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Jerry Lee Lewis • Gary Busey • Keith Richards • High School Confidential PLUS 'Is Great Balls of Fire the stupidest biopic ever made?"

Jerry Lee Lewis • Gary Busey • Keith Richards • High School Confidential

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Jerry Lee Lewis, Ruth Buzzi, Gary Busey, Keith Richards, Mick Fleetwood!





ACCORDING TO SOURCES, THE BLOW WAS SO DEEP IN THE GREEN ROOM, IT WAS LATER RENAMED.

MICK FLEETWOOD GOT THERE FIRST, AND KEEF FLEW IN FROM JAMAICA, PRIVATE-LIKE; AND AS HE MENTIONS, THIS IS THE ONLY GIG HE EVER HAS OR WOULD WEAR A TUX FOR.

JERRY LEE, OF COURSE, DOES NOT USE COCAINE, SO THAT LEAVES, JOEL Schumacher (Jerry Lee's second guitarist), KENNY Lovelace (JLL's longtime first guitarist), OPTED OUT, AND MICK FLEETWOOD (Fleetwood Mac drummer and inventor of cocaine).

WELL YOU WOULDN'T THINK THERE'D BE ANY LAGNIAPPE AFTER 'THE VACUUM BROTHERS' HAD HAD THEIR WAY, BUT APPARENTLY THEY LEFT GARY BUSEY AND RUTH BUZZI UP TO THEIR BASEBALLS IN THE STUFF WHEN THEY WENT ON (watch Ruth Buzzi and Jerry Lee - http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x9hg49 ), AS YOU'LL SEE BY THIS, THE MOST INCREDIBLE VERSION OF 'HIGH SCHOOL CONFIDENTIAL'...AND THE FACT THAT JERRY LEE LOOKS LIKE DOONESBURY AND DEAN MARTIN'S LOVE CHILD.

Noses Flyin' First!

*THE MOST unbelievable VERSION OF 'HIGH SCHOOL CONFIDENTIAL,' A SONG JERRY LEE Lewis HATEs, BUT WHICH HERE, GARY BUSEY obliterates and TARNISHes LIKE A SILVER SET IN BAYOU GAUCHE WITH HIS TARNISH-RESISTANT INSANITY.

THEY LEFT GARY BUSEY AND RUTH BUZZI UP TO THEIR VOLLEYBALLS IN THE STUFF WHEN THEY WENT ON.

(THE VACUUM BROTHERS HAD THEIR WAY WITH THE BABANIA.)

Gary Busey Quote:

" ...and snorted cocaine off the dog..."

KEEF IS HIGH.
JERRY IS DEAN MARTIN.

Gary Busey Quote:

"I went in like a Dustbuster with my nose flying first!"

AND I AM HAPPY.
BASICALLY, MY FAVORITE VIDEO EVER.

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Is Great Balls o Fire the stupidest biopic ever made?


