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  1. 14 Jul '09 08:58
    What movie would you like to see re-made?

    The Lady Vanishes - Alfred Hitchcock
  2. Standard member Blackamp
    Death
    14 Jul '09 13:57
    to be honest, i wish 'they' would think up some original ideas for movies, rather than going the lazy route with remakes. remakes are rarely as good as the original, imho.

    John Carpenter's 'The Thing' was good, though.
  3. 14 Jul '09 16:06
    Originally posted by Zort Boy
    What movie would you like to see re-made?

    The Lady Vanishes - Alfred Hitchcock
    1984 should be re-made.
  4. Subscriber FMF
    a.k.a. John W Booth
    15 Jul '09 01:07
    Drive a stake through my heart all means, but I prefer DeNiro's Cape Fear to Mitchum's Cape Fear.
  5. 15 Jul '09 07:07
    I thought the first Cape Fear was better. Mitchum just exuded menace.
  6. Subscriber karoly aczel
    Fortnite Kid
    15 Jul '09 08:39
    Perhaps some-one could re -make Pink Flamingoes?
  7. Subscriber FMF
    a.k.a. John W Booth
    15 Jul '09 09:48
    Originally posted by generalissimo
    1984 should be re-made.
    It's been done twice. You think it needs doing again?
  8. Standard member Gatecrasher
    Whale watching
    15 Jul '09 10:54
    Remakes only make sense if technological advances and an enhanced budget are going to make for a better production. But all too often remakes are about substituting unknown "foreign" actors with well-known American actors, and in those cases the remakes seldom surpass the quality of the originals.
  9. 15 Jul '09 15:13
    Originally posted by FMF
    It's been done twice. You think it needs doing again?
    I think it would be better with the special effects and better image we have today.
  10. Standard member Blackamp
    Death
    17 Jul '09 06:54
    Originally posted by generalissimo
    1984 should be re-made.
    ...as '2084'. it's not very menacing if we've already moved past the 'use by' date.
  11. Standard member Blackamp
    Death
    17 Jul '09 06:58 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by Gatecrasher
    Remakes only make sense if technological advances and an enhanced budget are going to make for a better production. But all too often remakes are about substituting unknown "foreign" actors with well-known American actors, and in those cases the remakes seldom surpass the quality of the originals.
    i'd like to see Antonioni's 'Il Deserto Rosso' remade with Paul Verhoeven directing, Jerry Bruckheimer executive producing, and Tom Cruise and Kate Beckinsale starring.
  12. 18 Jul '09 11:40
    Forbiden Planet
  13. Standard member Blackamp
    Death
    21 Jul '09 15:56
    ok, i''ve thought of some. special effects blockbusters that didn't live up to their potential because of poor acting, script etc.

    Independence Day
    Jurassic Park
    The Poseidon Adventure.
  14. Standard member uzless
    The So Fist
    21 Jul '09 18:03
    Originally posted by generalissimo
    1984 should be re-made.
    It's been remade a million times already...just under different names
  15. Standard member PBE6
    Bananarama
    21 Jul '09 21:10
    Originally posted by Blackamp
    to be honest, i wish 'they' would think up some original ideas for movies, rather than going the lazy route with remakes. remakes are rarely as good as the original, imho.

    John Carpenter's 'The Thing' was good, though.
    The problem with remakes is that too many of them are made of movies that were good to begin with. The most critically successful remakes are those that remake older movies with compelling ideas but poor or mediocre execution.

    I also do not subscribe to the idea that all narratives are a re-hash of the 3 main plots (or the 7 main plots, or the 36 main plots, etc... depending on how detailed you want to get), and that creativity is dead. This is backwards. People respond more to a limited number of basic motivations, as identified in the main plots, and so more (and more successful) books, screenplays, etc... incorporate them. The creativity lies in the art and craft of refining and intensifying the experience.

    Books and movies are not about what they are (ostensibly) about, but how they are about it.