Charles and Christopher rock. :D
Francisco — that sounds suspiciously like E.T…..
if I wrote a novel it’d be something philosophical that comments on individual struggles in contemporary culture
Have you read any Dos Passos, Jirin? Based on the above, you just might like him.
It is ET-The Remake. Just what we need now.
I have had several ideas or thoughts that consider real people that have lived in the past such as philosophers or writers or artists for example. I guess I could come up with some ideas that are set in the present day as well, but when you talk about an unlimited budget, that would open the door for making a period piece. The only problem with covering a writer or philosopher is to make the film visual enough, so that it doesn’t become a really boring film that would weigh the audience down in monologues(unless they were done visually enough!) or dialogue that you could just as well get from books about the same subject.
I agree with Odilonvert about Charles and Christopher. It would be nice to be able to fund someone else’s film as well.
I have to add that probably some of my ideas would take a lot of research being that they are set in the past.
Rusticmachine: Look at the posts on this thread. Nobody takes it seriously.
You are clearly uncool bro. Sorry that I’m the man and your just a nasty little crap.
Which do you recommend Z Bart?
Today there is absolutely no excuse to not make a film if you really want to. Cameras and editing software are cheaper then they’ve ever been, and are getting cheaper. An iPad and iPod touch are serviceable enough. If you don’t have friends who want to help you can post an ad on craigslist. If you need money you can promote your production on social networking sites and raise money through sites like Kickstarter and indiegogo. (that’s what I did) And you can venue the movie on sites like YouTube and Vimeo.
So I don’t see the point of this “If you could make a film” question.
You could do all that, but you can’t make time grow on trees.
Or exercise talent you do not have. Being able to imagine a great idea for a film is different from transferring it effectively to screen.
With an unlimited budget? This is too disconnected from reality for me to correctly gage (the many) possibilities. However if I could make a film it would be about shadowy terrorist plot that is somehow thwarted by an even more shadowy “force”, with the main protagonist being a psychic/esp type working for a “non-existent” department within the government, trying to grasp the reality, or unreality, of the situation. Sub-plot mysteries included with some surprise tie-ins and whatnot.
A crew of 12 and a budget of six figures will probably get you something like this…
…as I do recall the director Greydon Clark saying he had a crew of 12 on this film, and it looks to be in six figure territory. It deserves better than a sub 4.0 score on IMDB, too. It’s a damn funny film.
I’d like to deal with surrealistic themes, incorporating cynicism and nihilism, and to convey some messages (which I already have in my mind) about human lives.
I’d make a word for word screen adaptation of Titus Andronicus. Or a film about the life and times of Stravinsky.
Let’s say it’s an anime like DEVILMAN except it deals with shape-shifters in the real world. The main character is a high school graduate who suddenly becomes a cat-boy and must face shifters to save our breed of man before he faces the god behind it.