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Hi to all Breached Borders members.
Since there is no activity in this community anymore, I do not want to be the moderator of this community.
Therefore either I close this community down or someone can take over as moderator from me.
Whatever everyone wants, please comment by the end of this week. Other wise this community closes down and this journal will be deleted
Thank you
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Returning, departing, becoming. [21 Feb 2007|08:46am]

Title: All the World to See
Film: The Village
Characters/Pairings: Ivy/Lucius, Finton/Jesse, others from the ensemble cast.
Rating: PG-13
Notes: This is a sequel to How the Blossoms Grow. pickledixy's time-stamp request called for a sequel set either a month or one year later, which also equals a month or a year after the film ends (seeing as HtBG spans time before, during, and up to where the film leaves off). So, this story begins a month later and ends a year later. The title is an earlier line from Ivy's lullaby. I can't help but feel we're shown a world that's declining at its own slow pace, and it's with that bit of foreshadowing I leave you to read.
Summary: Beginnings and endings always travel hand in hand.

(December 2004/December 1897)

[13 Aug 2006|01:05pm]
More pictures from my trip to the village site in Chadds Ford, PA.

The film was shot right over that hillside.

This is the picture from before, in it's entirety. Thats the field in the distance. When i saw that in the distance, i recognized it. But im still not sure which part of the movie its from.

This is a picture i took of a shed on the side of twaddle mill road, the road on which the private drive that leads to the village is on. This shed is a very important part of the film. When they first started working on the film, one of the first things they did is use the stone work of this shed, as well as other examples of stone work around the town, by taking moldings by pouring plaster on the stone work. With those moldings, they built some of the structures in the village. This particular shed was used to create the shed not to be used in the film. The shed not to be used used stone work that was an exact replica of this shed.

One of the influences to the look of the village is Andrew Wyeth, a famous Pennsylvanian artist. Andrew Wyeth had painted scenes in Chadds Ford. M. Night thought it was important to really get that Chadds Ford/Andrew Wyeth look in the film. He did this with the pictures that roll during the credits. Each picture taken of the village for the credits was given a certain look that really gave an Andrew Wyeth look to the place. Using moldings of the stone work around town was just an example of M. Night using that influence to create a place that looked and felt like an Andrew Wyeth painting in Chadds Ford.
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[10 Aug 2006|08:54pm]
The person below me is actually me. I got a new live journal. Anyway, here are the pictures of "the village" field i took.

village field 1

the field in the distance
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[11 Jul 2006|09:38pm]
Im a huge fan of the village. Which is why it makes sense that yesterday, i drove 5 hours to a little town called Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania. It was a beautiful little town, filled with rolling hills and shady backroads through miles and miles of woods and fields. I asked a woman at a fruit stand where a certain, now famous field was located in the town. She told me exactly which road to go down, and where to turn. I turned onto a driveway down one of the backroads. There was a sign that said "private drive." I was not supposed to be there. But it was too important. The driveway was long, and went up a hill. There were houses here and there. The driveway ended at the top of the hill by a fence, and a field. I got out of the car, walked over to the fence. I saw horses grazing on the field. And i saw a hill, a hill i didnt even know i would remember, but would not forget once i saw it with my own eyes, and not on a movie screen. This was the field where "the village" was filmed. I took a few pictures that have yet to be developed. Once I develope them, i will share them. Ask anything you want about the experience. It was certainly exciting for me.
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Village Location webpage [01 Jan 2006|04:38pm]


Hi everyone! I was surfing today and came across this website. It's very interesting, and has information about the shooting location of the movie, along with some amazing photographs of the set. It was made by a local of Chadds Ford, the township that the movie was filmed in.

Here is the URL: Notes from a Chadds Ford Redneck


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Custom Google / The Village Start Page [29 Dec 2005|10:47am]


The Color . . .

You can customize all the links and make it your homepage. If you need help (or just don't get what it is) there's also an FAQ.
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-MERRY CHRISTMAS- [25 Dec 2005|08:31am]

[ mood | happy ]

Merry Christmas everyone! Have a great day and enjoy your new year!

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Seeing Red [28 Nov 2005|09:25am]

Hullo, everyone...I joined up a while ago and thought it was about time I introduced myself! Well, quite obviously, I'm a huge fan of The Village! I was lucky enough to see it twice at the cinema - like most of Shyamalan's films it's one of those things that needs to be seen more than once! Safe to say, on my first viewing, the film enthralled me and captured my imagination completely. I got such a strange, wistful feeling - with its melancholy atmosphere, haunting music and eerie creatures, I felt like someone had been inside my head and made a film just for me. Weird, I know, and often saddening, because the general impression I get from people I talk to is that the film is not liked, so it's lovely to be here in this community which such like-minded people.

My favourite elements of the film are the creatures themselves. They were eerie and threatening and just looked so darn cool. Now, like alot of fans I study this film as well as watch it, and have genuine reason to believe that there is an underlining reality to Those We Don't Speak Of, and at some point I shall post my theories in full. M Night makes his films with different layers to them, so that different people can interpret the stories in different ways. In The Village there are points in the film that, the more you think about them, they more they don't make sense, and M Night is far too clever to leave unintentional plot-holes, which leads me to believe that this is not a film that can be taken at face-value...
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Thanksgiving [23 Nov 2005|01:10pm]

Tomorrow, I'll be on some sort of makeshift seating in my cousin's
three bedroom rambler, down in Rochester, MN.