I m watching this on the TV, and it is really, really bad.
Just saw the Central High School scene.
I can remember when this was being filmed and what a big deal it was then and it's kind of cool seeing Central.
But, whew...what a stinker!
Earles Posted: Jun 6, 2007 1:12 am Reply Quote Absolutely not.
Walk The Line is sub-sub-sub VH-1 biopic.
I ll tell you why: 1.
Mistakes.
Waylon Jennings did not have long hair in 1966, etc. 2.
Cash was reduced to a bumbling, bull in a china shop with no mystery, darkness, demons, or any of the elements that were supposed to make him a tortured soul.
He was portrayed as a complete oaf.
JUUUUUUUUUUNE!!!!!
PICK UUUUUUUUUP THE PHOOOOONE, JUUUUUUUUNE!!!!! 3.
More CASH bumper sticker sightings. 4.
If you're going to portray drug addiction, be specific.
We get nod-offs, freak-outs, seizures, and all sorts of inconsistent behavior. 5.
The hilarious scenery-chewing that is the initial meeting between Phillips and Cash.
Rumpleforeskin Posted: Jun 6, 2007 1:13 am Reply Quote I m watching this on the TV, and it is really, really bad You're being too kind.
Needle is pegged in the brown on the Shitometer.
Alisa Posted: Jun 6, 2007 1:26 am Reply Quote 5.
The hilarious scenery-chewing that is the initial meeting between Phillips and Cash.
Well, certainly not as bad as that Dennis Quaid as Jerry Lee.
That's not scenery chewing, that's scenery gulping.
That's the weirdest portrayal I can imagine.
Who directed that, uh, shit?
Earles, I agree with you about Walk the Line...it was a leave-everything-out mess.
But THIS little piece of work on the TV is inexplicable.
Jack Stands Posted: Jun 6, 2007 1:32 am Reply Quote With Walk the Line, I was more pissed off about the compressor in the Sun Studio background.
THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS A KJ-29, OR WHATEVER!!!
IT'S LIKE SOMEBODY MADE A PROP OR SOMETHING!!!
Scott Posted: Jun 6, 2007 3:21 am Reply Quote I wanna suck Jerry Lee's dick every night until I die. jerryd Posted: Jun 6, 2007 4:30 am | Edited by: jerryd Reply Quote I wanna suck Jerry Lee's dick every night until I die. hhhhmmmmm???
I hope Scott left his computer on and forgot to log off and some middle aged woman came by and read this and decided to write the above comment.
Vinyl Ritchie Posted: Jun 6, 2007 4:54 am Reply Quote I dont know, Scott REALLY likes Jerry Lee Lewis...you should hear him talk about him.....and John Cougar Menstural Cramp.... bradx Posted: Jun 6, 2007 5:06 am Reply Quote great balls of fire is an ok movie, i think its cool that they let jerry lee do the singing and playing, its funny to see young dennis quaid miming to 50+ year old jerry lee... it came out when i was 10 and a total lewis fanatic so im inclined to say its alright. the parts where hes hitting her or saying you aint no virgin are great acting... or when shes picking out all the stuff for the new house, thats a cool scene. i can think of a whole bunch of good scenes in that movie. also, when they show closeups of the hands playing the piano, thats also jerry lee.
Theresa K Posted: Jun 6, 2007 7:21 am Reply Quote both walk the line and great balls of fire are pretty bad movies.... you hate them more if you've seen the subject of the movie perform, too. eric o Posted: Jun 6, 2007 8:13 am Reply Quote all hail gary busey! [and you know the man scott kneels to is EDDIE MONEY!] Luke Warm Posted: Jun 6, 2007 9:38 am Reply Quote compressor in the Sun Studio Best part of that film. lemissa Posted: Jun 6, 2007 3:08 pm Reply Quote I schleped in the art department on Walk The Line and believe me, most of those people had no grasp of Johnny Cash.
It was disgusting.
I do not exaggerate when I say there were times when I would bow my head and say to the heavens above, i m sorry, johnny.
There were, however, a couple of people I would commiserate with about how bad the sets looked and indeed the repeated refrain between us was it looks like a t v movie.
Golightly Posted: Jun 6, 2007 3:30 pm Reply Quote GBOF Is one of the worst movies ever made....it's like a cartoon.
John3of4 Posted: Jun 6, 2007 3:41 pm Reply Quote certainly not as bad as that Dennis Quaid as Jerry Lee.
Would have been much better with Randy Quaid.
As a matter of fact, every movie Dennis Quaid has ever been in would have been improved by replacing him with Randy, except for maybe Breaking Away.
JPK Posted: Jun 6, 2007 4:31 pm Reply Quote Would have been much better with Randy Quaid.
Agreed!
Actually, when that ridiculous-looking Sean Penn version of All the King's Men came out, I kept screaming that instead of Penn, it should have starred Randy Quaid as Huey Long/Willie Stark.
Seriously.
