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Re: Bates Motel premiered last night (Mon. 18th) on A&E!
« Reply #30 on: March 23, 2013, 09:12:07 PM »
Well.. It's not the original cast, etc.

But it does look like an continuing story I might want to watch on its own merits.  The photography is very good and the acting looks better than the average TV show.

Here is the extended first episode with an additional 5 minutes that was not aired:

http://www.aetv.com/bates-motel/video/first-you-dream-then-you-die-21892675898

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« Reply #31 on: March 24, 2013, 02:44:01 PM »
This comes from the novel (Norman having porn) and I believe was originally part of the screen play!
If that was the case, it's the only thing that came out of the book.  The problem for any of us who are huge fans of the movie, and the even fewer of us who are huge fans of the book, is this isn't Psycho.  Psycho was inspored by Ed Gein, and dealt with a person, who through isolation and an unhealthy relationship to a family member goes Psycho.   I loved both the Movie and the book, and in both, the esentails are maintained when the book was translated into the Hitchcock film.  By the way, like changing Norman from middle aged to a youthful Tony Perkins, the record "Erotica" in Norman's room was a much better and more subtle device, then pornography would have been in a film made during the Eisenhower Administration.  I kind of equate "Psycho" to the "Shinning".  I also love both that book and the Kubrick movie, but Stephan King proved with his miniseries why Kubrick's film worked better as a movie, than King's more faithful adaptaion to the small screen.  What worked in Bloch's book, worked very well.  However, his Norman Bates, wouldn't have been nearly as effective on the big screen.  I can't help but think if they had attempted to do a "faithful" adaptation of the book to the screen, Norman Bates as his mother, would have been too much like Harvey Korman playing the Jewish mother on the old "Carol Brunet show".  I can understand people liking this new series, but I can't really watch it, because I keep making mental compariosns to the book and movie this sprang from.  Just my humble opinion.
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« Reply #32 on: March 24, 2013, 06:50:21 PM »
The problem for any of us who are huge fans of the movie, and the even fewer of us who are huge fans of the book, is this isn't Psycho.

I, and many others here that enjoy the show are huge fans of Hitchcock's Psycho!  I'm sure they are hoping this show lasts awhile and will eventually get to Norma isolating Norman.  The odd relationship with his mother is already starting to peek thru!  That being said, true this is not the novel, nor the Hitchcock version but Hitch's version wasn't the novel version either!  It's one thing to dislike the show on its own merits but ridiculous to hate it based on liking the novel or movie incarnation and expecting it to fit that mold.

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« Reply #33 on: March 24, 2013, 08:26:34 PM »
  It's one thing to dislike the show on its own merits but ridiculous to hate it based on liking the novel or movie incarnation and expecting it to fit that mold.
So I'm ridiculous.  I may have liked Tim Burton's "Dark Shadows" on it's own merits, but to me, that wasn't "Dark Shadows", and I couldn't help enjoy it on it's own merits, because (unlike the 1990's reboot) it wasn't what I wanted to see in a Dark Shadows film.  By the way, I never said I hated it, I just said I wasn't interested in watching anymore of it.  The new series has great production values, fine acting, but (and I know you think I have no right to be like this) I'm not enjoying this take on Psycho, so I guess I'm denying myself the most super duper spectacular horror series in the entire universe because of my personal biases.
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« Reply #34 on: March 24, 2013, 10:53:06 PM »
.............I never said I hated it, I just said I wasn't interested in watching anymore of it........because of my personal biases.

Well there's no arguing that!

As far as it being "the most super duper spectacular horror series in the entire universe", I highly doubt it will take that honor but you'll never know (or be able to make the decision for yourself) if you don't watch!  :D  After all it was only the first episode.

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« Reply #35 on: March 25, 2013, 12:39:39 AM »
I could watch the show just for the House. I love the house. One day I want to go to California and see it. If Universal doesnt tear it down to build more toilets or something equally important in the CEO's point of view. :angel: Because those suits have got their finger on the pulse of the people. That's why you cannot find a single UNIVERSAL Monster at UNIVERSAL Studios. Boo-yah! ;) ;D


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« Reply #36 on: March 25, 2013, 02:05:12 PM »
I could watch the show just for the House. I love the house. One day I want to go to California and see it. If Universal doesnt tear it down to build more toilets or something equally important in the CEO's point of view. :angel: Because those suits have got their finger on the pulse of the people. That's why you cannot find a single UNIVERSAL Monster at UNIVERSAL Studios. Boo-yah! ;) ;D
I don't think it's likely they'll tear down the set, in the near future. Last time I was there, they even had a 1959 Ford parked at the motel, and an Actor played Norman carrying a body.  I had no problem with them tearing down the Vince Vaughn dacade.  As far as not finding a single monster at Universal Ca.; did they remove that walkthrough exhibit that was based on Univeral Horror films?
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« Reply #37 on: March 25, 2013, 02:51:04 PM »
I could watch the show just for the House. I love the house. One day I want to go to California and see it. If Universal doesnt tear it down to build more toilets or something equally important in the CEO's point of view. :angel: Because those suits have got their finger on the pulse of the people. That's why you cannot find a single UNIVERSAL Monster at UNIVERSAL Studios. Boo-yah! ;) ;D


