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Re: Rory Biography and Movie

Postby battered_strat » 01 May 2010, 14:53

yes it is a bit spooky, but was the only way it could be done! :|
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Re: Rory Biography and Movie

Postby JJW » 01 May 2010, 21:20

I'd be happier if they'd do a fictional story inspired by Rory rather than a biopic - like The Rose which was apparently inspired by Janis Joplin. When they do biopics they often seem to forsake accuracy and use 'artistic license' to make the end product more commercially viable. Bearing in mind Rory''s obvious distate for commercialism, I bet he'd have hated that idea. After all, look at how Jim Morrison was handled in The Doors.
How could anyone 'play' at being Rory? IMHO only Rory could be Rory.

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Re: Rory Biography and Movie

Postby Jay Jay » 01 May 2010, 21:54

Hi Jacqui,

Yes I know where your coming from but ...

They could get around that one point as we discussed on TMP...
Rory would be in the film as Al Jolson was in The Jolson Story even though Larry Parks I think it was, played his close up acting part. All the live footage of Rory could still be easily incorporated into the film. Especially nowadays, with all the technology.

Also, Donal would not allow the film to be made about Rory if it was going to be made too commecial, I know. ie: With the Rory Gallagher Statue in Ballyshannon to be unveiled soon. Donal stipulated that he did not want the statue to have a large pedestal. As Rory himself was seen as a man of the people, not ever to be put high up there away from them.

Rock on for Rory
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Re: Rory Biography and Movie

Postby asdesas » 02 May 2010, 16:34

Much as I'd love to see a Rory biopic I dread it as well. It would be great to see RG get the much deserved attention. But IMO there's no way they'd be able to make a picture that wouldn't disappoint or even enrage us. In general real life isn't structured like a movie, so there would be necessary sacrifices of accuracy that would drive us crazy! And it's a rare biopic that doesn't cheapen its subject somehow. I'm content to watch the hours of footage of Rory rocking the stage--that's probably more how he would like to be remembered anyway.
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Re: Rory Biography and Movie

Postby rifles » 02 May 2010, 18:31

If a movie was ever made would you like it warts and all like the recent Ian Dury one or glossed over meybe like The Buddy Holly Story ? Derek
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Re: Rory Biography and Movie

Postby innuendo » 02 May 2010, 20:21

told ya folks that john looks like rory. i never really noticed it until i read it somewhere (i guess someone said it on some forum). i like john in high fidelity and also he is always great in big budget hollywood movies (2012, con air) and i liked him in horrors (1408, identity) as well as in comedies (pushing tin,high fidelity). he's really versatile actor and i'm sure he would do rory justice. he played in the movie called cradle will rock (that was close) and in the elvis storis he played a character called corky (we all know rory is from cork)
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Re: Rory Biography and Movie

Postby Jay Jay » 02 May 2010, 20:25

Just to remind folks innuendo :?
Jay Jay Joy wrote:
battered_strat wrote:here's how John Cusack could look at Rory, i think he looks quite like him, just couldnt visualize how John would look with hair like Rory's etc. just hope he can play guitar!

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Like it Liam, even though it looks a little spooky :? :? :? :? :? :? :? :? :?
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Re: Rory Biography and Movie

Postby innuendo » 03 May 2010, 10:27

he may look a little strange when his face is copied on rory but in the movie i'm sure he would look great. val kilmer didn't look a lot like jim morrison and he was great in that role. only actor that looks more similar to some musician than cusack to rory is jamie fox as ray charles (resemblance is astonishing)
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Re: Rory Biography and Movie

Postby innuendo » 12 Jun 2011, 21:07

i just realized that a guy from lord of the rings resembles rory (especially with longer hair)

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Re: Rory Biography and Movie

Postby Jay Jay » 12 Jun 2011, 21:26

Donal Gallagher: Yeah, I’ve got a lot of it written down, very much in story form. There’s just so much to write. If you get interrupted, it is so difficult to come back. This album took over my life, and I just haven’t gone back to writing any more of it.

It’s one of those things. I’m totally better as a storyteller sitting up at a bar than I would be writing it down. I know I could work with somebody to do it. It’s something I must get done.

"We’ve even been talking about a film about Rory, to try to get a look of him as a younger person or whatever".
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