Laurel and Hardy Biopic With John C. Reilly And Steve Coogan

Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by sloaches, Jul 4, 2018.

  1. sloaches

    sloaches Forum Resident Thread Starter

  2. dirwuf

    dirwuf Raccoon of the Year

    Fairfield, CT
  3. Daniel Plainview

    Daniel Plainview God's Lonely Man

    Reilly looks great!
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  4. hbbfam

    hbbfam Forum Resident

    Hopefully that is make up, but those jowls look real. Amazing what actors will do for their part.
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  5. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits....

  6. Luvtemps

    Luvtemps Forum Resident

    Maybe the funniest comedy duo ever,and although they have the look down,i don't know if these two can be funny in these roles.
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  7. Otlset

    Otlset free-range audiophile

    Temecula, CA
    It's a dramatization of late in their career in the '50s, so I'm not sure about that. I kinda wish they'd do something from the height of their popularity, perhaps a story based around the filming of "The Music Box" for example. Maybe throw some light on the great Hal Roach and his methods and madcap studio with all the great character actors featured in that rough and tumble time.
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  8. I like Laurel and Hardy and will watch this, didn't know anything about it until now.
  9. milankey

    milankey Forum Resident

    Kent, Ohio, USA
    I would like to watch this. But young people today who go to movies might not be interested.

    A couple years ago I was reading the Harpo Marx book "Harpo Speaks" on an airline flight. The flight attendant asked me who is Harpo? A second flight attendant didn't have a clue who he was either.
  10. Scope J

    Scope J Forum Resident

  11. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    WOW! I love John. I'm a fan...can't wait to see this! John looks fab as well...
  12. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    yes, but both look like they will pull this off with flying colors!
  13. stereoguy

    stereoguy Its Gotta Be True Stereo!

    This looks great and its about time someone did a biopic and Stan and Ollie. BUT....can someone please do the same for Abbott and Costello? They were the #1 American Comedy team for almost 10 years, and their story is SUPER interesting.
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  14. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    I'd love to see that happen!
  15. sloaches

    sloaches Forum Resident Thread Starter

    You ain't kidding. I was watching Buck Privates the other night and it got me to looking up some articles on their history.

    What I would REALLY like is a quality biopic on the Three Stooges. Yeah, there was the one Mel Gibson produced but they could have done better, IMHO.
  16. beccabear67

    beccabear67 Musical Omnivore

    Victoria, Canada
    I hope this is good. I tried to watch that Stooges biopic and it just wasn't happening, not sure why. Seems like things like this can go wrong so easily. Here's hoping, Laurel & Hardy deserve the best!
  17. antoniod

    antoniod Forum Resident

    There was a TV-Movie Biopic, BUD & LOU, in the early 80s, with Buddy Hackett and Harvey Korman, but it was REALLY bad!
  18. Solitaire1

    Solitaire1 Carpenters Fan

    I saw it and didn't think it was bad, Hackett and Korman gave good performances. It was a sad at times due to the real-life events that occurred in their lives (which seems to be often the case when it comes to biopics).
  19. Rick Bartlett

    Rick Bartlett Forum Resident

    look forward to this one! I can't say that much these days.
  20. stereoguy

    stereoguy Its Gotta Be True Stereo!


    I know, I own it. And it was really bad, they Hollywooded everything. Not to mention the terrible casting.
  21. hbbfam

    hbbfam Forum Resident

    Been a long time since I saw this, and I remember it was pretty somber. I also seem to remember that both Harvey and Buddy did pretty good job.
  22. stereoguy

    stereoguy Its Gotta Be True Stereo!

    Harvey Korman wasnt terrible as Bud Abbott. But Buddy Hacket wasnt all that believable as Lou Costello. There was a 70s character actor who looked a lot like Costello. I was always surprised they didn't get him.
  23. JohnO

    JohnO Forum Resident

    Washington, DC
    Well, Buddy Hackett knew Lou and Bud, at least a little. I don't know if Harvey did.
  24. The Wanderer

    The Wanderer Seeker of Truth

    Doubt there's much of an audience - but for Stan and Ollie's child-like persona, idealization is the only route to take.
  25. Yovra

    Yovra Forum Enthusiast

    I thought John C. Reilly was already auditioning for the role of mr. Laurel...
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