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BenPanced
04-30-2008, 11:54 PM
http://www.cinematical.com/2008/04/24/leroy-brown-being-made-into-movie/

Yes. Leroy Brown: The Movie, based on the song by Jim Croce.

I just threw up a little in my mouth.

Okay. A lot.

Cranky
04-30-2008, 11:57 PM
Not one movie, but several??

Oh boy. Ain't that somethin'.

Shadow_Ferret
05-01-2008, 12:21 AM
I didn't think Leroy Brown made it out of the song alive, much less a series of movies.

That does make one wonder, if this, then ... what?

A movie based on:
Maxwell's Silver Hammer
Jack and Diane
Hotel California
The Ballad of Dwight Fry
to name just a few.

slcboston
05-01-2008, 12:22 AM
I'm not going to dignify the link by clicking it... but at the very least, it better star Samuel L Jackson. No one else should even be considered. :D

Sarpedon
05-01-2008, 12:50 AM
nevermind

maxmordon
05-01-2008, 06:15 AM
I want a rock opera based on Frank Zappa's Joe's Garage

WannabeWriter
05-01-2008, 06:28 AM
What's next? A feature-length film based on a music video? :D

Joe270
05-01-2008, 09:11 AM
I'm with Max, they need to make a Zappa film.

'I'm goin' to Montana soon, gonna be a dental floss tycoon. . .'

'Watch out where those huskies go, and don't you eat no yellow snow. . .'

Fingers
05-03-2008, 12:24 AM
The possibilities with Zappa are endless and mindblowing.
Ask any vegetable
Billy the Mountain
Dynamo Hum
the list goes on.


yer pal Brian

cethklein
05-04-2008, 06:07 AM
If they do a movie based on Jackyl's The Lumberjack Song, I'll be the first person in the theater.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=AKSJLop26yI

How could that NOT make an Oscar-worthy production?

Also, Alice's Restaurant: The Movie would also be legendary. Never was there a more cinematic song.

benbradley
05-04-2008, 07:13 AM
You say this cat Leroy Brown is a baaaaad mothah...

johnnysannie
05-05-2008, 05:16 PM
I didn't think Leroy Brown made it out of the song alive, much less a series of movies.

That does make one wonder, if this, then ... what?

A movie based on:
Maxwell's Silver Hammer
Jack and Diane
Hotel California
The Ballad of Dwight Fry
to name just a few.

I love Croce's music and think the idea of movie based on "Bad, Bad Leroy Brown" is a terrible idea.

Leroy didn't necessarily die, though.

Here are the lyrics for consideration:
Well the south side of chicago
Is the baddest part of town
And if you go down there
You better just beware
Of a man named leroy brown

Now leroy more than trouble
You see he stand bout six foot four
All the downtown ladies call him treetop lover
All the mens just call him sir

And its bad, bad leroy brown
The baddest man in the whole damn town
Badder than old king kong
And meaner than a junkyard dog

Now leroy he a gambler
And he like his fancy clothes
And he like to wave his diamond rings
In front of everybodys nose
He got a custom continental
He got an eldorado too
He got a 32 gun in his pocket for fun
He got a razor in his shoe

And its bad, bad leroy brown
The baddest man in the whole damn town
Badder than old king kong
And meaner than a junkyard dog

Well friday bout a week ago
Leroy shootin dice
And at the edge of the bar
Sat a girl named doris
And ooh that girl looked nice
Well he cast his eyes upon her
And the trouble soon began
And leroy brown learned a lesson
bout messin with the wife of a jealous man

And its bad, bad leroy brown
The baddest man in the whole damned town
Badder than old king kong
And meaner than a junkyard dog,

Well the two men took to fightin
And when they pulled them from the floor
Leroy looked like a jigsaw puzzle
With a couple of pieces gone

And its bad, bad leroy brown
The baddest man in the whole damn town
Badder than old king kong
And meaner than a junkyard dog

C.bronco
05-05-2008, 05:33 PM
How about this one, for the sequel:

You Don't Mess Around With Jim

Uptown got it's hustlers
The bowery got it's bums
42nd street got big jim walker
He's a pool-shootin' son of a gun
Yeah, he big and dumb as a man can come
But he stronger than a country hoss
And when the bad folks all get together at night
You know they all call big jim, just because
And they say

You don't tug on superman's cape
You don't spit into the wind
You don't pull the mask off that old lone ranger
And you don't mess around with jim

Well outta south alabama came a country boy
He say i'm lookin' for a man named jim
I am a pool-shootin' boy
My name willie mccoy
But down home they call me slim
Yeah i'm lookin' for the king of 42nd street
He drivin' a drop top cadillac
Last week he took all my money
And it may sound funny
But i come to get my money back
And everybody say jack don't you know

And you don't tug on superman's cape
You don't spit into the wind
You don't pull the mask off that old lone ranger
And you don't mess around with jim

Well a hush fell over the pool room
Jimmy come boppin' in off the street
And when the cuttin' were done
The only part that wasn't bloody
Was the soles of the big man's feet
Yeah he were cut in in bout a hundred places
And he were shot in a couple more
And you better believe
They sung a different kind of story
When big jim hit the floor now they say

You don't tug on superman's cape
You don't spit into the wind
You don't pull the mask off that old lone ranger
And you don't mess around with slim

Yeah, big jim got his hat
Find out where it's at
And it's not hustlin' people strange to you
Even if you do got a two-piece custom-made pool cue

Yeah you don't tug on superman's cape
You don't spit into the wind
You don't pull the mask off the old lone ranger
And you don't mess around with slim"

johnnysannie
05-05-2008, 05:37 PM
How about this one, for the sequel:

You Don't Mess Around With Jim

Uptown got it's hustlers
The bowery got it's bums
42nd street got big jim walker
He's a pool-shootin' son of a gun
Yeah, he big and dumb as a man can come
But he stronger than a country hoss
And when the bad folks all get together at night
You know they all call big jim, just because
And they say

You don't tug on superman's cape
You don't spit into the wind
You don't pull the mask off that old lone ranger
And you don't mess around with jim

Well outta south alabama came a country boy
He say i'm lookin' for a man named jim
I am a pool-shootin' boy
My name willie mccoy
But down home they call me slim
Yeah i'm lookin' for the king of 42nd street
He drivin' a drop top cadillac
Last week he took all my money
And it may sound funny
But i come to get my money back
And everybody say jack don't you know

And you don't tug on superman's cape
You don't spit into the wind
You don't pull the mask off that old lone ranger
And you don't mess around with jim

Well a hush fell over the pool room
Jimmy come boppin' in off the street
And when the cuttin' were done
The only part that wasn't bloody
Was the soles of the big man's feet
Yeah he were cut in in bout a hundred places
And he were shot in a couple more
And you better believe
They sung a different kind of story
When big jim hit the floor now they say

You don't tug on superman's cape
You don't spit into the wind
You don't pull the mask off that old lone ranger
And you don't mess around with slim

Yeah, big jim got his hat
Find out where it's at
And it's not hustlin' people strange to you
Even if you do got a two-piece custom-made pool cue

Yeah you don't tug on superman's cape
You don't spit into the wind
You don't pull the mask off the old lone ranger
And you don't mess around with slim"


Another favorite song - let's hope not on the movie!!!

When the mood strikes, I crank up the stereo and sing these Croce songs for my kids.

BenPanced
05-05-2008, 08:33 PM
Also, Alice's Restaurant: The Movie would also be legendary. Never was there a more cinematic song.
Actually, it is legendary: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0064002/