Untitled Doaa Al Zamel Film (TBD, 20XX)

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Untitled Doaa Al Zamel Film (TBD, 20XX)

#1 Post by mfunk9786 » Mon Oct 29, 2018 12:41 pm


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#2 Post by Altair » Mon Oct 29, 2018 12:48 pm

Spielberg is far too canny though - I bet he'll end up with just an 'executive producer' credit, if this thing ever gets made.

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#3 Post by mfunk9786 » Mon Oct 29, 2018 12:49 pm

I guess I just don't know why Lena Dunham jumped to anyone's mind to tell a story about a Syrian refugee stranded at sea, and I find it pretty unlikely this gets through the screenwriting process without changing hands

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Re: New Films in Production, v.2

#4 Post by knives » Mon Oct 29, 2018 1:09 pm

For all we know she might be like Scorsese and works best as a journeyman?

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#5 Post by mfunk9786 » Mon Oct 29, 2018 1:34 pm

Take out the "For all we know" and I'm willing to grant you the benefit of the doubt on that speculation - because for all we know, she writes a lot of stuff about herself and couldn't get the Toni Erdmann remake done

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Re: Untitled Doaa Al Zamel Film (TBD, 20XX)

#6 Post by knives » Mon Oct 29, 2018 1:42 pm

Does for all we know not mean in the dark speculation?

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#7 Post by mfunk9786 » Mon Oct 29, 2018 2:23 pm

the internet wrote:“For all I know” asserts that the speaker is so insufficiently informed that he is willing to entertain the most far-fetched conjecture or the darkest suspicion. In speech there's usually one strongly stressed word or phrase to name that implausibility or fear.
Just arguing that we've got more evidence of Dunham's limitations than that. Perhaps I'll be pleasantly surprised but it doesn't seem like the most reliable hiring decision

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#8 Post by knives » Mon Oct 29, 2018 2:26 pm

My point was that we've only seen her in auteur mode. Her working as a journeyman is totally unknown.

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Re: Untitled Doaa Al Zamel Film (TBD, 20XX)

#9 Post by domino harvey » Mon Oct 29, 2018 2:27 pm

"These are our refugees..."

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Re: Untitled Doaa Al Zamel Film (TBD, 20XX)

#10 Post by Big Ben » Mon Oct 29, 2018 2:32 pm

mfunk9786 wrote:
Mon Oct 29, 2018 2:23 pm
the internet wrote:“For all I know” asserts that the speaker is so insufficiently informed that he is willing to entertain the most far-fetched conjecture or the darkest suspicion. In speech there's usually one strongly stressed word or phrase to name that implausibility or fear.
Just arguing that we've got more evidence of Dunham's limitations than that. Perhaps I'll be pleasantly surprised but it doesn't seem like the most reliable hiring decision
To add to this...why Dunham in the first place? Surely there is someone infinitely more qualified to talk about the plight of refugees other than someone whose level of awareness about social issues extends as far as wealthy people?
domino harvey wrote:
Mon Oct 29, 2018 2:27 pm
"These are our refugees..."
This is intended as humorous but I have no doubt this is the level of engagement we'll be receiving.

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#11 Post by dda1996a » Mon Oct 29, 2018 4:03 pm

knives wrote:
Mon Oct 29, 2018 1:09 pm
For all we know she might be like Scorsese and works best as a journeyman?
I love your contrarian opinions, but, what?

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Re: Untitled Doaa Al Zamel Film (TBD, 20XX)

#12 Post by knives » Mon Oct 29, 2018 4:22 pm

It is hard to think of examples. That said The Wolf of Wall Street > Kundun

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Re: Untitled Doaa Al Zamel Film (TBD, 20XX)

#13 Post by dda1996a » Mon Oct 29, 2018 4:32 pm

But, like, Duh?! But would you not out Raging Bull/Taxi Driver as his personal films? The only journeyman film I can sort of position Scorsese doing is his 80s work, which I personally love (King of Comedy/After Hours) [Color of Money,less so].
In fact Color of Money is the only personality less movie out of Scorsese if you ask me.
Anyway, what has Dunham done except Girl and Tiny Furnitures (which I haven't seen)

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Re: Untitled Doaa Al Zamel Film (TBD, 20XX)

#14 Post by knives » Mon Oct 29, 2018 6:12 pm

Definitely not, or at least they didn't start that way. I mean less journeyman versus personal as versus starting passion.

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Re: Untitled Doaa Al Zamel Film (TBD, 20XX)

#15 Post by Dead or Deader » Mon Oct 29, 2018 9:24 pm

Image


Page is fake but very authentic that it could've been something Dunham wrote herself.

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Re: Untitled Doaa Al Zamel Film (TBD, 20XX)

#16 Post by Brian C » Mon Oct 29, 2018 9:38 pm

Dead or Deader wrote:
Mon Oct 29, 2018 9:24 pm
Page is fake
Thanks for that clarification, sure had me fooled.

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