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#1 2014-02-04 06:04:14

SelaromYar
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Bobby Dollar on the Big Screen?

After reading the first installment of the Bobby Dollar series for the second time - as you know the first read does not do any justice and you are bound to miss something, so a second or sometimes a third will do about just right - I have some to realize that this book will do well on the big screen as one film.  Not to knock it, Bobby Dollar's universe is not that epic and expensive as, for example the "Otherland".  it is compact universe with a narrative that is reminiscent of a Dashiell Hammett noir, that with good writers, script, producers and a director that will not "cheese" it up, it will do just fine.  Compacting the story and keeping the integrity of the story and universe by the hand of good writers,  script, and with a Zimmerman or Silvestre score,  The Dirty Streets of Heaven will translate nicely to the big screen. 

The small screen, to restrictive and not enough budget to make it work for some of the places that Tad takes us, and anyways, it will take a lot of computer cycles and CGI to make it believable, and not appear "cheesy". 

Tad if you ever read this, please brig Bobby to the 'bigger' silver screen and not to flat screen. Plus you will make a whole lot more money from the box office, streaming and Blu-ray sales.

So what do you think?  Movie studio or Syfy Channel?

 

#2 2014-02-04 07:16:21

ylvs
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Re: Bobby Dollar on the Big Screen?

Welcome to the board SelaromYar.

I wholeheartedly agree that TDoH would make one fine movie.

Tad (who will most certainly read this) sadly is the wrong person to ask to make it come to pass though ...

If you're friends with some producers or high-ups-in-the-foodchain-of -Hollywood feel free to propose it.

*grins*


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#3 2014-02-04 08:28:38

Firsfron of Ronchester
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Re: Bobby Dollar on the Big Screen?

SelaromYar wrote:

So what do you think?  Movie studio or Syfy Channel?

Hey Selarom!

Welcome! :)

Please no Syfy Channel. Their "Syfy original" movies are intentionally bad low-budget grade-Z schlock, like that Sharknado thing. I'd hate to see Bobby Dollar turned into Frankenfish or other horrible Syfy films.


But it should definitely be a movie!


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#4 2014-02-04 15:35:31

Olaf
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Re: Bobby Dollar on the Big Screen?

Just saw a danish thriller based on the first novel by Jussi Adler Olsen and the actor who played the male lead looked a lot like I imagined Bobby D. would look like.

http://ais.badische-zeitung.de/piece/04 … 940490.jpg

The actor is called Nikolaj Lie Kaas.


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#5 2014-07-21 06:40:01

DrAtomic
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Re: Bobby Dollar on the Big Screen?

Tad does a mean job as bartender: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WbJdZgpzZBQ

Edit: Also I think it should be made into a series with a season per book. :)

Last edited by DrAtomic (2014-07-21 06:41:06)

 

#6 2014-07-21 23:26:14

Firsfron of Ronchester
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Re: Bobby Dollar on the Big Screen?

DrAtomic wrote:

Tad does a mean job as bartender: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WbJdZgpzZBQ

Edit: Also I think it should be made into a series with a season per book. :)

Thanks for the link, Dr. Atomic! Strangely, I never saw this before!

Tad does do a good job as Pat the Bartender!


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