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BS: A Film 'They' Should Make

GUEST,Janine 13 Dec 05 - 10:02 AM
Clinton Hammond 13 Dec 05 - 11:02 AM
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Paul Burke 13 Dec 05 - 12:09 PM
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Subject: BS: A Film 'They' Should Make
From: GUEST,Janine
Date: 13 Dec 05 - 10:02 AM

We've had (and still have) 'Lord of the Rings', 'Harry Potter', 'Narnia' but please, please someone make a film of Phillip Pullman's 'His Dark Materials'. An antidote to C S Lewis. What other films should be made, I wonder.
Janine


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Subject: RE: BS: A Film 'They' Should Make
From: Clinton Hammond
Date: 13 Dec 05 - 11:02 AM

If done properly, William Gibson's 'Neuromancer' would be a GREAT movie....

So would Neil Gaiman's "American Gods"


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Subject: RE: BS: A Film 'They' Should Make
From: Chris Green
Date: 13 Dec 05 - 11:59 AM

Word is, Hollywood were interested in His Dark Materials but wanted to cut all derogatory references to the Church and the Authority. Pullman apparently dug his heels in and told them to piss off. I hope to God Hollywood don't get their hands on it, but it's difficult to see anyone else having enough money to make it.


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Subject: RE: BS: A Film 'They' Should Make
From: Paul Burke
Date: 13 Dec 05 - 12:09 PM

Flann O'Brien's The Third Policeman.

Arthur Quiller Couch, Troy Town.

Ciaran Carson, Last Night's Fun.


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Subject: RE: BS: A Film 'They' Should Make
From: GUEST
Date: 13 Dec 05 - 12:10 PM

"Mists of Avalon" by Marion Zimmer Bradley. Now THAT would be a great Arthurian epic.

Also, more Philip K Dick and at least ONE Sherri Tepper book--probably "Raising the Stones".

Magical realism hasn't translated well into film (only "Kiss of the Spider Woman" comes to mind right now), but I always thought Gloria Naylor's "Mama Day" had the potential to become a classic American film (so long as you keep it away from Oprah the producer, that is).


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Subject: RE: BS: A Film 'They' Should Make
From: GUEST,Janine
Date: 13 Dec 05 - 12:24 PM

That's interesting duellingbazoukis; the Authority and the Church would seem to be the whole point. Phillip Pullman's website (just visited) says that he is pleased to announce that New Line Cinema has appointed Anand Tucker to direct the first part. So wish may have been granted. I don't recall a date so I'm not sure what this refers to; I'll revisit.
I'll try another wish!
Janine


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Subject: RE: BS: A Film 'They' Should Make
From: Clinton Hammond
Date: 13 Dec 05 - 12:24 PM

"Mists of Avalon" by Marion Zimmer Bradley"
Puke.... Though I guess it can't be worse than either the movie with Clive Owen or the Mini Series with Sam Neil.... Yuch!!!

"Sherri Tepper book--probably "Raising the Stones"
My wife has been saying the same thing for some time... I'm gonna have to get off my duff and read some Tepper soon....


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Subject: RE: BS: A Film 'They' Should Make
From: Teribus
Date: 13 Dec 05 - 12:37 PM

"The Saga of Eric Brighteyes" by H. Rider Haggard

Hasn't "Mists of Avalon" been done starring Anjelica Huston & Julianna Margulies?


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Subject: RE: BS: A Film 'They' Should Make
From: GUEST
Date: 13 Dec 05 - 12:49 PM

Yes, but it pretty much sucked.


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Subject: RE: BS: A Film 'They' Should Make
From: bobad
Date: 13 Dec 05 - 12:50 PM

A musical entitled "Down at the Mudcat Cafe" with a cast of thousands.


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Subject: RE: BS: A Film 'They' Should Make
From: Joe Offer
Date: 13 Dec 05 - 01:08 PM

A film that helps people get a sympathetic and balanced view of Islam - without resorting to doctrinaire anti-Israel, anti-Bush propaganda.
Is that an impossible dream?
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: BS: A Film 'They' Should Make
From: Bill D
Date: 13 Dec 05 - 01:11 PM

"A Rose for Ecclesiastes" by Roger Zelazny......a wonderful story which is not a full novel length...perfect for a movie, and a great test for set designers and special effects people. I've wanted this movie for many years.


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Subject: RE: BS: A Film 'They' Should Make
From: Little Hawk
Date: 13 Dec 05 - 01:16 PM

A good biographical film of Saburo Sakai and Hiroshi Nishizawa (2 of the Japanese navy's top scoring zero aces in WWII). That, however, will never be made except possibly in Japan. Western audiences do not go to see movies made about Japanese Navy pilots. They can't relate to it, apparently.


