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Re: Notes to Hollywood
« Reply #15 on: September 06, 2008, 07:37:54 PM »
I think the story is solid save for the glaring coincidence that the lovers meet in three completely unrelated places. If we could make their meetings less happenstance, I think the kids would dig it. However, changing such elements of the story may prove to undermine the magic it embodies.


Somebody in Hollywood puts down the coke long enough to realize making a Knights of the Old Republic movie is a great idea. In a related note, Lucas dies in a horrible Elephant trampling accident. Who writes the screenplay?


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Re: Notes to Hollywood
« Reply #16 on: September 06, 2008, 07:44:30 PM »
Me.  Me! Me! Me! Me! Me!

If not me, some people with real skill.  Shane Black can devise the set-pieces, while John Sayles can write the dialogue.

Someone gives you licence to remake King Lear, but you're not allowed to set it traditionally.  Where and when and who is involved?


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Re: Notes to Hollywood
« Reply #17 on: September 08, 2008, 12:00:44 PM »
Have King Lear be a Wall Street tycoon in the early 1920's.  Also, let's have a guest appearence by Gatsby.  No reason really except that I really like that book.

If they were going to make a Castlevania movie, who should direct it?  It should be noted that I feel (and feel free to disagree with me on this) that it would be great if it mixed Indiana Jones-style adventure with Dario Argento (before he lost it) style horror.


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Re: Notes to Hollywood
« Reply #18 on: September 27, 2008, 09:33:49 PM »
Maybe no one bit since I explained too much of what I wanted.  Anyhoo, maybe we could give this one to Zack Snyder and see what he does with it.

Sure they got a GI Joe: A Real American Hero movie coming out but who could play the original GI Joe?

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Re: Notes to Hollywood
« Reply #19 on: September 27, 2008, 09:38:34 PM »
This answer seems fairly obvious to me.

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If they remade Jaws (God I hope they never do!) Who would you have play the three leads?

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Re: Notes to Hollywood
« Reply #20 on: September 29, 2008, 01:11:38 PM »
I thought of this for a while and I realized the answers lied in the actors who show up in Cohen Brothers movies.
William H Macy can give the everyman appeal to Sheriff Brody.  Also maybe John Turturro can pull that role off.\\The other roles will take some time.  Who else could possibly play Quint?


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Re: Notes to Hollywood
« Reply #21 on: September 29, 2008, 04:31:55 PM »
OK now I'm thinking that Matt Hooper could be played by Tobey MacGuire: someone whose young, yet not polished like many younger actors and give the impression despite his knowledge, have less experience than he needs for this.

And, as controversial as this sounds, I think Jeff Bridges could do a good Quint, based on his preformances in Iron Man and Tideland.  I just hope he can do a good "old salt" accent and lose any "hippy-ness" that he's usually associated with.  (There wasn't a drop of hippy in his Iron Man performance).

That was a tough one.

OK, they're making the Terry Pratchett/Neil Gaiman novel Good Omens (a comedy about the apocalypse) into a movie.  Who should direct?


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Re: Notes to Hollywood
« Reply #22 on: September 29, 2008, 06:50:55 PM »
Don't know...haven't read it.  Terry Gillam, maybe?

I want to see a vampire movie where vampires are actually scary, violent, and bloodthirsty.  Maybe Dracula actually impales people like the historical figure on which he's based.  Or maybe vampires are just more mindless and violent in general.  That doesn't really have anything to do with this thread, I just wanted to mention it.

Now...you get the chance to make a video game adaptation that's actually good. Which game do you choose to adapt, and who will direct?
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Re: Notes to Hollywood
« Reply #23 on: September 29, 2008, 06:54:30 PM »
I'm glad Mass Effect is being put into development, though I'm a little worried about its quality.  As for who can direct it, why not shoot for the moon and say James Cameron. 

Now...you get the chance to make a video game adaptation that's actually good. Which game do you choose to adapt, and who will direct?


