Thursday, January 27, 2011

Follow The UnMade Films

Brad Wyman has a film called THE MANSON GIRLS. It was the world's shittiest script. It featured BRENDA/Nancy Pitman as the main character. They wanted to use Lindsay Lohan as Brenda. It has yet to be made after four years.

Scott Kosar has a film called THE FAMILY. It tells the whole story through the eyes of Dianne Lake. This script was so misguided and poorly written that blog members made me stop reviewing the script because there was no point. This script is being produced by the Gotham Group, a management company for Animators , who don't know how to produce movies. So this ain't happening. An Australian Cable TV actor is scheduled to play Manson. Kosar announced this film 8 years ago after his tepid remake of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre.

And NOW---

PARK CITY, UTAH January 26, 2011, 12:42 pm ET

A new movie directed by Susanna Lo will focus on the female followers of cult leader Charles Manson.

Production on "Manson Girls" will begin this spring, Lo announced Monday at the Sundance Film Festival. Lo wrote the screenplay for the film, which will examine the lives of eight young women who were followers of Manson.

The cast includes Taryn Manning, Heather Matarazzo, Tania Raymonde and Monica Keena.

Manson and three women followers were convicted in Los Angeles in 1971 of murder and conspiracy in the 1969 slayings of seven people, including actress Sharon Tate.

Lo said she became interested in the story when she realized she was living across the street from the house once occupied by Leno LaBianca and his wife, Rosemary, who were killed the next night.

She decided the most interesting element of the story was what made the girls fall under Manson's spell.

"I wanted to tell their early story when they were teenagers to before the Tate-LaBianca murders. That was much more fascinating to me. Why and how. How could this tiny, strange man from prison and almost a derelict completely attract all of these fantastic girls?" Lo said.

"I thought that was a very innovative way to tell the story," said Raymonde, who will play Manson follower Leslie Van Houten. "I thought that it wasn't exploitative at all ... and it wasn't putting any focus on Manson because I think one of the most interesting aspects is you never see him in the film."

Keena was so intent on playing Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme that she studied her intensely before her audition and now knows "everything about her."

"It gives you a chance to have some sort of empathy toward them that you might not have had before," Keena said. "I'm not saying you should forgive them, but there's a method to their madness, let's say."

Songs from the 1960s will help drive the story. Guy Allison of the Doobie Brothers will compose the music for the film.

Manson is serving a life sentence in a California prison. He has a devoted fan base, which concerns Manning.

----------and the Col explains it all for you

1- Director has never had a film that anyone has ever seen, including her mom
2- No producer mentioned. No money source. No studio. Because there isn't any.
3- One fat lesbian actress (Heather) one actress who never had a career (Taryn) and one actress who used to be hot (Keena) with NO ONE
4- Lots of attention seeking at Sundance. "Look at me" means "I need funding."

The definitive movie will be made someday. These cheap imitations? Meh.


Anonymous said...

Col- I have learned that Thora Birch- who made a movie ( ghost world) that I really liked- was attached to this, but now is not listed...

I wonder if that is why she left the project? because it had no chance to get made....

Anonymous said...

I read a long time ago that Oliver Stone was considering doing a movie- but that turned out not to be true..

It seems like most of the power people involved have done a good job of keeping the " players" out of it as far as public knowledge of involvement. also- there always seems to be a " hollywood hush" portrayed regarding this case..

So if the bigshots wont touch it- and anyone we would have heard of who was loosely or otherwise connected wont be involved, or talk about it...

how can the definitive movie get made? how will we know it is legit??

Does the real truth have to come out first? can you have the definitive movie- without knowing for sure what exactly happened and exactly why??

If Bobby's book were to include his honest dealings with the family, and offered a realistic look at life partying with the family on the weekends at the ranch and what really happened at Gary's, and what he was honestly hearing while in jail regarding the others, and there plight- it might be made into a good realistic movie- if made by people who know what they are doing...

two key elements all the movies I have seen are lacking...

1. A real feel of the times- decent cinematography...

2. A sense that the poeple I am watching are real at all ( Of course I dont mean the documentaries)... they always way overact and it seems so unbelievable to me...

I watch thousands of movies- and my favorites always make me feel like I am in the moment when it centers on another time period, and I care about the characters, and feel there emotions in certain scenes- if the movie is well written and acted...

I have yet to see any Manson movie that made me do more than smile or laugh- which is o.k.- but not the markings to me of a great movie..