The Great Movie Remake

  
By:  Perrie Halpern  •  2 weeks ago  •  116 comments


The Great Movie Remake
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As I have confessed on many occasions, I am a big movie addict. One of the things I like to do is see remakes of old movies. This is a dicey endeavor. As Forest Gump said, "You never know what you're gonna get." and this is very true of remakes. Sometimes they are great and other times, terrible. So for this fun little exercise, name a pair of movies (or more to make May happy), and explain why you like the remake or feel it fell short of the original film. 


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Veronica
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1  Veronica    2 weeks ago

I am not partial to remakes for the most part.  

      The Shining remake I liked (it was a TV mini-series) because it followed the book more.

      The two movie remake of IT was ok but I preferred the original TV mini-series for one reason mostly - Tim Curry

      The Fog - the original because of the Queen of the Scream Queens - Jamie Lee Curtis.

       Halloween - the original all the way - no blood, but scary as hell

 
 
 
Jeremy Retired in NC
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1.1  Jeremy Retired in NC  replied to  Veronica @1    2 weeks ago
The Shining remake I liked (it was a TV mini-series) because it followed the book more.
The two movie remake of IT was ok but I preferred the original TV mini-series for one reason mostly - Tim Curry

I have to stick with the original of both The Shining and It.  You are right about the Shining following the book more closely but there is the thriller element missing from the remake.

It, I thought the remake was pure garbage.  They removed everything that made the original great.  The psychological element is what made it good for me and that was nowhere in the remake.  And yes, NOBODY plays Pennywise better than Time Curry.

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
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1.1.1  author  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  Jeremy Retired in NC @1.1    2 weeks ago

The one thing that bothered me about the Kubric version of The Shining was the death of Dick. It was not part of the original story, and I have no idea why they did that.

 
 
 
Veronica
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1.1.2  Veronica  replied to  Jeremy Retired in NC @1.1    2 weeks ago
You are right about the Shining following the book more closely but there is the thriller element missing from the remake.

See for me I missed the empathy for the father's character that was missing from Kubrick's version.  In the book and the TV version Jack was not beyond redemption.  Also moving hedge animals way scarier than a hedge maze.  And as Perrie pointed out Dick should not have died in Kubrick's version - it served no purpose whatsoever.

 
 
 
Jeremy Retired in NC
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1.1.3  Jeremy Retired in NC  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @1.1.1    2 weeks ago

I watched an interview with Stephen King.  If I remember right he where it come about  either.  He decided to leave it as it a sub story as he communicates with Danny.  

I haven't read the book, but it seems it fit well with Dr. Sleep.

 
 
 
Jeremy Retired in NC
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1.1.4  Jeremy Retired in NC  replied to  Veronica @1.1.2    2 weeks ago
Also moving hedge animals way scarier than a hedge maze.

Ok you got me there.  

 
 
 
Veronica
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1.1.5  Veronica  replied to  Jeremy Retired in NC @1.1.4    2 weeks ago

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Veronica
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1.1.6  Veronica  replied to  Jeremy Retired in NC @1.1.3    2 weeks ago
Dr. Sleep.

Read the book, haven't seen the movie yet.  I really want to.

Did you see the 2 Salem's Lots?  I love the 1st one, but again I enjoyed the 2nd as well.

 
 
 
Ender
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1.1.7  Ender  replied to  Veronica @1.1.6    2 weeks ago

The book was way better than both movies.

 
 
 
Veronica
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1.1.8  Veronica  replied to  Ender @1.1.7    2 weeks ago

They usually are.  I have a massive Stephen King book collection.  I have a routine on which I read the books (for the hundredth time).  The summer months belong to From a Buick 8, Duma Key, and a couple of his short story collections.  Winter I read his thick ones It and The Stand.  In December I take a King break to read Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol.  For the Spring I usually read a new one (if there is one - my son usually buys them for me for Christmas).  If not then it is Christine, Bag of Bones, and The Green Mile.  I find time for Salem's Lot and Doctor Sleep and the multitudes of others.  I do squeeze Jaws into my summer reading - right before I watch the movie on the 4th of July.

