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(Deadline)   David Mamet will reboot the classic western series Have Gun, Will Travel for CBS   (deadline.com) divider line 52
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2012-08-21 06:44:09 PM  
hopefully they'll pick a Man, like Richard Boone, and not one of these scraggly beard hollywood pretty boys.
 
2012-08-21 06:53:14 PM  
We need some freaking westerns on TV again. Back in the 50s, there were 26 westerns in prime time. And there were only three channels!

Rick Harrison told me that the other night on Pawn Stars, right before he decided NOT to have a buddy come down and check out an autographed Clint Eastwood photo from "Rawhide."
 
2012-08-21 07:02:46 PM  

Cewley: hopefully they'll pick a Man, like Richard Boone, and not one of these scraggly beard hollywood pretty boys.


THIS^

/Richard Boone made that show. It would have been just another horse opera without him.
 
2012-08-21 08:59:47 PM  
well f*ck.
 
2012-08-21 09:18:39 PM  
Will his peculiarly hot daughter be in it?
 
2012-08-21 09:28:59 PM  
David Mamet writes good dialogue, but even good actors just seem to be reading it from right off the script. Joe Mantegna in House of Games, Steve Martin in The Spanish Prisoner. Great words but nobody ever seems to OWN them
 
2012-08-21 09:29:34 PM  

ManateeGag: well f*ck.


I see someone knows the works of Mamet.

/one of my favorite playwrights.
 
2012-08-21 09:30:45 PM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Cewley: hopefully they'll pick a Man, like Richard Boone, and not one of these scraggly beard hollywood pretty boys.

THIS^

/Richard Boone made that show. It would have been just another horse opera without him.


THIS2.

Wire: Paladin
 
2012-08-21 09:32:01 PM  
I'm unfamiliar with the series,but Mamet's involvement is enough for me to check it out.
 
2012-08-21 09:36:57 PM  

Apos: I'm unfamiliar with the series,but Mamet's involvement is enough for me to check it out.


Netflix has the entire original series

/it's worth checking out if you have it
 
2012-08-21 09:37:00 PM  
Have Originality, Will Not Air apparently.
 
2012-08-21 09:37:35 PM  

Cewley: hopefully they'll pick a Man,


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2012-08-21 09:43:10 PM  

Crewmannumber6: Great words but nobody ever seems to OWN them


Check out Glengarry Glen Ross and Oleanna. Everyone in GGR owned those words and Oleanna demonstrated what a farking badass William H. Macy is.
 
2012-08-21 09:45:22 PM  
Of course, the elephant in the room here is that Mamet has kinda gone off the deep end lately. I wonder how his zealous conversion to Dennis Millerism will affect the quality of the scripts.
 
2012-08-21 09:46:35 PM  
Oh fark. Another round of "Sensitive artist rails against the monkeys with checkbooks over content censorship".

I give Mamet 3 months before he storms off.
 
2012-08-21 09:48:52 PM  

theorellior: Crewmannumber6: Great words but nobody ever seems to OWN them

Check out Glengarry Glen Ross and Oleanna. Everyone in GGR owned those words and Oleanna demonstrated what a farking badass William H. Macy is.


Haven't seen Oleanna but I'll give you GGR, but you see what I mean with the other 2
 
2012-08-21 09:51:14 PM  

Crewmannumber6: David Mamet writes good dialogue, but even good actors just seem to be reading it from right off the script.


Every line delivered by Al Pacino in Glengarry Glen Ross was the opposite of what you just said.

You ever take a dump made you feel like you'd just slept for twelve hours?
 
2012-08-21 09:53:14 PM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Apos: I'm unfamiliar with the series,but Mamet's involvement is enough for me to check it out.

Netflix has the entire original series

/it's worth checking out if you have it



Thanks for the info.
 
2012-08-21 09:55:05 PM  
I kinda wish this weren't on broadcast TV. I'm sure he can adapt but one of the things I love about Mamet's writing is his colorful and often surprising use of profanity.


Crewmannumber6: David Mamet writes good dialogue, but even good actors just seem to be reading it from right off the script. Joe Mantegna in House of Games, Steve Martin in The Spanish Prisoner. Great words but nobody ever seems to OWN them


Alec Baldwin - Glengarry Glen Ross

"Always Be Closing." (nsfw language natch)
 
2012-08-21 09:59:57 PM  
I have a bad feeling they are gonna mess it up bad trying to modernize it.
 
