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What do you think it would be like?

Would it follow the killers, or one or more of the victims, or both?

How far do you think they'd go with fictionalizing the events?

Would you watch it?
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With our luck it will probably be a movie called "Columbine" based on the best selling novel by Dave Cullen.

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I am with Jenn and if not, it would be like the movies inspire on School Shootings (Elephant or Zero Day) but a bit more like Klass or The Dirties. I doubt it and its dream a bit too much but everything can happen.

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I'd like to see a movie that is similar to "Zero Hour" but not in documentary form. A movie that sticks to basically what happened. Personally, I'd probably be more interested in a movie that follows Dylan and Eric starting around 11th grade or so. And yes, I'd definitely watch any movie that was made about Columbine. Sadly, I'd probably even watch a movie based on Cullen's book just to see how bad the movie was.

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Jenn wrote:
I'd like to see a movie that is similar to "Zero Hour" but not in documentary form. A movie that sticks to basically what happened. Personally, I'd probably be more interested in a movie that follows Dylan and Eric starting around 11th grade or so. And yes, I'd definitely watch any movie that was made about Columbine. Sadly, I'd probably even watch a movie based on Cullen's book just to see how bad the movie was.

I've gotta agree with you, there, regarding an adaptation of Cullen's book.

It would be easier to enjoy if you just thought of it as a fictionalized version of what happened.

One deviation I'm almost certain they'd take from true events is probably to work one or more of the victims into Eric and Dylan's lives earlier than in reality, to make the viewers care more about those killed, and because it's just so much more dramatic to have them shoot people they'd had prior history with rather than random students.
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There is already a film out about Columbine, it's called April Showers.

It's based off Andrew Robinson's experiences at Columbine, before, during and after the massacre. It also focuses on his relationship with Rachel Scott. Obviously, the characters are renamed etc.

Towards the end of the movie there is a few minutes dedication to every school shooting victim in the US since before the movie was made. A very touching movie, I enjoyed it immensely.

Here is a download link!
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Jenn wrote:
I'd like to see a movie that is similar to "Zero Hour" but not in documentary form. A movie that sticks to basically what happened. Personally, I'd probably be more interested in a movie that follows Dylan and Eric starting around 11th grade or so. And yes, I'd definitely watch any movie that was made about Columbine. Sadly, I'd probably even watch a movie based on Cullen's book just to see how bad the movie was.

I would enjoy a movie like this also. It can go into their 'missions', working at Blackjack and their van break in and subsequent arrest. Throughout the movie will have the boys planning Columbine, with the film ending as the boys drive into Columbine on April 20.
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Jenn wrote:
I'd like to see a movie that is similar to "Zero Hour" but not in documentary form. A movie that sticks to basically what happened. Personally, I'd probably be more interested in a movie that follows Dylan and Eric starting around 11th grade or so. And yes, I'd definitely watch any movie that was made about Columbine. Sadly, I'd probably even watch a movie based on Cullen's book just to see how bad the movie was.

I would enjoy a movie like this also. It can go into their 'missions', working at Blackjack and their van break in and subsequent arrest. Throughout the movie will have the boys planning Columbine, with the film ending as the boys drive into Columbine on April 20.

I would want to watch exactly the same that you both and hopefully with parts about their relationship with the jocks and life in the school before planning the massacre and while they are planning it, seeing better their motives to do it at the same time.

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Juicy Jazzy wrote:

I would enjoy a movie like this also. It can go into their 'missions', working at Blackjack and their van break in and subsequent arrest. Throughout the movie will have the boys planning Columbine, with the film ending as the boys drive into Columbine on April 20.

Something else that would be interesting to see would be a movie that has the Massacre as its midpoint, with the first half being planning, perhaps the January incident, and the second half being the shockwaves the shooting sends through Littleton and then America. I'd rather it be kind of long, though, so everything can be really fleshed out.
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"Duck!  The Carbine High Massacre"
Although the budget for that film was like $1.
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I had this really great idea come to me the other week. What if someone made a Columbine game which has modern graphics. But basically an informative game, where you play as a new student at Columbine and you experience school life both before and after the incident. You can befriend the victims, the injured, notable students and staff, and even Eric and Dylan themselves. Littered throughout the game are collectables such as newspaper articles (which would be actual news articles) and VHS tapes (which would be actual videos). Perhaps your character could go along on a 'rebel mission' or help Dylan with the sound during school performances. Maybe you could go along with Daniel Mauser and Brooks Brown to a school debate or you might even go to a youth group session with Rachel?
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Juicy Jazzy wrote:
I had this really great idea come to me the other week. What if someone made a Columbine game which has modern graphics. But basically an informative game, where you play as a new student at Columbine and you experience school life both before and after the incident. You can befriend the victims, the injured, notable students and staff, and even Eric and Dylan themselves. Littered throughout the game are collectables such as newspaper articles (which would be actual news articles) and VHS tapes (which would be actual videos). Perhaps your character could go along on a 'rebel mission' or help Dylan with the sound during school performances. Maybe you could go along with Daniel Mauser and Brooks Brown to a school debate or you might even go to a youth group session with Rachel?

That actually sounds kind of cool, except it'd possibly become even more twisted than the reaction to SCMRPG. Sigh.
Would take a lot of effort, but I have a feeling that could happen sometime, just not specifically about Columbine.
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A realistic movie about Columbine would not be interesting.

People think because Eric and Dylan did something historical they must be really interesting.

But Eric and Dylan were just far too juvenile in their antics to hold viewers' interest. Watch any of the videos. Childish.
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A realistic movie about Columbine would not be interesting.

People think because Eric and Dylan did something historical they must be really interesting.

But Eric and Dylan were just far too juvenile in their antics to hold viewers' interest. Watch any of the videos. Childish.

They in fact were really interesting, they had some ideologies and points of view about society and world that everyone should read and analyse more because not all the kids of their age think like they did and I would love to watch something that portray those two sides of them apart of the massacre, but if for you they are not interesting and they were very childish, thats ok, for many of us they are interesting and for many other people too and after all they were teens so thats what we had to expect.

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