Long was half-dictator, half-clown; I think Quaid would be perfect to play him.
He has the right physical qualities, too.
I always heard that the shots of Jerry Lee's hands in GBOF were actually Jason D Williams.
CrucialDude Posted: Jun 6, 2007 4:41 pm Reply Quote the only thing i remember about GBOF was Mo-Doe playing around memphis - which was pretty fun JPK Posted: Jun 6, 2007 4:59 pm Reply Quote I also think somebody should make a really dark art-house type movie about Jerry Lee, but only focusing on 70's era Killer, when he wore aviator sunglasses all the time and looked like a praying mantis in ruffled tuxedo shirts.
Like from the time he tried to kill Elvis to about the period where he nearly died.
You could do it without any musical parts at all. heyradio Posted: Jun 6, 2007 5:11 pm Reply Quote As a matter of fact, every movie Dennis Quaid has ever been in would have been improved by replacing him with Randy, except for maybe Breaking Away.
Also, Enemy Mine would not be enhanced by said Quaid-swapping.
I always heard that the shots of Jerry Lee's hands in GBOF were actually Jason D Williams.
Wouldn't surprise me.
Earles Posted: Jun 6, 2007 5:14 pm Reply Quote Actually, I wouldn't have wanted Randy in Dreamscape.
John3of4 Posted: Jun 6, 2007 5:20 pm Reply Quote Also, Enemy Mine would not be enhanced by said Quaid-swapping.
Actually, I wouldn't have wanted Randy in Dreamscape.
I stand by my original assertion.
Both of those roles would have been perfect for Randy.
Vinyl Ritchie Posted: Jun 6, 2007 6:08 pm Reply Quote Would have been much better with Randy Quaid.
As a matter of fact, every movie Dennis Quaid has ever been in would have been improved by replacing him with Randy I have been saying that for years!
So true Alisa Posted: Jun 6, 2007 6:39 pm Reply Quote I kept screaming that instead of Penn, it should have starred Randy Quaid as Huey Long/Willie Stark.
Sean Penn played that role??
HAHAHAHA!
Maybe Sean Penn should have played Jerry Lee...he's kind of built right for it.
But, I swear, Dennis Quaid looked like a damned chicken jerking his head around during the whole of that movie.
It's a wonder he didn't get whiplash.
That's gotta be some cocaine influenced acting fer sure.
JPK Posted: Jun 6, 2007 7:20 pm Reply Quote Sean Penn played that role??
HAHAHAHA!
Tragically, yes.
Also notice how a movie about Louisiana politics has not one, not two, but three British actors playing major roles.
They couldn't find any Americans to play these parts?
I mean, besides Tony Suprano?
I guess we should just all be thankful Harry Connick Jr wasn't in it.
Bad reviews all around.
Alisa Posted: Jun 6, 2007 7:45 pm Reply Quote What a shame, as the original was just an awesome movie.
Hrumph.
They don't make em like they used to.
I liked your idea about a movie about Jerry Lee in the 70s.
Remember when his stomach blew up?
Long as Jerry Lee's alive you're not going to see that movie, though.
Buck Wilders Posted: Jun 6, 2007 7:49 pm Reply Quote I never realized Jerry Lee was mentally retarded until I saw this movie.
Golightly Posted: Jun 6, 2007 8:55 pm Reply Quote I never realized Jerry Lee was mentally retarded until I saw this movie. at least he's not as retarded as Jason Dd.
JPK Posted: Jun 6, 2007 9:30 pm | Edited by: JPK Reply Quote I never realized Jerry Lee was mentally retarded until I saw this movie.
Which means Sean Penn is perfect for the role!
It only stands to reason that only such an expert on Louisiana could portray either Huey Long or Jerry Lee.
Here he is almost single-handedly saving the 9th Ward.
JPK Posted: Jun 6, 2007 9:35 pm Reply Quote I don't know how I turned this into a Sean Penn thread.
My bad.
So...back to the original topic...yes, GBOF sucks.
Carry on. jerryd Posted: Jun 6, 2007 9:50 pm Reply Quote [iat least he's not as retarded as Jason Dd.
Does Jason D still run around claiming to be Jerry Lee's bastard son?
Which means Sean Penn is perfect for the role!
Sean Penn is a tool.
Too bad he couldn't have spent his acting career being typecast as another Jeff Spicoli type character. saispas Posted: Jun 6, 2007 9:51 pm Reply Quote I would commiserate with about how bad the sets looked and indeed the repeated refrain between us was it looks like a t v movie.
I seem to recall some reviews gushing how right they got it (the look of the time). saispas Posted: Jun 6, 2007 9:52 pm Reply Quote the only thing i remember about GBOF was Mo-Doe playing around memphis - which was pretty fun I may still have a tape of this lying about.
Golightly Posted: Jun 6, 2007 10:31 pm Reply Quote I ve heard that schtick from Jason D I d LOVE to put them side by side...JLL could STILL kick his ass up around his ears.