 
 
 
Jeremy Retired in NC
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1.1.9  Jeremy Retired in NC  replied to  Veronica @1.1.6    2 weeks ago

I love the original but haven't seen the new version.  

After going through this looks like I'm spending the long weekend watching movies now.

 
 
 
Veronica
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1.1.10  Veronica  replied to  Jeremy Retired in NC @1.1.9    2 weeks ago

I just got the original & watched it that night.  The newer one with Ron Lowe is harder to find - TNT original mini-series.  

My husband always calls Barlow Nosferatu.  Another movie I have watched - it was creepy even with it being silent.

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
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1.2  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  Veronica @1    2 weeks ago

What I liked about Rob Zombie's remake of Halloween was that we got to see how Michael Myers became the way he was.  In the original all we saw was him standing on the street covered in blood when he was a child.  The remake of Gone In 60 Seconds blew chunks.

 
 
 
Veronica
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1.2.1  Veronica  replied to  Paula Bartholomew @1.2    2 weeks ago

I actually was kind of bored with the backstory.  I know - that's awful.  I am also not a Rob Zombie fan - gore for gore's sake.  

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
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1.2.2  author  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  Veronica @1.2.1    one week ago

If you want to see awful, see David Cronenberg's "The Brood".

 
 
 
Veronica
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1.2.3  Veronica  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @1.2.2    one week ago

I tried that - didn't last too long.

 
 
 
evilgenius
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1.3  evilgenius  replied to  Veronica @1    2 weeks ago
Halloween - the original all the way - no blood, but scary as hell

I agree, but I still like the remake for it's own sake. 

I see that Hulu is working on a remake of Hellraiser. Clive Barker is consulting and quoted be excited about how it looks and where it's going.

 
 
 
Veronica
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1.3.1  Veronica  replied to  evilgenius @1.3    2 weeks ago

That does interest me.

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
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2  author  Perrie Halpern R.A.    2 weeks ago

For me, It was kind of hard to pick just one, but I was listening to the song "Windmills of my mind", and of course, this pair of movies popped into my head. 

"Thomas Crown Affair" was first done in 1968 with the iconic pair of Steve McQueen and Faye Dunaway. Even as a kid, I loved the story of a bored millionaire that stole paintings for fun and the beautiful insurance detective sent out to find him. I mean what could be wrong? Great heists, great loves story, and Faye Dunaway's wardrobe was to die for. And talk about a sexy couple! There was something there for all!

Then came the remake in 1999, with Pierce Brosnan and Rene Russo. It had all the qualities of the original one, but a better ending. And nothing could beat the big heist using hundreds of Rene Margrettes in bowler hats as a distraction. I realize that some people would argue that it's hard to beat anything that Steve McQueen was in, but then again, I do love Pierce Brosnan. And a nice finishing touch was Sting singing "Windmills of your mind" for this version. 

 
 
 
r.t..b...
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3  r.t..b...    2 weeks ago

True Grit…John Wayne in his his best role was great.

But the remake by the Coen brothers, an homage to the original, but with a Shakespearean spin on the dialogue…simply brilliant. 

 
 
 
JohnRussell
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3.1  JohnRussell  replied to  r.t..b... @3    2 weeks ago

John Wayne's version was better. It plays like a fairy tale. The Coen's version was darker of course, but it did not improve on the original. 

 
 
 
r.t..b...
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3.1.1  r.t..b...  replied to  JohnRussell @3.1    2 weeks ago

That’s why these exercises are fun.

The subjective observations, particularly when it comes to the arts, are never wrong.

 

 
 
 
Sparty On
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3.1.2  Sparty On  replied to  r.t..b... @3.1.1    2 weeks ago

I liked them both.     Biggest problem I had with the new one was was “the dude” trying to play the Duke.

If you could put the Duke in the Coen version ...... winner!

