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Which actors would you like to see paired as an onscreen couple starring in a romantic feature film?
Which book by Jack Weyland (the author of Charly) would you like to see made into a movie next?
(Question submitted by a reader, 26 June 2003.)
Which types of films would you like to see more of?
What is your favorite "LDS Cinema" movie?
The groundbreaking "God's Army"? The thriller "Brigham City"? The true-life "Other Side of Heaven"? The comedy "Singles Ward"? The Saints in New York romance, "Out of Step"? Which is your favorite feature film made by Latter-day Saint filmmakers, about Latter-day Saint characters?
Who is your favorite Utah child actor?
Out of hundreds of thousands of kids in the country who would like to be actors, these kids already have significant screen credits. The choices are: Danielle Chuchran, Nick Whitaker, Landon Kunzelman, Brookes Bedore, Andrew Fugate, Caitlin E.J. Meyer, Eric Jacobs, Dustin Harding, Briana Shipley, Haley McCormick, Micah Schow. Poll question submitted by a reader. (Partial film credits and photographs of these actors can be found here.)
Leading Men: Which male actor would you most like to see again in a lead role?
A handful of Latter-day Saint actors have had lead roles in Latter-day Saint-themed feature films. Who would you most like to see again in a lead role? Michael Buster ("God's Army", "Out of Step")? Richard Dutcher ("God's Army", "Brigham City")? Jeremy Elliott ("Testaments", "Out of Step", "Charly")? Rick Macy ("Testaments", "Brigham City")? Jaelan Petrie ("Handcart")? Will Swenson ("The Singles Ward", "The R.M.")? (Photographs are here, if you need to refresh your memory.)
Leading Ladies: Which actress would you most like to see again in a lead role?
A few Latter-day Saint actresses have had lead roles in Latter-day Saint-themed feature films. Who would you most like to see again in a lead role? Stephanie Albach ("Handcart")? Heather Beers ("Charly")? Alison Akin Clark ("Out of Step")? Joy Gardner ("Testaments")? Jacque Gray ("God's Army")? Carrie Morgan ("Brigham City")? Connie Young ("The Singles Ward")? (Photographs are here, if you need to refresh your memory.)
How much will the movie "Jack Weyland's Charly" gross at the box office?
(What will the total gross ticket sales be by the end of the first weekend of February 2003?)
[Poll began 14 September 2002. Poll ended 27 September 2002, on the day that "Charly" was first released in theaters.]
Which Latter-day Saint-themed feature comedy are you most looking forward to seeing?
Mark Potter's Houston-based missionary comedy/adventure "Suddenly Unexpected"? Nathan Smith Jones' mockumentary about LDS filmmakers, "The Work and the Story"? The Hunter/Hale comedy "The R.M.", starring Kirby Heyborne and pop singer Maren Ord?
[Poll began 27 November 2002. Poll ended 31 January 2003, on the day that "The R.M." was first released in theaters.]
Which upcoming film are you most looking forward to seeing?
[Poll began April 10, 2002.] Two more major feature films featuring Latter-day Saint characters will be released this year: Kels Goodman's historical epic "Handcart" and Adam Anderegg's adaptation of Jack Weyland's "Charly." Which one are you most looking forward to?
If your favorite Latter-day Saint director was going to make a realistic romantic drama about Latter-day Saint characters set outside the U.S., where would you want the story to take place?
What is your favorite Don Bluth feature film?
He has made some of the greatest animated films of all time. "The Land Before Time." "Anastasia." "Titan A.E." "The Secret of NIMH." And many more. But which of Don Bluth's masterpieces do you like best?
What is your favorite movie produced by Jerry Molen?
Academy Award-winning producer Gerald R. Molen has literally produced some of the biggest movies of all time. And some of the most critically acclaimed. "Jurassic Park." "Rain Man." "Twister." "Schindler's List." His latest movie is "The Other Side of Heaven," about the true story about a missionary's adventures in Tonga. (You already knew that.) Which one is your favorite?
