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PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2012 1:32 am
When is somebody going to grab these books and turn them into a Television series or a Movie? They would make fantastic visual entertainment and bring a bunch of laughs along for the ride as well. :twisted:
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PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2012 4:24 pm
AAP reported in 2004 that a movie adaptation of Barrett's first book You Wouldn't Be Dead For Quids was to be made. Rugby league player Matthew Johns was slated to star in the movie, however an actor for the lead role of Norton's character had not been found.


Looks like they tried
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PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2012 2:54 am
Yep Admiral.
There was also an attempt to turn one of his non Les Norton books titled Davos Little Something into a movie too, but so far nothing. Somebody that is into movie making should grab these and run with them.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 17, 2012 5:33 pm
I was really looking forward to see who they would of cast as Les, shame this never went ahead
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2012 1:18 am
JDBurnNotice wrote:I was really looking forward to see who they would of cast as Les, shame this never went ahead


Your not wrong JD these movies from the books if they ever get made would be huge. The name Les Norton would become a household name.

A list of books written by Robert G Barrett

The books in publishing order:

You Wouldn’t Be Dead for Quids
The Real Thing
The Boys From Binjiwunyawunya
The Godson
Between the Devlin And The Deep Blue Seas
Davo’s Little Something
White Shoes, White Lines and Blackie
And De Fun Don’t Dun
Mele Kalikimaka Mr Walker
The Day of The Gecko
Rider on the Storm and Other Bits and Barrett
Guns ‘N’ Rose
So What Do You Reckon?
Mud Crab Boogie
Goodoo Goodoo
The Wind and the Monkey
Leaving Bondi
The Ultimate Aphrodisiac
Mystery Bay Blues
Rosa-Marie's Baby
Trifecta
Crime Scene Cessnock
The Tesla Legacy
Les Norton and the Case of the Talking Pie Crust
High Noon in Nimbin

For more information visit
http://www.robertgbarrett.com.au/index.html
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 28, 2012 3:53 pm
R.I.P
Robert G. Barrett
Passed Away - 20 September 2012
Farewell Les Norton

On Thursday 20th September 2012 at 7.30pm, Robert G. Barrett died peacefully at his home in Terrigal. He had been fighting cancer for a few years. He was unique, quirky and the ultimate Aussie larrikin.

http://www.robertgbarrett.com.au/
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 28, 2012 7:17 pm
Aww that's a shame. The 2 books I've written have been compared to his - although both unpublished but both in book form from a friend who's a printer.

Can both be read at TWCS.com.au
Search authors for Jayel and they are there under original fiction.

I think the comparison comes from the fact I've written my books as local and current.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2012 10:48 am
Aww I didn't know that RIP Robert, will miss his stories :cry: From all the stuff you read about him he seemed like such a nice bloke. I went to a couple of his book signings and he was always friendly.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2012 3:49 pm
Did he tell a Cool Story?

or worked at Brool Story Co?
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2013 5:12 pm
CONDEMNED666 wrote:Did he tell a Cool Story?

or worked at Brool Story Co?


Grab a few of his books have a read and make your own mind up. ;:
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