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
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3.1.3  author  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  r.t..b... @3.1.1    2 weeks ago

Exactly. We all walk away with different opinions. Of course, most remakes are hated by the critics, but who cares what the critics think. 

 
 
 
Dulay
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3.2  Dulay  replied to  r.t..b... @3    one week ago

The John Wayne 'Rooster' Cogborn is better than the remake though I think that Wayne's best role was in 'The Searchers'. 

What also made the original better is the extremely talented cast, all the way through. 

 
 
 
evilgenius
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4  evilgenius    2 weeks ago

Some decent remakes I've seen - 

  • Ocean's Eleven
  • The Woman in Black
  • True Grit (I'm sure some of you out there will disagree, but I liked it)
  • Pet Sematery 
  • The Fly
  • Dredd (is this really a remake?)
  • The Magnificent Seven (maybe good for it's own reasons, but not better than the original Seven Samurai)
  • Invasion of the Body Snatchers
  • Little Shop of Horrors
  • 12 Monkeys
  • The Thing (the one with Kurt Russel of course)
 
 
 
Veronica
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4.1  Veronica  replied to  evilgenius @4    2 weeks ago

The Woman in Black remake was very good.  The original was good s well, but lacked the scare factor for me.

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
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4.2  author  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  evilgenius @4    2 weeks ago

I would agree with Ocean's Eleven, The Fly (I loved when the computer told him he was Brundelfly), and Invasion of the Body Snatchers. The other ones I think I like the original versions better.

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
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4.2.1  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @4.2    2 weeks ago

What I liked about the remake of Body Snatchers is that Kevin McCarthy who was the main character in the original had a part in it.  The remake of Mighty Joe Young also used the actress Terry Moore aka Mrs. Howard Hughes in the remake.

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
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4.2.2  author  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  Paula Bartholomew @4.2.1    2 weeks ago

The remake of Mighty Joe Young was really good. CGI has made movies like that much better. 

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
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4.2.3  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @4.2.2    one week ago

The scene where he rescued the boy on the ferris wheel made me cry.

 
 
 
Ed-NavDoc
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4.2.4  Ed-NavDoc  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @4.2.2    one week ago

Yep, Bill Paxton was really good in the remake.

 
 
 
JohnRussell
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4.3  JohnRussell  replied to  evilgenius @4    2 weeks ago
The Magnificent Seven (maybe good for it's own reasons, but not better than the original Seven Samurai)

I liked the Magnificent 7 remake, but the original is iconic. Word is Steve Mc Queen was determined to be cooler in the film than Yul Brynner, and he pretty much succeeded. 

 
 
 
r.t..b...
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4.3.1  r.t..b...  replied to  JohnRussell @4.3    2 weeks ago

“Steve Mc Queen was determined to be cooler…”

…no one was ever cooler than this guy. 

 
 
 
JohnRussell
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4.3.2  JohnRussell  replied to  JohnRussell @4.3    2 weeks ago

 
 
 
evilgenius
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4.3.3  evilgenius  replied to  JohnRussell @4.3.2    2 weeks ago

This was the original -

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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4.3.4  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  JohnRussell @4.3    one week ago

Although Denzel Washington was pretty cool, I agree with you that the original The Magnificent Seven was iconic and not really matched.  It seemed to me that the remake was more concerned about being inclusive than with being better. 

 
 
 
Ender
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4.4  Ender  replied to  evilgenius @4    2 weeks ago

I didn't know The Thing with Kurt Russell was a remake...

The one after I didn't care for.

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
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4.4.1  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  Ender @4.4    one week ago

James Arness (Matt Dillon) played the thing in the original movie.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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4.4.2  Raven Wing  replied to  Paula Bartholomew @4.4.1    one week ago

I saw that one when I was s very young girl and it gave me nightmares for months.

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
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4.4.3  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  Raven Wing @4.4.2    one week ago

There is a movie from the late 50's called Men On The Moon (I think).  There were these rock monsters that resembled Ben the man transformed into rock in the remake of Fantastic 4.  That movie scared the hell out me when I was a kid.

