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    Celluloid Blasphemy- Don't remake these movies!

    Okay, I'm on a roll...a silly roll (possibly jelly) but a roll none-the-less. What personally beloved films would you NEVER (have) want(ed) to see remade?
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    Some of my picks are...

    Blazing Saddles
    Young Frankenstein
    The Blues Brothers (Never should have been a sequel either)
    The Wizard of Oz
    Forest Gump
    Ferris Bueller's Day Off
    Pee Wee Herman's Big Adventure (The sequel should have been burned.)
    The Rocky Horror Picture Show
    The Shawshank Redemption
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    Back to the future
    Evil Dead 2
    Planes Trains and Automobiles
    Goodfellas
    A Clockwork Orange
    and much much more..


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    Wow, can't believe I'm saying this out loud , but there is a VERY seductive and controversial movie called "The Lover", based on the book of the same name. There was talk recently of a remake of this film ....no, no, NO I say! The original film back in the early 90's that I recall is fine the way it is. Not filthy as in porn, but a very young girl who falls for a Chinese man where she lived. The movie is very sexually graphic, but it truly captures the essence of this young girls fascination, and loss of virginity, as well as her older lover. If remade today? They'd forget all about the "love" these two shared, and just stick with the sex scenes for the money and controversy alone. One would lose the whole point of the book and film if that were to happen.

    PS ~ Totally off topic, but I'm watching that Dr. Baden documentary again. Nancy Spungen talks in a fake British accent too. I guess that happens if you are around the accent long enough. Anywho, as we were ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mamma View Post
    Wow, can't believe I'm saying this out loud , but there is a VERY seductive and controversial movie called "The Lover", based on the book of the same name. There was talk recently of a remake of this film ....no, no, NO I say! The original film back in the early 90's that I recall is fine the way it is. Not filthy as in porn, but a very young girl who falls for a Chinese man where she lived. The movie is very sexually graphic, but it truly captures the essence of this young girls fascination, and loss of virginity, as well as her older lover. If remade today? They'd forget all about the "love" these two shared, and just stick with the sex scenes for the money and controversy alone. One would lose the whole point of the book and film if that were to happen.

    PS ~ Totally off topic, but I'm watching that Dr. Baden documentary again. Nancy Spungen talks in a fake British accent too. I guess that happens if you are around the accent long enough. Anywho, as we were ...
    Agree with you about the possible focus a modern version of a film like that.

    Also, the accent; I've always been in love with accents in general - esp British & Irish, etc. - but, unless I was goofing around (way out of ear shot of an actual person from those countries ), I would never attempt to try it. I was over there for a few weeks some years ago and I have to say - it does start to infiltrate your brain and I almost started thinking with an accent (if that makes sense). I don't think you naturally pick one up by relocating though - past your teen years anyway. (But, I could be wrong - some may...but I still think Madonna is full of it. )
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    IMHO

    "Gone With The Wind"
    "Titanic"
    "The Way We Were"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elizabeth View Post
    "Gone With The Wind"
    "Titanic"
    "The Way We Were"
    You win! Gone With The Wind should never, EVER, be re-made. <Huddles beneath the sheets with a flashlight ....leave Gone With The Wind aloooooone !!! <a-boo-hoo-hoo>

    Oh, and I agree. Madonna and her faux accent, I swear !!! I crack up every time I hear her talk. I know she wants to be taken seriously as an artist and all, but how can I do that? You're from Michigan, Madonna! Act like it! Start smacking your bubble gum again dammit, and stop taking yourself so seriosuly.
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    there have been so many films about the titanic,i am sure we will see more in the future.

    the alamo and the gun fight at the ok corral are also evergreen.

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    Pee Wee's big adventure should never be re-made, for more then one reason


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    can i add an actual remake...psycho - why remake a classic? it still makes no sense!

    gone with the wind should never be remade

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    Quote Originally Posted by jason8478 View Post
    Pee Wee's big adventure should never be re-made, for more then one reason
    In spite of Paul Reubens and his "issues" - I still think that one has some great lines and a really cult film quality about it. It had just the right combination of originality and weirdness to make it hilarious. At least for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by midnitelamp View Post
    there have been so many films about the titanic,i am sure we will see more in the future.

    the alamo and the gun fight at the ok corral are also evergreen.
    I was thinking that too - and even though I enjoyed the most recent Titanic (yes, I'm a love story nerd) it doesn't bother me that the shipwreck may be the star of another film someday. There were lots of potential stories on that ship after all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jason8478 View Post
    Pee Wee's big adventure should never be re-made, for more then one reason
    Two words: "Large Marge". Dear God.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mamma View Post
    Two words: "Large Marge". Dear God.
    OMG - yes! "It was the worst accident I ever seen!"
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    The same goes for songs... most should not be re-made.


