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« on: June 06, 2008, 07:51:02 AM »

I just across news on IMDB of another proposed remake of a classic film. In this case, it's My Fair Lady, and in the case, the star is allegedly going to be...

Keira Knightley.

http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/movies/a97624/knightley-in-talks-for-my-fair-lady.html?imdb

The only thing of interest to me is that they will apparently be using actual locations rather than sets. Otherwise, forgive me for not getting too excited about this. There's still a chance it might not be made, but I'm not too thrilled about the prospect. And dare I suggest that Ms. Knightley should stop typecasting herself in period roles? (The question of whether or not she can sing is also there, but I'll skip that for now.)

I'll also be curious to see who they get to play 'Enry 'Iggins. Hugh Grant? Colin Firth? Tom Hollander? Bill Nighy? A Fiennes brother perhaps?

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« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2008, 09:20:46 AM »

Yawn. Re-watched Pygmalion recently and enjoyed it. The play is better without the Lerner and Loewe.

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« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2008, 04:29:44 PM »

Yawn. Re-watched Pygmalion recently and enjoyed it. The play is better without the Lerner and Loewe.

I'm not a big fan of the film either, but then I'm rather ambivalent towards musicals in general... I get pissed off everytime Marni Nixon pipes up on the soundtrack.

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« Reply #3 on: June 06, 2008, 05:30:54 PM »

Kinda funny, though, seeing Sherlock Holmes as Freddie.

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« Reply #4 on: June 06, 2008, 05:49:24 PM »


I'm not for this remake at all. How can you replace Audrey Hepburn in that screen role she made famous? It wouldn't work, in my opinion. Hopefully it doesn't go through. I'm not saying the film doesn't have a chance to be good, but I just don't want to see it.

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« Reply #5 on: June 06, 2008, 06:01:04 PM »

I'm not for this remake at all. How can you replace Audrey Hepburn in that screen role she made famous? It wouldn't work, in my opinion. Hopefully it doesn't go through. I'm not saying the film doesn't have a chance to be good, but I just don't want to see it.

Probably the same way that Audrey replaced Julie Andrews (or Wendy Hiller). Cheesy

I'm more curious who we'd cast as Henry Higgins though, but I already indicated as much. He's as important a role, and I doubt you can top Rex Harrison.

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« Reply #6 on: June 07, 2008, 06:55:23 PM »

the star is allegedly going to be...

Keira Knightley.

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Yikes! well i suppose it could be much worse...


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« Reply #7 on: June 07, 2008, 09:00:45 PM »

Pfffff!

i have a love for musical theater AND westerns ( though not together Tongue)

i also have long hair, you got a problem with that too?

That's right big whoop, wanna fight about it? Just put up your dukes and me and my sharks will tap dance the crap out of you!

when we're done with you, you won't be able to tell your "Oklahoma!" from your "django"'s!


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« Reply #8 on: June 08, 2008, 05:39:03 AM »

i is sorry to innerupt, can an yone give me directions to th ballet thread? Grin Grin Grin

this forum is still about westerns an action movies, right, .....


........cause im leavin if yall start a chorus line

This IS the off-topic section, you walking testicle. We can talk about whatever we want. Cheesy

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« Reply #9 on: June 08, 2008, 11:19:16 AM »

Seems like a pretty lame idea.  Not to take away from Hepburn or even Andrews (Knightley doesn't compare at all), I think it would be extremely difficult to find someone for the Higgins' role.  It's one of those roles that's so identified with an actor.  What will the age difference be in a possible remake?  Audrey was thirty something, while Harrison was in his mid to late fifties.  I don't think having such a young Eliza is so effective.  I suppose she can attempt to play a little older.    I guess their Higgins will be late thirties or forty something in part to appeal to a specific theater going group.     

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« Reply #10 on: June 08, 2008, 04:29:36 PM »

Kermit(?), did you read this post by myself:

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I'm not a big fan of the film either, but then I'm rather ambivalent towards musicals in general... I get pissed off everytime Marni Nixon pipes up on the soundtrack.

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« Reply #11 on: June 09, 2008, 08:27:02 PM »

Screw you guys- i work for Mel Brooks,  Slim Pickens  Blazing Saddles   
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yeah yeah, sure! I'm sure that's why Mel turned the Producers into a broadway musical (earning a shitload of tony's in the process). It's quite obvious he hates musicals
http://youtube.com/watch?v=iNcpPdP4sqg

Oh well! its not like mel turned his crown jewel "Young frankenstein" into a queen fest!

OH WAIT:http://youtube.com/watch?v=fU1tc6T_lHg


But it's all good fun, here's a clip im sure we can all enjoy
http://youtube.com/watch?v=AmrQ8e9UsNg

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« Reply #12 on: June 09, 2008, 09:50:02 PM »

 Grin

I was only messin too.

if you think that pictures creepy check this out.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=Qo0perOfl7c

Would it be gay if i said i wish i was in a show like that?

before you judge me, I'M STRAIGHT!  Cheesy

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« Reply #13 on: June 10, 2008, 02:32:13 AM »

ease up guy, i was jus yankin yer chain Grin

thouhgt it was kinda wierd a musical thread in a forum about westerns, i mean it be wierd if i was on a musical site(not tht s ever gonna happen- an found a thread bout westerns
This isn't nearly the most off-topic thread around.

http://www.fistful-of-leone.com/forums/index.php?topic=5948.0

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« Reply #14 on: June 10, 2008, 10:16:47 AM »

Don't worry, im not one of those singin' and dancin' types. I'm more of a "actin' an' singin'" type  Wink.

to be honest, its been a while since i've seen the video, so i've forgotten how gay it was. I'm fine with wearing a dress, but groping another guy is right about where i draw the line  Grin.

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