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  • Iron plates (4) held the earth at the sides and top in place with the frames being 'jacked' against the completed brick lining (5)

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  • The iron plates on the side and bottom of the frames were moved separately

    The Iron Giant
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  • The Iron Giant (1999) THE IRON GIANT Jennifer Aniston Eli Marienthal Rated 87 mins On DVD Directed by Brad Bird Compare prices for The Iron Giant merchandise (New) (Used) CONSENSUS Touching, intelligent, timeless, and brilliant: these are a few of the adjectives that are often used to describe Brad Bird's masterpiece of animation

  • The charactors are brought to life by the well written script, and in the end you truly care about The Iron Giant

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  • News & Rumors: June 1st 2003 : According to The Digital Bits, ' the long-awaited special edition of The Iron Giant, which had been set for release on August 26th, has now been delayed until 2004

  • October 18th 2001 : From a Warner Home Video on the Home Theater Forum: ' [Warner] IRON GIANT SPEC ED is planned for 2nd Half 2002

  • both said a Special Edition of Iron Giant is indeed being worked on, however no specific release date yet

  • studio sources have informed The Digital Bits that "The Iron Giant: Special Edition" DVD is finally in production! March 29th 2001 : Gave the script a formatting polish

  • The Iron Giant Collector's Edition DVD is expected to contain a wealth of bonus material not found on the original DVD release

  • February 21st 2001 : Over the course of a few weeks, I'll be adding an early draft of "The Iron Giant, " dated July 11, 1997

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  • The Iron Giant tells us a wonderful story of a boy and his robot, with funny gags, poignant moments, and important messages

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  • While he's initially frightened of the metal craving robot, Hogarth soon learns that the Iron Giant (voice of VIN DIESEL) is a friendly and inquisitive being who's ready to learn from his diminutive friend

  • THE IRON GIANT is an inquisitive extraterrestrial robot who only becomes violent when threatened by others (when he then uses deadly force to defend himself)

  • Fortunately, we're happy to report that the third time is the charm for the WB and their release of 'The Iron Giant.' Based on the children's book, 'The Iron Man, ' by British author Ted Hughes (and renamed 'The Iron Giant' for U.S

  • Simply put, 'The Iron Giant' is a fun and engaging family film that should entertain adults as much as kids, the latter of whom will probably turn this into a hit, whether in theaters or later on video

  • The Iron Giant's initial appearances, with his towering height, glowing eyes and presumed (to kids) menacing demeanor, may be unsettling or downright scary to some kids

  • We see all sorts of unintentional violence the Iron Giant has caused simply due to his size (broken trees, fences, etc...) as well as his hunger for metal (half-bitten cars, he also tears down part of a power station)

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    Review by renowned film critic, Roger Ebert. [Chicago Sun-Times]

  • » » movie times Search for: Within: of Zip code: about us » » » » on sale now » » » | The Iron Giant (PG) Ebert: Users: The Iron Giant BY ROGER EBERT / August 6, 1999 Cast & Credits Voices Of: Annie Hughes: Hogarth Hughes: Eli Marienthal Dean McCoppin: Harry Connick Jr

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  • Written By Tim McCanlies And Bird, Based On The Book The Iron Man By Ted Hughes

  • One night Hogarth discovers their TV antenna is missing and follows the Iron Giant's trail to the power plant, where he saves the robot from electrocution after it chomps on some live wires

  • And here is a family movie with a message: a Cold War parable in which the Iron Giant learns from a little boy that he is not doomed to be a weapon because 'you are what you choose to be.' The movie is set in the 1950s because that's the decade when science fiction seemed most preoccupied with nuclear holocaust and invaders from outer space

  • And the villain is a Cold Warrior named Kent Mansley (voice by ), a G-man who of course sees the Iron Giant as a subversive plot and wants to blast it to pieces

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  • INTERVIEW LINK Read our interview with writer-director COUCH CRITIQUE SMALL SCREEN SHRINKAGE: 35% WIDESCREEN: A MUST Shot in Cinemascope in the spirit of the era in which the movie takes place, 'Iron Giant' will be best served in wide-screen format if you can find it (you may have to go DVD)

  • SPECS RATIO: 2.35:1 (16x9 enhanced) DUBS: French SUBS: English, French, Spanish DVD RATING : ***1/2 OTHER REVIEWS/COMING SOON LINKS for this film at at at '50s-style sci-fi adventure 'Iron Giant' the best animated movie in years The great thing about Warner Bros

  • Enter 'The Iron Giant, ' the most inventive, captivating and cleverly drawn, the most extraordinary -- the coolest -- Hollywood cartoon since the genre was revived 10 years ago

