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correct me if I'm wrong, are they making the movie based on Posnaski's book or another book that was written?
This post was edited by PSU_USMC 18 months ago
I'm sure it will totally based on facts.
Based on "Paterno"
It's supposed to be based on the book, which is nothing like what the deadspin "journalist" is describing. But I wouldn't be surprised if the movie turns out to be exactly like what the deadspin "journalist" is describing.
This post has been edited 2 times, most recently by JettaPSU2001 18 months ago
It's Hollywood, it will be sensationalized. There will be some portrayals of Paterno that will most certainly anger plenty on this board.
Kinda like a Michael Moore movie
Al pacino as paterno per imdb
They can't make this movie without the Paterno's permission, right? I'm pretty sure they own all the rights to Joe's name. So if the family is involved, it may be good and fair.
I'm just guessing, but there are probably somethings the paterno's own the rights too. However, nothing that can't be worked around. If they want to make the movie, they will make the movie. If they want to alter the story to make a better movie, I'm sure they will. nothing good will come out of this. The only glimmer of hope is that the book paints a picture of a tragic mistake that was deeply regretted in hindsight, not some conspiracy to protect a molester.
With his death, I thought it was fair game now..
In the movies there is almost always a good guy and a bad guy. So since Sandusky will obviously be the bad guy hopefully Joe is portrayed as the good guy for the most part. Unless it takes the angle of a hero reporter or something.
Wrong. Mark Emmert will be shown as the hero, you should know this already!
At least there will be good acting.
I'm not looking forward to this movie at all though.
Why should we have to go to class if we came here to play FOOTBALL, we ain't come to play SCHOOL, classes are POINTLESS
Most of you wouldn't be happy unless the film completely exonerated him.
I would expect, if the Posnanski book is the primary research material, that the story will be complex and capture both Joe's best and worst qualities. As it should.
The guy had faults, some of which were very significant. I'm hopeful that the movie does as good a job capturing his character as the book did.
“We’re doing things we couldn’t imagine,” says safety Stephen Obeng-Agyapong. “But we’re doing them together.”
I'm expecting the absolute worst, so I'll be "happy" with any number of portrayals that are not "completely exonerated" -- Even some that are far from that. I'm only speaking for myself here, but I'll bet there are a lot of others that agree.
You guys are paranoid. This will be far from some kind of 'hit piece', though I certainly expect it to challenge those who still haven't reconciled facts with the mythology of Joe Paterno.
All I ask is a fair and unbiased portrayal of Joe Paterno and covers the many many good things he accomplished along with his failings.
Prediction: This story has metastasized and the cultural “intelligentsia” who control the commanding heights of the culture will portray Paterno worse than he was and they will insinuate that more people across the University knew than actually did. This movie will reinforce the established narrative.
Pacino as JoePa. This is going to be a phenomenal movie!
"DOMINATE the state" - James Franklin 1/11/14
This movie doesn't have to "exonerate" Joe. All I'm asking is that it be fair like the book is.
He's a public figure, they don't need the family's permission.
That's not likely - that story wouldn't sell enough tickets.
VT I don't think anyone could ask for more. Unfortunately noone may ever no all of what we would like to know---aka The Whole truth.
Lefty, did you read the book from cover to cover?
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