JLL HITS the notes....
GHSONG Posted: Jun 6, 2007 11:57 pm Reply Quote oh there have been worse...much worse......richard thomas [john boy walton] playing hank jr.......a 50 yr old william bendix playing a 20 yr old babe ruth ..later as babe lies on his deathbed in a hospital a crowd below breaks into a rendition of take me out to the ball game' sounding like the mormon tabernacle choir with perfect pitch enhancement. gary cooper throwing a b aseball like my little sister as lou gehrig...lets not even talk about anthony perkins playing jimmy piersall ah...hollywood Rumpleforeskin Posted: Jun 7, 2007 12:16 am Reply Quote I rented that Stoned biopic about Brian Jones and wanted to shoot my TV.
The actor they cast as Brian looked just like Jim Varney aka Ernest with a cheap blonde dynel wig.
Suck ,suck ,SUCKED!
Alisa Posted: Jun 7, 2007 12:20 am Reply Quote Okay, I have to agree with you both. ghsong and rumple (though I ve never seen that John Boy movie).
I forgot about 'Stoned'.
Yep, I saw that, and it was awful.
That wig was so disturbing.
But....at least he didn't look like he had palsy.
Scott Posted: Jun 7, 2007 1:23 am | Edited by: Scott Reply Quote hope Scott left his computer on and forgot to log off and some middle aged woman came by and read this and decided to write the above comment.
No.
That was Joel, the sound man at the Hi-Tone.
He wants to suck Jerry Lee's dick.
I just wanna hear him play the piano. saispas Posted: Jun 7, 2007 1:32 am | Edited by: saispas Reply Quote Factory Girl.
Also, The Doors.
I hate seeing celebrities traipse about as if they are real celebrities.
JPK Posted: Jun 7, 2007 2:33 am Reply Quote oh there have been worse...much worse......richard thomas [john boy walton] playing hank jr.......
What about Memphis' own George Hamilton playing Hank Sr!
The actor they cast as Brian looked just like Jim Varney aka Ernest with a cheap blonde dynel wig.
You mean like this?
GHSONG Posted: Jun 7, 2007 4:06 am Reply Quote oh geez...forgot about the hank sr one.....saw that as a little boy with my dad at the crosstown theater.....that thing makes gbof look like citizen kane.
ChicoHarris Posted: Jun 7, 2007 1:03 pm Reply Quote Is GBOF the one where when they wrapped John Doe and them played at the Antenna?
Around 1988 or 9?
CrucialDude Posted: Jun 7, 2007 3:22 pm Reply Quote Is GBOF the one where when they wrapped John Doe and them played at the Antenna?
Around 1988 or 9? yeah, John Doe and Mojo Nixon (Mo Doe) played the Antenna ChicoHarris Posted: Jun 7, 2007 3:29 pm Reply Quote I forgot about Mojo.
I remember the old days at the Antenna, going across the street to Murphy's for a beer during set breaks...when Mojo played the Antenna, he did the same. bazooka joe Posted: Jun 7, 2007 3:54 pm Reply Quote all hail gary busey!
AND SISSY SPACEK!
Uncle Spatula Posted: Jun 7, 2007 3:54 pm Reply Quote So, has there EVER really been a good biopic?
I mean, so they say Jamie Foxx did a convincing role as Ray.
It's still basically VH-1 Presents The Jacksons: An American Dream Sissy as Loretta?
I dunno know.
Seems like they're all doomed.
I always heard that the shots of Jerry Lee's hands in GBOF were actually Jason D Williams.
Not sure about all of it, but I know some of it was Ross Rice. bruce Posted: Jun 7, 2007 3:59 pm Reply Quote Sissy as Loretta? i love this one JPK Posted: Jun 7, 2007 4:09 pm Reply Quote Sissy as Loretta?
I thought she was great.
That's probably the only musical biopic I can think of that is actually a good movie.
She didn't look a thing like Loretta, but it didn't matter because she nailed L s mannerisms and sang just like her.
That movie actually has some vibe to it, too.
CrucialDude Posted: Jun 7, 2007 4:16 pm Reply Quote So, has there EVER really been a good biopic? the Glenn Miller Story with Jimmy Stewart is pretty good Earles Posted: Jun 7, 2007 4:21 pm Reply Quote There are a lot of good, or at least...entertaining ones.
The Ike and Tina, Temptations, Def Leppard, The Monkees, The Jacksons - all hilarious at some level.
I thought that 24 Party People was a decent, if deregulated, biopic.
Uncle Spatula Posted: Jun 7, 2007 4:27 pm Reply Quote OK, so some of them get a so bad it's good pass.
Yeah, the Sissy as Loretta comment didn't have as much to do with the statement below it as it looks.
I was thinking of that as one of the better ones, but that the biopic is easily a flawed genre.
Man that Leon dude sure did benefit from the biopics.
Little Richard, Temps.
Golightly Posted: Jun 7, 2007 4:28 pm Reply Quote So, has there EVER really been a good biopic? the Glenn Miller Story with Jimmy Stewart is pretty good So is the Benny Goodman one with Steve Allen.
