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> Film Remakes, Which are 'yes' / which are 'noooooo'?
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post 29th Sep 2013, 03:19pm
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QUOTE (DavidT @ 29th Sep 2013, 07:15am) *
This is as good a place as any to share this short 'remake'
A great wee mash up from Swede Mason...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L_Srr85QZ3U...be_gdata_player

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It was reported last year that Steven Spielberg was planning a remake of Cecil B d'Mille's last film:
The Ten Commandments


Should he go ahead with his project, I'd like to offer a selection of stars for the following parts ...

In the role of Moses ...


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In the role of Rameses II ...


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post 6th Oct 2013, 04:12pm
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Why can`t they focus on ORIGINAL works instead of remakes all the time. And when they take the "welfare" social security option of remake over original, why do they always live off the back of the last remake/original version of the film and rarely go back to the source material, (if applicable)? As in book/stage play/musical, etc.
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post 6th Oct 2013, 05:09pm
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Its a very good question Ruchazie rat.

I am watching the remake of the Time machine at the moment and although there
are some similarites with the origional film. The new one on the whole, is a totally different film.
It is the first time i have seen it and the film askes a good question.
why can't the time trveller change the past. It was in the book but not the origional film.
I think the director has done a good job and the new scenes work well within the origional
script. It is almost like a new work. But i think it is down to studios.
Sometimes pitching a new film can be a long and difficult process and expensive.
Studios today will stick with formulas that work rather than explore new works.


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post 6th Oct 2013, 05:56pm
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Actually, some of TTM remake knocks some stuff out of the 10 year old novel-sequel The Time Ships! (e.g. the sentient, talking Morlock). A very good, and very long novel. About 650 pages.

Same with the decade old novel-sequel The Night Of The Triffids.
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post 8th Oct 2013, 03:27pm
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I know it's not a film but is this something else they should leave well alone?
Do you remember Open All Hours?

http://tv.uk.msn.com/soaps/open-all-hours-...uld-stay-closed
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post 8th Oct 2013, 03:55pm
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I know its not a film but I waited and waited for the sequel to Quatermass and the Pit shown on BBC round about 58/59 would still love to see it.
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post 8th Oct 2013, 04:43pm
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I think that was the probably the scariest thing on TV, Dave, but there were a couple of them, weren't there. I remember something about a crane and a weird shape/fact. I was very young then.
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I never thought the remake would be as good as the original version with John Wayne but I did eventually get round to watching Jeff Bridges and Matt Damon in "True Grit" today ... and I really did enjoy it. wink.gif

I never thought the remake would be as good as the original version with John Wayne but I did eventually get round to watching Jeff Bridges and Matt Damon in "True Grit" today ... and I really did enjoy it. wink.gif


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post 8th Oct 2013, 07:48pm
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If you recommend it then I might give it a go but it was a horrible thought. I suppose the trick is to just watch these remakes as a film rather than a remake and try to forget the original one.
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post 8th Oct 2013, 07:51pm
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10 Commandments - Billy would have to change his accent. We all know that Moses was American.
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post 8th Oct 2013, 09:19pm
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QUOTE (Betsy2009 @ 8th Oct 2013, 08:49pm) *
10 Commandments - Billy would have to change his accent. We all know that Moses was American.


No he wisnae - he wis a Jew! wink.gif


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post 9th Oct 2013, 12:51am
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Don't think I've ever seen a remake of anything I really enjoyed .Nothing like the original .Just goes to show no real brains in the entertainment industry they just have to rehash all the old classics .


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post 9th Oct 2013, 06:16am
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QUOTE (Betsy2009 @ 8th Oct 2013, 06:41pm) *
I think that was the probably the scariest thing on TV, Dave, but there were a couple of them, weren't there. I remember something about a crane and a weird shape/fact. I was very young then.


We are either the only two old enough to remember this or the only two that were rich enough to afford a TV back then laugh.gif
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post 9th Oct 2013, 08:33am
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We were very rich, Dave. We can't be that old. I bet you even had shoes to go to school with.
We didn't have a phone (not even a party line) or a washing machine or a fridge or anything else though.
We did have a boiler and a mangle that was in the house to do the laundry so that was fairly advanced.
Great big wooden TV and a great big wooden radio.
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post 9th Oct 2013, 09:34am
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QUOTE (jakka13 @ 9th Oct 2013, 01:49am) *
... no real brains in the entertainment industry they just have to rehash all the old classics .

This can be true but on the other Hand a different Interpretation of a good Story by a different Producer or director coupled with reknowned actors of this era can bring give new life to an old favourite for a younger Generation of filmgoers.
I was really surprised at how much I enjoyed watching "True Grit" with Bridges and Damon since along with "Rio Bravo" it was one of my favourite John Wayne westerns (and not to be tampered with tongue.gif )


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