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Pas

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Re: Projects you wish Directors would do...
« Reply #15 on: October 14, 2009, 08:43:32 PM »
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Terrence Malick's Tarzan Blood Meridian - Who else better to show the duality of man and beast?


Amen, fuckin good idea

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Re: Projects you wish Directors would do...
« Reply #16 on: October 15, 2009, 02:45:50 AM »
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lynch - KAFKA'S METAMORPHOSIS. lynch talks about his screenplay adaptation in Lynch on Lynch, where he claims that a zillion different directors could come up with a zillion different interpretations of kafka's masterpiece -- but HIS would be the best! i'm inclined to agree. this would make my heart sing. can you imagine?? oh my god..

michael moore -- UNTITLED GAY RIGHTS FILM. he said a couple years ago this would be his next project. i think he should really do a gay rights film or a film about the environment. Capitalism: A Love Story was amazingly precise in dissecting the core problem of american life, but the effects of capitalism still demand attention-- destruction of the environment, erosion of human rights.. don't give up, michael!

michael bay -- SUNFLOWERS -- bay called it a "low-budget, experimental kinda thing" when he discussed in interviews almost a decade ago, revealing only that it would focus on a "dismal humanoid she-bot" who faces her own artificiality and attempts to transcend it. sounds like a departure to me.

kubrick -- NAPOLEON. i watch this movie in my head when i'm bored in class. SO AMAZING.

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Re: Projects you wish Directors would do...
« Reply #17 on: October 15, 2009, 03:14:05 AM »
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I should give my Oliver Stone rundown....

MLK film - Controversial story about the underbelly of the man and the troubling circumstances surrounding his death. Would have been more controversial than all of his films, but would have been a worthy look at his 60s era.

Evita the Musical. Originally had Meryl Streep signed on, but it was three days too late. Stone had to leave Evita and commit to the Doors due to obligations, but a musical in dedication to his mother and about a prominent figure like Evita would have been fascinating.

The Fountainhead. Ayn Rand remains literary boredom to cinema because all of her adaptations have been straight laced conceptions of her fantastic worlds in very generic terms. No filmmaker has tried to align her very tight prose to a cinematic language of equivalence. Stone had the best chance to imagine the cinematic vision of her literary prowess. The things Stone could have done remind me of how Eisenstein revolutionized editing in his Ivan the Terrible films and went beyond his early editing conceptions.

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Re: Projects you wish Directors would do...
« Reply #18 on: October 15, 2009, 03:16:15 AM »
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GT's Oliver Stone biopic.
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Re: Projects you wish Directors would do...
« Reply #19 on: October 15, 2009, 04:58:03 AM »
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bresson's genesis.  why not a film that prominently features animals' feet?
a linklater musical.  his love of minnelli makes me think that he has a good one in him.
gus van sant adapting burroughs.  he could probably make a great film out of queer.
claire denis to do an english-language film, if only to see if she can truly do no wrong.  (has anyone else seen 35 shots of rum?)
apichatpong weerasethakul's period romance.  would be the most romantic and visually sumptuous film since sunrise.
terry zwigoff's jimmy corrigan: the smartest kid on earth.  i would love to see what he could do with an enormous budget, and chris ware's masterpiece would be the perfect vessel.
anything kusturica feels like making.

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Re: Projects you wish Directors would do...
« Reply #20 on: October 15, 2009, 09:56:01 AM »
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Paul Thomas Anderson's Catch-22 (this one will always be risky, but if he gets it right, damn).
  Mike Nichols already nailed Catch-22.

I don't think so. It's a really lame Catch-22. Slow, with entire speeches taken word by word from the book but without much humor, characters acting like two dimensional cartoons, almost no sense of joy in general. In short, he took one of the funniest, darkest, disturbing, heartfelt books out there and blew it. Most of the actors are trying way too hard, practically yelling in your ear how funny and fun and wacky they find everything around them, when one of the pleasures and one of the funniest aspects of the book is to feel these characters are in a nightmare from which they find no way to get out. It has some interesting moments, some awesome set ups, but vibe tends to be boring, the one thing that book never is.

My guess is someone like PTA could manage to get the tone right, finding a balance between the dark sense of humor and the horrific aspect of an insane situation.

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Re: Projects you wish Directors would do...
« Reply #21 on: October 15, 2009, 11:53:35 AM »
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michael moore -- UNTITLED GAY RIGHTS FILM.

Wow I can see it in my head, and it's the most annoying film ever made.

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Re: Projects you wish Directors would do...
« Reply #22 on: October 15, 2009, 01:50:52 PM »
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haha. "They want their rights they never had back!"

already the most cringe worthy movie ever made.

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Re: Projects you wish Directors would do...
« Reply #23 on: October 15, 2009, 02:47:32 PM »
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Herzog doing his own biopic
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Re: Projects you wish Directors would do...
« Reply #24 on: October 16, 2009, 01:01:59 PM »
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I've always thought how a modern city would look through Malick's eye, such as NYC, Tokio, London, Hong Kong, etc. hell if he does one movie every 4/5 years im set for life.

That's exactly what I imagined if Malick did Tarzan and had him coming to a big city for the first time. It would be so inspiring.

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Re: Projects you wish Directors would do...
« Reply #25 on: October 18, 2009, 10:30:05 AM »
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Herzog doing a documentary on the making of his own biopic.
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Re: Projects you wish Directors would do...
« Reply #26 on: October 18, 2009, 01:13:58 PM »
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haha now that would be epic.
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Re: Projects you wish Directors would do...
« Reply #27 on: October 19, 2009, 07:05:08 AM »
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Scorsese gets DeNiro and/or Pacino back on their fucking game
Aronofsky's big budget version of the Fountain

And I second the Coens' To The White Sea
WWPTAD?

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Re: Projects you wish Directors would do...
« Reply #28 on: May 20, 2013, 07:28:16 PM »
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I decided to bump up this thread because of my talk with trashculturemutantjunkie .

Anyway, for the longest time I though the best person to direct Blood Meridian would be Terrence Malick (as someone posted earlier as well). But what I realised last night was that ideally, a person who could have done an incredible job of it was Francis Ford Coppola circa 1978. I know BM came out in 1985 but I think that would have been almost perfect.

PTA is another name I hear when people talk about adapting the book but I think the previous two could perhaps do it better.
John Hillcoat has also been suggested but he already had his chance at a bloody western and a McCarthy novel and I don't think he could pull it off anyway. Incidentally, the Proposition was my favourite film when I was younger.

And if you haven't read it, I highly recommend it. It is a masterpiece beyond masterpieces.

 

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