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Topic: Johnny Depp- Syd Barrett movie
Posted By: AtomHeartMother
Subject: Johnny Depp- Syd Barrett movie
Date Posted: August 13 2005 at 12:24

I don't remember where I found this, but I recently discovered that Johnny Depp has been asked to star as Syd Barrett in a new movie about Syd Barrett when he was in Floyd.

I think it will be good if it is made and could even possibly bring some new proggers here because if Johnny Depp is in it people will want to see it and they will learn who Syd is and be interested in Pink Floyd. It's about time Syd gets the public recognition he desearves, although he does get plenty at this site though.

I'm interested in knowing what you think about the idea and movie if it is made, and if you can find any other info about this please post.



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Posted By: TheProgtologist
Date Posted: August 13 2005 at 12:46
That would be very cool.I think Depp would play a good Barrett,he has a knack for choosing eclectic rolls and turning in great performances.

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Posted By: gdub411
Date Posted: August 13 2005 at 13:36
This is the 1st I have heard anything about it, but it would be VERY cool and quite sad I'm sure as well.


Posted By: AtomHeartMother
Date Posted: August 13 2005 at 13:54
If he can pull off Gene Wilder's character in Charley and the Chocolate Factory I think he can certainly do a a schizophrinic, crazed piper.

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Posted By: Arsillus
Date Posted: August 13 2005 at 14:41

Originally posted by AtomHeartMother AtomHeartMother wrote:

If he can pull off Gene Wilder's character in Charley and the Chocolate Factory I think he can certainly do a a schizophrinic, crazed piper.

 Well, that's true.



Posted By: MikeEnRegalia
Date Posted: August 13 2005 at 14:44
Edward Scissorhands, Ed Wood, Fear and Loathing, Sleepy Hollow, From Hell, Chocolate Factory, ... he's a damn fine actor.


Posted By: Syntharachnid
Date Posted: August 13 2005 at 17:57
I read that he wanted to make a movie about Syd, but not that he was going to star in it.

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Posted By: NetsNJFan
Date Posted: August 13 2005 at 22:21
I'd much rather see a movie about the 1980-81 tour and subsequent breakup of floyd

but the depp thing'd be cool too!

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Posted By: stonebeard
Date Posted: August 14 2005 at 00:25

imagine depp winning an oscar for his performance.

that would be unthinkably

depp is a really, really good actor too.



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Posted By: threefates
Date Posted: August 14 2005 at 07:47
Well actually I think it would be a great idea.. but since we already know the ending, its a bit sad.

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Posted By: Eetu Pellonpaa
Date Posted: August 14 2005 at 07:50

They should be careful, when doing movie about still living person, who has gone insane and has been exploited finacialy by others. If the subject is homogenized through Hollywood values, I fear it will be lousy movie. Depp is OK actor, but most of his movies are terrible.  "Sixth Gate" was great, though.



Posted By: MikeEnRegalia
Date Posted: August 14 2005 at 09:12
Originally posted by Eetu Pellonpää Eetu Pellonpää wrote:

They should be careful, when doing movie about still living person, who has gone insane and has been exploited finacialy by others. If the subject is homogenized through Hollywood values, I fear it will be lousy movie. Depp is OK actor, but most of his movies are terrible.  "Sixth Gate" was great, though.

What makes you think that he's being exploited? As far as I know, he's still receiving royalties for the airplay of the titles he wrote for PF.



Posted By: Eetu Pellonpaa
Date Posted: August 14 2005 at 14:26

Originally posted by MikeEnRegaliaWhat makes you think that he's being exploited? As far as I know, he's still receiving royalties for the airplay of the titles he wrote for PF.[/QUOTE MikeEnRegaliaWhat makes you think that he's being exploited? As far as I know, he's still receiving royalties for the airplay of the titles he wrote for PF.[/QUOTE wrote:

I didn't think about royalties, but more the way producers handled him after he had gone to the dark side of the moon. "Yes  I'm thi- nk&nb

I didn't think about royalties, but more the way producers handled him after he had gone to the dark side of the moon. "Yes  I'm thi- nk -iNGAAGH...."



Posted By: Vegetable_Man
Date Posted: August 14 2005 at 14:36
He said he wants to portray Syd in a movie, don't think there are any plans yet.


Posted By: Dick Heath
Date Posted: August 15 2005 at 06:40

In Pirates Depp did an imitation of Keith Richard. As Willie Wonker, he did Michael jackson. So who's persona might he adopt for Syd Barrett?



Posted By: NutterAlert
Date Posted: August 15 2005 at 09:00

Who would play the rest of the Floyd?

 



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Posted By: NutterAlert
Date Posted: August 15 2005 at 09:00
wow this page as gone wrong by the look of it.

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Posted By: NutterAlert
Date Posted: August 15 2005 at 09:01
Yes, must dash to the report a bug page

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Posted By: memowakeman
Date Posted: August 15 2005 at 11:56
Wow, its rare but sounds interesting

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Posted By: Eetu Pellonpaa
Date Posted: August 16 2005 at 01:50

I got it solved as I edited my post!?



Posted By: GPFR
Date Posted: August 16 2005 at 16:17
It would be intresting, but who would play Waters, mason, and wright? I can't picture any actor playing as them. and if it was about barrets life, there was a moment where Gilmour was in the band along with Syd there, so who would act as him?


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Posted By: marktheshark
Date Posted: August 16 2005 at 23:54
Originally posted by GPFR GPFR wrote:

It would be intresting, but who would play Waters, mason, and wright? I
can't picture any actor playing as them. and if it was about barrets
life, there was a moment where Gilmour was in the band along with Syd
there, so who would act as him?

Val Kilmer might pass as Gilmour with Edward Norton as Waters. Both are great actors and we know how well Val handled Jim Morrison.
Speaking of prog biopics, I've always liked to see a film about Frank Zappa. I can't think of a better actor to play him than John Tuturro. He's got the acting chops and certainly the look. And a good director would be Milos Forman. He's great at doing off-the-wall rebels like Larry Flynt and Andy Kaufman.


Posted By: The Miracle
Date Posted: August 20 2005 at 20:53
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