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(I Heart Chaos)   Tim Burton wanted Ray Liotta to play Batman, but instead Liotta did some little move called Goodfellas. Never heard of it   (iheartchaos.com) divider line 89
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2011-11-05 04:01:05 PM  
Fun fact, Ray Liotta went to high school with Robert Wuhl who was in the original Batman.
 
2011-11-05 04:39:19 PM  
All I ever wanted to be was THE GODDAMN BATMAN
 
2011-11-05 04:41:49 PM  
Sometimes everything works out for the best.
 
2011-11-05 04:44:17 PM  
Joker, you're a funny guy.
 
2011-11-05 04:49:50 PM  
So naturally you go with Keaton as your backup...
 
2011-11-05 05:01:11 PM  
Tim Burton wanted to meet me for Batman. And at that time, I said, 'What are you kidding me? I'm an actor.'

*looks at filmography on IMDB*

....yyyeah.
 
mhd
2011-11-05 05:01:44 PM  
Don't see it, myself. But then again, we're talking about Burton, a guy who clearly peeks into a different dimension...

/in before someone complains about Dances With Wolves
 
2011-11-05 05:04:10 PM  
Liotta as Batman?

Would pay to see that.
 
2011-11-05 05:04:53 PM  
If you've seen Something Wild, Liotta was the best thing in the film and his performance is very similar to the characterization that Burton/Keaton brought to the 1989 film.
 
2011-11-05 05:05:45 PM  
Liotta was in Goodfellas? That's the one with the long restaurant entry shot, right?

Great flick.
 
2011-11-05 05:07:51 PM  
Hmmm... Raises the question of whether or not Keaton or Liotta had the better career overall. They each had their peaks at different times.
 
2011-11-05 05:08:37 PM  
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Tommy is not amused, Subby
 
2011-11-05 05:08:39 PM  

Mugato: *looks at filmography on IMDB*


He was the shiat in Narc.
 
2011-11-05 05:09:31 PM  
This town needs an enema.
 
2011-11-05 05:09:56 PM  

Mrbogey: Hmmm... Raises the question of whether or not Keaton or Liotta had the better career overall. They each had their peaks at different times.


They both still do great when they get roles.Keaton had me rolling on the ground laughing in "The Other Guys"
 
2011-11-05 05:10:13 PM  
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2011-11-05 05:10:35 PM  
Ray Liotta = Batman
Robert DeNiro = The Joker
Joe Pesci = The Penguin

Harvey Keitel = Harvey Dent
Vickie Vale = Sharon Stone
Paul Sorvino = Alfred
 
2011-11-05 05:10:42 PM  
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2011-11-05 05:10:48 PM  

just passing through: Liotta was in Goodfellas? That's the one with the long restaurant entry shot, right?

Great flick.


Yeah, steady cam shot. Must have taken forever to light for that.
 
2011-11-05 05:12:52 PM  
Anyone think Keaton's due for a resurgence a la Bill Murray? Y'know, cameo in a Jim Jarmusch movie, star in a festival flick directed by the less-talented offspring of a talented director?

/Notice I did that without using the word "hipster"
 
2011-11-05 05:14:36 PM  

just passing through: Liotta was in Goodfellas? That's the one with the long restaurant entry shot, right?



no, you're thinking of that one Scorsese movie where he uses lots of Rolling Stones songs.

You know. that one movie of his, with the Stones on the soundtrack. I forget which one that is.
 
2011-11-05 05:16:44 PM  

rickythepenguin: just passing through: Liotta was in Goodfellas? That's the one with the long restaurant entry shot, right?


no, you're thinking of that one Scorsese movie where he uses lots of Rolling Stones songs.

You know. that one movie of his, with the Stones on the soundtrack. I forget which one that is.


Last Temptation of Christ
 
2011-11-05 05:17:14 PM  

Mugato: Tim Burton wanted to meet me for Batman. And at that time, I said, 'What are you kidding me? I'm an actor.'

*looks at filmography on IMDB*

....yyyeah.


My take..
1) Batman was slapstick in everyone's minds still
2) Playing a superhero is a rut, like what happened Christopher Reeve and George Reeves

Like the quote says, you can play an iconic superhero now and use it as a springboard, but that wasn't the case years ago, when you became the superhero and little else.
 
2011-11-05 05:18:21 PM  

Drexl's Eye: rickythepenguin: just passing through: Liotta was in Goodfellas? That's the one with the long restaurant entry shot, right?


no, you're thinking of that one Scorsese movie where he uses lots of Rolling Stones songs.

