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Re: No no no no! Not another remake!

Postby MegaProphet on Mon Dec 03, 2012 12:11 pm

Gillipig wrote:Are they this desperate to find ideas or do they just figure there's a lot of money to be squuezed out of this? If they were running out of ideas I'd forgive holloywood for their crappy remakes of various successful movies, but I just think the greedy bastards think there's money in this and doesn't care if they taint the legacy in order to roll in some more dough.

I don't think it could possibly be them running out of ideas. There's too many places they could look to for ideas. I know of many book series and other musicals that people would love to see made into films for example
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Re: No no no no! Not another remake!

Postby muy_thaiguy on Mon Dec 03, 2012 11:37 pm

MegaProphet wrote:
Gillipig wrote:Are they this desperate to find ideas or do they just figure there's a lot of money to be squuezed out of this? If they were running out of ideas I'd forgive holloywood for their crappy remakes of various successful movies, but I just think the greedy bastards think there's money in this and doesn't care if they taint the legacy in order to roll in some more dough.

I don't think it could possibly be them running out of ideas. There's too many places they could look to for ideas. I know of many book series and other musicals that people would love to see made into films for example

So far, those kinds of movies are either hits (Lord of the Rings Trilogy and Harry Potter for example) or complete misses/fails (Eragon comes to mind). And some just should not be made either way (Twilight for example, freakin' sparkly vampires).
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Re: No no no no! Not another remake!

Postby DoomYoshi on Tue Dec 04, 2012 10:04 am

I'd love to see the rest of the Oz books made into movies or a tv series. All we ever get is the first book made over and over again. Now instead of making another book, they are making a prequel and going farther from the rest of the books.

There are over 50 books in the series! Please stop referring to Wizard of Oz as a classic. It's not a classic without the rest. Jack Pumpkin and Raggedy Ann are two characters that were invented in that series.
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Re: No no no no! Not another remake!

Postby betiko on Tue Dec 04, 2012 10:20 am

spurgistan wrote:For some reason, my vhs recording of Sound of Music abruptly switched to a special on pandas during the wedding scene. If this remake doesn't do that, it loses about 70% of the reason I enjoyed Sound of Music.

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: No no no no! Not another remake!

Postby spurgistan on Tue Dec 04, 2012 9:18 pm

daddy1gringo wrote:
Serbia wrote:... one of the worst movies ever, the Sound of Music ...
spurgistan wrote:For some reason, my vhs recording of Sound of Music abruptly switched to a special on pandas during the wedding scene. If this remake doesn't do that, it loses about 70% of the reason I enjoyed Sound of Music.
...yeah, no blood, no tits, nothing blows up,...what a frackin' waste of time.


You... know nothing about my taste in movies, broseph. I don't think Pauline Kael knocked the lack of tits or explosions in her famous review of The Sound of Music. But clearly, anybody who doesn't like a movie you like is some sort of caveman.
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Postby notyou2 on Tue Dec 04, 2012 10:24 pm

2dimes wrote:Hookahs and brothels, bottles of whiskey...
I'll hang with you.
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Postby 2dimes on Tue Dec 04, 2012 10:47 pm

notyou2 wrote:
2dimes wrote:Hookahs and brothels, bottles of whiskey...
I'll hang with you.

Dirt bikes and airplanes, girls dressed like hippies.
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Postby notyou2 on Tue Dec 04, 2012 10:49 pm

2dimes wrote:
notyou2 wrote:
2dimes wrote:Hookahs and brothels, bottles of whiskey...
I'll hang with you.

Dirt bikes and airplanes, girls dressed like hippies.


Love the dead head girls in their granny dresses twirling to Jerry notes.
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Postby 2dimes on Tue Dec 04, 2012 11:03 pm

notyou2 wrote:
2dimes wrote:
notyou2 wrote:
2dimes wrote:Hookahs and brothels, bottles of whiskey...
I'll hang with you.

Dirt bikes and airplanes, girls dressed up like hippies.


Love the dead head girls in their granny dresses twirling to Jerry notes.

Locked in with a drummer behind a woman who sings, these are a few of my favorite things.


Ok, I'm just pretending to be cool at the beginning but....
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Re: No no no no! Not another remake!

Postby jonesthecurl on Wed Dec 05, 2012 1:08 am

DoomYoshi wrote:I'd love to see the rest of the Oz books made into movies or a tv series. All we ever get is the first book made over and over again. Now instead of making another book, they are making a prequel and going farther from the rest of the books.

There are over 50 books in the series! Please stop referring to Wizard of Oz as a classic. It's not a classic without the rest. Jack Pumpkin and Raggedy Ann are two characters that were invented in that series.


Yeah but BAUM wrote only a fraction of 'em. The series lost its sparkle when the creator's touch was lost.
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Re: No no no no! Not another remake!

Postby daddy1gringo on Wed Dec 05, 2012 5:40 am

daddy1gringo wrote:
Serbia wrote:... one of the worst movies ever, the Sound of Music ...
spurgistan wrote:For some reason, my vhs recording of Sound of Music abruptly switched to a special on pandas during the wedding scene. If this remake doesn't do that, it loses about 70% of the reason I enjoyed Sound of Music.
...yeah, no blood, no tits, nothing blows up,...what a frackin' waste of time.


Serbia wrote:Sorry, that has nothing to do with my reasons for hating that movie. I hate over 95% of the musicals I've ever seen. Singing and dancing make some people happy, but they just make me hate everything. There have been plenty of movies that I've enjoyed that don't have tits or explosions or blood, but Sound of Music isn't one of them.


spurgistan wrote:You... know nothing about my taste in movies, broseph. I don't think Pauline Kael knocked the lack of tits or explosions in her famous review of The Sound of Music. But clearly, anybody who doesn't like a movie you like is some sort of caveman.
You're right. Even before your responses, I was thinking of posting a semi-retraction. Not everybody who dislikes the movie is as I characterized them in my post. (just, I would wager, the vast majority, but you may be exceptions)

Serbia, have you seen Fiddler on the Roof?
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Re: No no no no! Not another remake!

Postby Serbia on Wed Dec 05, 2012 7:10 pm

daddy1gringo wrote:Serbia, have you seen Fiddler on the Roof?


I have. Though, I haven't seen it since I was in my early teens, and I never was able to give it my full attention for the entire movie. However, I did enjoy it.
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