The Devil in the White City (Scorcese and Di Caprio) sadly going to Hulu

Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by Chris DeVoe, Feb 11, 2019 at 4:46 PM.

  1. Chris DeVoe

    Chris DeVoe Forum Resident Thread Starter

    The long-gestating film project is not going to wind up on the big screen, but instead will be a series on Hulu.

    On the positive side, this means that they'll have the time to focus on the building of the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago, where I expect the movie would skimp on that to concentrate on the story of the serial killer H.H. Holmes.

    But on the negative side, it's going to be a TV show. And it's going to be on one of the more useless pay channels.

    https://news.avclub.com/leonardo-dicaprio-and-martin-scorsese-teaming-with-hulu-1832535651
     
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  2. That80sBaldAsianBadGuy

    That80sBaldAsianBadGuy Well-Known Member

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    You probably can purchase the episodes on Amazon Prime few days after it airs anyway
     
  3. Chris DeVoe

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    This is going to be on Hulu though.
     
  4. That80sBaldAsianBadGuy

    That80sBaldAsianBadGuy Well-Known Member

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    Yes but Amazon Prime normally puts out aired tv shows on their website days after it airs. It didn't matter if it was a HBO, SHO, FX and Starz show, they were available for purchase at amazon few days later. It cost between $3 to $4 for an episode though. They had the Hand Maiden's Tale episodes for purchase a week after it aired
     
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  5. Chris DeVoe

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    If it was $1 an episode, I might consider it.
     
  6. JozefK

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    That's what I expected too. I have no interest in the murders, but for some reason am fascinated by old world's fairs and amusement parks.
     
  7. Chris DeVoe

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    Yeah, I found myself skimming over the parts about Holmes, fascinated by the fair and how it was coming together. I just want to see that world. Chicago is my home, and the sheer scale of the thing is amazing. I found this interactive map that allows you to scroll back and forth between a map of the fair and modern Chicago.

    On its 125th birthday, what's still left from the 1893 World's Fair in Chicago?
     
  8. Adam9

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    I just finished reading the book. The description of the fair and its social impact is fascinating. The Holmes part certainly is macabre. The Toronto connection was interesting to me.
     
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  9. Ghostworld

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    I'm sure they're going to skip the building the World's Fair part and go straight to the bludgeoning. Hey, it's a movie.
     
  10. Chris DeVoe

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    There have always been serial killers. There has only been one White City.
     
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  11. Ghostworld

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    Well, it ain't called "White City and the Devil." Lol.

    If Leo is HHH, then....,
     
  12. jojopuppyfish

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    Can't imagine why it would not go to the big screen
     
  13. Chris DeVoe

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    Holmes was worse than Hannibal Lecter in some ways - baking a woman to death, for example.
     
  14. Chris DeVoe

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    They've been trying for years, and no studio wanted to come up with the budget needed to realize the White City. There is a hole between a ten million dollar budget and a hundred million dollar one for theatrical release. Computer graphics have gotten cheaper, but it's still a huge amount of labor.
     
  15. dewey02

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    If you are interested in the World's Colombian Exposition of 1893, you should get the book The Chicago World's Fair of 1893 - A Photographic Record.

    The 100 page paper back book is chock-block full of great photos on every page as well as great text.
    Text is by Stanley Appelbaum and photos from the collections of Avery Library of Columbia University and The Chicago Historical Society.

    ISBN No. 0-486-23990-C
    Library of Congress No. 79-54712

    It is available from Amazon for about $15, as are about 4 or 5 other books about the fair and White City.
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    And The Devil in the White City is a creepy story, but a very interesting and compelling one.
     
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  16. Chris DeVoe

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    I've got that one at home in my library! Seconded!

    My one disappointment in The Devil in the White City was the lack of anything significant about Tesla and Westinghouse lighting the whole place up. It was electricity's "coming out party."

     
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  17. Michael

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  18. Chris DeVoe

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    I'd hope so. Vickie is even more annoyed than I am, because we both have been waiting for this for a very long time. We wanted to see the magnificence of the White City on a 30 ft wide movie screen.

    She really doesn't want to watch anything other than in the theater these days.

    Literally the only television program she watches in any given year are the Golden Globes and the Oscars.
     
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  19. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    maybe someday they will have a special showing...never know.
     
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  20. Vidiot

    Vidiot Now in 4K HDR!

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    That is such a weird, weird, weird story. Did you see on the recent NBC series Timeless, they made a stab ;) at telling this story as a 1-hour episode.
     
  21. Chris DeVoe

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    No I didn't but again I expect they probably really concentrated on the serial killer who managed to build a "murder hotel" equipped with a crematorium.
     
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  22. MikaelaArsenault

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    Stinks that this will be on Hulu.
     
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  23. Exit Flagger

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    I don't think Hulu is any more or less useless than any other streaming service but I understand your disappointment that it won't make it to theaters.

    Unfortunately, this is going to become more common going forward.

    Perhaps it will lead to people starting co-op or community movie theaters with large screen projection like shared space projects (if the legal rights issues can be worked out of course).
     
  24. Chris DeVoe

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    The problem is that there's going to be a dozen streaming services, and in the end you'll wind up paying more for all of them than you're currently paying for your cable subscription.
     
  25. ssmith3046

    ssmith3046 Forum Resident

    I enjoyed the book and that was enough.
     

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