 
 
 
Ender
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4.4.4  Ender  replied to  Paula Bartholomew @4.4.3    one week ago

The original Frankenstein did it for me.

Scared the crap out of me as a kid.

 
 
 
Ed-NavDoc
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4.5  Ed-NavDoc  replied to  evilgenius @4    one week ago

You forgot Total Recall. I personally thought the remake with Colin Farrell was better.

 
 
 
Sparty On
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4.5.1  Sparty On  replied to  Ed-NavDoc @4.5    one week ago

Good one and Heisenberg was the bad guy ...... say my name!

 
 
 
evilgenius
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4.5.2  evilgenius  replied to  Ed-NavDoc @4.5    one week ago
You forgot Total Recall. I personally thought the remake with Colin Farrell was better.

I go back and forth on better. It's just very different.

 
 
 
Jeremy Retired in NC
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5  Jeremy Retired in NC    2 weeks ago

I haven't seen it yet, but my daughter says it's far better than the original is Beauty and the Beast.  

The Ring scared the hell out of me.  So much better than the original.

 
 
 
sandy-2021492
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5.1  sandy-2021492  replied to  Jeremy Retired in NC @5    one week ago
I haven't seen it yet, but my daughter says it's far better than the original is Beauty and the Beast.  

The live action one with Emma Watson and Dan Stevens?  I liked it, but still like the animated one more.

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
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5.1.1  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  sandy-2021492 @5.1    one week ago

Also Kevin Klein as Beauty's father?

 
 
 
sandy-2021492
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5.1.2  sandy-2021492  replied to  Paula Bartholomew @5.1.1    one week ago

That's the one.

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
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5.1.3  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  sandy-2021492 @5.1.2    one week ago

I love that movie.  But as good as it was, the cast credits at the end were a work of art.

 
 
 
sandy-2021492
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5.1.4  sandy-2021492  replied to  Paula Bartholomew @5.1.3    one week ago

I don't think I've watched the credits.  Now I'm going to have to check them out.

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
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5.1.5  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  sandy-2021492 @5.1.4    one week ago

You so have to.

 
 
 
Sparty On
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6  Sparty On    2 weeks ago

Scarface mang!

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
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6.1  author  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  Sparty On @6    2 weeks ago

I was unaware that there was a remake of Scarface. My hubby loves that movie... me not so much. 

 
 
 
Sparty On
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6.1.1  Sparty On  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @6.1    2 weeks ago

The original is a classic, made in the 30’s I think .... based on Capone

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
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6.1.2  author  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  Sparty On @6.1.1    2 weeks ago

Wow, I never knew that. Now I'll have to find it.

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
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6.1.3  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @6.1    2 weeks ago

The original Scarface starred Paul Muni, an absolute brilliant but underrated actor.

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
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6.1.4  author  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  Paula Bartholomew @6.1.3    2 weeks ago

I can't believe I never knew about it.

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
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6.1.5  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @6.1.4    one week ago

It is on You Tube.  Just search Scarface Paul Muni.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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6.1.6  Raven Wing  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @6.1    one week ago
I was unaware that there was a remake of Scarface

That one I did not like at all. I left the theater before it ended. Very gory and repulsive.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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6.1.7  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Paula Bartholomew @6.1.3    one week ago

I'll say Paul Muni was underrated.  No actor was able to actually become the character he played better than he did - with examples of Scarface and The Life of Emile Zola .  I still consider him my favourite actor of all time.   I will say, though that Meryl Streep did a great job as Julia Child.

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
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6.1.8  author  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  Raven Wing @6.1.6    one week ago

I have to agree with you....maybe that is why I never searched out another version before.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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6.1.9  Raven Wing  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @6.1.8    one week ago

I really think they could have made the movie a little less graphic and gory and still have a good movie. Going for the gore the way they did turned more than just me off. I was not the only one who left the theater that day, and I suspect it happened on other days it ran as well.

