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Ghetto Ring
out from the well
(11/15/02 2:27:36 pm)
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Scare Samara
Do you think the girl who played samara would be scared after seeing the ring?

-One man, one obsession: The Ring!

inteferon
citizen of the Loopworld
(11/15/02 2:39:51 pm)
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Re: Scare Samara
Her agent probably negotiated her a few bucks for counselling/therapy. Makes it a little more understandable why kids like Drew Barrymore had problems later....

Ghetto Ring
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(11/15/02 3:05:44 pm)
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Re: Scare Samara
:lol that's probably what happened

http--ringworld.somrux.com-images-daveigh_braids.jpg

-One man, one obsession: The Ring!

BuddyWithEric
Sadako slave
(11/15/02 3:16:11 pm)
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Re: Scare Samara
I've wondered about the same thing.

What is the likelihood that child actors will have some sort of emotional/mental disturbance after portraying such roles?

mikejonas
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(11/15/02 3:28:44 pm)
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Re: Scare Samara
I guess it depends on the actor's psychological well-being to begin with. One would think that someone Daveigh's age is old enough to know the difference between fantasy and reality. And since she's exposed to all the creative processes behind it--from makeup to lighting to camera setups to interacting with the other actors and the crew--a lot of the illusions that may bother any other pre-teen viewer would be shattered for her. Samara crawling out of the TV and spooking her probably wouldn't faze Daveigh, since she knows that she herself had to endure gobs of makeup, being drenched with water, and having to do what must've been multiple takes, in order to make that scene happen on screen.

For someone David Dorfman's age, it may be a somewhat different issue--he may have done his scenes not completely aware of what the movie is about. His scenes, compared to Daveigh's, are rather mundane when taken out of context, and I could see how watching the finished product, if he was unaware of all the other elements of the story, may upset him.

Edited by: mikejonas at: 11/15/02 3:30:26 pm
Ghetto Ring
out from the well
(11/15/02 3:41:46 pm)
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Re: Scare Samara
You should se what the actor really looks like. I have a picture on my signature, but it doesn't work.
This makes me sad:(

This is Samara?!



-One man, one obsession: The Ring!

samarasmybiach
shambler
(11/15/02 3:51:33 pm)
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She scared herself

Samara crawling out of the TV and spooking her probably wouldn't faze Daveigh, since she knows that she herself had to endure gobs of makeup, being drenched with water, and having to do what must've been multiple takes, in order to make that scene happen on screen.


You would think so, but read this except from an interview with Daveigh:

Q: Was it fun to play someone so evil in The Ring?

A: Chase: It was really fun. It is not your typical character. Usually they are looking for a happy-go-lucky kid, but Samara was a pretty interesting character to play. I just kind of took my own voice and put this freaky twist on it. The producer for this movie told me she was a lot like Linda Blair in The Exorcist. I saw part of that, and what really freaked me out was when she was crawling upside down and backward down the stairs -- kind of like the spider.

Q: The audience was screaming at your final scene in The Ring. Did it scare you?

A: Chase: The ending actually totally freaked me out. I covered my eyes and my mom looked over at me and saw me cover my eyes and she was like, ``Daveigh, that's you. Why are you scared of yourself?'' It really freaked me out because (the character) is all creepy.

http://www.ohio.com/mld/ohio/entertainment/gossip/4492262.htm

Ghetto Ring
out from the well
(11/15/02 3:58:20 pm)
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Re: She scared herself
I knew it! I knew it!
:rollin

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-One man, one obsession: The Ring!

O Deka K
citizen of the Loopworld
(11/15/02 3:59:32 pm)
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Re: She scared herself
The ending actually totally freaked me out. I covered my eyes and my mom looked over at me and saw me cover my eyes and she was like, ``Daveigh, that's you. Why are you scared of yourself?'' It really freaked me out because (the character) is all creepy.

Hahahahaha! That's hilarious! :lol :lol :lol

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Before you die... you GOTTA see The Ring!

