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Postby Bill » Sat Aug 29, 2009 1:13 am

I would like to see an Edgar Bergen biopic; I don't think one has ever been made, which surprises me somewhat.
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Postby The Star Swordsman » Mon Jan 04, 2010 3:52 am

Hmmm, time to get this thing back on its feet.

(For those who don't know, because I didn't until I looked up the word, biopic means a biographical film, the dramatization of a person's life)

Hmmm, this is hard. I don't really know. I'm thinking of historical people, but a lot has been done with them. If I were to choose someone more recent, I guess I would pick maybe a star with a rags-to-riches tale. But I don't know any.
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Postby Bill » Mon Jan 04, 2010 4:32 am

Well, I just had the idea last night of an Alfred Hitchcock biopic, simply titled Hitchcock. I had originally envisioned Leo DiCaprio in the role (don't ask me why, but he's one of my favorite actors), but in talking with my father, he said that he would have to either gain weight, or be in a fat suit. His suggestion was Philip Seymour Hoffman. I like that idea, really like it.
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Postby IncredigirlVirginia » Sun Apr 18, 2010 3:00 am

I want a Walt Disney bio, dude. I mean, he's the greatest mortal ever to live. Can't I at least have a biography? Or an (accurate) Einstien...Mozart (Amadeus is so wrong, it's funny)! :D
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Postby Theclaw » Mon Apr 19, 2010 6:33 pm

I would love to see a bio about Laurel and Hardy. The were the greatest comedy duo ever. Stan travelled from England with Chaplin to the US and met Ollie, who had always played a heavy in films before. The rest is history. It would be great to see how two very different men became the comedy greats they were.
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Postby love70ways » Thu Apr 22, 2010 9:49 pm

I can't really think of any historical figure I would like a biopic of at this moment...
Any biopic ever made should take a few cues from Walk the Line. It is so good, and I felt so engrossed in Johnny Cash's life.

Maybe a biopic of J. D. Salinger? He led such a seclusive life, this might be difficult to make. However, if the filmmakers had enough information about him, I bet it would be eye opening and mind blowing!
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Postby pixarfan9099 » Fri Apr 23, 2010 12:05 am

John Lasseter, anyone?
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Postby love70ways » Fri Apr 23, 2010 1:24 am

pixarfan9099 wrote:John Lasseter, anyone?


While we do all love Mr. Lasseter, and it'd be very cool, I don't think a biopic about him would be successful. The choice person needs to have some major tragedy/complex emotion/major obstacle/inner struggle for a really great biopic.

I wonder who they would cast to play John Lasseter... any thoughts?
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Postby pixarfan9099 » Fri Apr 23, 2010 2:10 am

love70ways wrote:I wonder who they would cast to play John Lasseter... any thoughts?


It would be animated, of course. The first half, 1957-1986, would be 2D and 1986-present would be Pixar-animated. :lol:
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Postby love70ways » Fri Apr 23, 2010 2:42 am

pixarfan9099 wrote:It would be animated, of course. The first half, 1957-1986, would be 2D and 1986-present would be Pixar-animated. :lol:


Ooh, very clever!
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Postby Bill » Thu Jun 24, 2010 5:58 pm

Yesterday evening, I was looking at Woody Allen's Wikipedia article, and the template for his films. He has led an interesting life to say the least, including relationships with Harleen Rosen (whom he married at age 19; she was 15), Louise Lasser, Diane Keaton (who he cast in his Broadway play Play It Again, Sam, and went on to star in a number of his films), Stacy Nelkin, Mia Farrow, and, currently, Soon-Yi Previn.

He is a notable film director, whose films run the gamut from dramas to screwball the birds and the bees comedies. He is also distinguished by his rapid rate of production and his very large body of work. To date, Allen has directed 42 films (including the television film Don't Drink the Water), at a rate of one film every year. His current picture, You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger, premiered at the Cannes Film Festival on May 15, and will be released September 23. He has also announced his next film for release in 2011: Midnight in Paris.

Personally, I would like this biopic to cover both the film aspect of his career, and his personal life. If this is to be a truthful biopic about one of cinema’s all-time greats, then doesn’t it have to include the bad as well as the good? If you just include the good, then you’re masking the fact that the man’s life wasn’t all roses. I’m not saying it should dwell on the negative, losing sight of his career, but at the same time the bad stuff shouldn’t be omitted, IMO.

Personally, though, I absolutely despise Allen and his films. For that reason, I'm surprised the idea of this biopic interests me - and it interests me highly. I've mentioned before ideas of filmmakers like Hitchcock, but if there is one filmmaker who has the history and life story that seems fit for a biopic, it's Allen.

And, what would the film be called? This seems like the right choice, and the only title I can think of that works: Woody.

What do you guys think? Is it a good idea?
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Postby IncredigirlVirginia » Thu Jun 24, 2010 8:00 pm

love70ways wrote:
pixarfan9099 wrote:John Lasseter, anyone?


While we do all love Mr. Lasseter, and it'd be very cool, I don't think a biopic about him would be successful. The choice person needs to have some major tragedy/complex emotion/major obstacle/inner struggle for a really great biopic.

I wonder who they would cast to play John Lasseter... any thoughts?


John Lasseter had PLENTY of trials and tribulations before Toy Story was released. At one point, he was sleeping under his desk. Just watch The Pixar Story.
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Postby pixarfan9099 » Thu Jun 24, 2010 8:04 pm

His major emotional turn: when The Brave Little Toaster got shelved and he got fired by Disney.

His triumph: November 22, 1995, or when Disney acquired Pixar.
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Postby IncredigirlVirginia » Thu Jun 24, 2010 8:34 pm

pixarfan9099 wrote:His major emotional turn: when The Brave Little Toaster got shelved and he got fired by Disney.

His triumph: November 22, 1995, or when Disney acquired Pixar.


Are you agreeing or disagreeing with me? I'm confused. :lol:
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Postby pixarfan9099 » Thu Jun 24, 2010 9:34 pm

No, I'm just naming the huge plot points if they made a JL biopic. :P
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