the Dark Path Chronicles...

the Dark Path Chronicles...

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I think this series has the potential to evolve, I just wish the standard 4 minute template would extend a bit. I am glad to see someone delve into the occultism of the third reich, their is so much rich and dark history there. Can't wait to see how the story develops.. 

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Charmispower's picture

The word chronicle usually connotes the telling of a story in a linear fashion.  So, the use of this word in the title of a decidedly non-linear story is a very clear indication that we are entering a new form of storytelling, which is creating its own space, time and definitions.  All to the good, in this case.  In Dark Path Chronicles we see a perfect melding of Mary Lambert's storytelling talents as a director of films and music videos.  In Chronicles, Lambert takes the opportunity to interconnect a compelling narrative with strong musically-driven visuals.  It's a unique form of storytelling that successfully propels  forward our understanding of the characters and the story.  I wouldn't strap in for a prosaic ride here.  Lambert and company are not giving us one from Column A and one from Column B.  This is a storytelling that requires us to take some time with the style before adjusting our seats to our comfort level. 

It is very poignant, the creation of this story by Lambert, at this time in history. The character Jurgen became a vampire during the reign of Hitler and the Third Reich.  With America so immersed in wars in two countries, it is very clear that horrors are created by all wars and other acts of evil.  Those horrors may lie dormant for decades before coming back to life, as is the case with the vampire Jurgen in Chronicles.  Whether they will come back to life under circumstances, in a time and place, that exacerbate their evil is a question none of us can readily answer but the possibilities should absolutely keep us up at night.  Chronicles takes the chance to explore this question when even the rules for evil have changed when Jurgen awakens decades after the fall of the Third Reich. 

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fanpire's picture

Are these episodes (as are the 30 Days of Nights) meant to be only 4 minutes long?  I've looked for full length episodes on this site and on my "on demand" Time Warner channels but they seem to offer only 4 minutes segments.  I'm new to this site so I don't know what to expect.  Can you help me understand?  Thanks!

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steveshame's picture

Unfortunately yes. That seems to be the average running time of this webisode. last week they ran the 30 days of night series, both shows, together as a mini movie, around 30 minutes long. I wish i could fast forward time and put them together and enjoy in one sitting. If u like sci-fi, scifi.com and nbc.com both run "gemini division" starring Rosario dawson. They have over 30 webisodes, not a bad series. I really like fearnet, they have  pretty decent movies and some good extra shorts. The dark path chronicles is actually starting to get interesting, hope it finishes strong, thanks for the reply.

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fanpire's picture

Thanks, Steve! I just figured it out last night and DUH! They are just 4 minutes long. Like you I wish I could view the series without interruption. I'm about to start the Dark Path Chronicles. BTW, are you watching True Blood on HBO? What do you think about it? TTFN

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fanpire's picture

I just finished watching the 3 episodes of the Dark Path, and I agree with you.  It has potential.  Hopefully the audio will get better....the music is louder than the voices.  I have trouble isolating background noises perhaps it's intended to be this way.  I can't wait for the next episodes.  TTFN

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steveshame's picture

I unfortunately don't have hbo, but i have watched a few true blood episodes thru youtube and external links. Sometimes peole will post the episode, so i am playing catch up. From what i have seen it is awesome. The other show i am addicted to is dexter. I check every monday morning to see if the posts are up. It's thursday, time for more dark path...

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rpentico's picture

I watched the first four episodes yesterday and I too noticed the music was louder than the charaters. If the storytelling is like a music video. Why even give the charaters lines at all. You can't even hear what they are saying over the music. Don't get me wrong I enjoyed the episodes very much but I had to have my TV turned all the way up just to hear what the charaters were saying. Also I think 4 minutes is a little short people want to see more than 4 minutes of something at a time.

fanpire's picture

I have been an avid fan of the Dexter series since it started.  In fact, I've read all 3 books and by far the last one, Dexter in the Dark, is the best of the 3.  I recommend all of them but if you just want to read one book, read the last one.  

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saya1's picture

I just watched eps 7 and it said conclusion? It left a lot of unanswered questions, like it shouldn't be over yet. Do you think heir will be more?

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pmw227's picture

I feel that it has a complex plot that could evove into a great series or movie, but the webisodes don't give the person watching it enough time to process. I had to watch the series twice just to get a basic understanding. It still leaves many questions and doesn't give any background on the characters. In movies and series we are susposed to gather a feeling or emotion off of the characters and with the webisodes it makes it impossible. The person watching gathers no concrete connection to the characters. What it comes down to is the series episodes need to be longer and the people need more background. It is probably not the way the director wished the series to go about, but in order to fully understand it we need more.

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