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Old 04-08-2019, 23:13
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Richey Movie?

Okay, so first came "that book" and now it appears that this movie is happening ...

https://www.walesonline.co.uk/whats-...anics-16691045

Apologies if this has been posted elsewhere, but I couldn't see it on the main page. Anyway, I'm really unsure of how to feel about this. The very fact that it's currently titled "4 Real" is making me feel faintly nauseas. But, does anyone here know anything else about this?
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Old 05-08-2019, 08:54
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Old 05-08-2019, 18:08
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Old 05-08-2019, 09:57
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I'm willing to give it a go. I haven't read Withdrawn Traces and I'm not interested in doing so. I don't know if this will be related to that at all either, but I hope not. As with anything, there's potential. If it's something in the style of Control I think it could be great, if it's something that shows a bit of his early life, him joining the band and the hightlights of his career in the band. Who knows.
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Old 05-08-2019, 12:09
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A "Teen Titans Go To The Movies" about a supervillain making Movies about musicians as a cover to steal components for a super mind manipulation device would be amazing!
But it won't be that.
I hated Bohemian Rhapsody. Fell asleep about forty minutes in and next thing I know they were playing Live Aid! Now if that's in a film about the greatest ever (as it says on the press release) then what chance has a Richey film got?
"I'm miserable depressed and good looking"
"I'm miserable depressed and have joined a band with my friends"
"I'm miserable depressed and in a band. Oh look I cut my arm."
"I'm miserable depressed but my band have had some chart hits"
"I'm miserable depressed and fucking off".

Music Biopics are the equivalent of vanity publishing for writers.
Pink Floyd The Wall only worked because it was inspired by an album. Not the band's tedious upbringing.
A film based on the music and using Manics songs would be more interesting than a race to the bottom trying to keep up with modern trends.

Still what year is it? 2019? How's this for dodging a bullet, if the film was made in the late 90's it would have been a Richard Curtis Romantic Comedy about a Welsh musician who disappears to escape the pressures... Only to find love at a service station with an incredibly beautiful but strong willed waitress.
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Old 05-08-2019, 13:09
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A film based on the music and using Manics songs would be more interesting
I'd love to see that.
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Old 05-08-2019, 14:29
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Unless it’s a straight up documentary, this is a terrible idea. Edwards’ very real battles with mental illness do not need Hollywood romanticising or glorifying. A spokeswoman for the band has already confirmed that the lads have nothing to do with the project and won’t be commenting on it further.
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Old 05-08-2019, 14:56
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If they do a good job of it then great, but most films are bad and most screenplays are bad so we need to get lucky - and hopefully it isn't based on that recent book otherwise it might be even worse than Velvet Goldmine.
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Old 06-08-2019, 08:49
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Edwards’ very real battles with mental illness do not need Hollywood romanticising or glorifying.
Agree.
But studio Ghibli, on the other hand....
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Old 07-08-2019, 00:05
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I'm willing to give it a go. I haven't read Withdrawn Traces and I'm not interested in doing so. I don't know if this will be related to that at all either, but I hope not. As with anything, there's potential. If it's something in the style of Control I think it could be great, if it's something that shows a bit of his early life, him joining the band and the hightlights of his career in the band. Who knows.
For what it’s worth I see the director called it a ‘portrait’, which suggests something on a smaller scale than some kind of Rocketman style biopic.
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Old 05-08-2019, 11:57
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Honestly, I always wanted an animated series based on their early biography.
A film sounds good, but it's such a sensitive topic, they better make it really good.
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Old 05-08-2019, 16:35
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According to the NME the band's spokesperson has said "“The band have nothing to do with this film, and nothing to say about it.”
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Old 05-08-2019, 18:49
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According to the NME the band's spokesperson has said "“The band have nothing to do with this film, and nothing to say about it.”
Kind of expected.

I remember around the time of TIMT, James saying that it’s inevitable a film about Richey will be made (although he probably didn’t mean 20 years later!) and he didn’t sound chuffed about it.
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Old 07-08-2019, 21:55
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Kind of expected.

I remember around the time of TIMT, James saying that it’s inevitable a film about Richey will be made (although he probably didn’t mean 20 years later!) and he didn’t sound chuffed about it.
I remember that, he said something like ‘Richey would be sat in the corner cutting himself, and I’d be like ‘chill out, have a pint!’’ He seemed kind of resigned and mildly amused by the idea, in a kind of ‘it’ll be shit, but what can you do?’ way.

Hopefully the film will at least be respectful of all concerned.
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Old 05-08-2019, 20:21
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