 
 
 
Sparty On
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6.1.10  Sparty On  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @6.1.8    one week ago

Meh, to each their own.    Like foreign films with subtitles, this movie wasn’t for everyone but it was still very successful just the same.    

I thought it was a clever depiction of some the current events of the time.    Rampant drug use/dealing, the Mariel boat lift and the criminal element that came with it.    It spoke to some of mans basest tendencies ..... cruelty, greed, addiction ...... but at its core it’s a gangster movie so one shouldn’t expect to get Champagne and Chanel #5 from it.

 
 
 
JBB
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7  JBB    2 weeks ago

The Best Man - Screenplay by Gore Vidal 

 
 
 
JohnRussell
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8  JohnRussell    2 weeks ago

There have not been a ton of great remakes. After looking at Rotten Tomatoes list of the 50 best remakes I would have to choose the Lindsay  Lohan version of The Parent Trap,  the Russell Crowe , Christian Bale western 3:10 To Yuma,  and the 2015 version of Cinderella with Cate Blanchett and Lily James, which I thought was a great improvement on previous Cinderellas. 

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
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8.1  author  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  JohnRussell @8    2 weeks ago

I know that critics don't often like remakes, but I think that viewers can decide for themselves. 

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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8.1.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @8.1    one week ago
"I think that viewers can decide for themselves"

It all comes down to personal taste.  Even movie critics don't agree on these things.  If you look at the "10 best" or "50 best" etc. lists, they're never even close to being the same.

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
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8.2  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  JohnRussell @8    2 weeks ago

I loved Cinderella with Cate B, but it took me days to get that song Dum Dilly Dilly out of my head.

 
 
 
Sparty On
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9  Sparty On    2 weeks ago

Oh, another one I just thought of is Cape Fear.    Both versions are great

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
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9.1  author  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  Sparty On @9    2 weeks ago

I have to totally Cape Fear. Both versions were really top notch.

 
 
 
Sparty On
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9.1.1  Sparty On  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @9.1    2 weeks ago

Yep, Robert Mitchum or DeNiro ..... tough to pick which was the best bad guy.

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
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9.1.2  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @9.1    one week ago

I was more afraid of the original villain.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
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9.2  Vic Eldred  replied to  Sparty On @9    2 weeks ago

So true. I give it to the original by a nose. Mainly because of the story Mitchum tells of how he got revenge on his x-wife. That story was a little hard to put in a movie at the time and today it would be considered offensive and an indictment of those times. 

PS

I liked the remake of the Producers much better than the original

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
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9.2.1  author  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  Vic Eldred @9.2    one week ago

I liked both versions. 

 
 
 
Sparty On
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9.2.2  Sparty On  replied to  Vic Eldred @9.2    one week ago

Pretty rare for me in this regard but sorry to say I haven’t seen either version

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
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9.2.3  Vic Eldred  replied to  Sparty On @9.2.2    one week ago

I'll bet if you were to watch the remake first, you wouldn't care much for the original.

 
 
 
Sparty On
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9.2.4  Sparty On  replied to  Vic Eldred @9.2.3    one week ago

Both are now on my list

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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9.3  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Sparty On @9    one week ago

Agreed.  Love the fact that they used a much older Gregory Peck for a different part in the remake. 

 
 
 
Sparty On
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9.3.1  Sparty On  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @9.3    one week ago

Yeah, that’s always cool when they pay homage to the previous like that.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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9.3.2  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Sparty On @9.3.1    one week ago

They gave Peck the choice to be the Judge, the Prosecutor or a sleazy lawyer for DeNiro.  Peck chose to be the sleazy lawyer. 

 
 
 
Sparty On
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9.3.3  Sparty On  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @9.3.2    one week ago

Lol ... of course he would take the juiciest part.    
Love me some Gregory Peck.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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9.3.4  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Sparty On @9.3.3    one week ago

Then you'll love watching A Conversation With Gregory Peck. Link = 

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Kathleen
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9.3.5  Kathleen  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @9.3.4    one week ago

Gregory Peck is one of my favorite actors.

