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The Best TV Shows Based on Movies, Ranked

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The Best TV Shows Based on Movies, Ranked
In the age of branding and franchises, every existing story has added value. But not every film is fit for TV.

The challenge of adapting movies to a new medium is a tricky one with no clear-cut way to do it. Many new series credit “Fargo” as their benchmark, citing its tone and setting as inspiration for creating a new world around the best parts of what came before. That’s all well and good, but there are as many failed attempts to replicate Noah Hawley’s strategy as successes.

Similarly, some carbon copies — using the same characters and plot points as the preceding movie — are just as good, if not better than their cinematic predecessors. Because any way can work, many various attempts have been made. There’s no right way to do it, but there are a lot of wrong ways; as evidenced by the growing pile of canceled shows based on movies.
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5 Reasons Why No One Besides Harrison Ford Will Play Indiana Jones

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There are few film characters who are so closely identified with a single actor as Indiana Jones is with Harrison Ford. It’s hard to imagine someone else wearing the fedora. Could anyone else play the role as well as Ford? We’ll probably never know, because the part is unlikely to ever be recast. Here are 5 reasons why no one else will pick up the whip other than Ford.

Although there were rumors a few years ago about recasting the role of Dr. Henry “Indiana” Jones with a new, younger actor like Chris Pratt or Bradley Cooper, the odds are that we will not see anyone else playing this character (at least, not for a long, long time.) Here are the reasons why…

They Tried To Recast Indy On the TV Series and It Didn’t Work: In the 1992-93 television series The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles, three different actors played Jones.
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10 Problems Only People From Sydney Will Understand


Sydney, Australia’s most well-known city that is most famous for usually mistaken as the nation’s capital. Compared to Canberra, Australia’s actual capital city, life in Sydney trumps it in almost every way possible.

Sydney is home to the Harbour Bridge and the Opera House, two of the world’s most famous landmarks. The weather is generally pleasant all year round, even during winters. On those exceptionally hot days, you can head on down to one of the many beaches and enjoy a relaxing swim. After a nice day at the beach, you can relax with a bottle of wine and dinner at one of Sydney’s many quality restaurants before taking a pleasant post-dinner walk around Darling Harbour.

From the outside, Sydney may seem like heaven. But to an everyday Sydneysider, they have to put up with the city’s unique little problems every day.

Of course,
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5 Reasons Why Young Indiana Jones Is Actually Not As Bad As You Think

We’re all familiar with Indiana Jones. We all know his unique appearance of leather jacket, fedora and bullwhip; his incredible adventures through the world; and his iconic position as one of the greatest film characters of all time. We’ve seen him battle the Nazi’s in the deserts of Cairo, rescue enslaved children from the depths of India and search ancient ruins for the cup of Christ. And battle the Nazi’s in the desert again for good measure. And evade a giant boulder, let’s not forget that one. Oh and he hates snakes. And did I mention he has a fedora? Yes I did.

The character that Harrison Ford portrayed flawlessly is known and loved by all. The production values of George Lucas, coupled with the brilliant direction of Steven Spielberg, meant that when Indiana Jones first hit the screens in 1981 he was an instant hit.
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Photo Blast from the Past: Bent Broadway Marquee

The 1980 Broadway production was directed by Robert Allan Ackerman, scenery by Santo Loquasto, costumes by Robert Wojewodski, lighting by Arden Fingerhut, and music by Stanley Silverman. The show featured Richard Gere as Max, David Marshall Grant as Rudy,James Remar as Wolf, Michael Gross as Greta, George Hall as Uncle Freddie, Bryan E. Clark as Officer, David Dukes as Horst, Ron Randell as Captain, and the Guards were Kai Wulff, Philip Kraus, and John Snyder. Check out a photo of the marquee below
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David Lyon obituary

Popular RSC actor who was also a regular in TV drama

David Lyon, who has died aged 72, was a popular and versatile actor with the Royal Shakespeare Company for two decades. He once played a serious criminal in the television series Midsomer Murders, and a taxi driver who recognised him in Brighton, where Lyon lived, said that he'd just put a call through to the local police station. This was a mark, perhaps, of Lyon's ease and naturalness on stage and on screen, where he popped up regularly in such series as The Bill, Lovejoy, Taggart, Poirot and as the thoroughly decent prime minister, Henry "Hal" Collingridge, in the original 1990 BBC version of House of Cards, held secretly in contempt by Ian Richardson's duplicitous Francis Urquhart. He was always someone you would recognise.

Lyon was a late developer in the professional theatre, coming from a long association with two
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Hot Rods & Droids: A George Lucas Profile (Part 4)

Trevor Hogg profiles the career of legendary filmmaker George Lucas in the fourth of a six part feature... read parts one, two and three.

For over a decade filmmaker George Lucas had been developing a project which was a gender reversal of the Biblical story about Moses being hidden as a baby in the bulrushes. When asked to describe Willow (1988), Lucas called it “an adventure fantasy that takes place a long time ago in a mythical land.” Cast as the title character who becomes the guardian and defender of the wayward baby from an evil sorceress was Warwick Davis who made a name for himself playing the Ewok known as Wicket. “I was on holiday in southwest England when I got a call from George to come to Elstree – one of the major British studios – and audition for the part,” remembers Davis. “Actually, I did four auditions altogether; three in England and one in America.
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