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Old 06-26-2008, 05:06 PM
 
Location: Turn Left at Greenland
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I read a book recently that I thought would make a fantastic film ... Sudhir Venkatesh's Gang Leader for a Day ... it's a sociological work, but if you read it, it would make a great film.
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Old 06-26-2008, 05:22 PM
 
Location: Seattle, WA; St. Croix, USVI
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The life of Tallulah Bankhead

"Of course I farted, dahling...did you think I smelled that way all the time?"
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Old 06-27-2008, 06:43 PM
 
Location: Huntington, NY
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#1 The Alienist by Caleb Carr...

this is one of the best books I ever read and would make one hell of a movie....I just can't figure out why it never was since the book was SO POPULAR!

#2 The Witching Hour by Anne Rice...

One of the best books I ever read and one hell of a great story! It would be a movie in epic proportion.....I just don't believe it would ever happen....

#3 The Secret History by Donna Tartt

Another great read that I can't believe they never made into a movie.....
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Old 06-29-2008, 12:38 PM
 
Location: The Netherlands
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I'd luv to see Evil Twin Comics Action Philosophers #1 by Ryan Dunlavey (artist) and Fred Van Lente (writer) as a movie.
Action Philosophers #1 introduces readers to the philosophical forefathers of our time. They are, respectively: Plato the wrestler; Bodhidharma the Kung-fu master; and the super human Nietzsche.

There are three separate comedic stories ( not parodies—see the first inside page of the issue) and factual adventures of the three philosophers.

I could picture Hulk Hogan as Plato, the broad shouldered wrestler/philosopher who has taken his schooling from Socrates. Plato fights for his views on poetry and joins a group called the Pythagorean until he finally settles for a utopian world of artistry and perfection, where if you passed gym but flunked math you were sent to the military.

Jet Li as Bodhidharma. This obviously is a martial arts story about a monk from India who travels to China and starts the philosophy of Self. Bodhidharma teaches everything in riddles and paradoxes so nobody understand what the heck he's talking about.

And Christopher Walken as Friedrich Nietzsche who is a philosopher of anti-socialism. His view is “equality is a human-created concept, bogus and ultimately corrupting”. The most whimsical panels show him reading his book titled “Unca Friederich’s Bedtime Stories” to the famous Katzenjammer Kids. Also it seems he adores ultra-nationalist composer Richard Wagner. The panels where Nietzsche looks goo-goo eyed at Wagner who is dressed as The Mighty Thor defy description.

In the end we could even do an Ultimate Cage fight between the 3 philosophers.
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Old 06-29-2008, 08:49 PM
 
Location: Beaumont, Texas
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I'd like to see a movie made about Hannibal (not the cannibal). The general from Carthage who marched against the Roman empire with an army of elephants crossing the Alps. I always thought that would make a great Roman epic and am surprised it hasn't been done already.
I agree. Not like Troy or Alexander, maybe even a 300 type of thing. Which Punic War would it focus on?
Or Charlamagne or Constantine.
Also, I've always wanted to see the Silver Surfer made into a movie. After the second Fantastic Four, it looks like it could happen. As long as the character is sublime and jaded - not too cartoonish, it should be okay.
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Old 06-30-2008, 12:22 AM
 
Location: SoCal - Sherman Oaks & Woodland Hills
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Jet Li as Bodhidharma. This obviously is a martial arts story about a monk from India who travels to China and starts the philosophy of Self. Bodhidharma teaches everything in riddles and paradoxes so nobody understand what the heck he's talking about.
I would LOVE to see a movie about Bodhidharma but Jet Li would be a bad choice to play him. Bodhidharma was an Indian Prince, Jet Li is Chinese and Bodhidharma (Damo as he is called in Chinese) was NOT a martial artist, but he heavily influenced the already existing Chinese martial arts by incorporating yoga, breathing and strength training routines.

I would also like to see "Chronicles Of Tao" made into a movie. My favorite book of all time.

"Pulp Fiction 2 - the Adventures of Jules" would be an awesome movie as well. This would chronicle Jules' rise in the gangster world or follow his adventures after Pulp Fiction.
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Old 06-30-2008, 12:35 AM
 
Location: The Netherlands
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I would LOVE to see a movie about Bodhidharma but Jet Li would be a bad choice to play him. Bodhidharma was an Indian Prince, Jet Li is Chinese and Bodhidharma (Damo as he is called in Chinese) was NOT a martial artist, but he heavily influenced the already existing Chinese martial arts by incorporating yoga, breathing and strength training routines.
Be that as it may, Jet Li is a big name whenever you want to make a martial arts movie. I mean movie-producers could watch martial arts movies starring Jet Li so they'll get an idea how it would be.
Then again, the martial arts scenes in the Matrix was done by actors who had no martial arts training at all.
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Old 06-30-2008, 12:59 AM
 
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The life of Janis Joplin I think would be a good story, I mean The Rose was sort of about her but not specifically, more so just a type of female singer that was close to Janis' personality.

I have read on the internet about two films in the works about her life, both were scrapped. The most latest was to have Renee Zellweger play Janis, have heard nothing about that in ages and I first read about it back in 04, so I guess that must have been scrapped as well. I can't recall who was going to play her in the first one I read about, that was back in 2000.
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Old 07-09-2008, 01:56 PM
 
Location: Wichita,Kansas
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More Films based on The Wizard of Oz books.
Im not sure how many books there are total but i read 2-3 when i was young.
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Old 07-09-2008, 06:27 PM
 
Location: Turn Left at Greenland
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A biopic of Montgomery Clift ... and Julian McMahon would be great in the part.
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