Ghetto Ring
out from the well
(11/15/02 4:09:44 pm)
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Re: She scared herself
Will someone PLEASE help me with this signature picture thing?

This is Samara?!



-One man, one obsession: The Ring!

O Deka K
citizen of the Loopworld
(11/15/02 4:20:07 pm)
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Re: She scared herself
Will someone PLEASE help me with this signature picture thing?

Don't put in the http tag:

[ image ]ringworld.somrux.com/images/daveigh_braids.jpg[ /image ]

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Sadako slave
(11/15/02 4:35:12 pm)
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Re: She scared herself
I read an interview with the director Gore Verbinski. He said the Ring was a depressing piece of material to work on and would have to think twice about directing a sequel. Either he doesn't have the stomach to do true horror or its just part of the hype machine.

SadakoIsEve
the chosen infected
(11/15/02 4:37:58 pm)
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Re: Re: She scared herself
That in and of itself is scarey

O Deka K
citizen of the Loopworld
(11/15/02 4:42:56 pm)
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Re: He scared himself
That's not how Verbinski sounded in the TV spots. He sounded pretty excited, from what I recall. I remember him saying something like, "It's set up perfectly for a sequel."

The Ring TV spots and trailers (this was posted by someone else before)
www.dreamworks.com/ring/trailer/

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samarasmybiach
shambler
(11/15/02 4:52:17 pm)
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$$ Talks
He said the Ring was a depressing piece of material to work on and would have to think twice about directing a sequel.

Oh, he'll do it. He may have felt this way right after finishing the project, but sucess (and cash) has a funny way of changing one's perspective. By the time the home video audience has sampled The Ring on DVD, there will be a huge hunger for a sequel, and he would be crazy not to jump on board.

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Sadako slave
(11/15/02 4:56:10 pm)
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Re: He scared himself
Yeah, I figured it was hype or his initial reaction at the time of cmpletion. Money has a way of making the fear go way.

Ghetto Ring
out from the well
(11/15/02 4:58:31 pm)
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Re: He scared himself
It still doesn't work. I lose.

This is Samara?!



-One man, one obsession: The Ring!

Edited by: Ghetto Ring at: 11/15/02 4:59:44 pm
mikejonas
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(11/15/02 5:02:00 pm)
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Not SHOULD he do it, but should HE do it?

I think some of the criticism that's been leveled at The Ring is directed at Verbinski's work; he gets points for getting the mood and ambience right, but he may not have had the knack for horror (his previous credits, as you may know, include "Mouse Hunt" and "The Mexican," not to mention the Budweiser frogs). I wouldn't mind seeing someone like Fincher or Demme or Cronenberg take a whack at The Ring 2.

SadakoIsEve
the chosen infected
(11/15/02 5:20:30 pm)
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Re: Not SHOULD he do it, but should HE do it?
just not Steven Speilberg or George Lucas please

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Sadako slave
(11/15/02 5:21:53 pm)
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Re: Not SHOULD he do it, but should HE do it?
I would like to see someone unconventional like Spike Jonze give it try. He has the technical skill to create disturbing images and the storytelling ability to give it meaning.

Ghetto Ring
out from the well
(11/15/02 5:25:53 pm)
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Re: Not SHOULD he do it, but should HE do it?
:lol

Just imagine George Lucas doing it:

Final scene- 20-year-old Aiden, who is turning to the dark side aas a result of his exposure to Samara, sees his tv turn on. He tries to turn it off, but fails. The picture of the well appears, and suddenly a mysterious figure crawls out of the well, into Aiden's room and says, "Meesa kill you now".

Aagh the horrror!

This is Samara?!



-One man, one obsession: The Ring!

samarasmybiach
shambler
(11/15/02 5:34:12 pm)
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Directors

just not Steven Speilberg or George Lucas please


Or Chris Columbus. ;)

I wouldn't mind seeing someone like Fincher or Demme or Cronenberg take a whack at The Ring 2.