If you can't get to California, maybe you could make it to Aldergrove, British Columbia, Canada one day...then again you won't see all of the house there!!

http://atravelerslibrary.com/2013/03/22/traveling-bates-motel-t-v-canada/

"The chilling house and bleak setting appears to be plucked from the “Psycho” set and dropped into this show. In reality, the famous Bates home and motel were recreated for the show at the former Jackman Landfill site on 272nd Street in south Aldergrove, British Columbia.", " (although the top of the house was computer-generated in post-production)

Set photos~





http://yvrshoots.com/2012/11/bates-motel-set-in-aldergrove-just-like-hitchcocks-psycho.html

Really how about they start a Kickstarter program to give the Bates Motel a roof.....Hollywood is so pathetic nowadays!!  What a letdown.

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« Reply #38 on: March 25, 2013, 02:57:39 PM »

I was wondering if the TV show was using the Hollywood house or the Orlando house.

Nice to see there is now a third house - But it needs to be topped off.  It could be turned into another minor tourist destination after the series ends.

I suppose Universal will insist that it be demolished.


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« Reply #39 on: March 25, 2013, 03:08:09 PM »
Dear Lord---so we have an existing set in Hollywood from the film.....and it isnt being used? That's funny, actually. And I thought I was looking at the backlot of Universal.  ::) Well---dummy me!!!! :blank:

I have only been to Universal Florida. Where all they had of classic monsetrs was a fast food joint. last I heard it was temporarily closed. I am unfamiliar with the walk thru. Must be a California attraction.

Still totally floored as to why they wouldnt film a show called Bates Motel at....the Bates motel,lol. :o ;D

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« Reply #40 on: March 25, 2013, 03:24:31 PM »

I suppose it would have disrupted the tours - or interfered with their shooting schedule.

More likely, it is just cheaper to film the series in Canada.  Having another house there is not only more convenient, it also makes a lot more economical sense than flying the cast back and forth btween U.S. and Canadian locations.

Money rules.

Whatever the reason, the series does have a good look.  I hope the story holds up over the long haul.


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« Reply #41 on: March 25, 2013, 03:25:32 PM »
The thing that bothered me is it isn't a period show. It's about Norman when he was a a kid but there are modern things in it. It bothered me and honestly it felt lacking. Will I watch a gain probally?
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« Reply #42 on: March 25, 2013, 03:26:37 PM »
I was wondering if the TV show was using the Hollywood house or the Orlando house.

Nice to see there is now a third house - But it needs to be topped off.  It could be turned into another minor tourist destination after the series ends.

I suppose Universal will insist that it be demolished.
Demolition or removal may be in the contract for using the land.  That's why for "Addams Family Values", they used a model for the exterior. The exterior set was demolished after filming of the first Addams family was completed. The Florida Bates house was demolished, so the only complete Bates House (exterior only) is the one in Hollywood.  What would be great would be if some wealthy person bought the set from Universal after filmings completed, and built a full house from it.
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« Reply #43 on: March 25, 2013, 03:28:42 PM »
Dear Lord---so we have an existing set in Hollywood from the film.....and it isnt being used? That's funny, actually. And I thought I was looking at the backlot of Universal.  ::) Well---dummy me!!!! :blank:

I have only been to Universal Florida. Where all they had of classic monsetrs was a fast food joint. last I heard it was temporarily closed. I am unfamiliar with the walk thru. Must be a California attraction.

Still totally floored as to why they wouldnt film a show called Bates Motel at....the Bates motel,lol. :o ;D
I've only been to Universal Hollywood, so  the exhibit is found there.
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« Reply #44 on: March 25, 2013, 03:38:38 PM »
Demolition or removal may be in the contract for using the land.  That's why for "Addams Family Values", they used a model for the exterior. The exterior set was demolished after filming of the first Addams family was completed. The Florida Bates house was demolished, so the only complete Bates House (exterior only) is the one in Hollywood.  What would be great would be if some wealthy person bought the set from Universal after filmings completed, and built a full house from it.

I didn't know that the Florida house was no more.

I wonder if the TV series house is even 4-sided?  If it has only two walls, that would explain the lack of a roof.  A TV budget would be a lot less than one for a theatrical movie.

If the series is successful and get renewed, they might budget for some more extensive (and complete) sets.

If the land were mine, I would let them build a four-sided set for nothing, on the condition that it be left standing and become my property when they were done.
 
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