You know. that one movie of his, with the Stones on the soundtrack. I forget which one that is.

Last Temptation of Christ



I think he meant Age of Innocence. Or was it Kundun?

That one with DeNiro in it. Or was it DiCaprio?
 
2011-11-05 05:20:32 PM  

GungFu: Drexl's Eye: rickythepenguin: just passing through: Liotta was in Goodfellas? That's the one with the long restaurant entry shot, right?


no, you're thinking of that one Scorsese movie where he uses lots of Rolling Stones songs.

You know. that one movie of his, with the Stones on the soundtrack. I forget which one that is.

Last Temptation of Christ


I think he meant Age of Innocence. Or was it Kundun?

That one with DeNiro in it. Or was it DiCaprio?


Ooh, I can't remember, but I know his mom had a bit part.
 
2011-11-05 05:21:19 PM  

bhcompy: My take..
1) Batman was slapstick in everyone's minds still
2) Playing a superhero is a rut, like what happened Christopher Reeve and George Reeves


Yeah and Scorsese was big and Burton wasn't. I get why he made the decision. And Keaton only ended up with two movies, it's not like Hugh Jackman who will be doing Wolverine until he's dead.
 
2011-11-05 05:25:23 PM  
I think they misspelled Johnny Depp.
 
2011-11-05 05:28:04 PM  

Mugato: bhcompy: My take..
1) Batman was slapstick in everyone's minds still
2) Playing a superhero is a rut, like what happened Christopher Reeve and George Reeves

Yeah and Scorsese was big and Burton wasn't. I get why he made the decision. And Keaton only ended up with two movies, it's not like Hugh Jackman who will be doing Wolverine until he's dead.


Or he just read both scripts and made the obvious choice. One of those movies has aged worse than Andy Rooney...and it ain't Goodfellas.
 
2011-11-05 05:34:37 PM  

Drexl's Eye: Anyone think Keaton's due for a resurgence a la Bill Murray? Y'know, cameo in a Jim Jarmusch movie, star in a festival flick directed by the less-talented offspring of a talented director?

/Notice I did that without using the word "hipster"


Absolutely. Dude's capable of anything thrown at him.

Also...Multiplicity remains impressive. Not great, but impressive.
 
2011-11-05 05:37:34 PM  
I kind of wish Marky Mark took the role as Neo
 
2011-11-05 05:38:30 PM  
buckinghoarse.com
Ray chose wisely.
 
2011-11-05 05:47:41 PM  

beerrun: [buckinghoarse.com image 250x272]
Ray chose wisely.


Like...a wise guy?
 
2011-11-05 05:48:04 PM  

Pathman: Fun fact, Ray Liotta went to high school with Robert Wuhl who was in the original Batman.


..and who kicked all kinds of ass as Newbomb Turk in "The Hollywood Knights" and who co-wrote two of the six "Police Squad!" episodes.

It's too bad he'll mostly be remembered for "Arli$$" instead. Blech!
 
2011-11-05 05:55:57 PM  

Ezy Ryder: It's too bad he'll mostly be remembered for "Arli$$" instead. Blech!


www.diablomag.com
Ahem.
 
2011-11-05 06:00:56 PM  

Drexl's Eye: Anyone think Keaton's due for a resurgence a la Bill Murray? Y'know, cameo in a Jim Jarmusch movie, star in a festival flick directed by the less-talented offspring of a talented director?

/Notice I did that without using the word "hipster"


No.
 
2011-11-05 06:05:09 PM  
Should have gone with Ray Romano
 
2011-11-05 06:09:01 PM  

beerrun: Ezy Ryder: It's too bad he'll mostly be remembered for "Arli$$" instead. Blech!

[www.diablomag.com image 275x200]
Ahem.


that's what i think of when i think of Arliss him.
 
2011-11-05 06:09:40 PM  
One day some of the kids from the neighborhood carried my mother's groceries all the way home. You know why? It was outta respect because of my bat belt. People dig the bat belt.
 
2011-11-05 06:10:17 PM  

GungFu: Ray Liotta = Batman
Robert DeNiro = The Joker
Joe Pesci = The Penguin

Harvey Keitel = Harvey Dent
Vickie Vale = Sharon Stone
Paul Sorvino = Alfred


Blessedly, Batman, A Martin Scorsese Film didn't cross anyone's mind until now.
 
2011-11-05 06:11:40 PM  

GimpyNip: Or he just read both scripts and made the obvious choice. One of those movies has aged worse than Andy Rooney...and it ain't Goodfellas.