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Subject: RE: BS: A Film 'They' Should Make
From: Wesley S
Date: 13 Dec 05 - 01:17 PM

Childhoods End by Arthur C. Clarke


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Subject: RE: BS: A Film 'They' Should Make
From: GUEST
Date: 13 Dec 05 - 01:28 PM

The Clan of the Cave Bear books. Could have already been done though, but not with some cosmetically enhanced peroxided barbie doll as Ayla.


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Subject: RE: BS: A Film 'They' Should Make
From: Janie
Date: 13 Dec 05 - 01:39 PM

LH, Which one of those fellows would be played by William Shatner?

Janie


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Subject: RE: BS: A Film 'They' Should Make
From: GUEST,Whistle Stop
Date: 13 Dec 05 - 01:59 PM

Joe, I wouldn't assume that a "balanced" view and a "sympathetic" view of Islam are the same thing.


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Subject: RE: BS: A Film 'They' Should Make
From: Skivee
Date: 13 Dec 05 - 02:05 PM

"A Canticle for Leibowitz"- 1961 Hugo winner for best novel.


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Subject: RE: BS: A Film 'They' Should Make
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 13 Dec 05 - 02:27 PM

Joe: Have you seen "The Message" a.k.a. "Mohammed, Messenger of God"? I saw it years ago, but it was quite memorable. I was pretty ignorant about Islam at the time, and I learned a lot.


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Subject: RE: BS: A Film 'They' Should Make
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 13 Dec 05 - 02:37 PM

Legend by David Gemmell. With Sean Connery playing Druss.

DtG


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Subject: RE: BS: A Film 'They' Should Make
From: GUEST
Date: 13 Dec 05 - 02:39 PM

A better remake of Shirley Jackson's 'The Lottery'.


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Subject: RE: BS: A Film 'They' Should Make
From: GUEST
Date: 13 Dec 05 - 03:35 PM

And I've always been a big fan of Kurt Vonnegut, but for some reason, nothing of his that has been made into film or tv has satisfied me. I understand that "Cat's Cradle" may be made soon. But I'd like to see even one of his stories made into film that works for me.

Another author whose works I'd like to see put on film is Richard Brautigan. I can't believe that with the boomers now in control in Hollywood, that we haven't seen anything written by him ever made either. I always thought "The Abortion" was tailor made for Hollywood.


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Subject: RE: BS: A Film 'They' Should Make
From: gnomad
Date: 13 Dec 05 - 11:04 PM

I think some master of comic mayhem could have fun with Tom Sharpe's "The Throwback".

Butler's "Erewhon" and "Erewhon Revisited" would be right for the New Zealand film boom, I was always sure that was the setting anyway.


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Subject: RE: BS: A Film 'They' Should Make
From: GUEST
Date: 14 Dec 05 - 01:45 AM

Master and Commander part two


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Subject: RE: BS: A Film 'They' Should Make
From: fat B****rd
Date: 14 Dec 05 - 02:29 AM

Moulded In Earth by Richard Vaughan.


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Subject: RE: BS: A Film 'They' Should Make
From: Cluin
Date: 14 Dec 05 - 03:14 AM

Alfred Bester's "The Stars My Destination".

John Myers Myers's "Silverlock" (as a musical) ;)


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Subject: RE: BS: A Film 'They' Should Make
From: Micca
Date: 14 Dec 05 - 03:16 AM

Glory Road by Robert A Heinlein!!


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Subject: RE: BS: A Film 'They' Should Make
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 14 Dec 05 - 07:17 AM

Martin Gibson - My Years as a Peace Negotiator


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Subject: RE: BS: A Film 'They' Should Make
From: Peter T.
Date: 14 Dec 05 - 07:24 AM

"Frankenstein" done properly, from the book.

yours,

Peter T.


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Subject: RE: BS: A Film 'They' Should Make
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 14 Dec 05 - 03:29 PM

Interesting that the majority of books mentioned in this thread (not counting the ones I don't recognize) are either fantasy or science-fiction.

Certainly the majority of books aren't F/SF. Neither are the majority of movies.

Therefore I deduce that F/SF fans are more eager to see their favorite books turned into movies than fans of other kinds of novels. I wonder why?


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Subject: RE: BS: A Film 'They' Should Make
From: GUEST,rarelamb
Date: 14 Dec 05 - 04:04 PM

What I would like to see would be the Wheel of Time series by Robert Jordan. Most of them are NYT Bestsellers. William Shatner could play Lewis Theron.


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Subject: RE: BS: A Film 'They' Should Make
From: Cluin
Date: 14 Dec 05 - 04:05 PM

Because Hollywood usually f__Ks them up when they they try. But hope springs eternal...


