On 09/26/2005 10:17:04 AM -0400, olive_e_thomas wrote:
> My guess is that the TCM documentary on Brooksie a few years
> back pretty much killed off any other project plans for a Louise
> Brooks film.
Last I heard (this past winter?) that actress Neve Campbell optioned a
screenplay about Lousie's life. It can take more than a year or never
before an option turns into a real film. That also doesn't mean one
isn't in the works elsewhere.
I remember that actress Dana Delany (member of LBS BTW) had wanted to do
a film and she is in the TCM doc but she might be past her prime to
actually play Lousie.
I think Natalie Portman would be a good Lousie and maybe Neve.
> I hope they run it sometime soon seeing it's gonna be
> Brooksie's 100th birthday next year and all that...
> That and I never got to see it the first time around - our cable
> company didn't carry TCM yet.
Have you tried to buy a copy? I looked on Amazon and copies are going
for $100 to $200 in the marketplace. I got my VHS copy just after was
released by TCM.
> Now if only TCM would run that new Olive Thomas documentary
> out. I have it on DVD but it would be nice for her to get the
> exposure being on TCM would offer...
I actually hadn't heard of her before reading the posts on this list and
then I read some of the biography stuff on the net and she is really
interesting - classic Hollywood story - rocket to stardom and early
ending. I am really thinking about getting her doc.
BTW, long time lurker could be first time poster - member of LBS.
Lousie's TCM doc got me interested in her.
For a long time I have admired the silent cinema. Love the silents they
show on TCM.
I really got interested in Silents when I took a class on Fascism in
German film during the Weimar Republic in college and we started by
watching the great Fritz Lang's Metropolis and Die Nibelungen: Siegfried.
While not silent, seeing Der Blaue Engel in the original German is
electric and Lang's "M" blew me away.
Go ahead pet the dog; it's the kids that bite and scratch