login

Author Topic: Notes to Hollywood  (Read 6325 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Johnny Unusual

  • The Efron
  • ****
  • Posts: 27038
  • Liked: 5879
  • Mr. Robot
Re: Notes to Hollywood
« Reply #30 on: October 06, 2008, 12:17:03 PM »
It really sounds more like it's about his yacht.
Remaking Citizen Kane?  Only kind of.  If there was a film about the life of William Randolph Hearst, who should direct it?


Offline BBQ Platypus

  • Bilbo Baggins Balladeer
  • ******
  • Posts: 4201
  • Liked: 59
  • SURF'S UP, SPACE PONIES!
Re: Notes to Hollywood
« Reply #31 on: October 09, 2008, 06:19:28 PM »
Bennett Miller (the guy who directed Capote).

Here's an idea - do a film adaptation of Huck Finn.  Only make it a musical.  With songs written by J.J. Cale.  Who plays Jim?
Correction: the coat hanger should be upside down.


Offline Tripe

  • Stars in Musicals
  • *
  • Posts: 41553
  • Liked: 9932
  • Very dapper
    • Nick Rowley, Voice Artist
Re: Notes to Hollywood
« Reply #32 on: October 10, 2008, 06:25:16 AM »
Bennett Miller (the guy who directed Capote).

Here's an idea - do a film adaptation of Huck Finn.  Only make it a musical.  With songs written by J.J. Cale.  Who plays Jim?

Well first, that is an excellent idea.

Second, how about Wood Harris

Ok so a less left leaning film maker wants to make a W biopic as a counter to Oliver Stone's movie, who plays the principals:

W:
Laura:
Dick:
Rummy:
Turd blossom:
Condi:


Offline Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck

  • Mr Bungle
  • *
  • Posts: 13883
  • Liked: 2
  • Duck!!!
Re: Notes to Hollywood
« Reply #33 on: October 10, 2008, 07:44:59 AM »
Here's an idea - do a film adaptation of Huck Finn.  Only make it a musical.

How about doing a film of this:






Offline BBQ Platypus

  • Bilbo Baggins Balladeer
  • ******
  • Posts: 4201
  • Liked: 59
  • SURF'S UP, SPACE PONIES!
Re: Notes to Hollywood
« Reply #34 on: October 10, 2008, 07:58:02 AM »
Here's an idea - do a film adaptation of Huck Finn.  Only make it a musical.

How about doing a film of this:



You know, I've actually heard of that one.  The problem is, the songs ain't written by J.J. Cale. ;)
Correction: the coat hanger should be upside down.


Offline Tripe

  • Stars in Musicals
  • *
  • Posts: 41553
  • Liked: 9932
  • Very dapper
    • Nick Rowley, Voice Artist
Re: Notes to Hollywood
« Reply #35 on: October 10, 2008, 07:59:36 AM »
Ah I didn't notice it was a musical so my suggestion for Jim might not be great, I don't know if he can sing all that well :)


Offline Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck

  • Mr Bungle
  • *
  • Posts: 13883
  • Liked: 2
  • Duck!!!
Re: Notes to Hollywood
« Reply #36 on: October 10, 2008, 09:37:58 AM »
How about Wayne Brady from "Whose Line Is It Anyway?".

Great voice, young (looking, anyway) and looks like he had to do manual labor at some point in his life.


Offline BBQ Platypus

  • Bilbo Baggins Balladeer
  • ******
  • Posts: 4201
  • Liked: 59
  • SURF'S UP, SPACE PONIES!
Re: Notes to Hollywood
« Reply #37 on: October 10, 2008, 09:55:24 AM »
No.
Correction: the coat hanger should be upside down.


Offline Trumpysgirl

  • Not Hurt By Pain
  • ******
  • Posts: 1433
  • Liked: 0
Re: Notes to Hollywood
« Reply #38 on: October 10, 2008, 10:36:41 PM »
Am I the only person left on this planet who still thinks that Wayne Brady is really talented?
Dammit, Maverick! Why don't you play by the rules?!

"Joel, what's a Harringway?"
"About a pound."


Offline TeamRAD

  • Climbed El Capitan
  • *******
  • Posts: 5971
  • Liked: 103
  • RAAAADDDDD!
Re: Notes to Hollywood
« Reply #39 on: October 10, 2008, 10:59:02 PM »

I didn't even know who Wayne Brady was until I wiki'ed him 2 minutes ago.

 :)


"Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds." - Einstein


Offline Tripe

  • Stars in Musicals
  • *
  • Posts: 41553
  • Liked: 9932
  • Very dapper
    • Nick Rowley, Voice Artist
Re: Notes to Hollywood
« Reply #40 on: October 11, 2008, 06:46:08 AM »

Is Wayne Brady gonna
have to choke a bitch?

