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BS: A Film 'They' Should Make

Bunnahabhain 16 Dec 05 - 07:18 PM
HuwG 16 Dec 05 - 07:49 PM
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Bunnahabhain 17 Dec 05 - 08:50 AM
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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: 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: 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: 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,Cluin
Date: 18 Dec 05 - 02:32 PM

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 - 09:07 PM

Or this one


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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
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: 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: 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: 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,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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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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