I thought Sissy did a good job on Loretta.
Those VH1 bio pics always have the worst wigs I ve ever seen. saispas Posted: Jun 7, 2007 4:39 pm Reply Quote There are a lot of good, or at least...entertaining ones.
The Ike and Tina, Temptations, The Jacksons All good, but of these, The Temptations one was THE WINNAH.
The guy that did Ruffin was classic. sixelsix Posted: Jun 7, 2007 4:44 pm Reply Quote So, has there EVER really been a good biopic? the Glenn Miller Story with Jimmy Stewart is pretty good I saw this about a month ago and enjoyed it.
ChicoHarris Posted: Jun 7, 2007 5:05 pm Reply Quote So, has there EVER really been a good biopic?
The Comedian Harmonists One of the top five best movies I ve ever seen.
If the Hoka in Oxford were still open, that's were it would show.
Wikipedia: The Comedian Harmonists was an internationally famous, all-male German close harmony ensemble (5 singers plus pianist) that operated between 1927 and 1934.
They were one of the most successful 20th century musical groups in Europe before World War II and were noted for using their voices to imitate musical instruments.
The Comedian Harmonists were founded in Berlin-Friedenau in the flat of Harry Frommermann (Stubenrauchstra�e 47).
Today a commemorative plaque marks the spot.
From the perspective of the early years of the twenty-first century, now that numerous tribute groups have established themselves to recreate something of the sound of the Comedian Harmonists, it is arguable that the extraordinary degree of sympathy which the members of the original group achieved is unlikely to be matched again.
The hallmark was the unusual extent to which the members were able, whilst having different vocal qualities one from another, to blend very accurately and subtly so that the individual singers could appear and disappear back into the vocal texture with almost effortless skill.
The obvious sincerity and affection with which they approached their music-making helped to make the results unusually attractive.
The choice of repertoire was wide, ranging from folksong and classical numbers (usually arranged by the energetic and sensitive Frommermann) to the attractive and witty popular songs of the day by such writers as Peter Igelhoff, Werner Heymann and Paul Abraham.
As to the members of the group themselves: once the form which brought a lasting reputation had been established, it is hard to see how the group could have done without any of them.
Supported by Bootz, the boy from Stettin who had trained as a concert pianist, each member had something unique to contribute.
Frommermann himself was a capable tenor, with a mellifluous speaking voice which he used very effectively and confidentially from time to time; he also supplied most of the bizarre vocal interjections (and stage antics) that decorated the more lively songs.
Robert Biberti, Frommermann's first recruit, had an extremely flexible and, from time to time comically communicative, dark (black) bass voice which the group frequently used in solo work beneath a flowing accompaniment by the others.
The baritone Roman Cycowski's operatically powerful and melodically pleasing timbre provided essentially the heart of the Comedian Harmonists' unique sound.
Erich Collin, who joined the group in 1929 as a replacement for the original second tenor Walter N #65533;ssbaum, besides acting as the secretary of the group (he spoke seven languages) had a musicianship which allowed him to secure the most awkward and crucial harmonic moments with complete accuracy, whilst the silver-voiced Ari Leschnikoff quickly became a household name for his ability to sing a top part out of the reach of most comparable tenors: he was said to be able to sing a top F on the treble stave without using any falsetto.
After the group broke up under Nazi pressure, its three Jewish members, Frommermann, Cycowski and Collin, left Germany to form an emigrant group, the Comedy Harmonists, finding a new pianist, bass and high tenor.
From his spacious flat in Berlin, Robert Biberti took charge of a successor group in Germany, the Meistersextett, with Bootz, Leschnikoff and three new members.
By 1941, both groups had disbanded, essentially because Biberti was conscripted and Cycowski lost all desire to continue after learning that most of his family had been murdered.
Each successor group lacked something vital from the original formation.
The Meistersextett perhaps sounds thin and cold without Cycowski; conversely, the Comedy Harmonists clearly lack Biberti and the stratospheric Leschnikoff.
