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Movies David Should Have Directed

Postby Buck's Student » Sun Sep 20, 2009 6:11 pm

What movies do you think David should have directed?

I don't blame him for not taking on the original Red Dragon adaptation, Manhunter. I believe he should have done Silence of The Lambs, though. I really like Demme, but I've always felt the movie was so subpar compared to the novel.

Also, I would have loved for David to have done the Ed Wood biopic instead of Tim Burton. Again, I like Burton's early work, but something inside of me wants to see a Lynch take on the story.
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Re: Movies David Should Have Directed

Postby Annie » Sun Sep 20, 2009 6:50 pm

Wow, I didn't know David had a chance at Manhunter!! Join the Thomas Harris fan club!! I'm sure David would have done a wonderful job, but I really like Michael Mann's version, waaaaaaaaay better than the latest try of Red Dragon.

Re Silence, well, ALL the movies were subpar to the books, especially Hannibal...

I can totally see David directing Ed Wood; wonder if he and Johnny Depp would have got along, given the chance?
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Re: Movies David Should Have Directed

Postby Buck's Student » Sun Sep 20, 2009 7:04 pm

Annie wrote:Wow, I didn't know David had a chance at Manhunter!! Join the Thomas Harris fan club!! I'm sure David would have done a wonderful job, but I really like Michael Mann's version, waaaaaaaaay better than the latest try of Red Dragon.

Re Silence, well, ALL the movies were subpar to the books, especially Hannibal...

I can totally see David directing Ed Wood; wonder if he and Johnny Depp would have got along, given the chance?

I actually see Kyle as Ed Wood. Depp was so cheesy, and Kyle's larger persona could have made the cheese spread out a bit more.
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Re: Movies David Should Have Directed

Postby Annie » Sun Sep 20, 2009 7:10 pm

Ed Wood was supposed to be cheesy...I can't see Kyle as a transvestite...
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Re: Movies David Should Have Directed

Postby neverwakingworld » Sun Sep 20, 2009 7:45 pm

He was offered to direct Return of the Jedi. he should have directed that instead of Dune. It would be interesting to see what he would have done and how it would have effected him. He would have had to suffer through great interference by George Lucas. I think that interference and the experience of making a big budget film would have frustrated him in a way similar to Dune. the difference however is that I believe it would have been a better experience, the end product would have been greater. He chose not to do it because he knew he would have to have his artistic vision controlled by Lucas but he would have a face with goals and dreams with artistic merit to argue with rather than argue with business men like he had to on Dune. Dune obviously isn't something that he was happy about and I think that he may have been happier had he chosen to do Return of the Jedi. It also would be interesting not just because of the ramifications upon Lynchs life but the effect upon culture.
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Re: Movies David Should Have Directed

Postby Annie » Sun Sep 20, 2009 8:57 pm

I believe we were speaking hypothetically here...like movies we'd like to have seen David do--or not do.
Not ones he was actually offered. ;)
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Re: Movies David Should Have Directed

Postby Buck's Student » Sun Sep 20, 2009 9:39 pm

Annie wrote:I believe we were speaking hypothetically here...like movies we'd like to have seen David do--or not do.
Not ones he was actually offered. ;)

Either way works. 8)
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Re: Movies David Should Have Directed

Postby Annie » Mon Sep 21, 2009 7:32 pm

Oh, of course. Actually, I have no idea what else David was really offered. I think he made up his mind to never take anybody else's work after Dune!
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Re: Movies David Should Have Directed

Postby Buck's Student » Tue Sep 22, 2009 12:55 pm

A version of Wizard of Oz would be cool. I liked Return to Oz a lot because of the darker aspects of it, and if David could add to that by remaking the original (closer to the novel would be nice), or another in the series, it would be fantastic.
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Re: Movies David Should Have Directed

Postby Buck's Student » Sun Sep 27, 2009 8:35 pm

My mother made an interesting comment to me this evening: "Why haven't Christopher Walken and David Lynch worked together?" 8)
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Re: Movies David Should Have Directed

Postby neverwakingworld » Mon Sep 28, 2009 2:43 pm

I think that David has somewhat similar taste to the Coen brothers and could have done some of their movies well. Fargo and Barton Fink in Particular.
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Re: Movies David Should Have Directed

Postby Mb3 » Mon Sep 28, 2009 3:02 pm

neverwakingworld wrote:I think that David has somewhat similar taste to the Coen brothers and could have done some of their movies well. Fargo and Barton Fink in Particular.


What do you exactly mean with similar taste ?
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Re: Movies David Should Have Directed

Postby Buck's Student » Tue Sep 29, 2009 2:56 pm

neverwakingworld wrote:I think that David has somewhat similar taste to the Coen brothers and could have done some of their movies well. Fargo and Barton Fink in Particular.

The Man Who Wasn't There. :wink:
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Re: Movies David Should Have Directed

Postby neverwakingworld » Tue Sep 29, 2009 8:48 pm

By similar taste I mean that they both deal with similar themes and situations. The clearest example is Fargo which seems like it could have been a side plot in Twin Peaks.
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Re: Movies David Should Have Directed

Postby Buck's Student » Thu Oct 01, 2009 12:51 pm

Plus, the funny dialogue...

Could you imagine David doing Oh Brother, Where Art Thou? :lol:

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