I think he'd work as Jim,

Now back to the game

Ok so a less left leaning film maker wants to make a W biopic as a counter to Oliver Stone's movie, who plays the principals:

W:
Laura:
Dick:
Rummy:
Turd blossom:
Condi:



Offline BBQ Platypus

  • Bilbo Baggins Balladeer
  • ******
  • Posts: 4201
  • Liked: 59
  • SURF'S UP, SPACE PONIES!
Re: Notes to Hollywood
« Reply #41 on: October 14, 2008, 01:50:41 PM »
To be honest, I can't imagine anyone other than Josh Brolin playing Bush.  As crappy as that movie looks like it's going to be, I think they cast it perfectly.

Now, for a REAL challenge!

Okay, so I've got this idea for the next David Lynch weirdfest.  It's a movie that starts out as a straightforward film about an aging P.I. who lives in a green house.  He is hired by a jealous actress to turn over some dirt on a Hollywood executive with rumored mob ties.  Then, slowly, it degenerates into pure myth - characters show up that are hinted to be fictional, folkloric, and sometimes historical figures (in many cases, twisted versions of them).  Lots of occult mumbo-jumbo is thrown in for no clear reason other than to freak the hell out of the viewer.  There's an eighty year old informant/numerologist who turns out to be the Zodiac killer (and at one point says "I'm actually two people - a lot of people don't know that").  John Barleycorn is a friend of the detective, who, true to form, gets killed over and over again (nobody notices, though).  The studio is run by Mephistopheles and his talking poodle, Tom Walker.  And the actress is Mary Magdalene.  Also, Bigfoot likes to rummage through the detective's garbage.  The film ends with the detective getting so pissed and frustrated that the green paint peels right off his house.  It is then revealed that he is, in fact, Superman. Or Daniel Webster.  Or both.  Shit, I don't know.  Just make something up.

I could guarantee you that this movie would be hated by 40% of the population (a group that would likely include me).  20% will love the hell out of it (a group that would also likely include me).  The other 40% won't even acknowledge its existence (again, describes me perfectly).  So, to recap the roles that need to be cast here:

Detective Superwebster
Mary Magdalene, coked-up actress
Geriatric Zodiac Killer
District Attorney John Barleycorn
Mephistopheles, Hollywood bigwig
Tom Walker, talking lapdog

Don't bother casting Bigfoot, though.  We all know that nobody rummages through garbage in a hairy costume better than Rob Schneider.
Correction: the coat hanger should be upside down.


Offline Johnny Unusual

  • The Efron
  • ****
  • Posts: 27038
  • Liked: 5879
  • Mr. Robot
Re: Notes to Hollywood
« Reply #42 on: October 14, 2008, 05:18:29 PM »
Ok so a less left leaning film maker wants to make a W biopic as a counter to Oliver Stone's movie, who plays the principals:

W:
Laura:
Dick:
Rummy:
Turd blossom:
Condi:

Well, I suppose if it was super-right wing, i might go like this

W: Brad Pitt
Laura: Jane Fonda
Dick: Gene Hackman
Rummy: Clint Eastwood
Happy blossom: Phillip Seymor Hoffman
Condi: Halle Berry

And yes, I'm aware that none of these people would vote Bush.

William H. Macy as both the lead and the talking poodle.
Frank Black as Johnny Barleycorn (Because I love that song)
David Carradine as the Zodiac Killer
Selma Hayek as Magdaline (and by the way, what the Hell has she been dong lately?)
Jon Lovitz as Mephistopheles

Now what about a movie based on popular-for-now swimming sensation Michael Phelps?  Who would play the modern day aquadonis?


Offline Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck

  • Mr Bungle
  • *
  • Posts: 13883
  • Liked: 2
  • Duck!!!
Re: Notes to Hollywood
« Reply #43 on: October 15, 2008, 08:31:45 AM »
Selma Hayek as Magdaline (and by the way, what the Hell has she been dong lately?)
Producing "Ugly Betty", I believe.


Offline BBQ Platypus

  • Bilbo Baggins Balladeer
  • ******
  • Posts: 4201
  • Liked: 59
  • SURF'S UP, SPACE PONIES!
Re: Notes to Hollywood
« Reply #44 on: October 16, 2008, 09:43:43 AM »
Now what about a movie based on popular-for-now swimming sensation Michael Phelps?  Who would play the modern day aquadonis?

Not sure...based solely on appearance, I'd go with Lucas Black, I guess.




Okay...Quadrophenia.  Great movie.  Let's say they remake it as a straightforward rock opera this time (with all the songs and whatnot).  Jamie Bell plays the lead.  Who should direct, and who should play the role that Sting played in the original film?
Correction: the coat hanger should be upside down.