Wednesday, September 14, 2005

I Walk The Line



I always thought Joaquin would make a very good Charles Manson in a film. Much better than that tool Davies. Railsback was good in portraying a convincing Charlie. But not THE Charlie. Who else do y'all think could do it? Let us know your thoughts in a comment!

14 comments:

FayWrayisgoneKingKong said...

I'm thinking along the lines of Paula Poundstone doing a mean version of Charlie. Flip Wilson would be perfect for Sadie. For even more comic relief how about Lucy and Viv from the Lucy Show playing the other girls? Too bad 4 out of five of my choices are nolonger members of Actor's Equity.

ScottyFerguson said...
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ScottyFerguson said...

Why do all signs point to Johnny Depp?

You know this to be true.

agnostic monk said...

scotty you read my mind. I was thinking Johnny Depp could probably pull it off as well as anyone. Plus with Johnny Depp I could see him doing a good job mixing "appealing Manson" (the one who attracted all these kids with his charms) with "scary/media Manson" (the one the world has come to know and love).

Has anyone seen Jim Van Bebbers film? One thing I liked about it is that the actor who plays Manson is anything but the wild-eyed crazy. He's mellow and loving and very much playing the gentle hippie papa role.

ColScott said...

yes he was okay
but the film? what crap! that framing device was criminal!

agnostic monk said...

there were things about it I liked and things I did not like. His attention to detail was at times very impressive, I especially enjoyed hearing quotes thrown back at me that I had read in other places. But it was so cheap and shoddy in production it was hard to take seriously. I thought the actors who played the core family members were all pretty damned good for amateurs. I can only imagine what Van Bebber would have done with an actual budget.

lenceel2 said...

How about Colin Farrell. He's certainly a match physically. How about casting the rest of the players?

lenceel2 said...

Van Bebber's film was a piece of trash, especially considering it took him about 16 years to complete it! You are right about the framing sequence, too Colonel. I'll take Hendrickson's documentary any day.

agnostic monk said...

oh god, the Manson documentary is a masterpiece compared to Van Bebber's film. No arguments there. Hey, why do the documentary folks continue to tease us with promises of a longform version of the documentary with previously unreleased footage? I'm sure there's a whole story behind that. I wish they'd get on it. I'd be first in line.

lenceel said...
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lenceel said...

I'd like to know what happened to that project also! I know that Hendrickson got caught up in some legal hassles with Amazon and e-bay over the release of the DVD version of his original film and that took up a few years of time, but that was a few years ago. That site hasn't been updated in quite some time. I e-mailed them recently and got no response. Too bad.

lenceel said...

Hey, speaking of Manson products, has anyone ever read or seen "The Psychosexual History of the Manson Family"? Adam Gorightly refers to it in his book "The Shadow Over Santa Susanna" and I've seen it offered for sale online for $80 or $85. Supposedly written by actual family members, it sounds interesting, but that's a pretty steep price to pay.

ScottyFerguson said...

Check the one stop Manson shop.
http://apoprecords.com/manson.html

spookycatz said...

Johnny Depp would be an inspired Manson.

=^..^=