Paradise Lost...The Movie??

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Postby Saturn » Tue Apr 25, 2006 9:18 am

Ozzy Osbourne, or maybe Sharon :lol:
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Postby lilygreen » Tue Apr 25, 2006 1:18 pm

Oh, it will probably be shot in an empty room with an Asian woman playing God.
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Postby Credo Buffa » Tue Apr 25, 2006 1:43 pm

Nooooooo!!!!!!!!!! :shock:

That'd be just our luck, though, wouldn't it? :roll:
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Postby Saturn » Tue Apr 25, 2006 10:24 pm

lilygreen wrote:Oh, it will probably be shot in an empty room with an Asian woman playing God.


:lol:

Or maybe like one of those Danish dogme films with no sets or scenery whatsoever :roll:
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Postby dks » Tue Apr 25, 2006 10:42 pm

Or perhaps a healthy dose of "modern day" Paradise Lost with Hillary Duff and Chad Michael Murray--you know, and Lindsey Lohan can play Satan.
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Postby Saturn » Tue Apr 25, 2006 11:04 pm

dks wrote:Or perhaps a healthy dose of "modern day" Paradise Lost with Hillary Duff and Chad Michael Murray--you know, and Lindsey Lohan can play Satan.



:shock:

Or maybe with Paris Hilton as Eve and Tommy Lee as Adam... :lol:
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Postby Saturn » Tue Apr 25, 2006 11:05 pm

Al Pacino or maybe Richard E. Grant as Satan...


...who else?


Sean Penn or Tim Robins as Raphael?? :wink:
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Postby Brave Archer » Tue Apr 25, 2006 11:59 pm

Of all the bad ideas........ What the hell is their problem. Remakes of classic literature rarely work, and the people on the list of writers and producers haven't done any good work ( Batman Begins, Crossing anyone). I was in the 9th or 10th grade when I was first introduced to Milton-- by my photography teacher-- and never once reading it had I though 'hmmm, this would make a great movie'. I could be wrong, but i'm not. There is in my mind absolutely a DUMBASS move on the part of the studio. A four hour movie, that has to be done perfectly, forgive me for saying this but 'it gone happen cap'n'.

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Postby Credo Buffa » Wed Apr 26, 2006 12:09 am

This is a bit OT for this thread, but since we're speaking of film versions of classic lit. . . Saturn, you asked somewhere about the Tristan & Isolde movie at one point. I haven't seen or heard much about it, but I think it came out on DVD here today, so I'll probably rent it sometime this week and let you know what I think.

Personally, I had to read a good chunk of that for my Arthurian Lit class, and I fear the film has great potential to be overkill. It depends on what portions of the story they choose to focus on: the beginning is pretty good, but after they have to hide their love from the king in some miraculous way for the hundredth time, it gets a bit oppressive. :roll:

As of this point, though, having not seen it, I'm going to go with an assumption by one of my cinema co-workers that it'll probably end up being a "guilty pleasure" :wink: :P
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Postby Saturn » Wed Apr 26, 2006 12:18 am

It was directed by the same guy that made Robin Hood: Prince Of Theives so that's not a good sign - it;s probably high on action and dubious in script terms.

I've seen trailers and the actress [Sophia Myles] who plays Isolde is extraordinarily beautiful so I won't be complaining if the script's nonsense.

I really am that shallow my friends :wink:

I'll probably go this weekend and post my views on it :D
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Postby Credo Buffa » Wed Apr 26, 2006 12:26 am

Saturn wrote:I'll probably go this weekend and post my views on it :D

Then we can compare notes! :D

Really, by the same director as Robin Hood? Does that mean we'll be subjected to our hero having a random American accent, despite the setting? :roll: :lol:
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Postby Saturn » Wed Apr 26, 2006 12:32 am

Credo Buffa wrote:
Saturn wrote:I'll probably go this weekend and post my views on it :D

Then we can compare notes! :D

Really, by the same director as Robin Hood? Does that mean we'll be subjected to our hero having a random American accent, despite the setting? :roll: :lol:


I think the actor who plays Tristan is English and the girl playing Isolde is English too but does a decent 'Oirish' accent :?

One plus is that it is produced by Ridley Scott who is a genius and one of my favourite directors 8)
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Postby Credo Buffa » Wed Apr 26, 2006 12:35 am

Isn't James Franco American? :?

In either case, I think I heard enough from the trailers, and I think we should be OK :P
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Postby Saturn » Wed Apr 26, 2006 12:42 am

Credo Buffa wrote:Isn't James Franco American? :?

In either case, I think I heard enough from the trailers, and I think we should be OK :P


Must have missed that :roll: :oops:

Rufus Sewell however is very English and very good at the bad-guy roles and always worth watching 8)
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Postby Credo Buffa » Fri Apr 28, 2006 11:25 pm

Well, Saturn, I watched Tristan & Isolde last night. Would you like my review now or would you like to see it yourseif first?
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