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post #651 of 710

I know, but the copilot's throat was... so I figured he would...

 

Again, not proud.

post #652 of 710
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"The Gang Escapes from Philadelphia"

 

Snake - Charlie

Hauk - Dennis

Cabbie - Artemis

Brain - Mac

President - Frank

Girl in Paddy's Pub - Dee

Duke - Mac

Maggie - The Waitress

Romero - Rickety Cricket (who is shot on camera by Mac during filming)

post #653 of 710
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Charles Rocket humor, my favorite!

post #654 of 710

Eddie as Cabbie was a fleeting thought. A return to BOWFINGER -like goofiness.

post #655 of 710
Dennis Miller as Brain
post #656 of 710
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Someone could've had Eddie as everyone.

post #657 of 710

I was so sure Theron would go super early for Maggie. YOUNG ADULT mode with a bit of FURY ROAD.

post #658 of 710

Fred Ward, Dave Chappelle and Louie Anderson were my backup cabbies. Thought about Tom Arnold because of the MCHALE'S NAVY connection, didn't think about it long though.

 

Ward would be my Taylor now.

 

Courtney B. Vance and William H. Macy were runner-up Brains.

post #659 of 710

I was trying to get Hunter to draft Everitt McGill as Hauk.

post #660 of 710

I couldn't find a spot for Keitel. I thought Cabbie. Maybe the Commissioner. Even the President. Nothing felt right. 

post #661 of 710
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Originally Posted by Judas Booth View Post
 

I was trying to get Hunter to draft Everitt McGill as Hauk.

 

That you did, much like I told you to apply that duet and "Land of Confusion" to yours.

post #662 of 710

and I DID.  

 

:)

post #663 of 710
Keitel was a possible Cabbie for me aswell.
post #664 of 710

Emily Blunt would have been my first choice for a female Snake. Turns out there was some [fantasy?] casting talk about her taking the role a few years ago.

 

post #665 of 710

Not to be a downer but a few days back I watched ESCAPE FROM L.A. on Netflix. Hadn't seen it in a long time. Didn't like it back then, only has gotten worse since. I know it had a way bigger budget than NEW YORK but for some reason it feels far more dated.

 

Corraface. Ouch.

 

All the characters are such sad knock-offs of those from the original.

 

Snake goes from playing basketball to surfing to hang-gliding in the span of about 20 minutes.

 

Good explosive 90's-esque muzzle flashes on display but even with that the action has no pulse to it.

 

Cliff Robertson wasn't half-bad.

 

Pam Grier. This had to be right before she got the call from Tarantino.

 

Hate how leathery that Russell got. Having him ditch the camo pants early on was a huge misstep.

post #666 of 710
Cliff Robertson was the most prescient character in the film.
post #667 of 710

His best part is when he gets angry and storms out of the room to go pray.

post #668 of 710
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Originally Posted by Moltisanti View Post
 

Not to be a downer but a few days back I watched ESCAPE FROM L.A. on Netflix. Hadn't seen it in a long time. Didn't like it back then, only has gotten worse since. I know it had a way bigger budget than NEW YORK but for some reason it feels far more dated.

 

Corraface. Ouch.

 

All the characters are such sad knock-offs of those from the original.

 

Snake goes from playing basketball to surfing to hang-gliding in the span of about 20 minutes.

 

Good explosive 90's-esque muzzle flashes on display but even with that the action has no pulse to it.

 

Cliff Robertson wasn't half-bad.

 

Pam Grier. This had to be right before she got the call from Tarantino.

 

Hate how leathery that Russell got. Having him ditch the camo pants early on was a huge misstep.

 

The only thing good about EFLA is the ending.  Everything else is pure garbage and looks really, really cheap.

post #669 of 710

I had a few other Cabbies in mind Larry David, Dan Aykroyd, Jason Alexander, and Reggie Banister was my odd ball pick I was going have him drive Snake around in an old Mr Softy Ice cream truck. Sam Elliott was my secondary Hauk. Jamie Lee Curtis was a potential president. I had Mark Hamill and Crispin Glover down as alt Romeros. I even toyed with the idea of casting Maslany as Romero and the and the Chock full o'nuts Role. 

