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From: "Michael A. Terrell"
Subject: Re: Coming soon to a theatre near you - endless mischief potential
Date: Sat, 12 Oct 2002 20:50:17 -0400
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Chuck Simmons wrote:
> News2020 wrote:
> > Self contradictory sentences.
> > First you say total silly nonsense.
> > Then you admit that at 'lethal' levels of power (your definition of
> > 'lethal') it may not be total silly nonsense !
> > How about lasers, microwaves, XRays, etc. + 'lethal' + 'directional' +
> > secret + 'mischievous intent to maim/kill' ?
> This is ripe. All I need is a plot around this and I have the makings
> for a comedy scifi something like "The Fifth Element." Lets's see. The
> main character needs to be a Dirk Gently type. But he needs a sidekick.
> A Sancho, really. Dirk is pretty cool but we are getting into big stuff
> here so a Sancho is in order to help the Dirk character up after he has
> tilted against lasers and such goodies.
> Movie rights. I better plan on those. Think of the special effects.
> People blowing up like ripe tomatos thrown at a wall. The mouth simply
> waters! Maybe I should go for the screen play to start.
> Stars. It needs stars. Schwartzenegger has been trying more dramatic and
> comedic stuff. Maybe he could do an oversized Dirk Gently type. Sancho
> is easy. He has to be Rupert Grint. Anyone who can follow a moody wizard
> around all day and still smile works. A villain. Who? The story needs a
> cross between Alan Rickman and Jerry Lewis. Who could that be. We could
> try casting News2020 but he falls way short on the Alan Rickman part.
> How about Jim Carrey. No, same problem.
> This needs more thought.
> ... The times have been,
> That, when the brains were out,
> the man would die. ... Macbeth
> Chuck Simmons firstname.lastname@example.org
Chuck, have you seen "Mars Attacks"? The aliens heads explode when
they hear the old Nelson Eddy song "When I'm calling you"?
Michael A. Terrell
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