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  • Title of the Elric movie ?

    What do you think the title of the first Elric movie should be?
    (Note: the movie will mostly coincide with book 1: Elric of Menibone.)

    I don't know if the obvious, like...

    The Elric Saga: Part I

    or Elric of Melnibone

    are the best titles if the strategy is for it to
    be a "mass appeal" type of movie.
    \"Bush\'s army of barmy bigots is the worst thing that\'s happened to the US in some years...\"
    Michael Moorcock - 3am Magazine Interview

  • #2
    Planet of the Melniboneans

    Elric Bigalow: Male Albino

    Chaos Strikes Back

    Raiders of The Lost City

    The Gangs of Nadsokor City of the Beggars

    Son of Pyaraytanic

    The Sorcerer of Oz

    Dark Dark City
    The cat spread its wings and flew high into the air, hovering to keep pace with them as they moved cautiously toward the city. Then, as they climbed over the rubble of what had once been a gateway and began to make their way through piles of weed-grown masonry, the cat flew to the squat building with the yellow dome upon its roof. It flew twice around the dome and then came back to settle on Jhary's shoulder. - The King of the Swords

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    • #3
      The Sword Whisperer

      :)

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      • #4
        How about "Adventures Of An Angry Albino And his Big Bad Black Blade"?.... Nah, think Big Arnie would probably play Elric if that was the title....mmmm...just imagine..."ALBI-NO BACK!"

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        • #5
          My current thoughts are:

          1) Elric of Melnibone (subtitled Elric Saga Pt 1)
          2) Weird of the White Wolf or Sailor on the Seas of Fate, (subtitled Elric Saga Pt 2)
          3) Stormbringer (subtitled Elric Saga Pt 3)

          I'm hoping for Weird of the White Wolf the 2nd movie because 'weird' is such a great word. Anyone remember a Clark Ashton Smith tale called 'The Weird of Avoosle Wuthoquan'? (can't guarantee I've spelled that right :lol: ).


          weird
          adj 1: suggesting the operation of supernatural influences; "an
          eldritch screech"; "the three weird sisters";
          "stumps...had uncanny shapes as of monstrous
          creatures"- John Galsworthy; "an unearthly light"; "he
          could hear the unearthly scream of some curlew
          piercing the din"- Henry Kingsley [syn: eldritch, uncanny,
          unearthly]
          2: strikingly odd or unusual; "some trick of the moonlight;
          some weird effect of shadow"- Bram Stoker
          n : Fate personified; one of the Three Weird Sisters [syn: Wyrd,
          Weird]

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          • #6
            I like: The Elric Sage Part I: Eleric of Melnibone. I think it adds a certain epic feel to it which it most certainly deserves. Can you imagine people's faces that have never read the book as they see the end of Strormbringer :twisted:

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            • #7
              The Elric Saga, Episode I: The Albino Menace

              :lol: kidding! only kidding!

              Honestly, though, I'm with ghost on this one..."Elric Saga, Part I: Elric of Melnibonأ©" or perhaps even "Elric Saga, Part I: The Dreaming City"

              Yes, yes, I know, "Dreaming City" is is part of "Weird of the White Wolf" but I think it would word well for the first part as you get to actually spend some time in Imryrr.
              "In omnibus requiem quaesivi, et nusquam inveni nisi in angulo cum libro"
              --Thomas a Kempis

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              • #8
                Destinies Great design The first Elric of Melnibone film The over name for the series should be The Great Dance Of Destiny

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                • #9
                  Well I question having the word "Melnibonأ©" in the title
                  at all. As we all should know,
                  a lot of people aren't "the brightest flowers in the garden" so to speak.
                  The reaction will be "Elric of wha? Mel-ni-bone? What's that? ?!?
                  To be honest, until I heard the audio-file of Mike reading
                  excerpts, I didn't know the correct pronunciation.

                  I used to play in a band called Estabrook's Hurt (name came from Barker's "Imajica")
                  and people had a rough time with that one.
                  "Estawhat? Huh?"

                  "People are people" -- Depeche Mode

                  --J :)
                  \"Bush\'s army of barmy bigots is the worst thing that\'s happened to the US in some years...\"
                  Michael Moorcock - 3am Magazine Interview

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Jerico

                    "People are people" -- Depeche Mode

                    --J :)
                    Is that Depeche as in dee-pe-shhh or dep-ish?
                    The cat spread its wings and flew high into the air, hovering to keep pace with them as they moved cautiously toward the city. Then, as they climbed over the rubble of what had once been a gateway and began to make their way through piles of weed-grown masonry, the cat flew to the squat building with the yellow dome upon its roof. It flew twice around the dome and then came back to settle on Jhary's shoulder. - The King of the Swords

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                    • #11
                      My suggestions are:

                      "Don't Fall On That Sword, Missus!"

                      "Confessions of an Anaemic"
                      "Faster Elric, Kill, Kill!!!"
                      "Kissin' Kousins" (aka "Killin' Kousins")

                      "Nightmares of the Dreaming City"

                      "Just Say Albi-NO"

                      "You Only Live... Because Your Hell-Blade Channels the Souls of Dead Warriors Into Your Weak, Weak Body"

                      Er... or something like that...

                      D...
                      "That which does not kill us, makes us stranger." - Trevor Goodchild

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                      • #12
                        I have some for the Sequels

                        Elric of Melnibone: This Time it's personal!

                        Elric 3: In 3D

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                        • #13
                          Maybe.

                          Elric: In Pan Tang.. Everybody screams! :)

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                          • #14
                            Names...

                            Why not something simplier?

                            If I remember correctly Mike named one of the shorter paperback elric books this "Weird of the White Wolf." I always liked that.

                            Or there are:

                            Stormbringer
                            Elric: Song of the Black Sword
                            Elric: Prince of Ruins
                            Elric: The White Wolf

                            Or there is always the riviting: "Elric: The Movie, The Anti-LOTR"

                            Thanos

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                            • #15
                              I always liked Mike's title Stealer of Souls he gave to his early Elric story.
                              When they had advanced together to meet on common
                              ground, then there was the clash of shields, of spears
                              and the fury of men cased in bronze; bossed shields met
                              each other and the din rose loud. Then there were
                              mingled the groaning and the crowing of men killed and
                              killing, and the ground ran with blood.

                              Homer, The Illiad

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