2012-08-21 10:00:01 PM  

Crewmannumber6: but you see what I mean with the other 2


Oh, definitely. Sometimes I think that flatness lends itself to the performance, I actually liked Steve Martin in The Spanish Prisoner.

As for other films, State and Main was a Mamet comedy that worked, if you can believe it. And I thought Heist was fan-farking-tastic.
 
2012-08-21 10:01:35 PM  

Snapper Carr: "Always Be Closing." (nsfw language natch)


One of the most amazing monologues ever put on film.
 
2012-08-21 10:02:13 PM  
Also, Danny DeVito - Heist (not one of Mamet's better works but very solid cast)

"Everybody needs money. That's why they call it money"
 
2012-08-21 10:03:02 PM  
I know Netflix has all six seasons, but I'm old school... I own seasons one through five on DVD... still awaiting DVDs for season six. Season six starts with Genesis, where the younger, unnamed gunslinger learns a lesson from "Smoke" and then becomes Paladin.

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2012-08-21 10:04:23 PM  

Captain_Ballbeard: Cewley: hopefully they'll pick a Man,

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Bulk of the series, Dude.
 
2012-08-21 10:20:36 PM  

theorellior: Check out Glengarry Glen Ross and Oleanna. Everyone in GGR owned those words


Ehh, those movies bug me because they obviously ARE stage plays and the actors are reading a script.

Everything's a proclamation, nobody interrupts or talks over anyone else. It's all stilted.
 
2012-08-21 10:21:10 PM  
BOB: The gun. Do you have it?
FRED: The what?
BOB: The GUN. Do you have it?
FRED: The what? The gun? Do I have the gun? Is that what you are asking me? Do I have the gun?
BOB: The gun. Do you have it?
FRED: What does it matter if I have it? The gun, I mean. What does it matter if I have it?
BOB: If you have it. . . if you have the gun . . .
FRED: The gun. If I have it...
BOB: Yes, the gun. I ask you if you have it, because if you do, if you have the gun, then we must travel.
FRED: The gun? If I have it?
BOB: If you have it, we must travel.
FRED: What do you mean, "the gun"?

-- SCENE --
 
2012-08-21 10:22:35 PM  
Have gun
Have gun
Will you please have gun
HAVE GUN!
 
2012-08-21 10:23:19 PM  

jaytkay: Everything's a proclamation, nobody interrupts or talks over anyone else. It's all stilted.


YMMV, but I think you're a minority opinion, especially GGR.
 
2012-08-21 10:33:16 PM  

Cewley: hopefully they'll pick a Man, like Richard Boone, and not one of these scraggly beard hollywood pretty boys.


Ian McShane. Definitely a Man, has some experience with Westerns and should have no problem with Mamet's signature profanity.
 
2012-08-21 10:34:48 PM  
I'm ok with this as long is it's a Western, as in circa post Civil War/pre 1900 era Western, and not some updated to modern times POS.
 
2012-08-21 10:43:07 PM  

kronicfeld: Will his peculiarly hot daughter be in it?


Dude, Rebecca Pidgeon is his wife not his daughter.

/what?
//besides, he's a has-been right-wing hack.
///been a LONG time since House of Games & GGGR.
 
2012-08-21 10:46:39 PM  
Have Gun, Will Travel is a great choice for a remake.

When I was a kid, Westerns ruled TV and Hollywood to the point that I got sick of them. But there were some really good characters and concepts. My favorite was The Big Valley.

But the one I want to see remade the most?

All but one man died
down at Bitter Creek
and they say he ran awaaaaaaaaaaay
 
2012-08-21 10:49:15 PM  

elgripe: kronicfeld: Will his peculiarly hot daughter be in it?

Dude, Rebecca Pidgeon is his wife not his daughter.

/what?
//besides, he's a has-been right-wing hack.
///been a LONG time since House of Games & GGGR.


I assume you were making a funny, but his daughter, who is on Girls and was in Parenthood amd Tara, is super bangin.
 
2012-08-21 10:50:08 PM  
So will Mamet use the show as a bully pulpit for his (newly discovered) Conservative political beliefs?
 
