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Re: Led Zeppelin In The Movies



>From Thor to Shar!  

JR chasing Jemery with a fire extinguisher would make a good comic relief scene.



 

 

 

-----Original Message-----
From: Phil Humpherys <draperzepfan@xxxxxxxxx>
To: Nech <tytlane@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: wyattbrake <wyattbrake@xxxxxxxxx>; captcrunge <captcrunge@xxxxxxxxx>; 
dave_barbee <dave_barbee@xxxxxxxxx>; zeppelin <zeppelin@xxxxxxxx>
Sent: Thu, Dec 6, 2012 3:29 pm
Subject: Re: Led Zeppelin In The Movies


Thor...


On Dec 6, 2012, at 1:26 PM, Nech <tytlane@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> I'm thinking it'd be easier to just do a film based on the follies of FBO and 
call it the FBO diaries. 
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> 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.
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> I got dibs on playing myself.
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> -----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
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> 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.
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> 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?
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>> 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.
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>> 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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