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In the magazine Interview 10 years ago, Stallone said he would never play Poe, because "there's no way the baggage that I would bring to the role could ever be assimilated by the public".
May 25, 2005 in Film | Permalink
Hasn't Stallone done literary movies before? I seem to remember him doing something involving Rimbaud.
May 25, 2005 at 12:56 AM
Stallone directing? Directing a film on Poe? Oh boy...
May 25, 2005 at 01:24 AM
Rocky and Poe? Together at last! *hehehe*
I bet Poe is digging his way out of the grave to take Sly down to hell as we speak!
May 25, 2005 at 02:26 AM
I can't imagine the makeup and special effects necessary to turn Stallone into the consumptive, alcoholic, wasting Poe.... Though I'd probably pay money to hear him do dramatic readings. Maybe he could write himself a cameo as a vicious editor?
Jonathan Dresner |
May 25, 2005 at 06:01 AM
He needs the biceps to carry the baggage.
Jean Spencer |
May 25, 2005 at 11:01 AM
I literally got a stomachache when I read your post.
Lynda Hinkle |
May 25, 2005 at 12:15 PM
well, my students will surely see Poe in a different way in the future!
May 25, 2005 at 12:46 PM
Poe was a champion athlete. He was not, however, that much of a cryptanalyst. I recommend Wimsatt on this.
May 25, 2005 at 02:12 PM
What about the story that Poe got kicked out of West Point for showing up for parade drill in nothing but his sword and gloves? Stallone's bod would liven that up, I'm sure.
May 26, 2005 at 10:59 PM
Sly is a genius - this is not an opinion, rather, a simple fact (IQ points do not lie). As director, Sly can/will do a typically brilliant job of portraying E.A. Poe as the reflective, suicidal, 'baggage' encumbered individual that he was. Have faith people.... remember: "The years force a certain amount of wisdom upon us whether we like it or not" (and at 60/yrs old, Stallone will have had plenty of time for wisdom to have forced itself upon him).
Theo Sego |
January 18, 2006 at 10:25 AM
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