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Tron Legacy – New Banner Poster featuring the Light Car thing

Posted by LiveFor on May 1, 2010

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Cool Jeff Bridges Tron Legacy drawing by Jock

Posted by LiveFor on March 30, 2010

Check out the cool pic by comic book artist Jock – The Losers, Green Arrow: Year One.

Very cool.

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Tron – Fan Made trailer for the original film

Posted by LiveFor on March 30, 2010

I love Tron and I love this modern day take for a trailer by DrewboiX. He has done an awful lot of work on this one. Watch and enjoy.

Just a huge fan of this movie. Wanted to make a exciting trailer with a modern feel as oppose to its original marketing in the 80s. I hope people will give this movie a try before they see Tron Legacy. Sure its dated but there was practically nothing like it in the day, especially 1982. Hope you folks like this fan edit and do check out the film before the sequel comes out. Also rate comment subscribe if you like what you see. Thank you for watching!!

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Source: CinemaBlend

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Tron Legacy – ENCOM’s Tech Consultant Alan Bradley speaks

Posted by LiveFor on March 26, 2010

Alan Bradley was a computer programmer who wrote the computer program Tron. He was also COO of ENCOM until the 1990s.

Alan Bradley was a programmer at ENCOM in 1982, when he wrote Tron, a security program that was able to shut down the MCP, the administrative program that was controlling ENCOM’s mainframe system.

In an exclusive interview with IGN, Alan talks about the company and the mysterious disappearance of Kevin Flynn.

He looks an awful lot like the Commander of Babylon 5. Anyone else with me on that?

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Tron by Saul Bass

Posted by LiveFor on March 26, 2010

Way back when Saul Bass did amazing openings for classic films such as Vertigo, Anatomy of a Murder.

Back in the early days of LFF, Fearless Leader Phil (hope you are feeling better mate), posted a Star Wars opening sequence inspired by Saul Bass.

Now here is one for the always excellent Tron created by Hexagonall.

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Tron DVD v Tron Blu-Ray. Which is better?

Posted by LiveFor on March 3, 2010

A great little comic strip by Aaron Williams via IESB.

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Tron: Legacy could be the beginning of a trilogy & original Tron on Blu-Ray news

Posted by LiveFor on March 2, 2010

The push for Tron Legacy has been gathering speed with various photos and websites cropping up all over the place…well okay, by place I mean the internet. Anyhoo, word on the street is that Disney are hoping this could be the beginning of a trilogy – that doesn’t include the original Tron.

Blue Sky Disney had the details:

2010 will be a huge year for the sequel to Tron. Huge. And should the box office returns provide what Disney Suits with smiling faces then you can expect a whole lot more over the coming years. On the theatrical front, this could be the beginning of a new trilogy. And I’m not talking about including the original Tron. If all goes according to plan you could see this as the first in a trilogy of films that start with the word “Tron” and end somewhere else… Legacy is only the beginning. There are preliminary plans to milk this into a franchise of “Pirate” proportions. And the buzz from it so far is very good.

And that’s not the only Tron project they’re planning on having for us in the possible future. The plans have been put into motion for a computer animated television series that could conceivably be up by late 2011/early 2012. This would be something of a placeholder to keep the fans interest still peaked in between this first film and the next one. No word yet on where it will wind up being broadcast. It’s not known if it’ll be staged for the Mouse’s fledgling boy channel Disney XD or the more mainstream ABC network, but as of now the concept has been greenlit. We’ll see how this project evolves down the development line as the film’s release gets closer.

Then there is the merchandise that you’re going to see flood the parks come this October/November. Expect Tomorrowland to be filled with all things Tron. And some of the areas are being talked about getting “thematic” makeovers. If you’re into Retro-Eighties with the Captain Eo attraction back for a limited run, then prepare for more, albeit fictional nostalgia. Should it get approved, you might get to see the arcade next to Space Mountain turned into a variation of “Flynn’s Arcade.” We’ll cross our fingers and see if the Suits make the call on this one.