After years of obscurity and struggle to make new lives for themselves, the Comedian Harmonists who survived long enough were rewarded with a new stardom late in their lives, largely as a result of an extensive and revelatory television documentary (with book) made as a labour of love in 1975 by the journalist Eberhard Fechner.
Since then, their reputation has continued to grow unabated; of the original six, only Roman Cycowski lived to see just how great that reputation had become by the century's end.
Jesse Garon Posted: Jun 7, 2007 5:35 pm Reply Quote I gotta go with Gary Busey's Buddy, but then I haven't seen it lately What about Fellini's Casanova, with Donald Sutherland?
That was kinda a bio Uncle Spatula Posted: Jun 7, 2007 7:38 pm Reply Quote I guess Dustin Hoffman did a good Lenny Bruce.
Those VH1 bio pics always have the worst wigs I ve ever seen.
Let's not forget the facial hair!!
Buck Wilders Posted: Jun 7, 2007 7:38 pm Reply Quote It's too late now, but I still say about 10 years ago, Denzel Washington would have made a great Sam Cooke.
GHSONG Posted: Jun 7, 2007 7:47 pm Reply Quote i kind of liked the busey's buddy holly as i recall but sheesh...a couple years later he played bear bryant....the make up job on him was so bad i thought his latex ear was going to fall off any minute...old friend of mine was in the movie...she said busey was so cranked up all the time he could not sit still long enough for the make up people to do their job. miss linda Posted: Jun 7, 2007 8:28 pm Reply Quote I like Rock-n Roll High School.
That dude that plays Joey looks and acts exactly like him.
VendingMachine Posted: Jun 7, 2007 9:20 pm Reply Quote Why not focus on just one or two aspects of a career per film?
That way you can get multiple motion pictures out of one life.
Shit - do what Lord of the Rings or Pirates of the Caribbean did and film 3 of 'em at the same time.
Uncle Spatula Posted: Jun 7, 2007 9:36 pm Reply Quote I always thought Jeff Conway the dude what played Kenickie in Grease and Bobby on Taxi woulda made a great Keith Richards back in the day.
Looks wise at least.
John3of4 Posted: Jun 7, 2007 9:45 pm Reply Quote I always thought Jeff Conway...Keith Richards Fuck that.
You wanna entertain me, get Tim Conway to play Keith Richards. bruce Posted: Jun 7, 2007 9:46 pm Reply Quote dorf on rolling stones JPK Posted: Jun 7, 2007 9:51 pm Reply Quote You wanna entertain me, get Tim Conway to play Keith Richards.
And Carol Burnett as Jagger! saispas Posted: Jun 7, 2007 9:56 pm Reply Quote OK--two entertaining ones: Coal Miners Daughter The Rose Rachelandthecity Posted: Jun 7, 2007 10:50 pm | Edited by: Rachelandthecity Reply Quote please relay to Jack Stands that in the mail today I received from netflix; Iron Maiden: The Earley Days not a bio pic - but he will be happy none-the-less Uptight White Posted: Jun 8, 2007 6:32 pm Reply Quote Coalminers Daughter, Ray, and The Buddy Holly Story all standout as great musician biopics.
Great Balls of Fire was as hokey as it was in inaccurate.
Rumpleforeskin Posted: Jun 8, 2007 6:50 pm | Edited by: Rumpleforeskin Reply Quote I made out briefly with the principal in Rock'n Roll High School-Mary Woronov- late one intoxicated night at the Zero Zero Club.
I kept telling her how cute she was and although she always played a rough old gal in movies( Remember her as the evil wardeness on Charlie's Angels?), she was giggling like a 10th grader.
Damn ,she was hot.
Alas, once my pint bottle of vodka ran out , she ran off with some slimey Limey bastard who smelled like a goat but had cool shoes.
Golightly Posted: Jun 8, 2007 7:04 pm Reply Quote The Woody Guthrie movie Bound For Glory was on TCM last night....damn that was a slooooow ass movie....nothing great about it.
I talked to Woody's daughter Nora a few years ago...we talked about getting Springsteen to bankroll a really good biopic...and I know I m gonna take some stick for this but the only guy I can see that is possibly wierd enough to play Woodrow Wilson Guthrie is....Depp.
He's a musician so he could handle that bit and Woody was so complex, that it would take a experienced actor to pull it off.
I m sure there is someone else who could do it but Depp comes to mind first.
Golightly Posted: Jun 8, 2007 7:06 pm Reply Quote Damn....Sean Penn would be a good Woody too...just reread one of Alisa's posts above... bruce Posted: Jun 8, 2007 7:08 pm Reply Quote how about woody harrelson?
Rumpleforeskin Posted: Jun 8, 2007 7:10 pm Reply Quote or Woody Woodpecker?
Golightly Posted: Jun 8, 2007 7:15 pm Reply Quote how about woody harrelson?
If he wood that would be good Highway Star Posted: Jun 8, 2007 7:18 pm Reply Quote I enjoyed reading bound for glory, but never saw the movie.