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Re: Notes to Hollywood
« Reply #24 on: September 29, 2008, 07:55:24 PM »
Don't know...haven't read it.  Terry Gillam, maybe?

He was actually attached to direct at one point.

I say get Alex Proyas on a BioShock movie.  Sure I, Robot wasn't very good but Dark City tells me he can bring this Nietzschian nightmare to life.

OK if we're keeping with vague requests, I want you to think of the nicest guy in Hollywood (based on the kind of characters he plays) now find a villain for him to play that he would excel at.


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Re: Notes to Hollywood
« Reply #25 on: September 30, 2008, 10:44:09 AM »
I'm going to go with Will Smith on that one. I'd like to see him play a serial killer, or at the very least a complete jerk. He's proven in "Ali" that he can act, but he has yet to convince me that he has versatility as an actor if he keeps taking on the "oh, hell no!" hero roles.

I wish that they would give Kevin McKidd a role with some substance. They fact that they just cast him on Grey's Anatomy has made me fear for his career. Such a talented guy should not have his abilities wasted so.

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Re: Notes to Hollywood
« Reply #26 on: September 30, 2008, 11:19:49 AM »
I haven't seen it yet, but remaking recent movies is rarely a good idea, even if it's a good remake.  The thing is, I think you need to wait a while before doing something like that and don't just assume audiences won't go see a foreign film.  If they wouldn't they probably wouldn't be interested in the story in the first place.

If they did a movie about the Biblical Apocalypse, who should play the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse and how should they be portrayed?


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Re: Notes to Hollywood
« Reply #27 on: October 01, 2008, 10:48:54 AM »
War should be portrayed as being similar to Ares from Greek mythology - angry and destructive, with high ambitions of conquest.  He should be played by either Hugo Weaving or Jeremy Irons.

Famine should be a thin, starving child.  He (or she) should speak very little, and should approach quietly.  People should pity this character...until he touches them and they wither away into a skeleton.  Any sufficiently creepy-looking kid would do.

Pestilence's appearance should be very pallid, almost slimy.  He should be covered in flies and maggots.  He corrupts and brings fear in everything he touches.  He is also very lecherous, with a desire to consume, and spread his misery to others.  Think the Ephors from 300.  He should be played by Bruce Spence (the guy who played the gyro captain in The Road Warrior and the Train Man in The Matrix Reloaded).  Some pictures of Bruce can be seen below.



Death should be the quietest and most ominous one of the group.  He should either be portrayed as the traditional "Grim Reaper" or as a tall, Anton Chigurh-type of scary person.  Death doesn't speak - he only kills.  If his face is seen at all, he should be played by Javier Bardem.  If he speaks, he should actually make the most sense of any of the Four Horsemen.  He's not overtly scary or creepy - he just has an unsettling calmness and casualness about everything.


Okay, so someone decides to make a Frank Zappa biopic.  Who plays Frank?
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Re: Notes to Hollywood
« Reply #28 on: October 04, 2008, 09:47:56 PM »
I've been thinking about this one hard.  Real hard.  He's so influential and yet he's not really a household name. Visually, the only people who came to mind did so because they both recently had "mustache roles" (In other words, roles in which they bore mustaches) but still I'm think maybe Josh Brolin (which would be quite different than playing George W Bush).  Also, the movie sould be called "Zappa" just because that's a fun word to say.  If I ever made a candy bar with taffy on the inside, that's what I would call it.

Remaking Citizen Kane?  Only kind of.  If there was a film about the life of William Randolph Hearst, who should direct it?



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Re: Notes to Hollywood
« Reply #29 on: October 06, 2008, 11:41:14 AM »
Remaking Citizen Kane?  Only kind of.  If there was a film about the life of William Randolph Hearst, who should direct it?

There kind of was....i]The Cat's Meow[/i]....directed by Peter Bogdanovich.