Open Thread: Things that Should be Movies

(by chris the cynic)

I was thinking we could have a movie theme for a little while.  So for today, what’s a story that you think should be made into a movie?  Or, what are some stories that you think should be made into movies?

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6 thoughts on “Open Thread: Things that Should be Movies

  1. Firedrake October 4, 2013 at 7:43 am

    From another site I frequent: films about women that aren’t about Women’s Problems, for example:

    Action heroes! I don’t care how “unrealistic” they are: I want badass brainy lady archaeologists fighting Nazis over ancient magical treasures; I want women starship captains plying the interstellar badlands keeping humanity safe from marauding hoards of superadvanced dinosaurs; I want suicidal female cops who scare the shit out of druglords and terrorists.

    Herstories! I demand epic biopics of Ada Lovelace, Florence Nightingale, Marie Curie, Susan B. Anthony, Harriet Ann Jacobs, Margaret Corbin, and Sacajawea. For starters. (Oh, you don’t know who all of those women are? Crack some books, boys.) And I’m taking big, sweeping, cast-of-thousands type stuff, the kind of movies that have critics and cinephiles predicting Oscars even before the first day of shooting.

  2. Firedrake October 4, 2013 at 7:43 am

    (Bother, “blockquote” isn’t recognised here. Those last two paragraphs are from the site to which I linked.)

  3. christhecynic October 4, 2013 at 8:56 am

    I can fix that for you. (One of the reasons we moved away from blogger.)

  4. christhecynic October 4, 2013 at 9:00 am

    Also, people don’t know who Ada Lovelace is? For shame. Especially if any of these people use computers.

  5. Firedrake October 4, 2013 at 9:27 am

    Thanks!

    Well, the original rant is directed at Hollywood. Hollywood barely knows who Einstein was.

  6. Coleslaw October 4, 2013 at 9:32 am

    Back in the 1980’s I thought it would be cool if someone told a modern day version of the story of Abelard and Heloise, with Peter Abelard, called Pete, being a guru who set up a spa/wellness/therapy center with the help of his wife Eloise (also the name of the movie), who then basically ran it for him after he divorced her. Her daughter tries to get Eloise into a Co-Dependent’s Anonymous program, leading to further adventures that comprise most of the plot.

    I have a truly weird imagination.

    (Of course, now that I note the first post, that would be a film about a woman with a woman’s problem.)

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