Naturally, there’s the talk of a Tron attraction at Disneyland and various other theme parks. WDI is working on concepts for a Tron experience, but don’t expect a fully immersive Tron Legacy attraction by the time the film opens. Any attraction wouldn’t be seen in Tomorrowland until 2012 at the earliest… but that doesn’t mean there won’t be surprises between now and then.

Meanwhile, AICN have some news on the original Tron’s transition to Blu-Ray. Their source said:

It turns out my buddy and I were sitting right in front of Lisberger (Steve Lisberger – writer and director of Tron) and we overheard him talking about how he just finished over-seeing complete color-correction and major enhancements to the original TRON for BLU RAY! It sounded like he basically kept the movie the same (no CGI inserted) but corrected the colors throughout the entire film and enhanced everything. He said it was a dream to go back to something he made thirty years ago and correct it to look exactly how he would want it for the Blu Ray release (which he made no mention of when that would happen).

How do you like them apples?

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Tron Legacy – Encom news and first look at Bruce Boxleitner

Posted by LiveFor on February 25, 2010

Things are shaping up in the world of Tron Legacy. There was a world wide race to find clues to open a site which brought us the photo from earlier today and now which has lots of things on it including links to other Tron related sites.

One such site is for Encom, which as you’ll all know, is the company from the first Tron movie. Bruce Boxleitner’s character Alan Bradley worked there and it was he who developed the Tron program.

The Encom site has this photo of Bruce as Alan Bradley who is now Executive Consultant for the company. He’s looking well.

The Encom catalogue shows a number of games they have been working on. Tron and Space Paranoids were in the original film and that gave us the flying tank things, so the names of the other games may have give us a clue as to what we can expect in the sequel – Laser Maximus, Arc Wars, Vice Squad, Astro Gunner, Code Wars, Kras Bot, Matrix Blaster and more.

Encom also say that Verbisware 7.1 OS is almost ready for the market and it will soon become the new gold standard in computing.

There is some mention of Kevin Flynn (Jeff Bridges) in the timeline of the company becoming CEO of Encom. It says he disappeared on 26th July 1989. Alan Bradley then took over as CEO.

It is a great site and I love it when they spend time on these viral sites. Looks like Encom is doing well and has spread all over the World. What that means for the world in Tron Legacy I have no idea.

The future is Encom.

Lots to see on that site and many others from the FlynnLives forum – let me know what you find.

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Jeff Bridges talks about Crazy Heart, Drugs, Tron, The Dude and more with Jonathan Ross

Posted by LiveFor on February 13, 2010

There was a great interview on Friday Night With Jonathan Ross last night. It was with The Dude himself Jeff Bridges and they covered an awful lot of things during it.

Jeff chatted about how the set of The Big Lebowski was a drug free zone, but how he had in the past had good and bad times on drugs. Iron Man was a weird shoot as they had no script and so was improvised.

He took the role in Crazy Heart (check out the LFF review) so he could play guitar and gives hints about Tron Legacy – there are no hats, but there are bikes.

Watch the full interview below as they also chat about Starman, True Grit and much more (i’ve included a couple of versions in case one of them gets pulled.

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Jeff Bridges – Is fifth time the charm for the Dude to get an Oscar?

Posted by LiveFor on February 3, 2010

Article by Richard Bodsworth

To many he is simply known as, The Dude. From his roles in The Big Lebowski and Tron it is easy to place him in the ‘cult’ category but Jeff Bridges is also a quality actor. This years Oscar nominations were announced yesterday and for the fifth time in his livelihood Bridges finds himself in prime position to win a golden statuette, an accolade that has eluded him at all previous attempts. Now seems as good a time as any to take a brief look at some of the performances that have solidified his sterling career so far.

