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  1. Greatest Movies Never Made Redux Mark II

    Just in time for it's 30th Anniversary next year the return of the Thread for Movies that Never Were (but We Wish they Were) returns with The Elongated Man (1994) Come see the movie that kicked off Ralph and Sue Dibney's series of Elongated adventures across the DC Universe!
  2. Sterling New Silver on the Silver Screen: An Alternate Hollywood and Pop Culture Timeline

    Sterling New Silver on the Silver Screen An Alternate Hollywood and Pop Culture Timeline 1922’s The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, directed by the German filmmaker F.W. Murnau was long thought to have been lost for quite some time, and lost on purpose, with it having been banned not just in...
  3. GameBawesome

    Entertainment in a Confederate Victory

    This is seems like a minor idea, but I’m curious about. In a POD where the Confederate States of America won independence around 1862, with international recognition from Britain and France, and war-wariness from Copperheads and Civilians of the North. In the post war borders, the CSA gains...
  4. GameBawesome

    Alternate Locations for “Hollywood”

    I can say without a doubt, that Hollywood is one of the most iconic places in US Entertainment History. It produces every film from the US, and is the most popular places in the US. It was founded in the beginning of 20th Century, and was chosen for its great location and the early oil boom in...
  5. PopCulture History Question: Dr No

    Could they have gotten a Chinese actor, or someone who at least looks East Asian to play bond nemesis Dr. No? I rewatched the first 007 movie and it was full of the most appalling "yellowface". Now I don't expect these movies to be progressive on race at all, certainly the character as an...
  6. WhovianHolmesianChap

    The One Fixed Point in a Changing Age: Alternate Sherlock Holmes filmographies!
    Threadmarks: Introduction

    Hello all! Rejoice, for this is my first timeline!!!!!! (Seriously though, please go easy on me. I'm still new to all of this.) I shall be posting a series of alternate Sherlock Holmes films and tv shows. A few will be based on productions that were going to happen, but ended up falling...
  7. AHC: Where would Hollywood be if the USA didn’t have the West Coast?

    In a world where the US became a major power but never reached beyond the Rocky Mountains (and California is a Spanish speaking republic), where would the crowning jewel of their soft power and cultural industry be located? ... even better if it’s on the East Coast...
  8. WotanArgead

    Pop Culture WI: Paramount win - Studio System never ended?

    In 1948, during the United States Supreme Court case United States v. Paramount Pictures, Inc, the court ruled that block booking was unconstitutional. This decision has forever changed the American film industry. But what if Paramount Pictures could win? Was this victory possible? And if so...
  9. DBWI: Stanley Kubrick Never Makes "Napoleon"

    Stanley Kubrick's "Napoleon" swept the 1972 Academy Awards winning Best Picture, Director, Original Screenplay, Cinematography, Costume Design, and Best Actress for Audrey Hepburn - who came out of retirement to do the film. Starring Jack Nicholson as Napoleon, Hepburn as Josephine, and Malcolm...
  10. Challenge: Improve the "Matrix" Sequels

    Similar to my thread on "Return of the Jedi," your challenge is to improve the sequels to "The Matrix." While the original was widely panned, the sequels received mixed to negative reception. What could the filmmakers have done to make them better?
  11. Aloha

    Toy Story becomes a critical and financial failure

    As we all know, Toy Story was released in 1995 to critical acclaim. It was also the highest-grossing film in its opening weekend and eventually earned over $373 million at the worldwide box office. A unique film for its time, it has even been credited multiple times as being the film to have...
  12. WI: George Lazenby Accepts The Six-Picture Deal to Play James Bond

    One of the most infamous decisions in cinema history was George Lazenby's rejection of a one million dollar deal to play James Bond in six more movies after "On Her Majesty's Secret Service" (1969). His agent told him that Bond was a fad who would be irrelevant in the 1970's. Lazenby foolishly...
  13. German Cinema w/o UFA

    Pretty much everyone who knows anything about the history of film knows about the importance of German cinema in the years following the Great War (roughly 1919-33); what is less known is that one production company, Universum-Film Aktiengesellschaft, dominated this industry, and it did so as it...
  14. Crying

    WI: John Sayles' version of Jurassic Park 4 had been made?

    You can read the entire leaked script here if you want, but to summarise; Movie begins with dinosaurs attacking people on the mainland, particularly Compies in Costa Rica and pterodactyls (possibly the ones from the last scene of JP3) attacking a baseball game John Hammon hires an ex-military...
  15. DBWI : George Romero worked in the horror genre ?

    World-renowned director and Academy Award winner George Romero died yesterday at 77, in Toronto, Canada, following a "brief but aggressive battle with lung cancer". For those of you who are not cinephiles, George Romero is considered one of the best filmmakers regarding the description of the...
  16. MountainPuncher

    Cinema WI: Godzilla vs Biollante gets a theatrical release in the west

    During 1990, there was talks of Toho studios entering talks with Miramax to distribute the film in the west, but talks broke down and Toho later sued Miramax, And later causing the film to be delayed and getting released on VHS by HBO in 1992. But what if the talks hadn't broken down and the...
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