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Re: If you could remake 'Nicholas and Alexandra'....
« Reply #135 on: July 02, 2010, 11:35:15 PM »
Didn't Stone make Alexander?
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Re: If you could remake 'Nicholas and Alexandra'....
« Reply #136 on: July 02, 2010, 11:55:48 PM »
I think so, and it was a financial flop. I have 3 versions of it. [the original  studio release,  the Director's Cut &  Alexander Revisted, the final, uneditd cut] It lost a lot of money.  Personally, I like the film, but it did not sell well.
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Re: If you could remake 'Nicholas and Alexandra'....
« Reply #137 on: July 03, 2010, 12:03:45 AM »
Yeah, I liked Alexander too.  Okay, maybe they took some liberties, but it was an enjoyable film.  I guess most movie goers are too busy seeing stuff like Shrek to give a historical picture a chance.  A shame.  It seems we here at Alexander Palace are a small minority.
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Re: If you could remake 'Nicholas and Alexandra'....
« Reply #138 on: July 06, 2010, 07:13:35 AM »
Yes we are a very small minority. And getting smaller it would seem. The world is more concerned with greed and making money, and the past seems less important now than it ever was.
My personal opinion however is that if one does not know what happened in the past and take cognisance of the lessons that history provides the future could come as a very unpleasant surprise. Given the present situation in Russia, I sometimes wonder if they have learnt anything from their history.

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Re: If you could remake 'Nicholas and Alexandra'....
« Reply #139 on: July 06, 2010, 08:58:42 AM »
 I so agree, Pavlosk. I have believed from an early age that those who do not learn from the past are condemned to repeat it.  That goes for any culture.  Movies, however, are not a good way to  learn history.  Better than  nothing, but by nature, they are made to entertain, in one way or another and  cannot be taken  as true, literal history. Some  actual documentaries can be helpful, but still,  by necessity, they are limited  by time and editing processes.
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Re: If you could remake 'Nicholas and Alexandra'....
« Reply #140 on: July 07, 2010, 01:50:11 AM »
So I guess if they did make a new N&A, we would go see it, but most people wouldn't, because it won't have cars blowing up or scantly clad ladies.  Sad.
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Re: If you could remake 'Nicholas and Alexandra'....
« Reply #141 on: July 07, 2010, 11:55:37 AM »
Actually TimM, you might have an idea that could possibly sell.  A fictional "rescue" of the IF based on one or more of the books about such attempts. Sounds very much like a Tom Cruise vehicle {yuck} but might sell. Of course, in such a film, he would have to be the hero who saves them so it would not be very believable [not true in any case]. I am afraid that is about as close as we may get to a new Romanov film  for now. Now, who would be the scanily clothed sexpots ?  Dread to imagine...
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Re: If you could remake 'Nicholas and Alexandra'....
« Reply #142 on: July 07, 2010, 12:13:16 PM »
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Now, who would be the scanily clothed sexpots ?  Dread to imagine...


Hollywood Producer:  Man, these Grand Duchesses are so bland.  Let's sex em up and Tom's character can sleep with all of them!

*shudder*

Seriously though, when you said I had an idea that could sell, were you referring to my story, Bid Time Return?
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Re: If you could remake 'Nicholas and Alexandra'....
« Reply #143 on: July 07, 2010, 01:11:37 PM »
Well, no TimM.  I was just thinking of what you said in your last post about action cars and scantily  glad babes.
 However, I  would be  happy to read Big Time Return, I will  try to find it.
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Re: If you could remake 'Nicholas and Alexandra'....
« Reply #144 on: July 07, 2010, 04:16:20 PM »
It's in the Having Fun section.
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