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Old 03-24-2006, 07:00 AM   #1
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Stan, here's something to chew on.
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Old 07-24-2006, 07:00 AM   #2
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Yeah, he'd be willing to see Hitch play around. If anyone could, it'd be Hitch.

Also, Hitch wanted to do Hamlet, adapted to modern world, which he described as 'psychological melodrama'. With Cary Grant set to star.
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Old 08-07-2006, 07:00 AM   #3
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I heard of a Tamil - yes Tamil - film where the they were going to keep the camera frame fixed (a mirror apparently) and it would capture the going-ons.
Wondered how they could sustain for a feature length film. And I don't think the film saw the light of day

But in waeld cinema- have such things been tried?
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Old 12-20-2011, 06:51 PM   #4
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Default Interesting ideas/movies that never got made..
Kubrick - Napolean
Tarkovsky - Hoffmanniana
Leone - Stalingrad
Peckinpah - The Cincinnati Kid
Lean - Nostromo
Lynch - One Saliva Bubble, Ronnie Rocket
Welles (also Terry Gillian) - Don Quixote
Tarantino - original script of Natural born killers
Jodoworsky - Dune
Kubrick's holocaust project
Lynch's untitled Star Wars sequel/prequel
Tarantino's bond movie
Cronenberg's Total recall
Lynne Ramsay's Lovely bones
Alien 3 - Wooden planet idea
Kamal haasan's Marudhanayagam
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Old 12-20-2011, 07:02 PM   #5
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Very nice thread. But arambicha pavattunAla, you got to get links.

Scorcese - shitload of projects announced with his name. That Irish gangster flick with De Niro?

Thunderball, based on script by Fleming and Jack Whittingham (that led to lawsuit and possibly Fleming's early death).

Casino Royale, straight forward adaptation by the producer Charles Feldman in 67.

Post 1978 Superman, Batman (thank god it didn't happen).
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Old 12-20-2011, 07:13 PM   #6
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F_R,
Yes, from Lumiere brothers to James Benning.
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Old 12-20-2011, 07:20 PM   #7
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Spielberg offered to do Bond (before Lucas convinced him to do Raiders).
Speaking of which...
...Tom Sellect as Indiana Jones...
...Brosnan as Bond 1987...
...young punk Dalton as Bond in 1969...
...Cary Grant as Bond 1962 (confirm except he didn't want multi-film contract)...
James Cameroon Spiderman movie (90s, with Arnie as Doc Ock).
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Old 12-20-2011, 07:22 PM   #8
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The long opening take of Leone's Stalingrad (narrated in one of the DVD extras by his acquaintance) is absolutely mesmeric to even think of. De niro was to act, I think.

Nicholson as Kubrick's Napolean however takes the cake! And Kubrick's design for the war scenes was mindblowing, based on his interviews!
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Old 12-20-2011, 07:24 PM   #9
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Apparently, Elmore Leonard sent Hitchcock a copy of 'Unknown man #89'.
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Old 12-20-2011, 07:25 PM   #10
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Brando - Wounded Knee massacre.
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Old 12-20-2011, 07:27 PM   #11
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All that you mentioned, except the Hitch one, would have been awesome. The Leonard book is not for Hitch, no way.
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Old 12-20-2011, 07:27 PM   #12
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Good thread. My knowledge is limited to contribute.

Kid, Interested in a related spun off thread like an actor missing out a particular role in a particular film, like Will Smith offered Neo's role in Matrix. Would love to know who missed what in their careers.
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Old 12-20-2011, 07:30 PM   #13
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That would be awesome, Feddy!

Donald Sutherland declined Deliverence & Straw dogs. His lineup of films in that time is still so darn impressive. Worked with Altman, Bertolucci, Fellini, Roeg, Pakula among others.
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Old 12-20-2011, 07:32 PM   #14
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All that you mentioned, except the Hitch one, would have been awesome. The Leonard book is not for Hitch, no way.
Which Leonard book is for Hitch 'on paper'? 'd love to see his treatment for any crime film. He's so versatile.

But still the premise is so De Palma-esque (who is a bastardized descendant of Hitch)
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Old 12-20-2011, 07:35 PM   #15
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In fact, Connery also turned down Morphues. To make it up, he did Leagues of Extraordinary Gentleman
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Old 12-20-2011, 07:37 PM   #16
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Which Leonard book is for Hitch 'on paper'? 'd love to see his treatment for any crime film. He's so versatile.

But still the premise is so De Palma-esque (who is a bastardized descendant of Hitch)
Versatile-A? I think he has his own genre. Not sure he can handle hardboiled crime. Leonard's are in essence more contemporary version. I feel only the latter directors did justice to his crime books (not sure about western). Have you seen 52 Pick Up. Didn't do justice to the book.
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Old 12-20-2011, 07:38 PM   #17
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Great link Grouch bro. Never knew they wanted Gene Hackman for Silence.... Lambs
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Old 12-20-2011, 07:40 PM   #18
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Versatile-A? I think he has his own genre. Not sure he can handle hardboiled crime. Leonard's are in essence more contemporary version. I feel only the latter directors did justice to his crime books (not sure about western). Have you seen 52 Pick Up. Didn't do justice to the book.
Of course, Hitch is versatile. Anyone who had made stuff as versatile as the ring, lodger, rear window, vertigo, psycho, north by northwest, birds, wrong man is bound to be versatile. He'd handle contemp. style well.

Personally, I think QT is meant for Leonard. QT is a descendant of De Palma, who is a descendant of Hitchcock.
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Old 12-20-2011, 07:48 PM   #19
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Well, explanation acceptible. The man is more of a visual guy. The entire North By Northwest was built by wanting to do a scene where the Mount Rushmore chase, and subsequent hanging. He picked plays and novels and made it his style. Chandler went nuts trying to work him, to paraphrase, "one moment he wants this, another he wants that (chandler was quoting some of the stunt sequences from Hitch's films). he is not serious about the story"...and also famously remarked to his servants when Hitch came over for script discussion (Strangers in the Train) "Look at that fat bastard trying to get out of his car"
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Old 12-20-2011, 07:49 PM   #20
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Personally, I think QT is meant for Leonard. QT is a descendant of De Palma, who is a descendant of Hitchcock.
Absof_loutely. I won't be surprise Tarantino's story telling style was influenced by Leonard. I really loved Jackie Brown (okay, now I accept De Niro's presence in it).
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