Both Cape Fears were good, I thought Martin Scorsese did a great job with it. Then again his movies are usually great anyway.

 
 
 
Sparty On
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9.3.6  Sparty On  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @9.3.4    one week ago

Thx, I’ll have to check that out

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
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9.3.7  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @9.3.2    one week ago

The reason I liked the original was the evil of Mitchum's character seethed behind those gorgeous eyes and you had to wonder what he was up to.  DeNiro came off as bat shit crazy from the beginning which spoiled the suspense about him for me.

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
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10  author  Perrie Halpern R.A.    one week ago

OK, so one that was missed was "The Italian Job". I loved both, but I think the remake did a better job with the mini scene. 

 
 
 
Sparty On
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10.1  Sparty On  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @10    one week ago

Agreed, the more we think, the more movie remakes we think of.    
That new Mini Cooper scene was great!

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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10.1.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Sparty On @10.1    one week ago

Do you mean the one where they were racing through the culvert?

 
 
 
Sparty On
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10.1.2  Sparty On  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @10.1.1    one week ago

Yep, from the street, to the subway, to the drain culverts, back to the streets

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
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10.1.3  author  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  Sparty On @10.1.2    one week ago

It was so much fun and really intense. The stunts they pulled were great!

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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11  Buzz of the Orient    one week ago

The remake I'm really looking forward to watching is Dune.  However has a movie been remade as many times as Pride and Prejudice?  Of all of them I consider the BBC's Colin Firth as Darcy version the best as it fairly accurately follows the novel and covers much of it, the acting by all is quite good, and well, Colin Firth.  For fun to watch, Bride and Prejudice, the Bollywood version, did a pretty good job. 

 
 
 
Ender
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11.1  Ender  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @11    one week ago

I know people won't like this but I never could finish Doom. The book or movie.

I always thought it was boring.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Principal
11.1.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Ender @11.1    one week ago

There is a 2005 movie called Doom, but I don't think it was adapted from a novel, so I guess you're making fun of the name of the movie Dune since you replied to me.  Actually Frank Herbert's novel is my favourite SciFi novel, and maybe that's why the movie adapted from it is also my favourite SciFi movie.  Chacun a son gout.

 
 
 
Ender
Professor Principal
11.1.2  Ender  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @11.1.1    one week ago

Oh yeah, sorry.

Dune. 

See? I wasn't impressed.  Haha

Some people didn't like TLOTRs. I loved those books.

Speaking of remakes, the Hobbit movie can, I guess, technically be called a remake as there was a full feature cartoon of it.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Principal
11.1.3  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Ender @11.1.2    one week ago

I enjoyed the LOTR trilogy, but I think of it as Fantasy rather than SciFi.

 
 
 
sandy-2021492
Professor Principal
11.1.4  sandy-2021492  replied to  Ender @11.1.2    one week ago

LOTR was one of the few times I liked the movie adaptations better than the books.  I liked the books, but there was a lot in them that came across as a bit silly, and I tended to skip over those parts a bit (Tom Bombadil comes to mind).

 
 
 
Raven Wing
Professor Principal
11.2  Raven Wing  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @11    one week ago

I watched the original Dune and enjoyed it.

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
Professor Principal
12  author  Perrie Halpern R.A.    one week ago

What about the remake of Alfie? Michael Cain vs Jude Law. I always had a hard time thinking of Michael Cain as a playboy, since I don't find him a good looking younger guy, but as a period piece, I really like it. 

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
Professor Guide
13  Paula Bartholomew    one week ago

A remake I would like to see is Fantastic Journey.  The special effects back then were amazing but think what could be done now with all of the new advanced film technology.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Principal
14  Buzz of the Orient    one week ago

This article got me thinking about movies that should NEVER be remade, and the reasons for them not to be.  I think I'll do an article about it.

