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RE: "Dinosaur Cowboy" film



> From: owner-dinosaur@usc.edu [mailto:owner-dinosaur@usc.edu]On Behalf Of
> Phil Bigelow
>
> I had a dream last night about this thread.  As best as I can remember,
> here is what happened.
> 

[snip]

> The last scene in the movie is an extreme close up of Lauren Bacall's
> lips, as she slowly utters in a quivering voice, "Some dinosaurs can
> fly".
> 
> [insert more eery music here]
> 

And during the trailers:
Cope and Marsh will be back next year in "Huxley Visits America."

With Ewan McGregor as T.H. Huxley...

                Thomas R. Holtz, Jr.
        Senior Lecturer, Vertebrate Paleontology
Department of Geology           Director, Earth, Life & Time Program
University of Maryland          College Park Scholars
        Mailing Address:
                Building 237, Room 1117
                College Park, MD  20742  
     
http://www.geol.umd.edu/~tholtz/
http://www.geol.umd.edu/~jmerck/eltsite
Phone:  301-405-4084    Email:  tholtz@geol.umd.edu
Fax (Geol):  301-314-9661       Fax (CPS-ELT): 301-405-0796


> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-dinosaur@usc.edu [mailto:owner-dinosaur@usc.edu]On Behalf Of
> Phil Bigelow
> Sent: Thursday, September 08, 2005 6:34 AM
> To: dinosaur@usc.edu
> Subject: Re: "Dinosaur Cowboy" film
> 
> 
> 
> I had a dream last night about this thread.  As best as I can remember,
> here is what happened.
> 
> Tarentino agreed to write and direct the movie.  Actors were: Al Pacino
> as O.C. Marsh.  Ed Begley, Jr. played Cope.
> 
> Lauren Bacall played Cope's crazy domineering mother.  Holly Hunter
> played a feisty yet good hearted Como Bluff, Wyoming tavern owner, who is
> having a passionate romantic relationship with both Marsh and Cope
> (without Marsh or Cope knowing about the other being involved with her). 
> A young Charles Sternberg was played by Elijah Wood.
> 
> [Insert some gratuitous footage of dinosaur bones here].
> 
> An intoxicated Cope accidentally kills a well-respected Sioux Nation
> guide (played by Abe Vigota) while visiting Thermopolis, Wyoming.  Cope
> covers up the tragedy by transporting the body out to Como Bluff, where
> it is buried.  A few months after Cope returns to the East coast, Marsh
> arrives with his band of bone robbers and begins robbing Cope's quarries.
>  During one of the excavations, Marsh uncovers the body of the slain
> Sioux and, suspecting that his rival was responsible for the killing,
> Marsh immediately contacts the local sheriff.  But Marsh and his mistress
> are also charged with the murder, and Marsh escapes into the wilds of New
> Mexico.  His mistress (Holly Hunter) joins him, and together they rob
> banks to fund their escape from the law.
> 
> [Insert lots of wagon chases and fiery wagon crashes here].
> 
> Meanwhile, Cope, now back at his museum, hears of the charges against
> Marsh and Cope's mistress (Holly Hunter).  Cope is both delighted at
> Marsh's troubles and angered that his mistress is shacking up with Marsh.
>  Out for revenge, Cope travels to the southwest to kill Marsh and his
> mistress.
> 
> Along the way, Cope meets up with a young Canadian named Charles
> Sternberg (Elijah Wood) who is in New Mexico on vacation.  Cope convinces
> young Sternberg to join him on Cope's mission of revenge, in which Cope
> tells Sternberg, "Killing an academic paleontologist will look good on
> your resume', kid".  Since killing an academic paleontologist had always
> been a childhood fantasy of Sternberg, the young man quickly agrees to
> join Cope.
> 
> Cope and Sternberg finally meet up with Marsh and the mistress south of
> Taos, NM, where  a huge gun battle ensues.  During the battle, young
> Sternberg is accidentally shot dead by a ricochet from Cope's own
> Peacemaker.  Traumatized by the accidental death, the remaining three
> resolve their bitter rivalry and agree to join forces "For the good of
> paleontology".  Figuring they can beat the Feds. to the Mexican border,
> the three felons flee southward via Texas.  But the Texas Rangers are
> waiting for them at the border.  The mistress (Holly Hunter) agrees to
> stay behind and create a "diversion" in order to allow Cope and Marsh to
> slip across the border.
> 
> Near the end of the movie, Cope and Marsh are holed up in a small shack
> on the outskirts of Bogota, surrounded by the Bolivian army.  The army
> burns the shack to the ground, but after the ashes have cooled, there is
> no evidence of Cope and Marsh's bodies.
> 
> [insert eery music here]
> 
> Cope's and Marsh's mistress (Holly Hunter) later becomes the first floozy
> to become governor of Texas.  When asked about her old lovers, the
> mistress continues to refer to Cope and Marsh in the present tense. 
> Cope's crazy mother (Lauren Bacall) takes over Cope's old museum and she
> makes it into one of the most influential paleontology museums in the
> U.S.
> 
> The last scene in the movie is an extreme close up of Lauren Bacall's
> lips, as she slowly utters in a quivering voice, "Some dinosaurs can
> fly".
> 
> [insert more eery music here]
> 
> Mercifully, I woke up at that point.  A word to the wise: Don't eat tacos
> just before bedtime!!!
> 
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