Sure, Goodfellas is the better movie, obviously. Batman might have paid better though. I just know what I'd recommend if I was his agent and was taking a percentage.

As for Batman aging, I remember seeing it in the theater as a kid and it's not about aging. It always looked cheesy.
 
ecl
2011-11-05 06:14:23 PM  
In the name of the king Dungeon Seige was a terrible movie. All time bad. With Ray Liotta.


And he gets a sequel...

In the Name of the King: Two Worlds , is an upcoming fantasy-action film sequel to In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale. This film will star Dolph Lundgren, Natassia Malthe and Lochlyn Munro.

Uwe Boll has confirmed that the film will have a time travel story where Dolph Lundgren will play a former military officer who is attacked by ninjas and sent through a time vortex where he gets stuck in medieval times. Boll has also gone on to confirm that a dragon will be included in the film.


Plot is too bad for even Mr. Im not Batman apparently.
 
2011-11-05 06:20:23 PM  

ecl: In the name of the king Dungeon Seige was a terrible movie. All time bad. With Ray Liotta.


And he gets a sequel...

In the Name of the King: Two Worlds , is an upcoming fantasy-action film sequel to In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale. This film will star Dolph Lundgren, Natassia Malthe and Lochlyn Munro.

Uwe Boll has confirmed that the film will have a time travel story where Dolph Lundgren will play a former military officer who is attacked by ninjas and sent through a time vortex where he gets stuck in medieval times. Boll has also gone on to confirm that a dragon will be included in the film.

Plot is too bad for even Mr. Im not Batman apparently.


Good actors do Boll movies because he pays them fairly well for a very tight production schedule.
 
2011-11-05 06:20:59 PM  
Now the guy's got Robin as a partner. Any problems, he goes to Robin. Trouble with Gotham? He can go to Robin. Trouble with the Joker, Killer Croc... Batman, he can call Robin. But now the guy's gotta come up with Robin's money every week, no matter what. Arkham opened it's doors? Fark you, pay me. Oh, you got frozen by Mr. Freeze? Fark you, pay me. Place got hit by Clayface, huh? Fark you, pay me.
 
2011-11-05 06:21:03 PM  

beerrun: Ray chose wisely.


THIS

Batman has aged horribly. It seemed groundbreaking at the time (and I think visually it did), but it looks ridiculous now. Keaton still seems good as Batman.
 
2011-11-05 06:31:23 PM  

farkeruk: beerrun: Ray chose wisely.

THIS

Batman has aged horribly. It seemed groundbreaking at the time (and I think visually it did), but it looks ridiculous now. Keaton still seems good as Batman.


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2011-11-05 06:40:57 PM  
I have to say, I did not care for Goodfellas. It insists upon itself...
 
2011-11-05 06:43:59 PM  

Mugato: As for Batman aging, I remember seeing it in the theater as a kid and it's not about aging. It always looked cheesy.


I think it didn't help that it suffers from the same thing a ton of older movies converted to HD do...you can see the makeup, the lighting is too bright, so things that were previously hidden are fully visable..Don't get me wrong, it's still cheesy but the HD mastering does it no favors.

As for the agent, well, that's an interesting quandry. Goodfellas was thought to be a strong Oscar bid, and Ray could have won best actor in the role. Sure, Batman would have an immediate return but the solid career move was Goodfellas. That's a nice problem for an agent to have. But, then Liotta had to go and do Unlawful Entry...
 
2011-11-05 06:51:27 PM  

GimpyNip: I think it didn't help that it suffers from the same thing a ton of older movies converted to HD do...you can see the makeup, the lighting is too bright, so things that were previously hidden are fully visable..Don't get me wrong, it's still cheesy but the HD mastering does it no favors.


I haven't even seen it in HD but the matte paintings for instance -even though Burton's German expressionist Gotham is far cooler than Nolan's "Chicago"- were obvious, back when there was a lot of awesome matte painting work being done in other films. I can't imagine how bad it must look in HD. But anyway, it was a step up from the Adam West tv show with the Bat-shark repellent. Rome wasn't built in a day.
 
2011-11-05 06:57:07 PM  
Peter Weller would have been wonderful as Batman.

Pity he's too old now.
 
2011-11-05 07:01:56 PM  

beerrun: [buckinghoarse.com image 250x272]
Ray chose wisely.


No kidding. Goodfellas is as good as the day it came out, and Burton's Batman is a painfully dated piece of sh*t I still wish I could wipe from my memory. In fairness, I hated Burton's Batman from the beginning because it wasn't The Dark Knight Returns.

...and whoever brought Prince in for the Batman soundtrack shout be shot.
 
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