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Poll: A film made about your life would be a:
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lingomania
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My motto on many fun forums and message boards is : "I've seen and heard many things that are best left untold", so I think the film on my life would be a HUGE combination of many factors.

Rob


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Nesrin  Identity Verified
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A film made about my life would be... Jun 30, 2007

... boring? (Missing option)

At least better than a film full of drama and conflict!


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Rebecca Garber  Identity Verified
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my life in film Jun 30, 2007

Nesrin wrote:

... boring? (Missing option)

At least better than a film full of drama and conflict!



boring, no question.


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nordlys75  Identity Verified
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Other : Documentary Jul 1, 2007

Less drama, but more reality.

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Tomás Cano Binder, BA, CT  Identity Verified
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Most probably boring Jul 1, 2007

Voted "comedy", but most probably my movie would be a bit slow to most watchers.

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Danae Ferri  Identity Verified
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too full, too fast Jul 1, 2007

an adventure, probably?

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Christine Andersen  Identity Verified
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Too little action for a film Jul 1, 2007

I think there is too little action for a film - all those hours at the screen... or in the kitchen or other static scenarios.

But a clever writer could probably weave some of the vignettes and episodes into a good book with links to people I've met and some of the unspoken thoughts.

In fact I want to note down a few things from some of my relatives' backgrounds, in the correct order before they write the last chapters!

I must get it done, and then there would be material for a fantastic soap opera spreading over several continents.



I counted up - I could actually include close relatives who have been on six continents between them, and a brother-in-law has close connections with the seventh...

Not to mention all the languages. But I bet I'm not at all exceptional on this site.

Thanks for a great poll!


[Edited at 2007-07-01 10:39]


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kpi  Identity Verified
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But I interpreted the question to mean my entire life - not just my life as it is at the moment!

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Helene Diu  Identity Verified
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A boring late-night documentary :yawn:



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John Cutler  Identity Verified
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A mix of genres Jul 1, 2007

I suppose if I was to take isolated moments from my life, I could come up with some kind of decent film, although it would probably be a short 90-minute flick equally divided up between the genres.

The romantic bit was when I met my wife. I laid eyes on her and everything stopped in a freeze frame and she literally had a glowing light around her. (It would look great on screen.)

The comedy part would be how much I laugh when I’m with my parents and siblings or wife and kids. Eating together and good-natured ribbing about each other’s foibles are always part of the fare.

As for the drama, I don’t think my life would be a tear-jerker but, as they say, “S**t happens”. There’s nothing worse then losing loved ones or seeing them suffer in some way. A family member recently lost his battle with cancer and that’ll sting for a long time.

The adventure scene would be when I traveled, years ago, down the West Coast of the US, through Mexico and into the jungles of Central America with a bunch of friends in a rickety old van with a malfunctioning radiator. We camped out most of the way, faced our share of real dangers and met a lot of great people.

Now all I need to do is come up with a title…


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Alice CORDEBARD - DUCHET
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Boring?? Jul 1, 2007

How can you think your own life is boring???


Life is a great story, not boring at all.

[Edited at 2007-07-01 12:52]

[Edited at 2007-07-01 14:07]


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Fiamma Lolli
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It all depends... Jul 1, 2007

...from who the author would be!
My friend Paola would look just at the romance side of the whole story...
My noir-writers friends would write a noir/thriller out of whatever would the story be...
My parents, no doubt: plain drama (especially my mom)!
My husband would write a philosophical essay, so I imagine it would be a documentary (missing option)... may be even a quite boring one...
But if I had to write the screenplay for a movie on my life, you can bet; comedy, no way!
My only regret: too late to have Frank Capra as the director, James Stewart in my husband's role (well, or my husband gets slim or Jimmie should have been quite a bit more fat) and Bette Davis, the one and only, in my one!


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Fiamma Lolli
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Dear, you have it! Jul 1, 2007

At least for the adventure part of it:

John Cutler wrote:
The adventure scene would be when I traveled, years ago, down the West Coast of the US, through Mexico and into the jungles of Central America with a bunch of friends in a rickety old van with a malfunctioning radiator. We camped out most of the way, faced our share of real dangers and met a lot of great people.

Now all I need to do is come up with a title…


Gone with the van

But gimme time and I'll find all the others!


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Ana Brause  Identity Verified
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My life? Jul 1, 2007

a great script for Woody Allen or Almodovar, indeed!
Cheers,
Ana


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