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Old 05-29-2000, 12:25 PM   #51
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Rob,
OK, I see what you're saying. Of the movies you mentioned I've only seen the last two, and they were excellent. Never got around to seeing Chaplin, but have meant to. The other posts also mention great actors, Shepard, Eastwood are the ones I recall. I guess what I meant to say is that because I -- like all of you -- have been a fan of Lightfoot's for so long and so intensely (unlike any other artist I listen to) I wouldn't want to see all his highs and lows splashed across the screen, because I guess I don't think he would either. And actually, trying to walk a mile in his shoes, I wouldn't want my life hung out for all to see and examine either. So I guess my feeling is partly that I don't think anyone could do his life justice, but more importantly that it seems like it's an invasion of privacy that really has to do mostly with how I feel about GL. For just about any other entertainer you could mention, I really couldn't care less if that person's life is depicted, but for GL I guess I have a degree of protectiveness that I'll admit is a little strange. But don't get me wrong, I'm really not judging anyone who thinks a movie of his life would be great. To each his own. It's just the way I feel about GL and his life as a movie. So, press on.

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Old 05-29-2000, 10:59 PM   #52
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Chris,

You're sooooo right. There are things that are just too private for anyone to know. That is why the writer must use some real discretion. This, by-the-way, was at the heart of the film Chaplin. Which you must see. Downy was up for the Best Actor Oscar for it and lost to Al Pacino, I feel it was totally political and awarded to Pacino because he hadn't won an Oscar yet, and Downy has never fully recovered from the loss. It was, by my lights, one of most incredible performances in film history.

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Old 05-29-2000, 10:59 PM   #53
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Chris,

You're sooooo right. There are things that are just too private for anyone to know. That is why the writer must use some real discretion. This, by-the-way, was at the heart of the film Chaplin. Which you must see. Downy was up for the Best Actor Oscar for it and lost to Al Pacino, I feel it was totally political and awarded to Pacino because he hadn't won an Oscar yet, and Downy has never fully recovered from the loss. It was, by my lights, one of most incredible performances in film history.

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Old 05-30-2000, 01:21 PM   #54
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Check out the cover of Disc One of Songbook...How about Luke Perry for the 60's?
Any movie would have to use Gord's actual voice -no substitutions would be acceptable!
Then you have the lip synching problem....

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Old 05-30-2000, 01:21 PM   #55
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Check out the cover of Disc One of Songbook...How about Luke Perry for the 60's?
Any movie would have to use Gord's actual voice -no substitutions would be acceptable!
Then you have the lip synching problem....

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"the mornin' after blues, from my head down to my shoes..."
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Jack Palance would be my bet for the WFY years...
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Old 11-02-2004, 12:13 PM   #57
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Jack Palance would be my bet for the WFY years...
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