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
Professor Guide
14.1  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @14    one week ago

I hear that.  Orson Wells made sure that would never happen to Citizen Kane thanks to his specific instructions regarding its future in a special attachment to his will.  You will never see it altered, colorized, or remade.

Pop quiz..What was Rosebud?  There are two correct answers, but only one in the movie.  First to answer wins a six pack and a billy goat.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Principal
14.1.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Paula Bartholomew @14.1    one week ago

His childhood sled.  I don't know what the other one was other than a rose blossom that has not fully opened.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Principal
14.1.2  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @14.1.1    one week ago

Never mind the prizes if I was correct, no place for a billy goat in my 15th floor apartment and I stopped drinking alcoholic beverages a few years ago. 

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Principal
14.1.3  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Paula Bartholomew @14.1    one week ago
"You will never see it altered, colorized, or remade."

I agree with what a number of famous directors have demanded, that movies should NEVER be colourized.  Can you imagine a movie like The Third Man, which is full of darkness and shadows and mystery being colourized?  Check out this article I have linked....

JACK MATHEWS : FILM DIRECTORS SEE RED OVER TED TURNER’S MOVIE TINTING

.

 
 
 
al Jizzerror
Sophomore Guide
14.1.4  al Jizzerror  replied to  Paula Bartholomew @14.1    one week ago

Rosebud had a double meaning.  It was a childhood snow sled and it was what William Randolph Hearst called his wife's vagina.

It was a vehicle Welles used to run over Hearst.

 
 
 
al Jizzerror
Sophomore Guide
14.1.5  al Jizzerror  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @14.1.3    one week ago
I agree with what a number of famous directors have demanded, that movies should NEVER be colourized.

If you hate colorized movies, just turn off the color on your TV set and you can watch them in B&W.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Principal
14.1.6  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  al Jizzerror @14.1.4    one week ago

Way to go.  I don't remember that second meaning even with your posting it. 

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Principal
14.1.7  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  al Jizzerror @14.1.5    one week ago

Thanks for the suggestion (which I don't intend to make use of anyway), but where did I say I HATED colourized movies?  There are some that can benefit from being colourized, like "It's a Wonderful Life", but it depends on a number of factors.  As a person who dabbles in photography, I think that purposely using B&W conveys an intended mood, and can reduce distraction from the intended primary subject, and those who made the movies may have used the lack of colour for such purposes so that colourizing can diminish rather than benefit.  Well, as I've now said many times on this site..."Chacun a son gout."

 
 
 
GregTx
Sophomore Quiet
14.1.8  GregTx  replied to  al Jizzerror @14.1.4    one week ago

His wife?

320

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Principal
14.1.9  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  al Jizzerror @14.1.5    one week ago

I just realized that I had said that movies should NEVER be colourized, but I don't mean to contradict myself.  I was agreeing with the Directors' opinions, but I realize that there are circumstances possible where some movies might be improved by being colourized, but certainly not if the Directors didn't want it. 

 
 
 
al Jizzerror
Sophomore Guide
14.1.10  al Jizzerror  replied to  GregTx @14.1.8    one week ago

That's Marion Davies.  She was Hearst's mistress.  He called her vagina "Rosebud" (how romantic).

So Orson Welles used "Rosebud" as the climax of Citizen Cane to needle Hearst.

 
 
 
Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom
Professor Guide
15  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom    one week ago

For the most part, the only thing I don't like about remakes is that I've aged enough for there to be a remake...

 
 
 
sandy-2021492
Professor Principal
15.1  sandy-2021492  replied to  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom @15    one week ago

Well, yeah, but they're remaking films that were only made 10 years earlier.  For no good reason, usually.

 
 
 
Ender
Professor Principal
15.1.1  Ender  replied to  sandy-2021492 @15.1    one week ago

Or releasing a new enhanced version...

 
 
 
Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom
Professor Guide
15.1.2  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom  replied to  sandy-2021492 @15.1    one week ago

That makes me feel a little better.

 
 
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