Monday, April 23, 2012

50 wishes

By Sati. Monday, April 23, 2012
Inspired by this great post by Tyler at Southern Vision I made my own list of cinematic wishes. Most of those are related to the mistakes that were made that I wish never happened or to the material I really would like to see on the big screen.

1. I wish there was a separate movie about Pfeiffer's Catwoman.
2. I wish Jason Statham and Guy Ritchie made more movies together.
3...also Mark Strong and Guy Ritchie.
4. I wish more movies had score as whimsical as Amelie.
5. I wish less people disliked Anything Else
6. I wish Michael Sheen had been nominated for Oscar for Frost/Nixon
7. I wish there were no plans to remake Carrie.
8. I wish Ridley Scott directed all four films in Alien franchise.
9. I wish James Cameron never turned Alien franchise toward action genre.
10. I wish Fox didn't fuck up Fincher's Alien 3.
11. I wish Casino got as much acclaim as Goodfellas.
12. I wish they made a separate movie about Beth from Black Swan
13. I wish Lea Seydoux was the main villain in Ghost Protocol.
14. I wish and hope Brandon stayed in the subway after the end of Shame.
15. I wish Hugo Stiglitz didn't die so soon in the movie.
16. I wish more people appreciated Solaris (2002).
17. I wish Deadwood wasn't cancelled
18. I wish more of Tim Burton's films were like Sleepy Hallow.
19. I wish more people saw In The Loop.
20. I wish Batman movies would finally feature Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy, this time doing the justice to the wonderful character.
21. I wish Inception was a better movie.
22. I wish the truck didn't hit Jean Dujardin's character right in the beginning of "Little White Lies'.
23. I wish Mavis Gary grew up.
24. I wish they made sequels for "The Girl with the dragon Tattoo" with Rooney Mara
25. I wish the ferry sequence and the sonar in "The Dark Knight" never happened.
26. I wish more films were as sensual as "Out of Sight".
27. I wish less action films would fall apart in 3rd act.
28. I wish more movies were as funny as "Snatch".
29. I wish more horrors had scores as haunting as the one for "Suspiria'.
30. I wish there were more movies about witches.
31. I wish Rob Zombie made a sequel for "Superbeasto".
32. I wish Prometheus running time would be close to 3 hours.
33. I wish more of Chuck Palahniuk's novels would be made into movies.
34. I wish David Lynch returned to making films.
35. I wish Brokeback Mountain won instead of Crash.
36. I wish Jean Dujardin and Nikolaj Coster Waldou starred together in Quentin Tarantino movie.
37. I wish Cate Blanchett played the part of Anna in Closer.
38. I wish there was a great movie about Bloody Mary.
39. And Jaqueline Kennedy.
40. And Grace Kelly. And not with Nicole Kidman in a lead role.
41. I wish more movies had Yorkies and Shih Tzus in them.
42. I wish random actors from TV series would stop popping out in the movies.
43. I wish more of Anne Rice's books would be adapted for the screen.
44. I wish less people judged Kristen Stewart based on "Twilight".
45. I wish we saw more of Olivia Williams, Eva Green and Anna Friel.
46. I wish there was a separate movie just about Lily and Snape.
47. I wish it was 2 years into the future so I could see season 4 of Game of Thrones and all the awesome stuff from book 3 in it.
48. I wish Catherine Deneuve was immortal and forever as she was in "The Hunger".
49. I wish "Matrix Revolutions" never happened.
50. I wish somebody finally made a movie based on "Master and Margarita" worthy of the novel.

graphics by Sati

31 comments:

  1. You had me at "I wish there was a separate movie about Pfeiffer's Catwoman."
    They will make more of the Millennium series with Rooney Mara, won't they?
    Great list :D

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    1. I know she has a contract, but its worrying me a little there are no news regarding the sequels so far :(

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  2. Nice list, I wish 3,13,20,28,35 and 47 would happen, too! :)

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    1. Thanks! Harley Quinn would make any Batman film better ^^

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  3. Great post :)

    My wish: I wish there was a movie in which Sean Bean was still alive at the end.

    P.S. Do you still visit wtm ?

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    1. Haha, yes that would be quite a big twist in a movie with Bean - if he actually lived in the end :)

      Not so much anymore, but I will try to visit it sometime this week!

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  4. I love that more people are doing these Fifty Wishes posts. They make for fun reads. There's a lot of stuff I agree with here in your post. A few:

    #29 - Oh yes. I wasn't completely enamored by Suspiria, but that score was superb.

    #33 - I'm all for this one. I'd love for someone to tackle Lullaby or Survivor. There was also a rumor swirling around a while ago about one based on Snuff, which would have starred Daryl Hannah and Thora Birch among others. That one turned out to be false, unfortunately. I don't see that book ever being filmed in today's moral climate.

