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Reply #15 on: September 07, 2020, 05:09:14 PM
John Candy wasnít alive in 97 but letís say he was - if he were to be in the PTAverse, hereís where Iíd put him:

Sydney (1980): Young Man At Craps Table
Boogie Nights (2008): The Colonel
Magnolia (1989): Jim Kurring
Punch-Drunk Love (1984): Lance
There Will Be Blood (1992): Henry
The Master (2012): John Moore
Inherent Vice (1999): Smilax
Phantom Thread (2005): (scenes deleted)

In an interview once, Paul mentioned that he would have loved to work with Chris Farley. Iím convinced that had he survived, he would have been at least nominated for an Oscar by now, either in one of PTAís movies or something else. Here are my Farley swaps:

Sydney (1993): John
Boogie Nights (2001): Rahad Jackson
Magnolia (1999): Jim Kurring
Punch Drunk Love (2002): Barry Egan
There Will Be Blood (1991): Paul F Tompkins
The Master (2006): Freddie
Inherent Vice (2008): Bigfoot
Phantom Thread (n/a - scenes deleted)


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Reply #16 on: September 07, 2020, 05:51:55 PM
oh? hm. it is your imagination after all


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Reply #17 on: September 07, 2020, 07:41:18 PM
So many things here that I hate so much, but this is pretty good:

Punch Drunk Love (1973):

Dustin Hoffman as Barry Egan (Adam Sandler)
Lynn Redgrave as Lena Leonard ( Emily Watson)
Gene Wilder as Dean Trumbell (Phillip Seymour Hoffman)

(Should be Sissy Spacek as Lena, though)

Care to share the miscasting choices here? Just remember that the casting choices aren't handpick by me but by the forum members on Awardsworthy. Given my fascination with alternative history I tend to be interested in the what-if of historical artifacts, which applies to entertainment and specifically the movie industry

Also would agree with Spacek being a good choice, and I think Hal Ashby or Robert Altman would make a good fit for the material, even if I think Mike Nichols would be the alt director in this scenario. It might just be the Hoffman casting that is making me lean towards that direction.


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Reply #18 on: December 18, 2020, 09:32:35 PM
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Reply #19 on: December 19, 2020, 04:13:53 AM
Recasting Boogie Nights If It Was Made Today

Some interesting choices...

I thought they were all good apart from the Dirk and Reed recastings.


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Reply #20 on: December 19, 2020, 04:42:37 AM
These got progressively weirder as they went down. DDL as Jack Horner? Amazing. The Nicole Kidman suggestion is a bit strange as well as she's a similar age to Moore.


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Reply #21 on: December 20, 2020, 12:42:49 AM
The first few choices are actually pretty darn good, but Holland as Dirk is terrible. DDL as Jack is weird, but Iím sure DDL could do it. Nicole Kidman is like 15 years older than Julianne Moore was when she was in Boogie Nights, but Amber Waves being in her early 50s instead of late 30s could probably work since sheís the motherly figure.


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Reply #22 on: December 20, 2020, 04:32:27 AM
I note a cruel lack of Haim.
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Reply #23 on: December 20, 2020, 11:38:30 AM
Alana as Rollergirl, Danielle as Jessie St Vincent, Este as Dirk's mom.
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Reply #24 on: December 20, 2020, 01:02:33 PM
*Alana as Cheryl Lynne


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Reply #25 on: January 05, 2021, 10:38:15 PM
Found this on another forum about recasting your favorite movies. This is Quentin Tarantino version of Boogie Nights.

Leonardo DiCaprio as Dirk Diggler
Robert Forster as Jack Horner
Pam Grier as Amber Waves
Samuel L. Jackson as Buck Swope
Chris Penn as Reed Rothchild
Bridget Fonda as Rollergirl
Steve Buscemi as "Little" Bill Thompson
Sid Haig as The Colonel James
Harvey Keitel as Floyd Gondolli
Michael Madsen as Todd Parker
and David Carradine as as Rahad Jackson


All considering, that's a damn good list, if I would make minor adjustments. Pam Grier is a decade older than Amber and I visioned recast with an actress in their thirties. She could be Becky Burnett but that's such an nothing role that I wouldn't wast Grier talent on. Bridget Fonda would be 33 in 1997, just four years younger than Julianne Moore. She would be more suitable to playing Maggie. The Rollergirl in this version should be Uma Thurman if we are sticking to his main crew.