Good choices. Fincher could obviously pull it off, and Demme is a talented director. As for Cronenberg, just the thought of him directing a Ring film gives me the creeps (in a good way).

I'd throw in Sam Raimi, but he's a little busy right now...

Ghetto Ring
out from the well
(11/15/02 5:36:35 pm)
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Re: Directors
Don't forget about Wes Craven on the banned list. If he directed the film, samara would just come out and rip everybody's genetalia off or something. Tha twouldn't be too fun.

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-One man, one obsession: The Ring!

SadakoIsEve
the chosen infected
(11/15/02 5:52:45 pm)
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Re: Re: Directors
Ick not very good at all for our little Samara puddin pie

Ghetto Ring
out from the well
(11/15/02 6:00:05 pm)
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Re: Re: Directors
That's making me hungry.

This is Samara?!



-One man, one obsession: The Ring!

anouke
further down the Spiral
(11/15/02 6:47:26 pm)
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hmmm...
I'd try to be nice to her and see where that would get me.

tenebrae99
manipulator of the Virus
(11/17/02 7:05:52 pm)
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No Craven!!!!!!!
Sweet hopped-up Jesus, keep that overintellectualizing jerkweed as far away from this as possible!

Don't believe me? Listen to the Scream commentary. He and Williamson toss the word "postmodern" off more than should be legally allowed. And their repeated clapping-each-other-on-the-back for the TV having the blue screen in the background? God, I almost drove a lit Q-tip into my ears...but I just turned off the track instead.

Craven bad, fire good.

SadakoIsEve
the chosen infected
(11/17/02 7:10:45 pm)
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Re: No Craven!!!!!!!
*hands you a shotgun* Blast him

Isoline
out from the well
(11/18/02 2:32:49 am)
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Re: No Craven!!!!!!!
"Sweet hopped-up Jesus, keep that overintellectualizing jerkweed as far away from this as possible!

Don't believe me? Listen to the Scream commentary. He and Williamson toss the word "postmodern" off more than should be legally allowed. And their repeated clapping-each-other-on-the-back for the TV having the blue screen in the background? God, I almost drove a lit Q-tip into my ears...but I just turned off the track instead."

I totally agree Ten99, I don't think I have ever seen Craven in an interview where he wasn't beating his chest over some small thing he did that worked but wasn't revolutionary.

You say psycho like its a bad thing!

Huw Lines
everyone will suffer
(11/18/02 4:43:11 am)
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Re: No Craven!!!!!!!
I agree about Cronenberg. Bernard Rose (Paperhouse, Candyman) would be another interesting choice for director of a Ring film. He has a great sense for sinister atmosphere and detail.

inteferon
manipulator of the Virus
(11/18/02 5:56:49 am)
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Re: No Craven!!!!!!!
My regret is that Kubrick is no longer a possible candidate. He sure made me flinch and squirm in the past....

mellybeanTC
further down the Spiral
(11/18/02 10:03:19 am)
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Re: No Craven!!!!!!!
hmm how about Quentin Tarantino? we'd get a lot more dialogue from Samara ;) nah, put him on the banned list also.

who directed "One Hour Photo"? (too lazy to look it up right now) he/she managed to make Robin Williams mega-creepy! and the whole movie had a creepy, minimalist feel to it.

peace,
mellybeanTC

Ghetto Ring
citizen of the Loopworld
(11/18/02 11:19:40 am)
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williams!!!!!!!
Robin williams creppY!? I've got to see that film!

This is Samara?!



-One man, one obsession: The Ring!

SadakoIsEve
the chosen infected
(11/18/02 12:52:42 pm)
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Re: williams!!!!!!
Yes

Mister Grey
citizen of the Loopworld
(11/18/02 3:41:18 pm)
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Tarantino
Who here can imagine that, if Quentin Tarantino directed The Ring, Rachel's phone conversation would go something like this:

Rachel: H-Hello?

Samara's Voice: Seven days, mo t h e r f u c k e r!