 

                                                                                                                     

post #670 of 710
Oh, forgot to include Cabbie's song. It'd be Wham!'s "Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go" in my version.
post #671 of 710

A President I just thought of and really wish I would have taken: Fred Willard. 

post #672 of 710
The best Snake suggestion is Michelle Rodriguez. Kurt Russell makes it look easy but Snake is a tricky role. He's not just a gruff badass. It needs an actor who can communicate absolute cynicism and contempt for authority mostly through body language, who can do completely amoral but still have you rooting for him/her through sheer iconoclastic charisma. Someone you could believe would end the world just out of spite. But who also has a sly, brooding serpentine sensuality about him or her (I forget who it was but a major critic mentioned this aspect in their review when the movie first came out)

Alexander Skarsgard would probably make a decent Snake if they absolutely had to do a remake. I'm not a huge fan of his or anything but I've seen plenty of things he has been in (including True Blood, unfortunately) and he does have some of the right qualities.
post #673 of 710
Also Luis Guzman for Cabbie
post #674 of 710
Thread Starter 

Brackets will be up soon, but first:

 

Thank you for your participation this week. This was my first draft calling the shots, and I don't think I've ever had such a blast recasting a movie, nor seeing other casts come together. It was an absolute thrill and I almost don't want to determine who had the best one because they were all that great. More than A Fish Called Wanda (our last draft), there were so many brilliant left-field plays.

 

Special shout-outs to Judas for the assist in setting this up; to Dickson, for joining in despite reluctance with the material and killing it with his lineup; and to Moltisanti and Fat Elvis for two weeks of pre-drafting discourse about our ideas.

 

It was a lot of fun. I can't wait to run another one of these.

post #675 of 710

Thank you for putting the whole thing together, Hunter! It was a really fun draft.

post #676 of 710
Great job running this, Hunter. I think we all had a blast participating in this.
post #677 of 710
Thread Starter 

Thank you for answering the call!

 

Seriously, I want to do another one soon. The work was surprisingly less burdening than I imagined.

post #678 of 710

Capital job, Hunter.  Happy to have been able to help when you've asked.

post #679 of 710
I echo all the above statements a great draft all around can't wait for the next one! Thank you for putting it together.
post #680 of 710
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Thank you for answering the call!

Seriously, I want to do another one soon. The work was surprisingly less burdening than I imagined.

Oh, wait till you've done the brackets.
post #681 of 710

Have been extremely busy these last couple of weeks so I didn't have to time to prepare or participate, but you guys put together some awesome drafts! Congrats to Hunter for putting it all together.

 

I would love to see most of these, but would kidnap a President to see Michael K. Williams as Snake, Richard Jenkins or Joe Pesci as Cabbie, Angela Bassett or Bokeem Woodbine as the Duke, Eva Green or Rosario Dawson as Maggie, Jeffrey Tambor as the President, or, hell, all of Bailey, Hunter, Dickson, and Judas' casts.

post #682 of 710
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Originally Posted by Dent6084 View Post
 

Have been extremely busy these last couple of weeks so I didn't have to time to prepare or participate, but you guys put together some awesome drafts! Congrats to Hunter for putting it all together.

 

I would love to see most of these, but would kidnap a President to see Michael K. Williams as Snake, Richard Jenkins or Joe Pesci as Cabbie, Angela Bassett or Bokeem Woodbine as the Duke, Eva Green or Rosario Dawson as Maggie, Jeffrey Tambor as the President, or, hell, all of Bailey, Hunter, Dickson, and Judas' casts.

 

No problem, man! And thanks.

 

Brackets are live.

post #683 of 710
I'm doomed.
post #684 of 710

Not one vote for meeeeee :(

post #685 of 710
I'm finding voting a tough choice in most of these.
post #686 of 710

I'd say half of these pairings are heartbreakers and the other half are routs.


