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Killers of the Flower Moon film "in pre-production"

Discussion in 'Media Play' started by HFS, Apr 18, 2021.

  1. HFS

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    Heaven know how it will turn out from Hollywood.
    Director is Martin Scorsese, a couple of singer/songwriters will have parts in the movie.

    "Based in 1920’s Oklahoma and depicting the real life serial murders of members of the oil-wealthy Osage Nation after crude was discovered on their land, the film Killers of the Flower Moon will tell the story of a string of brutal crimes that came to be known as the Reign of Terror, and among other things, helped lead to the formation and proliferation of the F.B.I.

    Already cast in the film were Leonardo DiCaprio, William Belleau of The Twilight Saga, and Louis Cancelmi who played a semi-blind mobster in Scorsese’s last film, The Irishman. Jason Isbell will portray Bill Smith, who is an adversary of DiCaprio’s character Ernest Burkhart. Sturgill Simpson will play infamous rodeo champion and bootlegger Henry Grammer...

    Apple Original Films is the production company behind the new Scorsese flick. Killers of the Flower Moon was originally a book by David Grann released in 2017.

    No further information on the film is available yet since it’s still in pre-production."
    https://www.savingcountrymusic.com/...n-isbell-to-star-in-new-martin-scorsese-film/
     
  2. SPDguns

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    The book was awesome. I'm not a reader but I binge read it in two sittings. It's true crime, Oklahoma history and the birth of the FBI all rolled into one.
     
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    Excellent book. We met the author at a program at OCCC in 2019. He is every bit as interesting as the book. Looking forward to the movie.
     
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    Read the book as well. Great reading.
    Lots of set construction going on in Pawhuska currently.
     
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    I hope they tell the story as it was and leave the poetic license out. Story needs no embellishment!
     
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    Heard some of the stories of the crap they're going to do to that town... insane.

    One of my partners apparently is doing physicals for the staff and actors and such? I dunno, I'm not a star seeking kinda guy, so I don't worry about it.
     
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    My hunch is that the filmmakers will not be able to follow the book and will instead spin it to please the Hollywood mindset. I hope I'm wrong.
     
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    They have already been around Tulsa area buying period specific items for the set.
     
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    If I went and set on the property I own in town I could watch lol
     
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    Part of the Twister movie was filmed near our place and the fields around it. Crews were stacked up on our driveway occasionally.
    Back in that day our scanner picked up everything including cell phone calls.
    We caught a lot of the chatter and sometimes some things that were "really interesting".
    They brought a lot of money into the community.
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    As an example, for high wind effects, they are normally produced by wind turbines that hollywood uses, but they were all tied up in other productions, so they hired a guy in town with an airboat at $100 per hour to sit and wait for the 20 minute segment they needed wind. He waited many days sitting around doing nothing but drawing big money until the big units showed up.
    Guy North of us with a wheat field coming up had the film crew wanting green wheat waving in the wind with heads on it.
    The wheat was turning color as it was getting close to harvest.
    They hired a crop duster to spray the field with a dye to make it green again.
    The local junk shops got a major lift in sales with the crews looking for stuff to hang in trees and distribute on the ground for visual effects.
    People with nice homes in town, moved out while renting to the big guns like actors, producers, directors and so on.
    When they moved back in, they found the homes had really been upgraded because the hollywood folks like their luxury and high end living. They left all the improvements, just walking away.
    We heard later that they would have paid double or more for the accommodations as the rent was OK pricing vs Califorinka pricing.
    Lesson learned, and advice for those that live in Pawhuska and surrounding areas.
     
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