Which books would you like to see adapted to film?
The Stranger or Journey to the End of the Night would be nice, I think.
Why do people want to see movie adaptations to begin with? What could it possibly add?
I understand if the movie departs from the source material to do something really different, like some do. But if the idea is just to capture the essence of the book.. why not just read the book.
It's just another way to experience something nice, kind of like looking at both a painting and a photograph of the same subject or listening to a poem being recited and reading it.
>Orson Welles will never write, direct, and star in a biopic of William Shakespeare
What everyone else said, and also the fact that the movie expands upon and helps to popularize the ideas set forth by the original, hopeful, hopefully well-intended message of a given film and that, more importantly, the overall message, if legitimate—meaning well intended by both director and writer—be not only true and accurate to the original work, but an expansion into fresh space, virgin and vacuous.
War & War, by laszlow krasznahorkai- but directed by the coen brothers (instead of, say, ingmar bergman)
I would laugh and cry
>directed by Tarantino
why would you wish this fate upon anything?
A trilogy with each film having a length of about 3 hours.
The first film will end at the part where Ahab is introduced. This film will be 3 hours and 30 minutes long.
The second part is the middle of the book. This film will be almost four hours long, with an interlude.
And then the third film will start just before they find Moby Dick, replaying a little bit of the end of the second film. This film will be 2 and a half - 3 hours long.
The three films will take note of every last detail in the book.
Queequeg cannot be played by a white, needs to be as close to wherever he's from in the book as possible, whilst being a great actor.
Each film will have a budget of up to $500 million to ensure that the sets and things are perfect.
There will be almost no CGI, just for the whale, some chapters that go into anatomy of whales, and maybe the sea. A to-scale ship will be built for the film.
The film will be shot with IMAX cameras.
There will be a three year gap between the first two films, and a four year gap between the second and third.
If I were a multi-billionaire, I'd pay whatever is needed to get this trilogy made.
>Polanksi, a man who ran from justice and is living in luxury, understanding anything about what crime and punishment is about
>a porn star understanding anything about playing a religious woman living in poverty who has to prostitute herself to feed her mom and sister, and feels like shit for it, but finds strength in another sinner through repentance
Are you stoned?
>it's violent, so Tarantino would do a good job!
No, the Coen Brothers might, judging by True Grit and No Country for Old Men. Tarantino, apart from Reservoir Dogs, only produces intentional b-movies.
How the hell would Dano make a good Kid? The Kid is worn and been through a lot, you would be able to recognize him on the street as a hard and weather-beaten man.
Paul Dano is more suited to someone like Alyosha.
Well first and foremost, he's one of the few talented actors who could pass as a mature-looking 15/16 year old
But it would also totally work if the movie utilized the same method as the book and kept the Kid off-screen during the raidings or ambushes, only implying that he's there. You wouldn't even need very good acting skills to pass as the Kid, he's basically a brick wall. Dano is talented enough to bring finesse to it, I think
>You wouldn't even need very good acting skills to pass as the Kid, he's basically a brick wall.
Then get someone who at least looks the part. Get a gang member or something
I can barely name that many indian actors but I tried
Anderson directs, chained to Von Trier who is having a psychotic episode and has a loaded gun on his person. Anderson's masterful quirky humour, kept in check by an unhinged Von Trier (to make sure there's a grimdark undertone and shit doesnt get to cutesy).
I always thought Radcliffe would be great in the role of some pissed off secretary / janitor / groundskeeper. There's something tragically impotent about his appearance and demeanour. He's also overly polite, probably well-educated and strikes me at someone who might have control issues and occasionally lashes out. Obviously he'd have to be older.
Dunst is just fucking hot no matter her age. Ofc it'd have to be a young Dunst.
The entire point of Sonya is despite being born into a shit life, and being forced into sinful occupation by her degenerate father, she is still able to redeem the louse that is Raskolnikov out of the goodness of her heart.
So casting a woman known for taking dick up the ass is a bit of an insult I think.
How could you possibly be using her character as a human being against casting her in a fucking movie role?
I'm not suggesting you be cast as Don Juan. Maybe Dosty is sacred to you in some way.
Do you not understand that actors have to assume the role and put themselves in the heads of the characters they play? How the heck could she do that with Sonya? What makes you think she possibly could?
I also have no reason to think Polanksi could wrap his head around the major theme of the work. He might get some things, but he would not get this, he could not comprehend it, it would be like asking someone who's autistic to direct a movie about flirting.
I'd love a film adaptation of A Confederacy of Dunces.
Not sure who should direct it, though.
I could also do with more Kobo Abe, Philip K. Dick and Kurt Vonnegut adaptations
It is specifically mentioned in the book that Raskolnikov is quite a handsome young man. Not sure Paul Dano would be a great choice. Sasha grey as Sonya is ok, as long as they don't make her too pretty with make-up etc. That weird eye is a good touch.
Peter Watts's Blindisght
Director: Shane Carruth
Siri Keeton: Shane Carruth
Jukka Sarasti: emaciated Tom Hiddleston would be nice
Any other character I don't know, not much of an actor kind of person myself.
Pic related is optimal for Sonya. She's the perfect age now and True Grit shows she can believably play a very religious character.
she might seem a little too innocent for Sonya if anything
This would be an awesome 30 part HBO series.... Only three seasons and they could actually finish it. (Everyone knows GRRM will be dead before ASOIAF is finished) in fact they could probably finish this before GOT 7 Comes out.
Anyway as to casting I really don't know. I would prefer unknowns.
>but it's entry level
What kind of a criticism is that? Do you criticise Homer for being entry level too? Go back to /mu/ with this gay shit.
Also, Aphex was in the shitty part of his taste and Eno in the good part.
It's ok, I was joking too. I've actually listened to like two AT and Eno albums and don't know shit about music theory. So, really, my music opinions are shitposts.
Sonya is a shy cutie, who was forced by circumstances to abandon her innocence. She did not fully embrace the perversion though and it pained her to be a hooker. Deep inside, she still had a little bit of an innocent child in her. It's this mix of innocence and perversion that makes her interesting.
If Sasha Grey did her best to play an innocent girl, she might bring the same mix (though obviously in reverse) to the table just by virtue of her reputation.
Greetings from Sweden.
>the picture of Dorian gray
> heath ledger as Dorian
Posting it until it gets made.
Probably not until Harlan Ellison is dead
Fuck me? No, no, no, fuck you my friend.
I also vote for Sasha.
I make these sometimes so I can keep track of characters when I'm reading plays with a large cast
here's one I did for "The Servant of Two Masters"
Johnny Depp is not a good actor. He is the quintessential meme actor. His only decent roles are in films where he was carried by actual good actors (like DiCaprio in Gilbert Grape). Everything else is a costume and a gimmick.
ehh. He was doing a very good Thompson impression but is that really great acting? I mean it wasn't a bad performance, I just don't think he's earned the right to be called a good/great actor.
The Stand by Stephen King is my favorite book and is apparently being adapted to a miniseries and a movie but might be in production hell, I don't actually know. Anyway...
Stu: Matthew McConaughey
Randall Flagg: Christain Bale
Frannie: Jennifer Lawrence - or any female actor in that age range
Nick Andros: Maybe a young JGL, but he's getting up there. I've heard the kid from Whiplash is good
Larry Underwood: A young RDJ
Tom Cullen: ?
Glen Bateman: Tom Hanks
Susan Stern: Amy Adams
Lloyd: Adam Driver
Trashcan Man: ?
>Charlie being the trashman and not Danny