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Re: Marsh-Cope rivalry to be movie comedy and other news stories

Are we really so stuffy that we can't abide a comedic treatment of a
classic paleo story? There's already a mess of books, documentaries,
and other representations of Bone Wars history. We really don't need
another by-the-books dramatization.

I think a comedic take could be quite fun to see, and maybe interest a
broader audience in what the real story was. It's not like the movie
is billing itself as a 100% accurate account and making Cope and Marsh
out to be buffoons. If it's billing itself as a comedy from the
get-go, why not have a bit of fun with a rather worn historical

- Brian

On Sat, Apr 6, 2013 at 4:55 PM, Jane P Davidson <jdhexen@unr.edu> wrote:
> I think I have one word for this.   A four letter word,,,  no   that that 
> one....    maybe  GACK
> I suppose if we can have feuding paleontologists "bone wars" games,  we could 
> have a comedy.  I really don't think those men would have seen anything 
> comedic in their feud.  Now maybe they said some really nasty things behind 
> the scenes about one another and some of those were funny.   I don't know of 
> any funny ones however.
> As the little crab says  "onward and sideways."        Jane Davidson
> ________________________________________
> From: owner-DINOSAUR@usc.edu [owner-DINOSAUR@usc.edu] on behalf of Dan Chure 
> [danchure@easilink.com]
> Sent: Saturday, April 06, 2013 11:19 AM
> To: quailspg@frii.com
> Cc: Dinosaur
> Subject: Re: Marsh-Cope rivalry to be movie comedy and other news stories
> Be careful what you wish for.
> Maybe next a comedy about the Watson-Crick-Franklin controversy about
> the discovery of the double helix structure of DNA?
> Dan
> On 4/6/2013 12:07 PM, quailspg@frii.com wrote:
>>> Marsh-Cope rivalry to be HBO movie comedy
>>> http://www.wired.com/underwire/2013/04/carell-gandolfini-bone-wars/
>> My mind is totally blown. I always thought it would make a wonderful
>> musical but I NEVER imagined a comedy.  :-O
>> -- Donna Braginetz
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