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Re: Led Zeppelin In The Movies

I'm thinking it'd be easier to just do a film based on the follies of FBO and 
call it the FBO diaries. 

>From the rise and fall of Zerxes, to Billy and his deathlists, From Pianoman, 
>to EC, Knebworth & Holy Grail revelations, from committees to the Bob & Nech 
>show, from total obscuredom to blinded by fandom encounters.  From the first 
>tape tree to Celebration Day.

I got dibs on playing myself.




-----Original Message-----
From: Wyatt Brake <wyattbrake@xxxxxxxxx>
To: FRANK SMITH <captcrunge@xxxxxxxxx>
Cc: who me? <dave_barbee@xxxxxxxxx>; FBO Led Zeppelin <zeppelin@xxxxxxxx>
Sent: Thu, Dec 6, 2012 3:13 pm
Subject: Re: Led Zeppelin In The Movies

I don't think a film will be made about the band while any of the guys
are still living, because I don't think you could make a good film
about the band without using their actual music, and I don't see them
authorizing such a thing.

Think about the kind of stuff that would need to be in any film about
the band to gain appeal beyond the core audience (us) - you'd need
plenty of the lurid backstage/offstage antics, you'd have a portrayal
of sex with minors, Page and Bonham's descent into heavy drug use, the
Crowley stuff, the Oakland beating with Bindon/Bonham/Grant, Karac's
death, and Bonham's death.  The more one thinks about it, the more
likely it is that all the core fans would absolutely revile such a
film, even if much of it was accurate (if only because the negative,
dark aspects would outweigh the light).

If somehow you got past all that, Cameron Crowe (Almost Famous) or
Richard Linklater (Dazed and Confused).  Cameron Crowe made the 'Pearl
Jam Twenty' documentary film in close cooperation with that band
(highly recommended if you like PJ at all), so he would probably never
do something like that again unless he knew that Page, Plant, and
Jones would give their collective blessing to the project without
reservation/reluctance.  The saying is never say never, but I'll go
out on a limb and say... never gonna happen.

Think about this:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Doors_(film)#Development  and also
read the surviving members' reactions to the final product in the
"Historical Accuracy" section.

On Thu, Dec 6, 2012 at 1:49 PM, FRANK SMITH <captcrunge@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>  Very cool article. Thanks. Its great when the two world of Led Zeppelin
> and film come together.
> This raises the question: Who would be best qualified to direct/produce a
> film about Led Zeppelin?
> Off the top of my head;
> 1) James Cameron
> 2) Peter Jackson or
> 3) Ang Lee ( the director of "The Life of Pi")
>  Perhaps one of these would be among the few directors able to pull it off
> and accurately portray the band from 1968-1980.
> I suggest that a film about the band would be artistically and commercially
> successful if directed and produced by a director/producer with the right
> vision as the technology to do capture and portray the magic of Led
> Zeppelin is finally in place.
> On Thu, Dec 6, 2012 at 1:17 PM, who me? <dave_barbee@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> http://ultimateclassicrock.com/led-zeppelin-argo-silver-linings-playbook/
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