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  • A Norman Rockwell-meets-'War of the World' story wrapped around simple, heart-felt themes, not to mention being packed with sharp-witted retro-irony and extra-cool, so-old-it's-new-again artwork, 'The Iron Giant' (based on Ted Hughes kids' book 'The Iron Man') is a sci-fi fable about a boy named Hogarth who befriends a guileless 100-foot robot, fallen to Earth at the height of '50s American paranoia

  • I was already enthusiastic about 'The Iron Giant' before I met bird in San Francisco to talk about the film

  • to do as an animated musical (Townsend had done an album based on the book), and I think it would have been a very different kind of musical, because it would have been based on Pete's concept album called 'The Iron Man.' He had also done a play in London based on those songs and the Ted Hughes story

    CNN - 'Iron Giant': What if a gun had a soul? - August 4, 1999
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  • 'Iron Giant': What if a gun had a soul? MULTIMEDIA Director Brad Bird on: The message of 'The Iron Giant' or How true is the movie to the book? or August 5, 1999 Web posted at: 12:41 p.m

  • EDT (1641 GMT) By Jamie Allen CNN Interactive Senior Writer ATLANTA (CNN) -- Brad Bird doesn't want to get too 'heavy' when he talks about the message behind his new animated film, 'The Iron Giant.' But when he's interviewed at CNN Center, it's a day after the shooting rampage in Atlanta that claimed 13 lives, so it's easy to look for deeper meaning when he talks about the seeds of the project

  • But what I was intending more to talk about was how we deal with the darker sides of our nature, and the fact that we all have tremendously destructive power in our hands, whether it's by physical violence or words against somebody or manipulating something.' 'The Iron Giant, ' featuring the voices of Jennifer Aniston, Harry Connick Jr., M

  • It's based on the 1968 novel published in the United Kingdom as 'The Iron Man.' Ted Hughes wrote the book for himself and his children to help them through the period following the suicide of his wife and their mother, poet Sylvia Plath

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  • VIDEO Theatrical preview for 'The Iron Giant' Windows Media Well, Disney's stranglehold on America's collective imagination may finally be coming to an end

  • Warner Brothers' 'The Iron Giant' is not only the best animated feature to be released this summer, it's the single best film to hit our screens so far this year

  • No stopping the show Director Brad Bird and screenwriter Tim McCanlies have freely adapted the late British poet-laureate Ted Hughes' classic 1968 story of a boy and his gigantic robot, 'The Iron Man, ' into a funny, wonderfully touching fable about the destructive nature of war and weaponry

  • It's no accident that 'The Iron Giant' movie poster is the most evocative one to grace theater walls in years, not that there's been much competition

  • What Hogarth finds in roaming the woods is the identity of that comet: a massive iron robot hoping to make a quick snack out of an electrical power plant


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  • Also by Ted Hughes: Birthday Letters (1999) (poems) Wolfwatching (1990) (poems) Before I say all the wonderful things that need to be said about The Iron Giant , I have a question: Why does every cartoon boy hero have to look like Tom Sawyer? Why does every cartoon mom have to look like Sally Fields? And why don't any of these cartoon kids ever have dads? Can every studio be convinced the only way to sell an animated film is Boy:White/ Mom:Waitress/ Dad:Fawgeddaboudit? Just wondering

  • There are other quibbles about Brad Bird's first big studio animated feature, but on the whole The Iron Giant is a revelation

  • For once the artist turns out to be intelligent! The Iron Giant turns out to be a pretty cool artist too, but he eats up most of his raw material

  • The centerpiece of the film is The Iron Giant himself (voice: Vin Diesel), a huge Go-Bot-like figure who has arrived from an unidentified off-planet source

  • There are several moments like these which serve to give depth to this film, and to separate The Iron Giant from The Little Mermaid

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  • By Andy Battaglia [08/05/99] Column With 'The Iron Giant, ' cartoon whiz Brad Bird brings an elegiac Ted Hughes fable to life -- and he's not embarrassed about making you cry

  • 'The Iron Giant' is just such a film

  • It's got lots of neat robot action for children, a slick retro nostalgia for adults, and for the stoners, the kind of trippy metaphysical observations you'd expect from a story conceived by a guy who used to be married to Sylvia Plath and produced by the man who gave the world 'Tommy.' 'The Iron Giant' is adapted from 'The Iron Man, ' a tale British poet originally created for his children to explain the death of their mother

  • If all this seems a little too intense for small fry, it should also be mentioned that 'The Iron Giant' always manages to remain very much a movie about a little boy and one wildly oversize toy

  • The Iron Giant Directed by Brad Bird Starring the voices of Jennifer Anniston, Harry Connick, Jr

  • While the quality of 'The Iron Giant's' computer animation is a bit detached -- more 'Speed Racer' than vintage Disney -- it's still visually imaginative, with its bright, autumn-in-Maine hues and its clever juxtapositions of the big gray guy and the lush forest

    Salon Arts & Entertainment | Iron without irony
    Feature article, film review & interview with Brad Bird by Michael Sragow.

