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Re: Who's next?
For years, actually, I've personally wanted to do a Cope and Marsh
movie, and, in fact, Joe Dante (Gremlins, et al) had worked on one for
But Hollywood being what it is, no one has nibbled at this bait yet. So
even though something is a great idea, getting someone else to put the
money up is quite another story!
Jane P. Davidson wrote:
> Well, a few years back there was someone who had taken an interest in
> making a Broadway play about E. D. Cope. He (sorry I never found out who
> he was) had even visited the American Museum's archives where there are a
> large holding of Cope's papers, and done some preliminary research there.
> I don't know what came of it after that. The tv show called "The Real
> West" did a piece on early paleontologists in the wild west (Brent
> Breithaupt and various others contributed to it) so hey! why not? There's
> that little science fiction piece about them arguing over a living
> "fossil" animal.
> So, Why Not? How about a movie with Cope and Marsh...
> Cheers, Jane D.
> Jane P. Davidson PhD
> University of Nevada Reno
> fax 702-784-6655
> my site is mirrored at http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Delphi/1536
> On Tue, 3 Jun 1997 JNorton@MAILBOX.UNE.EDU wrote:
> > How about a 'Chariots of Fire'-type movie featuring Cope and Marsh?
> > Lots of good location shots, lots of dramatic tension, and some dino
> > action could be included in the form of flashbacks surrounding fossil
> > finds or speculations by these paleontological pioneers regarding the
> > form and behavior or dinos.
> > JMN
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