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Old 23-10-2013, 20:49
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..be made into a film? (that hasnt already been made?

I watched a documentary the other day about the Space Shuttle challenger that exploded in 1986, was interesting and I thought maybe would make a good film ...well they did it with Apollo 13 =/

Maybe the Ariel castro case, the kidnap and discovery of the 3girls in Cleveland would make a good film.

I know its not seen as good to make these sorts of things into films but I like it anyway, IF the film is good.
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Old 23-10-2013, 21:14
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So many choices. My top five picks:

John Bellingham
It'd be great to do one about the life and circumstances of John Bellingham, who was responsible for the assassination of British prime minister Sir Spencer Perceval. It could include a weird (and imo, funny) part about their alleged descendants (Henry Bellingham and Roger Perceval) facing each other in a local election in 1997. Perceval won by citing the 1812 assassination, which turned the local public against Henry Bellingham. So British.

Martin Luther King Jr.
I can't believe there is still no film about his life, activities and/or assassination. He usually appears as a minor character in civil-rights films. Weird. Even odder that there are already three films about Malcolm X.

The Peterloo Massacre of Manchester
The budget would be painful, but could work as a mini series or something.

Michael Malloy
I was both appalled and amused when I heard about this Irish American immigrant's story.

William Cuffay
A London leader and organiser of the Chartist movement. Actually, I'd be fine with a film about the Chartist movement itself if it'd happen.
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Old 24-10-2013, 17:27
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The Whaleship Essex
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Essex_%28whaleship%29
Now that would make an interesting, if harrowing film.

John Franklin's Northwest Passage Expedition
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_F...age_expedition
Again, a fascinating story crying out for a movie.

I best stop there as I've realised all my movies would be historical tragedies & disasters
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Old 25-10-2013, 19:31
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The betrayal and trial of the Knights Templar's by the French king and pope.

The life of Admiral Lord Nelson.

The events leading up to WW1.
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Old 25-10-2013, 19:49
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I'd like to see a good film made about the Manson Family murders. There is the upcoming "Manson Girls" but I'm not sure how great that will be. A lot of the other films that have been made over the years have been cheap and inaccurate. I'd love something in the style of the 2007 Zodiac film. I'd also like to see a film made about the music movement in Laurel Canyon in the 1960s/1970s. I guess they could incorporate some of that into a Charles Manson film since he and his followers hung around in the canyon with singers like Neil Young and Cass Elliot.
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Old 25-10-2013, 20:55
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Jimmy Savile.
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Old 25-10-2013, 21:58
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Sir Alex Ferguson. The era from when he first took charge of Manchester United in 1986 to when the team won it's first title in 1992-1993. It would make for the most interesting era in relation to how it would have portrayed the struggle he had in changing the culture of the club. When he first came, he felt the club was unprofessional and was concerned about the 'drinking culture' with some of the players. Then of course, he was not instantly successful so some of the fans were calling for him to leave.
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Old 25-10-2013, 21:59
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I would prefer to see a perspective of how the BBC may have covered it up rather than on the man himself.
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Old 25-10-2013, 22:52
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Sir Alex Ferguson. The era from when he first took charge of Manchester United in 1986 to when the team won it's first title in 1992-1993. It would make for the most interesting era in relation to how it would have portrayed the struggle he had in changing the culture of the club. When he first came, he felt the club was unprofessional and was concerned about the 'drinking culture' with some of the players. Then of course, he was not instantly successful so some of the fans were calling for him to leave.
Definitely Sir Alex. Also Steve Jobs and Richard Branson.
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Old 25-10-2013, 23:05
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I would like to see someone make a biographical film about H.P. Lovecraft.

Martin Luther King Jr.
I can't believe there is still no film about his life, activities and/or assassination. He usually appears as a minor character in civil-rights films. Weird. Even odder that there are already three films about Malcolm X.
There was a 3-part biographical TV miniseries in 1978 called KING. It starred Paul Winfield as the civil rights leader and Cicely Tyson as his wife. LINK

Oliver Stone has been wanting to do a film about him but I have no idea when that will happen.
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Old 25-10-2013, 23:52
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The life of J.R.R Tolkien and C.S Lewis. Tolkien 's time in the Great War, Lewis' struggle with religion, their time as members of the Inkings and their falling out and so forth.

A film detailing the Byzantine general Belisarius, his fractured relationship with Emperor Justinian and his eventual fall at the hands of Justinian.

A film set during the First Crusade following Bohemond Prince of Taranto in particular.

The fascinating life of Alexandre Davy de la Pailleterie (the Black Count), father of the great writer Alexandre Dumas of Monte Cristo and Musketeer fame. Alex's time as a general serving Napoleon in particular.
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Old 26-10-2013, 00:26
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The Chilean Miners Rescue
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Old 26-10-2013, 07:46
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The Chilean Miners Rescue
They are doing one. Or at least a film based on it. I am not sure
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Old 26-10-2013, 10:41
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Sir bobby Robson
Vince McMahon
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Old 29-10-2013, 17:31
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Hans Massaquoi's life story. He was a black lad living in Berlin during the Nazi's reign. Fascinating.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hans_Massaquoi
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Old 29-10-2013, 17:38
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Hans Massaquoi's life story. He was a black lad living in Berlin during the Nazi's reign. Fascinating.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hans_Massaquoi
There is a TV film, adapted from his book: Neger, Neger, Schornsteinfeger (2006).
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Old 29-10-2013, 18:35
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The life of J.R.R Tolkien and C.S Lewis. Tolkien 's time in the Great War, Lewis' struggle with religion, their time as members of the Inkings and their falling out and so forth.
That would be an interesting film
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Old 29-10-2013, 22:30
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What about a film leading up to the disappearance of the drummer from the manic street preachers Richey Edwards?
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Old 30-10-2013, 04:26
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rupert murdoch. but who would dare make it ?

professor higgs. lots of scenes of him scribbling equations down on paper, intercut with scenes of him salmon fishing inh scotland ...

cameron and osborn. brit flick abouut two toffs who dont know the price of milk. nice change from the usual gritty crime or ken loach rubbish.
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Old 30-10-2013, 05:26
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Nellie Bly/Elizabeth Cochrane.

Arthur Phillip.
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Old 30-10-2013, 10:17
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Chuck Yeager, WW2 fighter ace and test pilot http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chuck_yeager. He's already been played by Sam Shepard in The Right Stuff but a film concentrating on Yeager would be worth seeing.
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Old 05-11-2013, 17:51
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There is a TV film, adapted from his book: Neger, Neger, Schornsteinfeger (2006).
Thanks, shall keep a lookout for this
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Old 05-11-2013, 19:10
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Looking forward to the one that's apparently being made about the early efforts to climb Everest.

Typhoid Mary, maybe a slightly fictionalised story based on this book

Would love a film about Fred Astaire, but it may be tricky to find an actor who can dance well enough. I also believe Astaire expressed a wish to never be portrayed on film.

Would like a better one about Bletchley Park. They are doing a biopic of Alan Turing which could well feature it heavily.
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Old 05-11-2013, 19:35
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Arthur C. Clarke - Plenty of material for a film there.
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Old 05-11-2013, 20:18
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The late Jonny Tapia, there 2 or 3 guys I know from this forum who would agree. He was a boxer who had a life so bad it kinda has to be put on the big screen one day. His book 'mi vida loca' is a great but emotional read
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