energy that went into creating the original work.

This looks really terrible and the characters look absolutely idiotic.

I think it's sad that people don't seem to share a collective desire to preserve the integrity of creative works.


Did you actually watch the original series?

 
 Posted:   Oct 20, 2021 - 11:03 AM   
 By:   steffromuk   (Member)

I've spoken to graphic novel / BD artists who allowed their work to be turned into movies only to earn a living, but absolutely HATED the idea of it and think it completely ruins the integrity of the creative energy that went into creating the original work.

This looks really terrible and the characters look absolutely idiotic.

I think it's sad that people don't seem to share a collective desire to preserve the integrity of creative works.


Did you actually watch the original series?


I did and I can tell you this teaser (and even the new opening) are offensive to the original show.
They're merely poor Comicon fan level of mimicking what the show looked like. Without any of the storytelling, movie editing and character writing culture Watanabe demonstrated back then.

The cinematography is plain cheap and awful. This has no vision on its own. And it's obvious they have no clue what they're doing, except for cashing on a beloved franchise.

But all this doesn't matter as long as I can still enjoy the original.

 
 Posted:   Oct 20, 2021 - 11:08 AM   
 By:   Khan   (Member)

I've spoken to graphic novel / BD artists who allowed their work to be turned into movies only to earn a living, but absolutely HATED the idea of it and think it completely ruins the integrity of the creative energy that went into creating the original work.

This looks really terrible and the characters look absolutely idiotic.

I think it's sad that people don't seem to share a collective desire to preserve the integrity of creative works.


Did you actually watch the original series?


I did and I can tell you this teaser (and even the new opening) are offensive to the original show.
They're merely poor Comicon fan level of mimicking what the show looked like. Without any of the storytelling, movie editing and character writing culture Watanabe demonstrated back then.

The cinematography is plain cheap and awful. This has no vision on its own. And it's obvious they have no clue what they're doing, except for cashing on a beloved franchise.

But all this doesn't matter as long as I can still enjoy the original.


Since you don't appear to have read the entire thread, a reminder - this teaser was shot in a grindhouse style to have some fun (that it's called "The Lost Session" and the graphics in the open should have given part of that away). It contains ZERO FOOTAGE from the TV show. Anyone I've shown the teaser to (who isn't on FSM) loved it.

That you find it "offensive" boggles the mind, and I say that as someone who's watched the show and owns it on multiple different formats.

 
 Posted:   Oct 20, 2021 - 11:17 AM   
 By:   steffromuk   (Member)

Since you don't appear to have read the entire thread, a reminder - this teaser was shot in a grindhouse style to have some fun (that it's called "The Lost Session" and the graphics in the open should have given part of that away). It contains ZERO FOOTAGE from the TV show. Anyone I've shown the teaser to (who isn't on FSM) loved it.

That you find it "offensive" boggles the mind, and I say that as someone who's watched the show and owns it on multiple different formats.


Oh I read the whole thread! and I knew this teaser doesn't have any footage from the show. It doesn't change the fact that from this, the opening and all the press photos that are out, it gives a fairly good idea where the show is seating visually.

it looks cheap due mostly to the cinematography (instagram filters and over use of neon lights).

I'll check it out for sure but I have no hope this will live up to any expectation. And if by any chance I'm wrong, I'll be the first to admit it and celebrate this adaptation.

But I have a bad feeling about this (Remember Netflix's live action Death note?)

 
 Posted:   Oct 20, 2021 - 11:21 AM   
 By:   ryanpaquet   (Member)

The show runner is Christopher Yost - who did Avengers Earth's Mightiest Heroes - one of the best Marvel cartoons ever IMHO. So I am pretty confident as a story teller it's going to be good. Fingers crossed.

 
 Posted:   Oct 26, 2021 - 6:20 PM   
 By:   Khan   (Member)



This looks so good.

 
 Posted:   Oct 26, 2021 - 6:34 PM   
 By:   ryanpaquet   (Member)



This looks so good.


Yes it does! big grin

 
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