Biographies you want for a movie to be made...

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    Any biographies on people or events you would like to see on the big silver screen?
     
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    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.
     
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    Keith Moon
    Keith Richards
    Robert Pirsig
    Ronnie Spector
    George Lazenby
    Peter Fonda
    Nina Simone
    Alan Watts
    Trevanian
    Robert Downey Jr.
    Audrey Hepburn
    Henry Kissinger

    I could go on....
     
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    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.
     
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    nina simone is in the works....
     
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    hannibal,not the killer from s.o.t.l but the african general.
     
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    I think Diana Vreeland's story might be entertaining, but who in the world could portray her?
     
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    Danielle Staub??? :tongue:
     
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    Mary Pierce, French tennis player!
    It would be a "soap opera" story!
     
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    I think a movie about Syd Barrett would be pretty interesting.
     
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    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.
     
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    Off the top of my brain, I'd say
    Rock Hudson, not the crap TV one that already blew
    Dusty Springfield
    Sarah Vaughn
    Johnny Mercer
    Johnny Carson
     
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    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.
     
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    Douglas Adam and Phillip K Dick
     
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    Great! Do you know who is playing Nina? I think Mary J Blige would be good.
     
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    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.
     
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    That seems to be the plan, as of now.

    Nina
     
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