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PostSubject: Favourite films that never were   Tue Jul 19, 2011 10:52 pm

A rehash of the old MI6 Studios thread from days gone by, this thread is essentially your domain to create the greatest films that never were. You may like to write a plot. You might like to cast your favourite book. You might like to recast a film in a different era. You might just want to lament a pairing that never was. Whatever. If it never happened and you want to imagine it - your place is here.

Let the imaginations run wild...
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PostSubject: Re: Favourite films that never were   Tue Jul 19, 2011 11:12 pm

King Lear

Lear: Anthony Hopkins
Goneril: Cate Blanchett
Regan: Rachel Stirling
Cordelia: Keira Knightley
Kent: Ralph Fiennes
Gloucester: ?
Edgar: Rob James Collier
Edmond: Michael Fassbender
The Fool: John Cleese
Albany: ?
Duke of France: ?

This is something I actually started thinking about last week. As an aspriring film maker, I'd love to translate a Shakespearean story to film one day. If it were to be anytime soon, I'd like these actors cast. This also stems from Blanchett's production, where she was to produce and star in it, with her as Goneril (which I think is an excellent choice anyway) and Keira was to be Cordelia. I was trying to find more information on it on the net, but can't seem to find it anymore...
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PostSubject: Re: Favourite films that never were   Tue Jul 19, 2011 11:33 pm

Tonights idea came to me while watching MASH on the telly this evening - what if MASH had been made contempary with the Korean War, or just after, say... 1955? The opportunity to rejig one of my favourite TV shows with my favourite film era became quite a juicy one and this is what I've come up with so far...



Beginning with...



Tom Ewell as Col. Henry Blake - would have nailed the MacLean Stevenson type role; a guy with responsibilites, a family, a practice et al, but just as much of a loose cannon as anyone around the place. And he's bloody hilarious. laugh



Tommy Noonan as Radar - the ultimate boy-man, who's comic uncertainty and shyness would have suited Radar nicely.



Arthur Kennedy as Major Frank Burns - Yes, I cast him in everything, but theres surely no-one better to play someone so pathetic as Frank Burns.



Doris Day as Major Margaret Houlihan - she'd have to tone down the virginity and stoke a bit more anger, but she's funny, she's blonde and around that time was hot with a capital H.O.T.



Red Buttons as Father Mulcahy - guy was funny without being too overt, likably sincere and you could believe him as a religious man.



Dean Martin as Klinger - not sure why but I had a vision of Dino roaming the camp in women's clothing trying to get out of the army. Sounded humouros enough.

as for Hawkeye and Trapper...

I kinda settled on Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon as a dream team, thought they were incompatible - then I realized they were in SOME LIKE IT HOT together. laugh I spose theyd work okay then. Even if I couldnt fit it Elliot Reid. Or Tony Randall. Maybe as Frank Burns?
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PostSubject: Re: Favourite films that never were   Tue Jul 19, 2011 11:40 pm

FieldsMan wrote:
King Lear

Lear: Anthony Hopkins
Goneril: Cate Blanchett
Regan: Rachel Stirling
Cordelia: Keira Knightley
Kent: Ralph Fiennes
Gloucester: ?
Edgar: Rob James Collier
Edmond: Michael Fassbender
The Fool: John Cleese
Albany: ?
Duke of France: ?

Sounds like a Baz Luhrmann film.
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PostSubject: Re: Favourite films that never were   Tue Jul 19, 2011 11:56 pm

Kubrick's Napoleon movie.

I'll try to think of a cast later.
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PostSubject: Re: Favourite films that never were   Wed Jul 20, 2011 1:11 am

Orson Welles's HEART OF DARKNESS.

http://www.personal.psu.edu/jam811/ROOT/FALL%2008/Report%20-%20HOD/1225586.pdf

Give me some time.
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PostSubject: Re: Favourite films that never were   Wed Jul 20, 2011 6:49 am

Curses, all I can think off is Guns of Navarone but with Kenneth More (before he heckled somebody and got replaced by Niv). Hardly dream cast but there we go.
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PostSubject: Re: Favourite films that never were   Wed Jul 20, 2011 8:18 am

Salomé wrote:
Kubrick's Napoleon movie.

I'll try to think of a cast later.

Seconded.
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