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Discussion in 'Et Cetera, Et Cetera' started by elegant20, Jun 30, 2010.
Any biographies on people or events you would like to see on the big silver screen?
West with the Night by Beryl Markham
That woman lived life the way she wanted. She was brave, beautiful, unconventional, adventurous, fearless. She had torrid affairs, knew lots of other famous people, incredible adventures, everything. I want the story of her life from the time she was a child, though, not just her world record attempt.
Robert Downey Jr.
I could go on....
I always thought Lillian Hellman's account of the McCarthy era in Scoundrel Time would make an excellent movie.
In terms of an actual biography not based on anything written yet. I think a movie based on the last year of Marilyn Monroe's life would be interesting.
nina simone is in the works....
hannibal,not the killer from s.o.t.l but the african general.
I think Diana Vreeland's story might be entertaining, but who in the world could portray her?
Danielle Staub??? :tongue:
Mary Pierce, French tennis player!
It would be a "soap opera" story!
I think a movie about Syd Barrett would be pretty interesting.
Very cool that you included Trevanian (Rodney Whitaker). One of my favorite authors. I think people would be most familiar with the Eastwood film "The Eiger Sanction" based on his book. To anybody, however, who appreciates the art of writing, I highly recommend Shibumi, my favorite among the rest of his outstanding books.
Off the top of my brain, I'd say
Rock Hudson, not the crap TV one that already blew
MAKES ME WANNA HOLLER BY NATHAN McCALL .
A very powerful and insightful view of the problems of a young black youth. Read it when I temped in a college bookstore.
Douglas Adam and Phillip K Dick
I know this thread is about dramatisations but you might want to check out The Pink Floyd and Syd Barrett Story - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. I'm not a PF fan at all and I found it rather well done and interesting.
Great! Do you know who is playing Nina? I think Mary J Blige would be good.
Shibumi is indeed one of the coolest books ever. And Nicolai Hel is one of the coolest characters ever.
I've read just about everything Trevanian (nee Whitaker) has done, but I still have an unread Incident at Twenty-Mile on my shelf.
That seems to be the plan, as of now.