What is your favorite Kieth Merrill film commissoned by the Church?
Academy Award-winning director Kieth Merrill has made a ton of great documentaries (Amazon; The Great American Cowboy; The Witness; Olympic Glory; Yellowstone; Grand Canyon: The Hidden Secrets; and many more). Plus there are his feature films, such as "Windwalker", "Harry's War" and "Three Warriors." It would be impossible to pick a favorite. So we'll make the task easier, asking which of his Church-commissioned films is your favorite: the Meso-american epic "The Testaments of One Fold and One Shepherd", the pioneer film "Legacy", or the lovable "Mr. Krueger's Christmas" starring Jimmy Stewart. (It's still a difficult decision, but at least it narrows down the field.)
What is your favorite film produced by Feature Films For Families?
Feature Films For Families has been the training ground for countless talented actors and filmmakers. They're unequivocally committed to making family-friendly films. Which is your favorite?
What is your favorite Glen Larson TV series?
Calling Glen Larson the "Battlestar Galactica guy" is like calling Francis Ford Coppola the "Godfather guy." Larson has made many more series. In addition to major science fiction series (such as "Buch Rogers" and "Knight Rider"), he created some fairly serious dramatic series, such as "Quincy" and "Magnum, P.I." What is your favorite Glen Larson TV series?
What is your favorite Billy Barty movie?
During his career the quintessential Little Person actor garnered three Razzie nominations, a feat unmatched by any Latter-day Saint actor or any Little Person actor. Which movie featuring Barty in a major role did you like best? Mel Brooks' "Life Stinks," in which he played the diminutive "Willy"? George Lucas' "Willow," in which Barty played the master wizard of a dwarf-like race? "Rumpelstiltskin", in which he was cast in the title role? "Masters of the Universe", in which he played the magical Gwildor, opposite Dolph Lundgren and Courteney Cox? Or "Legend", which cast him as an elf opposite a young Tom Cruise?
Other than Ender's Game, which Orson Scott Card book would you most like to see made into a feature film?
He is one of the greatest writers of our time. And one of the greatest writers of any genre, any language, on any planet. But there has never been a feature film made from one of his books or stories. There has been talk about an "Ender's Game" movie for years. At some point in the future it will probably happen. Someday. But what other Card book would you like to see made into a movie?
Which Tim Slover play would you most like to see as a feature film?
Two plays by Tim Slover have been optioned for film (although neither has yet gone into pre-production). They are "March Tale", a period comedy about a dying Queen Elizabeth I sending for William Shakespeare and his fellow players to give one last command performance of "The Merry Wives of Windsor." And "Joyful Noise", about Handel composing his musical masterpiece "Messiah." Which would you most like to see as a major motion picture?
Which book by a Latter-day Saint author would you most like to see as a feature film?
The movie version Jack Weyland's immensely popular novel Charly will soon be in theaters, with Heather Beers in the title role and Jeremy Elliott as "Sam." Are there other novels by Latter-day Saint authors you would like to see made into feature films? Pick from a sampling of novels by popular authors such as Anne Bradshaw, Darius Aidan Gray, Dean Hughes, Kenny Kemp, Kathryn H. Kidd, Gordon Laws, Gerald N. Lund, Rachel Ann Nunes, Susan Evans McCloud, Anne Perry, Kristen D. Randle, Anita Stansfield, and Margaret Blair Young.
Who should play Joseph Smith in Richard Dutcher's upcoming movie, "The Prophet"?
So far this little is known about the casting of Dutcher's upcoming $10 million epic about Joseph Smith. But Dutcher has already said that he won't play Joseph, and that he will cast some recognizable actors in the film. Who should play Joseph?
Who should play Emma Smith in Richard Dutcher's upcoming movie, "The Prophet"?
The part of Emma could be the most challenging and rewarding role of a actress's career. Who should get the part?
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