  • By Michael Sragow [07/29/99] - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Iron without irony With 'The Iron Giant, ' cartoon whiz Brad Bird brings an elegiac Ted Hughes fable to life -- and he's not embarrassed about making you cry

  • Now, as the director of 'The Iron Giant' (for Warner Bros.), he may boast the first non-Disney animated feature to approach a critical and box-office success akin to 'Beauty and the Beast.' 'I hope the kids come to 'The Iron Giant, '' said Bird during a recent interview, 'but I really hope the adults come, whether or not they have kids.' Indeed, grown-ups will savor the wit and beauty of this modern fairy tale about a huge robot from outer space who washes up on the shores of 'Rockwell, Maine, ' in 1957 and befriends a youngster named Hogarth Hughes

  • I was and am willing to look foolish in an attempt to get you to feel something.' One of the wonderful things about 'The Iron Giant' is the movie's sense of scale

  • That's why I wanted to shoot 'The Iron Giant' in CinemaScope, even though I was warned that you don't ever want to shoot tall things in that kind of wide-screen

    Iron Giant Review, V. 2.0
    Second review by AICN creator Harry Knowles. [Ain't It Cool News]

  • --> Published on Tuesday, August 3, 1999 - 1:30am THE IRON GIANT review V

  • 2.0 My first review for THE IRON GIANT was of an incomplete movie, some of the animation was still in pencil form and it had no soundtrack

  • He called me up, almost a year ago to ask me if I would remove early images of THE IRON GIANT from AICN, so that the character could be introduced in the course of the film

  • My point is, a movie is as long as it needs to be, and THE IRON GIANT is perfect as is

  • I see a confused living being, a robot maybe, but the Iron Giant is living

  • The creators give voice to the Iron Giant in a Ludo-styled baritone

  • By the way, if it seems like this week I’m talking a lot about THE IRON GIANT..

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  • ChildCare Action Project: Christian Analysis of American Culture (CAP) Click on CAPCon for explanation Entertainment Media Analysis Report A service to parents and grandparents MAR09899 Iron Giant (1999), (PG) CAP Score: 71 CAP Influence Density: 0.52 Full 2'x2' or any combo of 1'x1' Go to Go to Full 4'x1' or any combo of 1'x1' ALERT : To fully understand this report you should first visit the topics suggested by the CAP

  • SUMMARY / COMMENTARY: *Iron Giant* (PG) - A Good Family Show with a Little 'edge to it' *Iron Giant* was a good story of unselfishness

  • I mean, Great Scott! A Red CAPAlert light for a kid's show!? All I can say is the very same numeric analysis model used on movies in 1995/96 was used on *Iron Giant*

  • This movie is a perfect example of the ratings game and fortifies the findings of Pastor Wayne Wilson: that the MPAA rating system is like the willow tree, not the oak; that it 'bends with the winds of our culture.' And *Iron Giant* corroborates the invasive claim of Amy Pascal, president of Columbia Pictures: 'Kids are so much hipper and more sophisticated than they used to be that younger kids want to see stuff that has a little edge to it.' Each example of aberrant behavior may seem minor, but the number of them made the numeric magnitude (the cell height for the statisticians) of the Impudence/Hate cell equivalent to some of the lesser R-rated movies of 1995/96

    Storyboarding Innovations on The Iron Giant
    Brad Bird, director of Warner Bros. Feature Animation's The Iron Giant, discusses
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  • - ISSUE 3.8 - November 1998 Director and After Effects: Storyboarding Innovations on The Iron Giant by Brad Bird Editor's Note: Due to the sensitive nature of the material in development, Warner Bros

  • was unable to provide artwork from The Iron Giant or photos of the studio

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  • It is now used as the main storyboarding software on The Iron Giant .." Enter the New Technology One of our most useful tools has been the use of After Effects, an off-the-shelf software technology by Adobe

  • I began to imagine how I could use this fabulous technology in animation and now, with The Iron Giant , I've finally gotten the chance

  • Macromedia's Director was first used as the storyboard software on The Iron Giant , which explains why that department at Warner Bros

  • Feature Animation is called "Macro." Applying It To The Giant Led by Jeff Lynch, our Iron Giant story team quickly grasped how to prepare storyboards for Director and After Effects shots

  • We were only able to implement partially the process I imagined on The Iron Giant , but based on my experience, I'm committed to implement it completely on the next opportunity I'm offered


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