Untitled Madonna Biopic (Madonna, 202X)

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hearthesilence
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Re: New Films in Production, v.2

#2 Post by hearthesilence » Tue Sep 15, 2020 9:09 pm

How can this possibly go wrong?

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Re: New Films in Production, v.2

#3 Post by Never Cursed » Tue Sep 15, 2020 9:27 pm

I heard that Ryan Murphy was at one point interested in the project, so even if this is awful, it's healthy to remember that it could always have been worse

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Re: New Films in Production, v.2

#4 Post by therewillbeblus » Tue Sep 15, 2020 10:08 pm

To be honest, that sounds like a perfect fit. I really can't stand Ryan Murphy, but his bombastic style is tailor made for a Madonna biopic. I'd sooner watch that experiment than solipsistic self-gratification.

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Re: New Films in Production, v.2

#5 Post by knives » Wed Sep 16, 2020 7:16 am

To play devil’s advocate how would this be any different then a written autobiography beyond the obvious ones of medium?

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Re: New Films in Production, v.2

#6 Post by therewillbeblus » Wed Sep 16, 2020 8:37 am

Well that’s my very point.. that it wouldn’t be beyond them per se because I find Murphy’s approach to be uneven, loud, and flashy, but empty. I obviously haven’t read the script or know what Madonna’s film will look like, but the idea is that it could possibly turn Madonna’s (likely?) self-serious script into an unintentional gag of style and no substance. Either way it was just a speculative joke, no need to advocate for the devil.

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Re: New Films in Production, v.2

#7 Post by knives » Wed Sep 16, 2020 10:10 am

Aw, but I like Al Pacino going ham.

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Re: New Films in Production, v.2

#8 Post by artfilmfan » Wed Sep 16, 2020 1:01 pm

hearthesilence wrote:
Tue Sep 15, 2020 9:09 pm
How can this possibly go wrong?
Let’s hope the person who is chosen to star in the film looks and can act and sing convincingly like the young Madonna! ;)

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Re: Untitled Madonna Biopic (Madonna, 202X)

#9 Post by Nasir007 » Wed Sep 16, 2020 1:35 pm

The sheer hubris of a person writing and directing their own biopic is astonishing. I know we have Nicholas Cage apparently staring in his own biopic as himself but this kinda takes the cake.

Though you could say the genre of autobiography is itself similar. But I think a film is different. An autobiography can communicate your thoughts and worldview. I wonder if a movie from Madonna will do anything like that.

It's strange Amy Pascal would attach her name to something like this.

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Re: Untitled Madonna Biopic (Madonna, 202X)

#10 Post by therewillbeblus » Wed Sep 16, 2020 1:45 pm

It depends on what you do with it. Shia LaBeouf gave a very complex perf as his father in his own self-written autobiographical account of his trauma history in Honey Boy and the angle he took did things I don't think a book could, in fleshing out a grey perspective of his father's personality using the observational humanism of the medium. I agree that it comes across on paper as self-indulgent, but there are examples of therapeutic humility at work in some of them.

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Re: Untitled Madonna Biopic (Madonna, 202X)

#11 Post by domino harvey » Wed Sep 16, 2020 2:07 pm

Isn't the novelty of Madonna making her own biopic far more interesting than someone else doing a regular Madonna biopic?

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Re: New Films in Production, v.2

#12 Post by Swift » Wed Sep 16, 2020 2:13 pm

artfilmfan wrote:
Wed Sep 16, 2020 1:01 pm
Let’s hope the person who is chosen to star in the film looks and can act and sing convincingly like the young Madonna! ;)
Here's hoping for the use of de-aging technology so she can play herself!

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Re: New Films in Production, v.2

#13 Post by Fiery Angel » Wed Sep 16, 2020 2:23 pm

Swift wrote:
Wed Sep 16, 2020 2:13 pm
artfilmfan wrote:
Wed Sep 16, 2020 1:01 pm
Let’s hope the person who is chosen to star in the film looks and can act and sing convincingly like the young Madonna! ;)
Here's hoping for the use of de-aging technology so she can play herself!
Don't give her any more bad ideas.

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Re: Untitled Madonna Biopic (Madonna, 202X)

#14 Post by hearthesilence » Wed Sep 16, 2020 6:08 pm

domino harvey wrote:
Wed Sep 16, 2020 2:07 pm
Isn't the novelty of Madonna making her own biopic far more interesting than someone else doing a regular Madonna biopic?
If it's going to be bad, I hope it's this bad for entertainment purposes:

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Re: Untitled Madonna Biopic (Madonna, 202X)

#15 Post by Brian C » Wed Sep 16, 2020 6:24 pm

domino harvey wrote:Isn't the novelty of Madonna making her own biopic far more interesting than someone else doing a regular Madonna biopic?
I dunno, there’s no genre that’s more hard-hitting, dynamic, and innovative than the musical biopic. I’d hate to see Madonna potentially sully that with a hagiography.

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Re: Untitled Madonna Biopic (Madonna, 202X)

#16 Post by Blutarsky » Wed Sep 16, 2020 7:01 pm

What I am most curious about is how the presence of Diablo Cody will work out. I, for one, would be incredibly upset if the opening lines to the film aren’t, “What are you looking at?”

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Re: Untitled Madonna Biopic (Madonna, 202X)

#17 Post by R0lf » Fri Sep 18, 2020 10:57 pm

Obviously they should have got Abel Ferrara to make this.

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Re: Untitled Madonna Biopic (Madonna, 202X)

#18 Post by therewillbeblus » Fri Sep 18, 2020 11:13 pm

In a time machine that would be more like Murphy's bombastics but sober Ferrara's fearless self-reflection and humility would actually be a good pick

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Re: Untitled Madonna Biopic (Madonna, 202X)

#19 Post by R0lf » Sat Sep 19, 2020 8:24 pm

Obviously they should get Lady Gaga to play Madonna.

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Re: Untitled Madonna Biopic (Madonna, 202X)

#20 Post by artfilmfan » Sat Sep 19, 2020 8:55 pm

R0lf wrote:
Sat Sep 19, 2020 8:24 pm
Obviously they should get Lady Gaga to play Madonna.
Wouldn’t it better, or perhaps easier from a director’s point of view, that Madonna herself stars as the present-day Madonna? ;)

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