2012-08-21 10:52:13 PM  

theorellior: As for other films, State and Main was a Mamet comedy that worked, if you can believe it.



Pretty certain it's never been filmed, but Mamet's "Revenge of the Space Pandas, or Binky Rudich and the Two-Speed Clock" is kinda funny.
 
2012-08-21 11:07:01 PM  

Solid Muldoon: Have Gun, Will Travel is a great choice for a remake.

When I was a kid, Westerns ruled TV and Hollywood to the point that I got sick of them. But there were some really good characters and concepts. My favorite was The Big Valley.

But the one I want to see remade the most?

All but one man died
down at Bitter Creek
and they say he ran awaaaaaaaaaaay


AND A GOOD DAY TO YOU, SIR
 
2012-08-21 11:28:25 PM  
Richard Boone was great,
also great directors on that show-such as Ida Lupino and William Conrad
 
2012-08-21 11:29:06 PM  

Snapper Carr: Also, Danny DeVito - Heist (not one of Mamet's better works but very solid cast)

"Everybody needs money. That's why they call it money"


That's great.
Devito: "Sorry for the language."
Woman: "That's very generous of you."
Devito: "And fark you, too!"
 
2012-08-21 11:32:55 PM  
As long as they can get Gene Roddenberry to write it again.
 
2012-08-21 11:54:28 PM  

kronicfeld: elgripe: kronicfeld: Will his peculiarly hot daughter be in it?

Dude, Rebecca Pidgeon is his wife not his daughter.

/what?
//besides, he's a has-been right-wing hack.
///been a LONG time since House of Games & GGGR.

I assume you were making a funny, but his daughter, who is on Girls and was in Parenthood amd Tara, is super bangin.


I was! I think his wife is a stunner - knew nothing of a daughter.
 
2012-08-22 12:06:21 AM  
How about we make it modern and about a team of mercenaries who travel from place to place kicking ass and shooting bad guys.

Wait a second....
 
2012-08-22 12:57:45 AM  
Lucy Liu can play Hey Girl as soon as her Doctor Watson gig dies out after a few episodes.
 
2012-08-22 01:06:44 AM  

jaytkay: theorellior: Check out Glengarry Glen Ross and Oleanna. Everyone in GGR owned those words

Ehh, those movies bug me because they obviously ARE stage plays and the actors are reading a script.

Everything's a proclamation, nobody interrupts or talks over anyone else. It's all stilted.


2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-08-22 01:09:36 AM  

elgripe: kronicfeld: Will his peculiarly hot daughter be in it?

Dude, Rebecca Pidgeon is his wife not his daughter.

/what?
//besides, he's a has-been right-wing hack.
///been a LONG time since House of Games & GGGR.


Rebecca Pidgeon and David Mamet... on of Hollywood's lesser known "Hot Chicks with Douchebags" couples.
 
2012-08-22 04:18:26 AM  

carrion_luggage: Cewley: hopefully they'll pick a Man, like Richard Boone, and not one of these scraggly beard hollywood pretty boys.

Ian McShane. Definitely a Man, has some experience with Westerns and should have no problem with Mamet's signature profanity.


I just started season 3 of Deadwood. Ian McShane is such a badass as Al Swearengen. I'm pretty sure i'd watch any western he was attached to in the future, even though it's not really a genre I've ever really watched before (well, not before Deadwood if that counts as a western).
 
2012-08-22 06:52:41 AM  

Snapper Carr: Also, Danny DeVito - Heist (not one of Mamet's better works but very solid cast)

"Everybody needs money. That's why they call it money"


I thought that line was terrible when that movie came out, but it stuck in my head for years.

I watched it again recently, and while it has its flaws (the pacing and editing could have been tighter) that line stand out because it captures DeVito's character perfectly. And the triple- or quadruple-cross at the end is awesome.

/I also really like Mamet's "The One About the Bear" with Anthony Hopkins and Alec Baldwin.
//It has another title, but "The One About the Bear" is what it was called through production, and better than that the actual title.
 
2012-08-22 09:21:11 AM  
You had me until "CBS."
 
2012-08-22 11:04:11 AM  
Is Mamet still post 9-11 Dennis Miller type crazy?
 
2012-08-22 01:13:50 PM  
Will CBS also revive its radio version? Have Gun Will Travel is one of the few Radio shows spun off from television that was a success.
 
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