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GAME Movie Draft Selection Thread

Discussion in 'General Movie Discussion' started by RoyleRancor, Jan 7, 2021.

  1. RoyleRancor

    RoyleRancor Car'a'Carn

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    This is where you will make your picks for the movie draft game.
    Please try your best to keep it to only the picks in here and keep discussions in this thread: https://thecantina.starwarsnewsnet.com/index.php?threads/star-wars-movie-draft-game.58375/

    I'll keep this post updated with new picks as I see them so please feel free to tag me in any pick you make so I get the notification.

    Film Roster Requirements:
    • Writer (1)
    • Director (1)
    • Actor (4)
    • Wildcard (4)
    Good luck everyone. Hope this goes smoothly.

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    The draft is now open....

    The order for Round 1 is as follows:
    1. @Use the Falchion Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely (writers)
    2. @Jayson Sean Baker (director)
    3. @oldbert Stefan Ruzowitzky (director)
    4. @DarthSnow The Coen Brothers (writer/director)
    5. @gholc15 Damian Chazelle (director)
    6. @Lock_S_Foils Neill Blomkamp (director)
    7. @Flyboy Steve McQueen (director)

    Round 2
    1. Flyboy Chiwetel Ejiofor (actor)
    2. Lock_S_Foils Jake McDorman (actor)
    3. gholc15 Rick Famuyiwa (writer)
    4. DarthSnow Jon Favreau (actor/producer)
    5. oldbert MICHAEL ARNDT (writer)
    6. Jayson Martin Sensmeier (actor)
    7. Use the Falchion Russo Bros (directors)
    Round 3
    1. Use the Falchion Michelle Yeoh (actress)
    2. Jayson Ari Aster (writer)
    3. oldbert Keisha Castle-Hughes (actress)
    4. DarthSnow Brian Tyree Henry (actor)
    5. gholc15 Nicholas Hoult (actor)
    6. Lock_S_Foils Michael Stackpole (writer)
    7. Flyboy Michael C Hall (actor)

    Round 4
    1. Flyboy Greg Fraser (cinematographer)
    2. Lock_S_Foils Sharlto Copley (actor)
    3. gholc15 Sterling K Brown (actor)
    4. DarthSnow Rami Malek (actor)
    5. oldbert Harry Gregson-Williams (composer)
    6. Jayson Johnny Harris (actor)
    7. Use the Falchion Roger Deakins (cinematographer)

    Round 5
    1. Use the Falchion John Paesano (composer)
    2. Jayson Noah Wylie (producer)
    3. oldbert Roman Osin (cinematographer)
    4. DarthSnow Jurnee Smollett (actor)
    5. gholc15 Gary Oldman (actor)
    6. Lock_S_Foils Angela Bassett (actress)
    7. Flyboy Thomas Newman (composer)

    Round 6
    1. Flyboy Gillian Flynn (writer)
    2. Lock_S_Foils Hans Zimmer (composer)
    3. gholc15 Idris Elba (actor)
    4. DarthSnow Hailee Steinfeld (actor)
    5. oldbert Letitia Wright (actor)
    6. Jayson Naveen Andrews (actor)
    7. Use the Falchion Julie Estelle (actor)
    Round 7
    1. Use the Falchion Jet Li (actor)
    2. Jayson Tea Leoni (actor)
    3. oldbert Martin Gaiss (producer)
    4. DarthSnow Stanley Tucci (actor)
    5. gholc15 Michael Giacchino (composer)
    6. Lock_S_Foils Tony Gilroy (writer)
    7. Flyboy Sanaa Lathan (actress)

    Round 8
    1. Flyboy Christopher Eccleston (actor)
    2. Lock_S_Foils Ben Daniels (actor)
    3. gholc15 Ben Kingsley (actor)
    4. DarthSnow Lin Manuel Miranda (actor/composer)
    5. oldbert Christoph Waltz (actor)
    6. Jayson Alan Silvestri (composer)
    7. Use the Falchion Harry Shum Jr. (actor)

    Round 9
    1. Use the Falchion Lucy Liu (actor)
    2. Jayson Sunny Pawar (actor)
    3. oldbert Rege-Jean Page (actor)
    4. DarthSnow Diane Lane (actor)
    5. gholc15 Joe Walker (editor)
    6. Lock_S_Foils Steve Buscemi (actor)
    7. Flyboy X

    Round 10
    1. Flyboy X
    2. Lock_S_Foils X
    3. gholc15
    4. DarthSnow
    5. oldbert
    6. Jayson
    7. Use the Falchion
     
    #1 RoyleRancor, Jan 7, 2021
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  2. Use the Falchion

    Use the Falchion Jedi Contrarian

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    @RoyleRancor I think I'm ready!