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Subject: RE: BS: A Film 'They' Should Make
From: Little Hawk
Date: 14 Dec 05 - 04:09 PM

Janie, this is hard for me to say, but...I don't think Shatner could portray either Sakai or Nishizawa effectively. Not that he wouldn't give it his all... There are some ideas that just don't work.


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Subject: RE: BS: A Film 'They' Should Make
From: Raptor
Date: 14 Dec 05 - 04:19 PM

The Phone Book

Skipping the "k"s of course nobody like the "k"s.

Raptor (Making fun of all the people who have found yet another way to brag about how well read they are)


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Subject: RE: BS: A Film 'They' Should Make
From: RangerSteve
Date: 14 Dec 05 - 04:33 PM

Wow, someone else here has read "Eric Brighteyes". I agree, and on the subject of H Ryder Haggard, I would like to see "King Solomon's Mines" and "Allan Quatermain" done properly.

Also, my favorite Victorian era adventure novel: "Michael Strogoff" by Jules Verne.


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Subject: RE: BS: A Film 'They' Should Make
From: Little Hawk
Date: 14 Dec 05 - 04:57 PM

I've read stuff you haven't even guessed at, Raptor. ;-) I am brilliant. You're not. Oooo! Oooo! Oooo!


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Subject: RE: BS: A Film 'They' Should Make
From: Raptor
Date: 14 Dec 05 - 06:28 PM

READ THIS!


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Subject: RE: BS: A Film 'They' Should Make
From: Little Hawk
Date: 14 Dec 05 - 06:56 PM

Hmmm. Okay.

Looks like...a big, stiff finger. Am I right?

;-)

Such a rude guy, you are.


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Subject: RE: BS: A Film 'They' Should Make
From: Chris Green
Date: 14 Dec 05 - 08:25 PM

Actually, any of the Flashman novels would make a superb film (with the exception of Flashman and the Tiger, which was cack). They tried back in the 70s with Royal Flash, but Malcolm MacDowell was sadly just not the right bloke to play Flashman.


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Subject: RE: BS: A Film 'They' Should Make
From: Bunnahabhain
Date: 14 Dec 05 - 09:19 PM

A version of Kiplings Jungle book, removed from Disney.


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Subject: RE: BS: A Film 'They' Should Make
From: bobad
Date: 14 Dec 05 - 09:58 PM

The Bible


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Subject: RE: BS: A Film 'They' Should Make
From: Donuel
Date: 14 Dec 05 - 10:24 PM

The bible....directed by MEL brooks...

http://www.angelfire.com/md2/customviolins/passionparo1.jpg


http://www.angelfire.com/md2/customviolins/passionparo2.jpg


I'm up for Dark Materials and Master and Commander pt2

How about Ringword?


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Subject: RE: BS: A Film 'They' Should Make
From: bobad
Date: 14 Dec 05 - 10:31 PM

Good one hacker.


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Subject: RE: BS: A Film 'They' Should Make
From: GUEST
Date: 14 Dec 05 - 10:44 PM

Chariots of the Gods.


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Subject: RE: BS: A Film 'They' Should Make
From: Paul Burke
Date: 15 Dec 05 - 11:40 AM

I read the phone book (in extremis), Raptor. And I don't skip the Ks.
The dictionary is a better read though, anyone made a film of that? How about the steam tables?


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Subject: RE: BS: A Film 'They' Should Make
From: Bunnahabhain
Date: 15 Dec 05 - 12:26 PM

The stream tables!

It starts slowly, but gradually heats up, as her heart melts, and then gets very wet, and then suddenly jumps to a hot and steamy, high pressure thriller....


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Subject: RE: BS: A Film 'They' Should Make
From: The Walrus
Date: 16 Dec 05 - 05:53 AM

I agree with duellingbouzoukis, any of the Flashman stories (scripts by GMF, of course).
I'd also like to see proper live action versions of Pratchett's "Discworld" books (but Hollyweird would just foul them up, so maybe not) and perhaps "Covanent With Death" (John Harris).

W


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Subject: RE: BS: A Film 'They' Should Make
From: Seiri Omaar
Date: 16 Dec 05 - 09:59 AM

Melanie Rawn's "Exiles", done as a miniseries. Now THAT would be priceless.
If only she'd finish the trilogy already...


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Subject: RE: BS: A Film 'They' Should Make
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 16 Dec 05 - 06:10 PM

Susan Coopers' 'Dark is Rising' sequence, with Christopher Lee as Merriman Lyon. It's a wonderful set of books, 5 in all, all of them good stories in themselves.

LTS


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Subject: RE: BS: A Film 'They' Should Make
From: Little Hawk
Date: 16 Dec 05 - 06:14 PM

King Kong!

Oh...wait...

Never mind.


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