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The Iron Giant Is Coming

We're going to have a special guest at the Jean Cocteau next week.

A big BIG guest: the Iron Giant himself.

Yes indeed. Starting on Friday, December 11, for one week only, we will be screening the newly restored and remastered "signature edition" of Brad Bird's animated classic, THE IRON GIANT.

If you haven't seen THE IRON GIANT... or even if you have... you don't want to miss this. If you've only seen it on the small screen at home, you don't want to miss this. And even if you've seen the movie in a theatre, you don't want to miss this, since the signature editions includes some new scenes never before shown.

In honor of the occasion, the Iron Giant his own self will be on hand to say hi. You don't want to miss him either. Come see the movie, and have your picture taken with the Giant. Advance tickets can be reserved at the JCC website.


Dec. 8th, 2015 12:27 am (UTC)
One of my all time favorites. Great storytelling.
Dec. 8th, 2015 12:32 am (UTC)
My friend and I just caught this channel surfing one summer, perhaps a year or two after theatrical release. Thought we'd check it out for a few minutes, now we keep coming back to it over and over again. Wish we could make it out and see it on the big screen, hope everyone has fun.
Dec. 8th, 2015 01:15 am (UTC)
Have you seem Brad Bird's Tomorrowland as well?
Dec. 8th, 2015 01:24 am (UTC)
Dec. 8th, 2015 01:56 am (UTC)
Never caught this on the big screen...and likely never will, since I'm approximately (checks Google maps) 768 miles way from the Jean Cocteau...but I remember watching it on Cartoon Network back in the early 2000s and being surprised by how good it was. I've been a Brad Bird fan ever since, with my expectations for a project jumping sharply the moment I see his name attached.

A trait this film has that is shared by all the best family films: it doesn't talk down to the audience just because a large proportion of its audience is going to be children. It deals with some actually pretty weighty ideas in a way that is interesting without being traumatic.

On that thought, once you finish up with the main SoIaF series, you should try writing a children's book set in Westeros. Just to see if it's possible to do such a thing without leaving a generation of children scarred for life.
Dec. 8th, 2015 05:23 am (UTC)
My 2-year-old niece watched this for the first time a few weeks ago. She's watched it at least 3 more times since then and is now starting to quote it.
Heidi Hannibal
Dec. 8th, 2015 10:40 am (UTC)
in europe
but I'm going to watch my copy and pretend. Can't wait to see pictures of the big guy.
Dec. 8th, 2015 03:32 pm (UTC)
Man, this was movie is amazing, one of my favorites as a kid. I can't even imagine how excited I would be to see new scenes.
Michael Pullmann
Dec. 8th, 2015 05:13 pm (UTC)
I saw this edition when Fathom Events put it in theaters this fall. It's worth it. Anyone within reach of the Cocteau, make time for this.
Dec. 9th, 2015 03:12 pm (UTC)
Ditto! The new scenes added to the flow of what was already a classic film and made it even moreso.
Dec. 8th, 2015 10:33 pm (UTC)
Hi George, thanks for your time on here as ever, I know you are busy with WoW etc.
Do you know of any similar cinema to JC in the UK or Ireland? I'd love to visit Jean Cocteau but probably something of a pipe dream 😞😢
Dec. 9th, 2015 12:02 am (UTC)
Re: UK/ireland
Sorry, I know very little about the cinemas in the UK and Ireland.
Dec. 9th, 2015 01:23 am (UTC)
I'm tempted to travel to the United States for a second time just to visit the Jean Cocteau. Signed novels, really good movie choices and the unique atmosphere of cinema. Sounds like a personal heaven!

P.S. If there's ever any update regarding the international shipping of your signed books, please let us know.
Dec. 9th, 2015 01:43 am (UTC)
Had the great fortune of seeing a 35mm print of this back in 2000. Absolutely worth watching on the big screen. I've always found the film to carry a strong anti-gun message, and it's a surprisingly good conversation piece for a debate on the subject.
Grayson Royal
Dec. 9th, 2015 07:13 pm (UTC)
Love the Iron Giant
Great news. Really love the Iron Giant. We read the original children's story in my Boy Scout camp Moviemaking merit badge class and watch the film and discuss the different between the original and the adaptation. Anyhow, I was hoping you could quickly help me out George. I was wondering how to pronounce "Balerion" exactly. I figure "Bal-ar-e-on." Is that right? I'm asking because I'm getting a cat soon and want to name him after the famous dragon (and the not-quite-as-famous (maybe) cat). Thank you!
Dec. 9th, 2015 11:36 pm (UTC)
12 Days of Winter
Hi George! It has been exactly one year since the "12 Days of Westeros" event some of your "minions" organized on your Twitter page. Do you plan on doing another one similar to it?
Dec. 10th, 2015 08:02 am (UTC)
Re: 12 Days of Winter

That was supposed to be fun last year... and for most, it was... but it also inadvertently created a lot of false expectations and rumors. Too many people took it for something it was never intended to be.

Besides, we never like to repeat ourselves.


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