Even from his first big role in Peter Bogdanovich’s 1971 coming-of-age drama, The Last Picture Show, Bridges proved he was an actor to be reckoned with. His performance of Duane Jackson earned him his first Oscar nomination in the Best Supporting Actor category but eventually lost out to co-star Ben Johnson. A couple of years later in 1974 he was nominated in the same category, this time for Deer Hunter director Michael Cimino’s crime drama Thunderbolt and Lightfoot opposite Hollywood legend Clint Eastwood. However the Academy rightly opted for Robert De Niro’s legendary performance as the young Vito Corleone in the second instalment of The Godfather trilogy, making it two for two against Bridges.

Disney’s Tron followed in 1982, although not considered a blockbuster at the time it has grown to become a cult classic and Bridges is set to reprise his role of video game programmer Kevin Flynn later this year in Tron Legacy. Another nomination and another rejection in 1984 when he was up for Best Actor in 1984 for his performance as an alien who falls to Earth and takes the appearance of a dead man in John Carpenter’s Starman. This time pipped by F. Murray Abraham who featured in the award-hording Amadeus.

A string of performances over the 80’s and 90’s including Peter Weir’s Fearless, Against All Odds and Jagged Edge continued to build his reputation as a great actor. He would also team up with brother Beau Bridges in The Fabulous Baker Boys, in which the siblings play a pair of faltering jazz pianists who bring in a female singer (Michelle Pfeiffer, who would later lose out on an Oscar for her part) in hope of changing their fortunes. Later appearances in well crafted thriller Arlington Road with Tim Robbins and racehorse drama Seabiscuit would also add substantial clout to his resume. Bridges once more missed out on recognition for his skills in Terry Gilliam’s The Fisher King after again being beaten by a co-star, this time for a Golden Globe, the award would go to Robin Williams. He would later team up with Gilliam for 2005’s Tideland and also acted as narrator for Lost in La Mancha, the fascinating documentary following Gilliam’s failed attempt to bring the story of Don Quixote to life.

Perhaps his greatest, and certainly the most iconic role of his career was that of Jeffery ‘The Dude’ Lebowski in the Coen brothers 1998 classic The Big Lebowski. The film, which tells the story of an unemployed stoner and bowling lover who simply refers to himself as ‘The Dude’, was not a huge commercial success at the time, but over time the film, and the character have gone on to become an institution. Along with its instantly quotable lines (I could fill the page with, “that rug really tied the room together” etc. but I wont), the “way of The Dude” has even spawned its own religion, Dudeism. Yes that is correct, I was ordained last night, check it out

President Jackson Evans in The Contender, Rod Lurie’s political drama about the corrupt on goings in Washington during the search for a new Vice-President, was his fourth attempt at Oscar gold. Although a decent performance it was certainly not the greatest and Bridges eventually lost out to Benicio Del Toro for his portrayal in Steven Soderbergh’s Traffic.
Bridges has never been considered a ‘big movie’ type of guy, whether that is his own decision I don’t know, but over the past few years he has moved closer into the mainstream market. He would lend his voice to animation fare Surfs Up before featuring in teen-comedy Stick It and playing the role of magazine editor Clayton Harding in the underwhelming How To Win Friends & Alienate People. He also took on a supporting role in blockbuster Iron Man, playing villain Obadiah Stane and most recently an almost ‘Dude’ like role in the big screen adaptation of Jon Ronson’s The Men Who Stare At Goats.

So here we are in 2010 and ‘The Dude’ is back in Oscar contention for his turn as washed up country singer Bad Blake in Crazy Heart (check out the LFF review). Having already picked up a Golden Globe among other gongs he certainly has to be considered the front runner. Variety’s called Bridges “The whole show…” while Roger Ebert commented “Some actors are blessed. Jeff Bridges is one them.” Sadly and angrily, here in the UK we have to wait until February 19th to see the film! He will have to be cautious however if Mickey Rourke’s robbery last year is anything to go by. After cleaning up at essentially every award ceremony for The Wrestler, the Academy decided against awarding him the Best Actor Oscar. Will this year be the year, or will Jeff Bridges forever be the bridesmaid? We will find out in March.

What is your favourite Jeff Bridges performance (I hope someone says Blown Away) and what do you make of his chances of finally claiming Oscar gold?

Richard Bodsworth

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