    #44 - I haven't seen any of the Twilight films, so I really don't get the hate for her. She has been good in the films I've seen with her. Adventureland in particular was a strong performance.

    Cool post! Keep up the good work!

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    1. I heard something about Invisible Monsters being made into a film, I'd love to see this happen not only because of the story but filming it woud require a lot of ideas as to how on Earth show the protagonist.
      Thank you!

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  5. I would've loved a Pfeiffer Catwoman movie. She's my favorite in the role--after Julie Newmar.

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    1. There were actually plans to make one soon after Batman Returns, but for some reason it never happened :(

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  6. This is so great!!! I might have to do a list of my own if that's cool?
    Mark Strong and Guy Ritchie....*daydreams*
    Totally know what you mean about Kristen Stewart. Twilight was not her movie...Twilight shouldn't really be anyones movie, but yeah.

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    1. I'd love to see your list!
      Kristen really deserves a bit better, I hope "On the Road" changes things a little.

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  7. Oh no not number 9! Right with you on 18, 27, 32, 33, 35 and 49 though. Nice list!

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    1. I really don't like Alien films not being pure horror ^^ Thanks!

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  8. This is really cool! I'm thinking I might have to do one of these lists. I do hope that Rooney Mara will be doing the Dragon Tattoo sequels, and David Fincher directing. And I do wish that we'd see more of Olivia Williams. She is ah-maz-ing!

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    1. She should definetly got more attention after Ghost Writer, why she didn't I'll never understand :(

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  9. This is a great idea for a list!

    I'm with you on #3, add Gerry Butler in the mix too, love him in Rocknrolla! I so agree that I wish someone else had been cast to play Grace Kelly, I think Charlize Theron is a bit better fit.

    I'm curious about #25, why do you wish the ferry sequence and the sonar in "The Dark Knight" never happened?

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    1. Theron would be wonderful in this part!
      I thought these two were desperate plot devices Nolan used when he realized there is no rational way for Batman to defeat the Joker.

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    2. Well there is no rational way for Batman to defeat the Joker. I actually like those scenes and involving the people of Gotham into the mix somehow.

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  10. Love this list!

    Yann Tiersen is AMAZING. I hope I manage to go to his concert this summer, he's one of my favourite artists. Amelie has such a brilliant score, and so does Good Bye Lenin!, really, really good.

    Kristen Stewart... in Twilight... it just gets to a point where it is too annoying, and frankly, poorly acted. But what I mean is, I've seen her do good, and people are rude and ignorant, but she could have done a much, much better job as Bella.

    I can't believe Kidman is playing Grace Kelly, she's a great actress but I just don't see it. I can see Theron as Kelly... though there's a kind of boldness in Theron that I don't know if she could put down. She's such a badass. :D

    I too wish there was a decent film about Jacqueline, she was such an interesting, iconic lady. And Sleepy Hollow is probably my favourite Tim Burton movie, it's so funny and cute, and Depp is a delight to watch.

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    1. Good bye Lenin has a gorgeous score, I love Tiersen's music.

      She could, though frankly the script doesn't give the actors that much room. I just hope she will make smart choices now, because she is very talented.

      I think Theron would be able to pull it off, though I see her as badass too ^^ She was quite different in "Devil's Advocate" and "Astronaut's Wife', though.

      SH is fantastic, Depp was just hilarious in this one!

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  11. 4: YES!
    12: YES!
    16: YES!
    17: YES!
    21: :(
    34: YES!

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    1. Another Deadwood fan? Lovely!

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    2. Oh my god, I LOVED Deadwood. They got screwed there, in the end. Shame.

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  12. We share plenty of the same wishes! I wish Brokeback Mountain would've won as well. I have to agree with Kristen Stewart too, even though I make fun of Twilight all the time, I really did like her in The Cake Eaters.

    Love the idea of this list!

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    1. She was amazing in The Cake Eaters! Thanks! :)

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  13. Just curious, what did you think of 'Closer' ?

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    1. I liked it a lot, all the actors were amazing but I thought the only outstanding one was Clive Owen. Really great film, probably in my top 200.

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  14. Such a great article, Sati! I also wish more of Palahniuk's novels had been made into movies. I saw Choke and thought that was pretty terrible. I'm all for yorkies being in more films too, I used to have one - they're just the cutest! I'm just a huge dog lover so I'm normally pretty happy if a dog appears somewhere in a film!

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    1. Oh, I love dogs! I actually works on various charity actions - I'ts weird but I feel more saddened when animal suffers than human. What happened to your Yorkie?
      Choke was entertaining movie for me, but comparing to the novel it was quite poor.

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  15. Harley Quinn in a Batman movie, hell yeah! I wouldn't miss it.

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