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BS: A Film 'They' Should Make

bobad 25 Jan 06 - 07:09 PM
GUEST,carter4802@msn.com 25 Jan 06 - 06:55 PM
Cluin 25 Jan 06 - 05:41 PM
Crystal 25 Jan 06 - 04:44 AM
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GUEST,william 24 Jan 06 - 11:46 PM
Troll 24 Jan 06 - 01:52 AM
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Subject: RE: BS: A Film 'They' Should Make
From: bobad
Date: 25 Jan 06 - 07:09 PM

I've always thought J.P.Donleavy's "The Ginger Man" would make an excellent movie and wonder why no one has done it. Could it be that J.P. would not relinquish rights ? Does anyone know ?


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Subject: RE: BS: A Film 'They' Should Make
From: GUEST,carter4802@msn.com
Date: 25 Jan 06 - 06:55 PM

how about something that has not been done before. That would be a great start.


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Subject: RE: BS: A Film 'They' Should Make
From: Cluin
Date: 25 Jan 06 - 05:41 PM

...and lots of wavy hair like Liberace...


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Subject: RE: BS: A Film 'They' Should Make
From: Crystal
Date: 25 Jan 06 - 04:44 AM

I want to see Neil Gaimins Sandman series as a film, but not unless he has total control. The idea for a Sandman movie was mooted, but the studio tried to mess it up and turn it into a kiddies film!


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Subject: RE: BS: A Film 'They' Should Make
From: number 6
Date: 24 Jan 06 - 11:55 PM

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

good one Bobad,

.... or better yet a Science Fiction Drama focusing on the brain patterns about a bunch of middle age peeple who spend way too much on some website called the Mudcat, bickering and ranting on about nothing in particular .... but one day, yes one day something Big and Meaningful and world shattering does appear from all this useless unactivity.

sIx


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Subject: RE: BS: A Film 'They' Should Make
From: GUEST,william
Date: 24 Jan 06 - 11:46 PM

I'd imagine some great flicks could be made on the lives of people like Neil Young, Dylan and Steve Earle, but I'd rather they stuck around for awhile and made music, so never mind ....

But some of the ones that're gone would be great. maybe Townes Van Zandt. Maybe Muddy Waters or Robert Johnson, etc.

Also I'd like to see someone do something with some of Bernard Cornwall's books; the "Sharpe's" stuff, and also his 14th century archer stuff "Harlequin" etc.

And what about Ian Rankin for some crime? Great character for a series of flick, but be sure to keep it in the UK. Don't let Hollywood get ahold of them; I don't want stalone doing some sh*tty rebus. w


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Subject: RE: BS: A Film 'They' Should Make
From: Troll
Date: 24 Jan 06 - 01:52 AM

Terry Pratchett. Anything by Pratchett.

But ONLY if he has complete artistic control.

Otherwise, fergidaboudit!

troll


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Subject: RE: BS: A Film 'They' Should Make
From: GUEST
Date: 24 Jan 06 - 01:19 AM

Anything Brautigan.

Yes. The Mists of Avalon.

...also anything with the theme of gypsy's in caravans, wandering hedgerow masters, star-crossed lovers, poet/philosopher/kings, the Barley Goddess, ritual and traditional Irish music.


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Subject: RE: BS: A Film 'They' Should Make
From: GUEST,Dazbo
Date: 23 Jan 06 - 06:06 AM

I've thought that the life of Mary Seacole would make an interesting film.

A Brief Biography

And the life of Walter Tull

See Here

Fictionwise I'd love to see The Hobbit, a decent film of one of the Flashman books (probably At The Charge or And the Redskins), The Private McAuslan books or a Lark Rise to Candleford


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Subject: RE: BS: A Film 'They' Should Make
From: GUEST
Date: 22 Jan 06 - 07:27 AM

What about one of the events of Septemer the 11th ?


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Subject: RE: BS: A Film 'They' Should Make
From: Cluin
Date: 22 Jan 06 - 01:32 AM

Or this one.


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Subject: RE: BS: A Film 'They' Should Make
From: GUEST,Cluin
Date: 18 Dec 05 - 09:07 PM

Or this one


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Subject: RE: BS: A Film 'They' Should Make
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 18 Dec 05 - 07:35 PM

Handsome Harry by James Carlos Blake
(fictionalised account of the life of Harry Pierpont of the John Dillinger gang)


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Subject: RE: BS: A Film 'They' Should Make
From: GUEST,Cluin
Date: 18 Dec 05 - 02:32 PM

This one.


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Subject: RE: BS: A Film 'They' Should Make
From: Bunnahabhain
Date: 17 Dec 05 - 08:50 AM

HuwG

The Road past Mandalay, IIRC, deals with the chindits actionswikipedia- chindits, a long range raiding group who went far behind the Japanese lines in Burma.

You're right, some of the things they did, such as the executing their own wounded to prevent caputure do defy believe. Problem is, there's no way to make it without having the Japanese as a ruthless enemy. It also brings up th eissue of Burma, and its rather nasty millitary dictaitorship

Also, is no way to make 90% of the cast American. They were British, Indian and Nepalese.

good story, just unfilmable at the moment...


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Subject: RE: BS: A Film 'They' Should Make
From: GUEST
Date: 17 Dec 05 - 02:10 AM

I think it would be smashing to see live action discowrld...but only if hollycrap keeps its rotten greedy mitts off it.


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Subject: RE: BS: A Film 'They' Should Make
From: HuwG
Date: 16 Dec 05 - 07:49 PM

Peter Bowles played Flashman on the BBC a couple of years ago, but as the 70-year old Major-General Flashman (retd.) in about 1890, looking back on a dissolute life while playing solo billiards (and no, that is not a euphemism for something else).

I also recall several of George Macdonald Fraser's "McAuslan" stories being condensed into one for TV, "The World's dirtiest Soldier". I can't remember how far back that was; but I do remember that I saw it in black and white.


My suggestions: some of Alexander Cordell's works, especially "The Fire People", or "This sweet and bitter Earth" (except this one doesn't seem to end at all, so somebody would have to write an ending, and what "they" do to endings doesn't bear thinking about).

War story: you could do something with John Masters's "The Road past Mandalay"; this book dealt with a campaign in which British troops had to shoot some of their own wounded so they wouldn't fall into enemy hands (makes the contrived plots of some war epics a little tame).


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Subject: RE: BS: A Film 'They' Should Make
From: Bunnahabhain
Date: 16 Dec 05 - 07:18 PM

Everybody remember the various threads on what they get wrong in movies? One film, just for once, of any genre that manages not to get the simple stuff wrong.

I don't mind the hero hitting the bad guys most of time, and them missing, that's just narrative. But he doesn't do it whilst running backwards, without reloading ever.


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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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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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: bobad
Date: 14 Dec 05 - 10:31 PM

Good one hacker.


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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 - 09:58 PM

The Bible


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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: 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: 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: 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 - 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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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