Assuming you have an unlimited budget/resources, what would you make a Film about if given the opportunity?
It’d be a lot like one of these.
I’d want to make a film that includes some authentic depictions of people from Hawai’i.
Well I’m not actually wanting to throw my concepts out there for, uh, conceptual reasons, yeah, but I don’t need unlimited budget/resources. Only like $250k and a crew of twelve.
Morvern Callar? oops – no, that’s been done.
Hmm…I usually have all kinds of ideas, but right now the light has descended into the golden hour, Miles Davis is paying “Flamenco Sketches” and I am enjoying a scotch.
Well assuming it was a high concept film or documentary(one which is totally unfeasible to create) what would you make it about? It could be anything, random example, a documentary following the lives of the first settlers on Mars.
It would be about me getting a b.j
I would cast Chloe Sevingy
@americanwatergummo I don’t even think an unlimited budget would make that happen for you. Perhaps you could make it about you trying desperately to get a bj/be funny.
A 200-year-old tree, a stately Texas Oak, valiantly but futilely battling a six-hour hurricane ravaging Port Aransas. Heavy voice-over by Sean Penn.
I would make Mubi: The Mubi
RusticMachine, I don’t think Brown Bunny cost that much to make. I believe that’s what AmericanWaterGummo is referring to.
At any rate if I had an unlimited budget and got to just do whatever I want, then I’d make a ~16 hour long biography of Thomas Pynchon.
Historical accuracy strictly negligible, of course.
A documentary on Ernest Hemingway or Joan of Arc. If that was possible of course. But more realistically a movie that accurately portrays the life of Ernest Hemingway or Joan of Arc but only because I have an obsession with both of them their lives interest me.
it would probably be like Heartbeats or Submarine, with friends as actors and very few expenses but I don’t like threads like that, because I get all psyched up without reason.
No, I don’t think that’s what he meant. There is little to no meaning behind his comment.He desired to make a movie about getting a bj,and Chloe Sevigny gives a bj in brown bunny.Thats essentially the only connection.I believe he was simply making a stupid crude joke.
I would make a zombie apocalypse thriller…..done to death, I know but zombies are hot right now…Gotta think of the box office too.
The catch would be that my zombies would still retain their identities of who they were in their former lives…and have an emotional attachment to their human selves….and yet they would still be compelled to eat their neighbors and kin. Can you imagine how hellish it would be to realize what you are doing as you swallowed your wife’s liver or your father’s kidney or your daughter’s intestines?
It would play a freakin’ Greek tragedy.
I hear Oscar calling…………..
@RusticMachine, Why such a baby? All I did was make a joke. It was not directed at you. control freak!
I am referring to Brown Bunny! Rusticmachine lacks the knowledge to get the joke so he attacks me.
Thanks for clarifying@Polarisdib
Ill explain it for you Rustic. I was implying that Vincent Gallo simply made a film about getting a b.j, thats all. I’m sorry you found the joke crude but you really need to get a grip. I made a joke on your boring little topic and it wasn’t even that crude. I’m sorry that your little world was breached by my comment. You personally attacked me over a comment that was not intended to offend anyone and was certainly not directed at anyone. You didn’t get the joke, its that simple. Thanks for raising my blood pressure considerably.
Look out because the Gestapo will attack anyone who does not follow the party line!
“It was not directed at you.”—-Its on a public thread that I created.It was a stupid trollish remark,I got annoyed.Is that surprising? Or do you always begin conversation with people you don’t know with a blow job joke and then leave after contributing nothing further?
“I’m sorry you found the joke crude but you really need to get a grip.”Honestly,go away.I personally attacked you because you were being a troll.I’m not hypersensitive to “crude humor”. But when your first and only comment is a sex joke,I mean come on,that’s just childish and unnecessary.
“I am referring to Brown Bunny! Rusticmachine lacks the knowledge to get the joke so he attacks me.”—-I’ve seen the film.
“I was implying that Vincent Gallo simply made a film about getting a b.j, thats all.”—-Why does that require an implication(we know what happened in the film),and what does it have to do with the thread topic?You made a lame connection between brown bunny’s blow job scene with sevegny and your stupid “make a film about me getting a blow job” joke. There was no implication about budget,vincet gallos desire to get a bj or anything else meaningful in relation to the thread topic.You can back track all you want,i’m not dumb, I can see right through your bullshit.
“Look out because the Gestapo will attack anyone who does not follow the party line!”—-Godwins Law http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Godwin%27s_law
A boy facing defeat befriends a clown.
A man being pursued falls in love,
A WW2 platoon befriends a boy.
A town saves it’s clock tower.
A woman finds long lost friend.
Gotta love those plot generators.
Werecats, teens, detectives, unique adventures, or something I admired.
I’d try to make it with the feeling of this, this hackneyed feeling:
“… Life’s but a walking shadow, a poor player that struts and frets his hour upon the stage and then is heard no more: it is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.”
If I had unlimited budget…I’d pay all the filmmakers I enjoy seeing who have issues getting money to produce their films.
@ Charles Deckert
Nice one. I’d do the same here. :)
I don’t know, if I wrote a novel it’d be something philosophical that comments on individual struggles in contemporary culture. A movie? I’d probably do some crazy magical realism scifi thing.
Like, aliens come to Earth to use humans as slaves, the film is about the space ‘Middle passage’.
If I needed funding I’d be perfectly willing to have two of the main characters fall in love and escape at the end, just so long as everyone else in the cast has an unhappy ending. ;)
(Maybe my original pitch would have everyone dying, and ‘the good guys escape’ would be a battle I planned to lose so I could win other ones, like the sets looking dingy like Battlestar Galactica.)
About a boy who meets an alien who becomes his best friend. Seriously.