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« Reply #225 on: January 02, 2011, 10:08:59 PM »
5 Underrated Western Themes (no midis for these, alas): 

Five Card Stud:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B4PN8Cvmo70

Bandolero!:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0cJftwfZZEE

Joe Kidd:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E1QNXc2Ei0w&feature=related

Quigley Down Under:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OUbqUULwSHQ

"The Ballad of Marshal Flagg" (The Good Guys and the Bad Guys):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RHDyutvvakk
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« Reply #226 on: January 03, 2011, 04:00:54 AM »
Mr. Plinkett's review for Star Wars Episode III:

Like the previous parts, this review is epic (111 mins) and full of insights (into the film and Mr. Plinkett's deranged mind).
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« Reply #227 on: January 05, 2011, 02:16:52 PM »
New Year's resolutions for Hollywood:

I agree with a lot of these.
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« Reply #228 on: January 07, 2011, 02:03:52 PM »
I agree with a lot of these.
 

The only one I strongly agree with is to rerelease old movies to cinemas.  I've considered myself to be blessed to have seen movies like Casablanca, Vertigo, and the original King Kong on a big movie screen, among others.  I could wish that these super-mulitplexes would devote one screen each week to an oldie classic...and one for foriegn films, too.   ;D

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« Reply #229 on: January 07, 2011, 04:53:36 PM »
I agree the most with #1: "Stop with the remakes!"

Remaking old movies and TV series has gotten way out of hand, and for every good one like "Star Trek" or "True Grit" you get mountains and mountains of crap.
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« Reply #230 on: January 07, 2011, 09:22:35 PM »
I agree the most with #1: "Stop with the remakes!"

Remaking old movies and TV series has gotten way out of hand, and for every good one like "Star Trek" or "True Grit" you get mountains and mountains of crap.
 

I'm sure we'd have just as many such mountains were that prohibition adopted.   :P

Now, I bet if someone were to ask you for ten movies or tv shows you'd like to see remade, I doubt you'd have trouble filling that list... 
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« Reply #231 on: January 08, 2011, 01:30:20 AM »
I'm sure we'd have just as many such mountains were that prohibition adopted.   :P

Yes, but we'd be spared the need to add "I mean the old one" while mentioning any classic movie.  ;)

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Now, I bet if someone were to ask you for ten movies or tv shows you'd like to see remade, I doubt you'd have trouble filling that list... 

Go ahead and ask me.  ;D
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« Reply #232 on: January 08, 2011, 03:54:47 AM »
I am not a movie buff, but I did like the 1941 remake of The Maltese Falcon that had Bogart and Lorre.
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« Reply #233 on: January 08, 2011, 04:57:37 AM »
I have nothing against the occasional remake, if the director knows what he/she's doing. Some of the great classics are remakes.

However, the trend to remake basically everything has reached an absurd degree in recent years, as evidenced by the following lists (there might be some overlap between the lists, and some of the films on the lists have already hit the screens):

39 planned movie remakes

55 movie remakes currently in the works

50 Upcoming Movie Remakes (Yep, 50!)


They have already remade virtually the entire canon of 70s/80s horror movies, with mostly laughable results.

They are planning to remake "Yellow Submarine". They have lost their minds.
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« Reply #234 on: January 08, 2011, 11:51:05 AM »
Go ahead and ask me.  ;D
 

Okay, howzabout listing ten old movies or tv shows that you'd want to see remade as new movies...   :D

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« Reply #235 on: January 08, 2011, 12:57:53 PM »
Okay, howzabout listing ten old movies or tv shows that you'd want to see remade as new movies...   :D
 

--I'll take a crack at this game, myself!   ;D
Ten TV shows that could make great movies: 

Red Dwarf
Space: 1999
U.F.O.
The Man from U.N.C.L.E.
Kolchak: the Night Stalker (w/ Jack Black in the title role, please) 
Land of the Giants
Manimal
The Immortal
Search
Black Adder

Ten old movies that could make great new movies:

Meet Boston Blackie (1941)
Frankenstein Meets the Wolfman (1943)
The Big Sleep (1946)
The Naked Spur (1953)
I. the Jury (1953)
Tall Man Riding (1955) 
Santo vs. the Vampire Women (Mexico, 1962)
The Raven (1963)
Atomic Rulers (Japan, 1964)
Planet of the Vampires (Italy, 1965)

Ten more:

Django (Italy, 1965)
Our Man Flint (1966)
The Silencers (1966 -- Matt Helm movie)
MacKenna's Gold (1969)
Count Yorga -- Vampire (1970)
The Abominable Dr. Phibes (1971)
Captain Kronos: Vampire Hunter (1972)
The Golden Voyage of Sinbad (1973 -- Harryhausen)
Demon Spies (Japan, 1974 -- based on a Kazuo Koike manga)
5 Deadly Venoms (Hong Kong, 1978) 

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« Reply #236 on: January 08, 2011, 03:44:59 PM »
How about remaking some horrible movies for a change and try to do everything right this time?
I guess that would be a financial risk instead of a cash cow but artistically it would be the more interesting concept, as opposed to ruining the classics...  ;)

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« Reply #237 on: January 08, 2011, 03:57:13 PM »
Okay, howzabout listing ten old movies or tv shows that you'd want to see remade as new movies...   :D

Seriously: None. I'm sick of remakes at the moment. Hollywood should get its act together and come up with some new ideas. Right now it looks like movie history is about to devour its own tail.

If I'd really have to come up with something, I'd choose movies that were neither hits nor classics. I'd choose films that were artistic failures when they came out, but which nevertheless contained salvageable ideas.

(How not to do it: Making "I am Legend" out of "The Omega Man"... that's just making matters worse.)

I'm thinking about it... maybe I can come up with ten titles.

[Edited to add: Olivier has just posted the same idea while I was typing this post]
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« Reply #238 on: January 08, 2011, 04:53:37 PM »
Wasn't LOST a darker remake of Gilligan's Island?  ???
(I only saw part of the first episode, so I'm not really sure.)
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« Reply #239 on: January 08, 2011, 05:02:34 PM »
How about remaking some horrible movies for a change and try to do everything right this time?
I guess that would be a financial risk instead of a cash cow but artistically it would be the more interesting concept, as opposed to ruining the classics...  ;)
 

Why remake something that has nothing of value? 

What I looked for in compiling my list were not perfect films, but ones with a good story, or one or more great characters, or a particularly interesting style, yet with flaws that might be overcome in competent hands.  Even The Big Sleep (1946), which is a deservedly revered classic, has areas that could be improved upon (give it more Chandler grittiness/seaminess, and make the story fully, logically work). 

But, perhaps we might consider a similar UA question: 
--Why remake Pool of Radiance...?   ;)