Edited by Hammerhead - 8/7/16 at 6:10pm
post #687 of 710

The underappreciated genius pick of the Draft is my 'Eric Roberts as the President'. I thought you all would bow down and concede on the spot.

post #688 of 710
If only you'd pick Mickey as the Duke, and cut off the President's thumb instead of his ring finger.
post #689 of 710

The GREAT undrafted Brain II:

 

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post #690 of 710
II thought about Goldblum for Brain, but wasn't sure if modern Goldblum could be cynical enough.
post #691 of 710
I was all set to go with Benicio as my Brain, but as I mentioned I wanted that Justified connection.
post #692 of 710

By the way, here's the official soundtrack for ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK.  If you've seen the movie, I think you can figure out where each song goes.

 

Track Listing:
1. Escape (Opening Credits)
2. Breaking the Law (Snake Plissken)
3. Another One Bites the Dust (Bob Hauk)
4. Mean Street (Romero)
5. You've Got Another Thing Coming (Snake Plissken)
6. Take Me With You (Snake Plissken and Chock Full O' Nuts Lady)
7. You Can Still Rock in America (Cabbie)
8. She Blinded Me With Science (Brain)
9. The Warrior (Maggie)
10. Land of Confusion (The President)
11. Bad (The Duke of New York)
12. Airhead (Brain)
13. Hammer to Fall (Bob Hauk)
14. Some Heads are Gonna Roll (Snake Plissken)
15. Atomic Punk (Romero)
16. A Number One (The Duke and The President)
17. Goodbye To You (Maggie)
18. Screaming for Vengeance (Snake Plissken)
19. You Can Still Rock in America (Entire Cast/End Credits)

 

post #693 of 710

Put that onstage and I'll buy tickets.

post #694 of 710
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Moltisanti View Post
 

Not to be a downer but a few days back I watched ESCAPE FROM L.A. on Netflix. Hadn't seen it in a long time. Didn't like it back then, only has gotten worse since. I know it had a way bigger budget than NEW YORK but for some reason it feels far more dated.

 

Corraface. Ouch.

 

All the characters are such sad knock-offs of those from the original.

 

Snake goes from playing basketball to surfing to hang-gliding in the span of about 20 minutes.

 

Good explosive 90's-esque muzzle flashes on display but even with that the action has no pulse to it.

 

Cliff Robertson wasn't half-bad.

 

Pam Grier. This had to be right before she got the call from Tarantino.

 

Hate how leathery that Russell got. Having him ditch the camo pants early on was a huge misstep.

 

Just rewatched it last night myself.

 

Moltisanti has many valid points, but to my delight, I still enjoy it. Yeah, it's a high-order rehash, but Kurt goes back to Plissken seamlessly and there's a high entertainment value out of him sneering through the motions. Honestly, the social commentary is more relevant in this than it was in New York, solely based on Cliff Robertson playing a President with Ted Cruz-esque "morals" and Trump anger, but the stupidity of political correctness running through it that seals the deal.

 

Oh yeah, and Valeria Golino is imprisoned for being a Muslim. Very 2016.

post #695 of 710

I honestly thought I'd get routed going up against Judas' list.  Even if I lose, I'm happy to be keeping it close.

post #696 of 710

‘Escape from New York’: John Carpenter’s Thrilling, Pumped-Up Ride through the Streets of a Dystopian New York City

 

http://www.cinephiliabeyond.org/escape-new-york-john-carpenters-thrilling-pumped-ride-streets-dystopian-new-york-city/

 

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post #697 of 710
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Round 2 brackets up!

post #698 of 710

I think there's an error here. According to the poll I'm seeing, Elvis won the first round, not me.

post #699 of 710
Thread Starter 

Holy tunnelvision! My apologies.

post #700 of 710

Quite all right. It's an easy mistake, what with the awesomeness of my cast and all.

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