Instead, I want to be at a long line of tables on a grassy lawn,
wearing layers against an Autumn breeze, and eating perfect foods
under a grey sky. I want to hear wind in the trees, and see perfect
houses all around.


Hey... Where did they get spices for their food? Was wood-fired
cooking their only choice?

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[13 Oct 2005|05:08pm]

[ mood | chipper ]

Hi im new and i love all of joaquin and everyone he interacts with my name is laura and im 13 ha MWAH!

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Lucius/Ivy Fan fiction [03 Sep 2005|02:43am]

[ mood | accomplished ]

Hi! I'm not sure if this is allowed here, I just wanted to share the fan fiction I wrote with fellow fans of The Village film because I just recently completed it. So I hoped I could post the link to my story here and I certainly hope you all take a look at it.

SUMMARY: It is a continuation of the film because I feel that the film's ending left a lot of loose ends. It is a Lucius/Ivy fic and it deals with Lucius recovering and him and Ivy trying to find out the secrets of the Village. Will they ever?? Hmm, read to find out!

TITLE: Cannot Be Seen

AUTHOR: Sarah Lucey


LINK: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/2040345/1/

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4 'The Village' icons [23 Jul 2005|12:24pm]

Just four lil icons from The Village.

Tease: +3

Follow the yellow brick cut...Collapse )

Brushes by teh_indy, dj43 and vodkaandirony. X-posted to breachedborders, the__village, thevillage_grfx, thevillageicons, shyamalan_icons, joaquin_icons, m_night, brycehoward, bryce_fans.
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Mod. anyone? [04 May 2005|01:25am]

Hi everyone, I'm the moderator of the community. Soon I will be in school again and unfortunately without time to run and look after this community. If anyone is interested in taking over as mod., comment here. Thanks everyone!
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Icons [02 May 2005|12:06pm]

Follow the link to icons......

We will be safe, we have the magic rocks.
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the movie [29 Apr 2004|09:14am]

[ mood | optimistic ]

I've only seen 'The Village' once, but I love it. I thought it was so brilliant. I think, in a way, it can be compared to 'The Truman Show' because the theme of people trying to live in a world free of the outside and being 'actors and actresses' and believing they're right when they're morally wrong. In 'The Truman Show', they scare him with the fake drowning death of his father, to keep him there. In 'The Village', they scare everyone with the creatures in the woods, to keep them there. I wonder if S related to 'The Truman Show' when thinking up 'The Village'. I remember going "heck no!" when the camera zoomed in on the elders in the real world- I was shocked, lol. I thought it was brilliant. Anyways, I had some thoughts and questions about the movie.
1. Does anyone think its possible for someone to be done watching the movie and believe that Lucius had died?
2. Why couldn't Ivy's father and Lucius's mom get together?
3. At the end, when Kevin had the ladder up, is he thinking of looking over the wall/perimeter? He doesn;'t know what's beyond it?
4. Are the elders really so apathetic towards Noah's death, and the death of the child in the beginning, to allow those deaths to happen for the sake of their utopia?
5. What exactly does Ivy's father tell her in the shed and has her feel the 'creature costumes'? I was confused about that scene.


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The Intrigue [20 Apr 2005|12:05am]

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So I was thinking earlier today.. There's been a lot of bad publicity about The Village, and probably everyone I know didn't really enjoy the movie or found it mediocre. And this really strikes me as odd. I mean I love the movie, for me it's probably one of the greatest films I've seen. So this is the question, what intrigued you about this movie? What makes it so special to you? Your theories.. Follow lj-cut for more.

My theory..Collapse )

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Creatures [13 Apr 2005|10:18am]

I was surfin' the net when I came across this:

M. Night Shyamalan initially had a different concept for the "Those We Do Not Speak Of" Creatures. They were originally conceived to be monsters similar to the rock drawings featured at the beginning of the movie: similar to a Lion walking on its hind feet, complete with shaggy mane. When the creatures were built to full scale and brought on set, M. Night Shyamalan felt that the design was completely unbelievable. The creatures were quickly redesigned, most noticeably with the addition of the red cloak.

I know we've talked about it before, but I never heard all of these deatils: "similar to a Lion walking on its hind feet, complete with shaggy mane". I wonder if they ever took any pictures of these monsters and if they could be found on the net.
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Icons [13 Apr 2005|12:12pm]

[ mood | artistic ]

Can someone totally make my day and give me some screen caps from the Sixth Sense- I'm a loser and don't have the DVD!! I need a picture of the dead girl who was poisoned and the people hanging in the school. And any other dead people would be great :) They don't need to be icon size- I can do that myself- but that would be cool. Thanks a whole bunch!!!!!

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New Movie [11 Apr 2005|10:26am]

[ mood | curious ]

I know this isn't about the movie The Village, but does Shyamalan have a new movie coming out? (Soon???) Or any plans for a new movie in the works?

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