Anybody seen this: Joe Hill Movie Someone told me it wasn't bad but that was long ago and I can't remember if it was somebody whose opinion i trusted.
Uncle Spatula Posted: Jun 8, 2007 7:24 pm Reply Quote Fuckin' RUDY man!
JPK Posted: Jun 8, 2007 7:25 pm | Edited by: JPK Reply Quote Speaking of cartoon animals portraying Woody Guthrie...have you seen Ry Cooder's new concept album about a left-wing kitty in the Depression?
Personally, I ve never met a socialist cat.
I suspect most are libertarians at best, or even anarchists.
VendingMachine Posted: Jun 8, 2007 7:26 pm Reply Quote Last Train to Memphis Not Rated | Biopic, Music, Drama | In-Development http://www.hollywood.com/movie/Last_Train_to_Memphis/371723 david Posted: Jun 8, 2007 7:48 pm Reply Quote ok, i didn't read everyone's comments on this thread cause it got long and boring, but i LOVE great balls of fire! i think its an awesome movie. one of my favorites! so is the buddy holly story starring busey, and la bamba with that guy who was in bats.
Uncle Spatula Posted: Jun 8, 2007 9:11 pm Reply Quote No one coulda played Ritchie Valens' brother like Esai Morales!
ChicoHarris Posted: Jun 8, 2007 9:37 pm Reply Quote I think Jesus Christ should play Woody Guthrie.
They were a lot alike.
Alisa Posted: Jun 8, 2007 10:24 pm Reply Quote Nobody's mentioned Badlands...which I think could classify as a biopic?
Must be one of Spacek's metiers, as Coal Miner's Daughter is one of my favorite movies ever.
Levon Helm was great as her father, and Beverly D Angelo kicked some serious ass as Patsy Cline.
And, those women actually did the vocals!
I watched a tiny bit of Bound for Glory last night...it looked awful.
Can't remember La Bamba, never seen Ray, loved both the Benny Goodman and Glenn Miller Stories (but Steve Allen was kind of stiff).
Speaking of Woody Harrelson...does 'The People vs.
Larry Flint' count as a biopic.
I mean, sure it does.
That one was really good.
Hell, I even (kind of) liked The Doors.
It was so indulgent.
That desert Indian?
HIlarious.
And, I ll admit to even liking The Jacksons, An American Dream.
But Great Balls of Fire has to go down as the worst of the worst!
Theresa K Posted: Jun 9, 2007 12:14 am Reply Quote I made out briefly with the principal in Rock'n Roll High School-Mary Woronov- late one intoxicated night at the Zero Zero Club. dude, you HAVE TO tell this to dexter romweber! at the drive invasion in 2003, mary woronov was a special guest (they screened r n r high school i think... anyway some movie or movies she was in) and dex was playing there... he was losing his cool over her... fawning like a little school boy. it was so cute... except he had that guy with shit filled shorts jumping on stage... i think it scared even mary saispas Posted: Jun 9, 2007 3:11 am Reply Quote La Bamba was OK, Ray was bleh, People vs Larry Flyny was yet anther movie with Memphians in it.
I wouyld love to see someone make a movie in Memphis and cast nary a Memphian, shoot nary an obvious Memphis site and just fucking make a movie without falling to pieces over some bullshit mystique.
DO IT! (yes I am fucking wasted) JPK Posted: Jun 11, 2007 4:04 pm Reply Quote Speaking of biopics...
Jack White to play Elvis in a spoof of musical biopics like Walk the Line and Ray.
Alisa Posted: Jun 11, 2007 5:56 pm Reply Quote (yes I am fucking wasted) Obviously!
It's damned exciting to see the stuff that makes Memphis Memphis in Memphis-shot movies.
Also, it's a great boon for Memphis actors to be cast in them.
Working actors are few and far between here.
Hell, I once had a husband who had to move to LITTLE ROCK to further his acting career.
Now, that's pathetic!
Vinyl Ritchie Posted: Jun 11, 2007 10:57 pm Reply Quote Shit, I just want to see a movie made in Memphis that doesnt completely suck...Mystery Train was good, but that was practically 20 years ago.... miss linda Posted: Jun 12, 2007 8:31 pm Reply Quote Memphis Porn! at Black Lodge Vidieo!
Staring the Royal Furniture spokes lady, and and that Joey Sullipek channel 13 weatherman guy(keep the bowtie on).
Now that's a MEMPHIS MOVIE!
Fujisan Posted: Jun 12, 2007 8:39 pm Reply Quote I just want to see a movie made in Memphis that doesnt completely suck...Mystery Train was good, but that was practically 20 years ago....
These weren't shot in Memphis ,but nearby in Ark. and Miss.
A Face in the Crowd Baby Doll Both Elia Kazan films from around 1956.
Intruder in the Dust filmed in Oxford and starring Claude Jarman JR. ,the kid from The Yearling.
All three classics but the last one is my favorite.
