If They Made a Movie about Florence Nightingale

  1. I wrote this on another thread and then thought - this is worth a thread of it's own.

    ".....I don't really want to see a movie about Florence because it would probably end up as a cross between "the English Patient" and "Love Story" with a bit of "Farewell to Arms" thrown in."

    Just how would Hollywood treat a movie about Flo?

    Worst case scenario - Debbie Does Dallas set in Crimea?
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  2. 14 Comments

  3. by   liberalrn
    How about a cross between Debra winger in Terms of Endeament and 9 to 5 (Lily tomlin and the skinny and sweet) with some Nurse Ratchet thrown in.....
  4. by   gwenith
    Yeah Hollywood SUUUURE has some weird ideas about nursing
  5. by   Flynurse
    Because u know the REAL ideas would just not be real enough for the Silver Screen!
  6. by   gwenith
    You said it. Now who would they pick to play her?
  7. by   Flynurse
    LOL....Angelina Jolie!

    Would you believe the botox injected lips as Florence N.???? :roll:
    Last edit by Flynurse on Apr 5, '03
  8. by   gwenith
    How about Nicole Kidman in another false nose?
  9. by   Buddha
    They already did a movie on Florence Nightengale. It stared
    Jacklyn Smith remember from Charlies Angles. It was a cross between The Thorn Birds, Love Story, and Portriat of A woman.
    OK but Good enough for Lifetime not Good Enough for the History Channel.
  10. by   spineCNOR
    How about Emma Thompson as Florence?
  11. by   Hellllllo Nurse
    I think Emma Thompson is a good choice.
  12. by   liberalrn
    emma thompson would great for a serious movie about FN--let's go deviant. How about Sissy spacek---no Katherine Bates!

    Tootsie?
  13. by   ProspectiveMDC
    Quote from gwenith
    I wrote this on another thread and then thought - this is worth a thread of it's own.

    ".....I don't really want to see a movie about Florence because it would probably end up as a cross between "the English Patient" and "Love Story" with a bit of "Farewell to Arms" thrown in."

    Just how would Hollywood treat a movie about Flo?

    Worst case scenario - Debbie Does Dallas set in Crimea?
    It's not Hollywood nor that outdated 1985 version, but it is the 2008 version. And this is 6 year old thread and 5 years later a movie pops up, but no one closes the door on Florence so why should we begin!
  14. by   nerdtonurse?
    First thing I thought of was Sigourney Weaver in Aliens....

    "Miss Nightingale, you simply cannot open all these windows! And all this soap, and new linens are very expensive...."

    "They can BILL me...."

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