The vast consensus reveals that Hollywood is depressingly uninspired, relying on comic book superheroes, endless sequels, boring tentpoles, fanciful no fun universes, miserable retreads of vintage television series, and horribly miscalculated “reinventions” of classic beloved movies.
So, 00individual has a solution that will relieve Hollywood of the agony of creative thought!
Grab the rights to any of the following songs to create a decent; and by decent 00individual means nothing less than an engaging, fun, entertaining, audio and visual mind-bending film experience.
’60’s and ’70’s
TOP 13 ROCK SONG MOVIE POTENTIALS
“The Boxer” – Simon and Garfunkel
(Although the song serves as a metaphor; it therefore makes for a great real character-driven film)
“In the clearing stands a boxer And a fighter by his trade And he carries the remainders Of every glove that laid him down And cut him till he cried out In his anger and his shame “I am leaving, I am leaving” But the fighter still remains.”
“Cowboy Movie” – David Crosby
(word for word the song sells itself)
“Now I’m dying here in Albuquerque I must be the sorriest sight you ever saw You know the reason I’m the only man here to tell it . . .”
“Ce Soir” – Golden Earring
(Great Rock ‘n’ Roll noir thriller)
“Sing your song, you can’t go wrong No need for alarm Attempted his business adviser You’ll come to no harm He didn’t mention the sniper Ce soir, Ce soir.”
“Positively 4th Street” / “Like a Rolling Stone” – Bob Dylan
(Karma with a real-time body switch, à la Freaky Friday, only a mind-bender.)
“I wish that for just one time you could stand inside my shoes And just for that one moment I could be you Yes, I wish that for just one time you could stand inside my shoes You’d know what a drag it is to see you.” “How does it feel? To hang out on your own With no direction home Like a complete unknown Like a rolling stone?”
“1983… (A Merman I Should Turn to Be)” – Jimi Hendrix
(The cosmic transition back to existing within liquid, like everyone has done for 9 months before birth.)
“So my darling and I make love in the sand to salute the last moment ever on dry land our machine has done its work played its part well without a scratch on our bodies and we bid it farewell starfish and giant foams greet us with a smile before our heads go under we take a last look at the killing noise of the out of style… the out of style, out of style.”
“Born on the Bayou” – Creedence Clearwater Revival
(A righteous supernatural Bayou mystery.)
“And I can remember the fourth of July, Runnin’ through the backwood, bare. And I can still hear my old hound dog barkin’, Chasin’ down a hoodoo there.”
“Wooden Ships” – Crosby, Stills, Nash
I can see by your coat, my friend You’re from the other side There’s just one thing I got to know Can you tell me please, who won?
Tumbleweed Connection album – Elton John
(A treasure trove of tracks that are immediate movie potentials)
“Ballad of a Well-Known Gun”, “Country Comfort”, “Son of Your Father”, “My Father’s Gun”, “Where to Now St. Peter?”, “Talking Old Soldiers”, “Burn Down the Mission”. Whew!
“Livin’ In The USA” – Steve Miller
(What Steve said then is true now. Exploit it, in a good way – what way is that?)
“I see a yellow man, a brown man, A white man, a red man Lookin’ for Uncle Sam To give you a helpin’ hand But everybody’s kickin’ sand Even politicians We’re living in a plastic land Somebody give me a hand, yeah.”
“Riders On The Storm” – The Doors
(Leave it to The Doors to deliver the horror/thriller/supernatural entry.)
“Into this house we’re born Into this world we’re thrown Like a dog without a bone An actor out on loan, Riders on the S torm. There’s a killer on the road His brain is squirmin’ like a toad Take a long holiday Let your children play If you give this man a ride Sweet family will die Killer on the road.”
“The Heart of Saturday Night” – Tom Waits
(. . . what if one found the Heart of Saturday Night?)
“And you got paid on Friday, your pockets are jingling Then you see the lights and you get all tingling Cause you’re cruising with a six You’re looking for the heart of Saturday night Then you comb your hair, you shave your face Trying to wipe out every trace Of all the other days in the week You know that this’ll be the Saturday you’re reaching your peak.”
“Voodoo Chile” – Jimi Hendrix
(Psychedelic adventures of a Voodoo Chile.)
“Say, I make love to you in your sleep, And lord knows you felt no pain (Have mercy) ‘Cause I’m a million miles away And at the same time I’m right here in your picture frame (Yeah! What did I say now) ‘Cause I’m a voodoo chile Lord knows, I’m a voodoo chile (yeah!).”
“Sally Go ‘Round The Roses” – The Jaynetts (the Original Hammond Organ Version)
(Drug use, madness, suicide, murder, lesbianism, “illegitimate” child, posession, or the supernatural?
To this day it’s all a mystery. If someone can capture the haunting quality of this song – there is at the very least the potential for major cult film status.)
“Sally baby cry, let your hair hang down Sit and cry where the roses grow You can sit and cry, not a soul will know.”
Granted there are some movies already with these titles, and some scenarios and plotlines may seem familiar, BUT helmed with the right creativity these could all be refreshing newly-minted gems.
As a Los Angeles Native who lived through the Golden Age of Hollywood, whose Father worked at Metro Goldwyn Mayer Culver City Studios as a Cinetechnician, and who enjoyed the Movie Culture all of his life, 00individual is doing his part to strive for a film industry based once again on “Ars Gratia Artis” (Art For Arts Sake; M.G.M.’s motto) for the benefit of Hollywood’s survival and for a return to a much-needed “New Hollywood” where entertainment, not politics, is celebrated and rewarded by everyone.
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