Mark Rochambeaux Posted: Jun 14, 2007 6:11 am Reply Quote I heard Sacha Baron Cohen is in talks to play Freddie Mercury in a biopic.
Theresa K Posted: Jun 14, 2007 6:18 am Reply Quote I heard Sacha Baron Cohen is in talks to play Freddie Mercury in a biopic. so its a comedy? eric o Posted: Jun 14, 2007 9:23 am Reply Quote he could play it yahoo serious, i think. a genius. but....
WHO'S BRIAN MAY? and oh yeah, A FACE IN THE CROWD is complete and utter genius. anyone who hasn't seen it, go check it out. (additional goner board cred: oblivians did mama guitar for a while from this movie. but that's really the least of the reasons to see it.
Andy Griffith is brilliant, script is brilliant, whole thing is excellent.) saispas Posted: Jun 14, 2007 2:06 pm Reply Quote It's damned exciting to see the stuff that makes Memphis Memphis in Memphis-shot movies I get all annoyed; the most obvious Memphis places get picked (Earnestine and Hazel's etc etc etc) and then they start driving one direction and end up in a totally different area--I could not get past that in 21 Grams.
Well, 21 Grams simply sucked.
But still.
I did appreciate how at least Hustle and Flow shot stuff in areas not everyone knows of Memphis; not like they'd neccessarily have any reason to want to know!
My point is that the people scouting locations are lazy lazy lazy lazy.
Get off your ass and explore the city. mtwallet69 Posted: Jun 14, 2007 2:24 pm Reply Quote Shit, I just want to see a movie made in Memphis that doesnt completely suck...
Zemeckis' Cast Away... sixelsix Posted: Jun 14, 2007 3:07 pm | Edited by: sixelsix Reply Quote Memphis Porn! at Black Lodge Vidieo!
Staring the Royal Furniture spokes lady, That noise you hear in the distance is Scott Rogers' tires squealing. miss linda Posted: Jun 14, 2007 10:27 pm | Edited by: miss linda Reply Quote I want to see a movie about the Ford family, And I want to play the part of Ophilia!
Fallin' down & drinkin' all the time!
Cezary Trybanski Posted: Jun 21, 2007 9:46 pm Reply Quote but....
WHO'S BRIAN MAY?
How 'bout Danny Masterson? jkillin170 Posted: Jul 3, 2007 10:21 pm Reply Quote How can u people talk about shitty bio movies and not mention Your Cheatin Heart The Hank Williams story with George Hamiliton as Hank.. or Living Proof The Hank Jr. story with John Boy.. jkillin170 Posted: Jul 3, 2007 10:23 pm Reply Quote I just want to see a movie made in Memphis that doesnt completely suck...Mystery Train was good, but that was practically 20 years ago....
These weren't shot in Memphis ,but nearby in Ark. and Miss.
The Greatest movie made in Memphis has to be The Importance of Being Russell .. not only is it a great movie but has a cameo by the greatest band to ever come out of Memphis and rock the world...MUNG .I just wish they would have performed their classic songs Teabag or Fuck The Mayor Highway Star Posted: Jul 4, 2007 5:18 am Reply Quote how bout that new show on espn about the yankees.
It's like having 15 biopics in one or something. looks like it might be fifteen times the bad! saint sarah Posted: Jul 6, 2007 1:13 am Reply Quote Personally, I liked GBOF, but I did see it when I was about 13.
You don't move like no virgin, tantilized my young mind, no doubt.
Seeing Dennis Quaid and the Sharks a few weeks back was, in my mind, kind of like seeing Jerry Lee Lewis because that movie was my first exposure to the man.
I screamed, as they took a break between songs, Dennis, play great balls of fire.
Unfortunately, by the time it had happened I was aboard the Creole Queen getting loaded.
Mark Rochambeaux Posted: Jul 6, 2007 3:37 am Reply Quote yahoo serious Young Einstein! jumpbackjake Posted: Aug 20, 2007 10:25 pm Reply Quote There is a new parody of walk the line coming out called Walk Hard with John C Riley as the Cash character and Jack white as Elvis.
Though most likely not filmed in Memphis, it could go either way: http://youtube.com/watch?v 4yzjtnj8Y3U jumpbackjake Posted: Aug 20, 2007 10:41 pm Reply Quote whoops.
JPK already posted this when I was in my mother's womb.
Whatever.
I am always so slow on the Youtube developments....
JPK Posted: Aug 23, 2007 1:27 pm Reply Quote Folks, it looks like we have a new contender, and it's not even out yet: Cate Blanchet and about a half dozen other actors starring as Bob Dylan during various stages of his life.
Trailer here. saispas Posted: Aug 23, 2007 1:54 pm | Edited by: saispas Reply Quote I am way biased, but I am not ready to put this film to pasture.
The John C Reilly film, however, looks fucking horrific.
I was snarling at the trailer the other night...until the sausage commercial part, which was worth a low brow chortle.

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