    EDIT: I totally messed up lol! Anyways, one at a time, starting with writer if that's okay.

    Writer: Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely (they work as a team so I'm counting them as one. Let me know if you want that to change.)
     
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  3. RoyleRancor

    RoyleRancor Car'a'Carn

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    Sorry you did this wrong man.
    Lol.

    You do it one pick at a time
     
    #3 RoyleRancor, Jan 8, 2021
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    Use the Falchion Jedi Contrarian

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    Changed it! Does it matter which I start with?
     
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    Nope. That's part of the game, deciding which you think is most important.

    The first pick is up.

    @Jayson is now up
     
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    Jayson Resident Lucasian

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    All of my picks attempt to honor the old tradition of picking lesser known people rather than AAA list names.

    Director:
    Sean Baker

    Why?
    Because he shoots with a documentarian style, but has a keen eye for artistic intent and cinema as an art.
    This works very well for the Star Wars form of cinema.
    He also, interestingly, blurs the lines between documentary and film in his cinematography, with a style as a whole that reminds me of Lucas' documentary style as well - as you can see in The Emperor (shown below).



    For comparison, here's Tangerine by Sean Baker.


    And The Florida Project - which has a bit more cinematic "movie" feel.


    Cheers,
    Jayson
     
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    @oldbert is now up for his pick!
     
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    oldbert Guardian of Coffee Breaks

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    My first pick..

    Director:
    Stefan Ruzowitzky

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stefan_Ruzowitzky

    .. because he is an also internationally recognized Austrian Director who has proven that he is able to adapt to nearly every genre.
    Especially his last film "Narziss and Goldmund" reminds me a little bit of "The Name of the Rose" with Jean Connery and Christian Slater.

    https://m.imdb.com/title/tt9014656/

    In my opinion this kind of medieval setting is good place to start for directing a film in the Star Wars Universe.

    Ruzowitzky is also able to create great stuff as a screenwriter. A good example for what he is capable of as a writer is the film "The Counterfeiters"

    https://m.imdb.com/title/tt0813547/
     
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    DarthSnow Master of Coin
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    With the 3rd pick in the draft, NightsWatch Productions selects:

    The Coen Brothers (writer/director)

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    We will forgive THE FOURTH pick for not being able to count ;)and move on to the fifth pick, @gholc15
     
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    --- Double Post Merged, Jan 9, 2021, Original Post Date: Jan 9, 2021 ---
    And now I have to come up with a name for my Studio!!!?? @DarthSnow raises the bar!!!
     
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    gholc15 Rebel Commander

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    Hey guys,
    So... my first pick is for my film’s director... Damian Chazelle! He is best known for whiplash, lala land, and first man. He is a great choice for my character driven film.

    I am super exited to see all of your picks, but even more exited for the game as a whole!

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    With the 6th pick, Starship Studios is proud to select Neill Blomkamp as our Director.

    Neill is best known for his work on District 9 and Elysium....his handheld camera style and amazing work with photo realistic CGI and his vision for spacecraft design make him an exciting addition to the Star Wars movie lineup. Neill’s movies have portrayed struggles against large powerful entities by the “underdog” or common man, and this will dovetail perfectly with our project. @RoyleRancor

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    Excellent stuff.

    @Flyboy is up and he gets TWO picks as the order flips over.
    (check top of page)
     
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    With the 7th pick in the 2021 Star Wars Movie draft... The Studio With No Name selects... Steve McQueen, director, London, England.

    Director was the first thing I locked down... and then yesterday I decided to change it. It isn't important to know who my original choice was, but as time went on I realized that I could never picture this person actually directing a Star Wars film even though the story suited them. Obviously this isn't real but something like that matters to me and it would've bothered me. Steve McQueen isn't a second choice, he's someone who completely slipped my mind when I was first looking at directors. He's a great fit for the story I want to tell and there's already a history and connection between him and my male lead.

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    With the 8th pick in the 2021 Star Wars Movie draft... The Studio With No Name selects... Chiwetel Ejiofor, actor, London, England.

    Chiwetel will play the role of "Ete", (still deciding on last name) my male lead. This too was a position that I locked down very early in the process. As the story started to take shape Chiwetel's face immediately came into focus and it stayed there.

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    @RoyleRancor so I am up do I also get 2 picks this round?

    edit- disregard - I see it now....one pick coming
     
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    I'm so excited to see how this turns out!
     
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    With the 9th pick (2nd Round), Starship Studios selects Jake McDorman as the lead actor for our project. Jake is 34 yrs old with over 30 TV and movie appearances including most recently starring as Alan Shepard in the Disney historical drama "The Right Stuff".

    Jake fits the profile and is the right age range to portray a lesser known, but critical leader of the Rebellion, at an earlier point in his life.

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