HBO dipping back into Ancient Rome

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Mikael99 PM Mikael99
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Posted: 10/7/2011 5:17:59 PM
I Claudius will be remade as a mini series along with BBC. Same producers as Rome.

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This is awesome news. Rome was one of the best shows ever.
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Posted: 10/7/2011 10:03:09 PM

I was pretty disappointed when HBO cancelled Rome. Cancelling good - great shows way too early is usually a job left for network television.

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Posted: 10/7/2011 10:23:37 PM
classic book, hopefully they do a good job with tyhe show
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Posted: 10/8/2011 3:41:22 AM
Yes Deadwood and Rome was left as unfinished business. That sucked
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Posted: 10/8/2011 8:27:58 AM

I Claudius will be remade as a mini series along with BBC. Same producers as Rome.

IF it's HALF as good as the 1976 BBC-PBS 13 part series with Derek Jacobi as Claudius, it will be OUTSTANDING.

the BBC-HBO people will be smart if they just re-use that script and staging because it's one of the best acted TV series I have ever seen. also has a pre-Aliens John Hurt as Caligula and a pre-Star Trek Patrick Stewart as Sejanus.

been hoping for years that either BBC America or PBS would re-run it.

ref: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I,_Claudius_(TV_series)

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Posted: 10/8/2011 10:45:38 AM
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Originally Posted by Mikael99:

Yes Deadwood and Rome was left as unfinished business. That sucked

At least Rome ended with some kind of closure.

Deadwood ended right before the climax of the first 3 seasons.  I really wish they would have at least made a movie.

 

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Posted: 10/8/2011 3:14:28 PM
SS - Originally they said they were going to do 2 movies and reneged. 
The sets were maintained for quite a while and within the last year or two dismantled. 

That was a great show. History provided plenty of material for them to keep going with it.
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Posted: 10/8/2011 3:17:52 PM
There is a finished script for a Rome movie, but nothing is happening right now.

EW: Any update on the Rome movie?
Heller: I wish. There’s a script. There’s been some talk of it at Cannes. But I’m not holding my breath.

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Posted: 10/8/2011 3:23:28 PM
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Bruno Heller says he wants to produce a theatrical wrap-up to hiscritically beloved and prematurely canceled HBO drama "Rome."

"There is talk of doing a movie version," he said. "It's movingalong. It's not there until it is there. I would love to round thatshow off."

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HBO executives have since admitted that axing the show probably wasa mistake.  (idiots)

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"I discovered halfway through writing the second season the showwas going to end," Heller said. "The second was going to end withdeath of Brutus. Third and fourth season would be set in Egypt.Fifth was going to be the rise of the messiah in Palestine. Butbecause we got the heads-up that the second season would be it, Itelescoped the third and fourth season into the second one, whichaccounts for the blazing speed we go through history near the end.There's certainly more than enough history to go around."

(So could have run for 5 seasons. Again IDIOTS who axed it)




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Posted: 10/8/2011 3:34:21 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by LeRinkRat:

I Claudius will be remade as a mini series along with BBC. Same producers as Rome.

IF it's HALF as good as the 1976 BBC-PBS 13 part series with Derek Jacobi as Claudius, it will be OUTSTANDING.

the BBC-HBO people will be smart if they just re-use that script and staging because it's one of the best acted TV series I have ever seen. also has a pre-Aliens John Hurt as Caligula and a pre-Star Trek Patrick Stewart as Sejanus.

been hoping for years that either BBC America or PBS would re-run it.

ref: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I,_Claudius_(TV_series)


i didn't know about this.  i just put it on my netflix list.
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Posted: 10/8/2011 4:35:23 PM

It’s pretty sad how shows like Rome and Deadwood get the axe while shows like Two and a Half Men and American Idol go on for over a decade.

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Posted: 10/8/2011 7:36:08 PM
i didn't know about this.  i just put it on my netflix list.
 
guess what? I googled it and some guy uploaded the whole series to YouTube
 
ref: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zr1oJj0Iivw
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Posted: 10/8/2011 7:54:08 PM
I think i will stick with the modern version.
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Posted: 10/8/2011 7:58:50 PM
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I think i will stick with the modern version.

  well your missing a great story with great acting, some of the best ever in a mini-series.  like I said, IF the new HBO-BBC re-make is even HALF as good, it will be a success.

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Posted: 10/8/2011 8:16:54 PM
I am sure the acting and story is great in the original. My problem with 70 /80 ties shows is that i just cant go back and enjoy them. This because i have gotten used to what they can do now in terms of special effects, props and such.

I mean it is like going back to a skoda instead of driving a mercedes.
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Posted: 10/9/2011 12:31:19 AM

i have gotten used to what they can do now in terms of special effects, props and such.

well I guess that movie classics like Metropolis (1927), Laurence Olivier's Richard III (1955) and even the recent Tim Roth, Dougray Scott To Kill a King (2003) are definately NOT on Mikael99's watch list.

maybe the new HBO-BBC I Claudius will have lots of CGI "lions and tigers and bears, oh my" for you

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Posted: 10/9/2011 1:56:11 AM
HBO's Rome was freaking amazing.   It is must see.

Right up there with Spartacus.
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Posted: 10/9/2011 12:38:54 PM
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Yes Deadwood and Rome was left as unfinished business. That sucked

 

Same with Carnivale. 2 excellent seasons and left with huge cliffhangers.

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