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Clive Owen may not be Bonded, but I can't wait for THIS:

POSTED BY: CHRISISALL
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Wednesday, March 31, 2010 4:41 PM

CHRISISALL


http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/article/clive_owen_tapped_for_marlowe_rol
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Philip Marlowe- A NATURAL!!!

A franchise I could love as much as Bond....

Thoughts?


The laughing Chrisisall

"I only do it to to remind you that I'm right and that deep down, you know I'm right, you want me to be right, you need me to be right." - The Imperial Hero Strikes Back, 2010

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Wednesday, March 31, 2010 5:54 PM

BIGRICHARD


Aww man, that'd be brilliant.
And the timing for this news is perfect, I'm just about to finish reading my first Chandler/Marlowe book, The Long Goodbye. Loving it.

ETA: In all honesty though, if this were real, would you really want Clive Owen?

Was just thinking about it, and I'm not ENTIRELY sure he'd be right for it. Get David Fincher to direct it... That'd be awesome. Would be interested to see someone like Mark Ruffalo play Marlowe. But maybe that's just because I want Ruffalo to get a main role in something. Dude rocks.

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Thursday, April 1, 2010 3:19 AM

LWAVES


He could definitely do the role justice.
I'm not a big fan of Clive Owen but he generally puts in a solid performance. I agree with the article in that he has the right speech delivery to match the role but then I always thought Sin City was heavily inspired by Chandlers works anyway, they have a lot of similarities.

Mark Ruffalo could do it as well. He's shaping up to being a great actor.

Hopefully the movies will have enough success to spawn a decent, well made series of films. It would be nice to see them done right.



"I don't believe in suicide, but if you'd like to try it it might cheer me up to watch."

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Thursday, April 1, 2010 7:50 AM

CHRISISALL


Quote:

Originally posted by BigRichard:

ETA: In all honesty though, if this were real, would you really want Clive Owen?


The article makes it sound pretty real...


The laughing Chrisisall

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Thursday, April 1, 2010 8:39 AM

CHRISISALL


Quote:

Originally posted by lwaves:


Hopefully the movies will have enough success to spawn a decent, well made series of films. It would be nice to see them done right.




Confidence is high, I say again, confidence is high.



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Thursday, April 1, 2010 1:27 PM

BIGRICHARD


Now I'm confused as to whether you actually believe it is, or are still trying to trick the stragglers

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Thursday, April 1, 2010 2:31 PM

CHRISISALL


If Owen's in, I think it'll be good.


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Thursday, April 1, 2010 3:01 PM

HKCAVALIER


Oh, wow, no mention of Frank Miller who was originally slated to write and direct. Apologies to Frank, but that's a good sign. Man, The Spirit seriously blew--I'm talking Battlefield Earth level blew.

I just hope they get someone serious about adapting it. No freakin' Mickey Spillain, b.s. I want Chandler in all his brooding, satirical, psychological complexity, not some jagoff, thinks he's cute, tellin' me what a woman's swaying hips look like.

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Thursday, April 1, 2010 3:04 PM

CHRISISALL


Quote:

Originally posted by HKCavalier:
Man, The Spirit seriously blew--I'm talking Battlefield Earth level blew.


Thanks for makin' me feel good about not renting it.


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Thursday, April 1, 2010 3:09 PM

HKCAVALIER


Oh, god, Chris, it was amazingly terrible. Not REMOTELY engaging. Just dreary and lifeless. Hot babes and thudding dialogue. He even managed to make Sam Jackson dull! When I get a chance to ask him, I need to find out what Frank was thinking when he put that together.

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Thursday, April 1, 2010 3:11 PM

CHRISISALL


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Originally posted by HKCavalier:
He even managed to make Sam Jackson dull!


Duller than in Clone Wars???
Heh...


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Thursday, April 1, 2010 3:32 PM

STORYMARK


Quote:

Originally posted by chrisisall:
Quote:

Originally posted by HKCavalier:
Man, The Spirit seriously blew--I'm talking Battlefield Earth level blew.


Thanks for makin' me feel good about not renting it.


The laughing Chrisisall

"I only do it to to remind you that I'm right and that deep down, you know I'm right, you want me to be right, you need me to be right." - The Imperial Hero Strikes Back, 2010



Honestly, with your somewhat off-kilter (at times) taste, you might dig it. It helps if you watch with the right mindset. Don't think of it as another hard-boiled crime story, nor another Sin City (despite it's look and director).

It's a flick where a square-jawed detective faces off with a Bond super-villain in what is essentially, the Looney Tunes universe.

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Thursday, April 1, 2010 3:39 PM

CHRISISALL


Quote:

Originally posted by Storymark:

Honestly, with your somewhat off-kilter (at times) taste, you might dig it.

The scenes I saw of it make me think otherwise, but for free, I'll take a gander just because of your post.


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Thursday, April 1, 2010 10:28 PM

BIGRICHARD


I kinda dug The Spirit. And I mean in a 'so bad it's good' and a 'it looked kinda neat' way.

It ISN'T A GOOD FILM.

Doesn't mean you can't enjoy it though, but really, it's pretty bad and ridiculous, so be expecting that.

Battlefield Earth on the other hand...eugh..

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Sunday, April 4, 2010 6:28 PM

CHRISISALL


Quote:

Originally posted by Storymark:
[RE: The Spirit]
Honestly, with your somewhat off-kilter (at times) taste, you might dig it. It helps if you watch with the right mindset. Don't think of it as another hard-boiled crime story, nor another Sin City (despite it's look and director).

It's a flick where a square-jawed detective faces off with a Bond super-villain in what is essentially, the Looney Tunes universe.


Saw it last night- my Stepson had it.
I'd put it just below Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang and Batman & Robin as one of the funniest pieces of bent entertainment out there.
But with better buds & stems.


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