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    Quote Originally Posted by jason8478 View Post
    The same goes for songs... most should not be re-made.
    Then there would be a whole generation of "artists" unemployed , because Lord knows originality is a rare commmodity these days.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BeeCee View Post
    OMG - yes! "It was the worst accident I ever seen!"
    "And when they pulled the body ....out of the burning wreck ....it looked like THIS !!!!!"

    Can't believe I actually found this on YouTube. It's nothing grotesque IMO, but it sure did make me jump two feet outta my chair the first time I saw it ....

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rHO3wuNHFFc
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    Quote Originally Posted by don't_axe_me View Post
    Then there would be a whole generation of "artists" unemployed then, because Lord knows originality is a rare commmodity these days.
    "Artists" ....love the sarcasm in that statement Axe, right on !!!
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    Casablanca , They could never ever make the movie better. I love Bogie and Ingrid and no one could take their places.

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    Quote Originally Posted by don't_axe_me View Post
    Then there would be a whole generation of "artists" unemployed , because Lord knows originality is a rare commmodity these days.
    Yeah, you ain't kiddin'... it's fun doing a cover from time to time but a lot of hip hop acts would be NO WHERE without sampling classic hits.


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    In terms of movies I hate it when foreign movies are remade by Hollywood - they always end up crappy. I hope they never re-make the French movie - The Dinner Game, that movie is one of the funniest movies I have ever seen in my life. If you havent seen it, I highly recommend it. Aboslute comedy GOLD.

    Yes also hate remakes of songs, but I do enjoy the mash-up mixes... I love those, some people are very good at blending 2 songs together.

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    I can't believe they remade Pink Panther- it blew massive chunks. No one, and I mean NO ONE, holds a candle to Peter Sellers in that role.

    No remakes for...

    The Godfather (1 & 2- three doesn't count- a remake may do it good)
    Gone with the Wind
    The Women
    Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (The play is one thing- celluloid another)
    The Lion in Winter
    Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolfe
    Citizen Kane
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    And, I know it's not a movie, BUT..... Leave frickin' "Dallas" alone!!!!!

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    Cat on a Hot Tin Roof with Liz Taylor and Paul Newman. I don't think anyone can be the heat that they produced on screen!

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    It wasn't really a remake of the Wizard of OZ, but I thought that Tin Man on the Sci Fi channel was pretty good.

    I can envision it now... Gone with the Wind starring Britney Spears "Tomorrow is another day y'all!"
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    Double Indemnity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DietCokeofEvil View Post
    It wasn't really a remake of the Wizard of OZ, but I thought that Tin Man on the Sci Fi channel was pretty good.

    I can envision it now... Gone with the Wind starring Britney Spears "Tomorrow is another day y'all!"
    When they just take a character or do a back story or whatever - of a great film or story - then it doesn't seem bad (another example would be Wicked).

    Oh, and the second idea...sounds like a good SNL skit!
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    I heard they are remaking "The Birds"...

    BAD IDEA
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fighter View Post
    I heard they are remaking "The Birds"...

    BAD IDEA
    Oooo, you've got that right. That movie did leave me with a big question mark over my head but I still wouldn't mess with it if I were a film maker.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fighter View Post
    I heard they are remaking "The Birds"...

    BAD IDEA
    Whaaat?! And whos going to play Tippi's part...hmmm..let me guess... Nicole Kidman??.... Nicole Kidman?... *** BORING***
    Hollywood is dying a slow death.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mamma View Post
    Wow, can't believe I'm saying this out loud , but there is a VERY seductive and controversial movie called "The Lover", based on the book of the same name. There was talk recently of a remake of this film ....no, no, NO I say! The original film back in the early 90's that I recall is fine the way it is. Not filthy as in porn, but a very young girl who falls for a Chinese man where she lived. The movie is very sexually graphic, but it truly captures the essence of this young girls fascination, and loss of virginity, as well as her older lover. If remade today? They'd forget all about the "love" these two shared, and just stick with the sex scenes for the money and controversy alone. One would lose the whole point of the book and film if that were to happen.

    PS ~ Totally off topic, but I'm watching that Dr. Baden documentary again. Nancy Spungen talks in a fake British accent too. I guess that happens if you are around the accent long enough. Anywho, as we were ...
    omfg they remade that?..i love that movie

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    'Reimagining' the film 'The Bad Lieutenant'? WHY?

    Eva Mendes in Talks for 'Bad Lieutenant'

    The actress could star opposite Nicolas Cage in director Werner Herzog's remake of the 1992 film

    • Why would anyone remake this film? Why is Nic Cage so bent on making remakes?



    (FROM VARIETY) — Actress Eva Mendes is in negotiations to star opposite Nicolas Cage in Werner Herzog's remake of the 1992 film Bad Lieutenant. Cage has already signed on to topline the reimagining of director Abel Ferrara's cult hit, in which Harvey Keitel played a corrupt police officer. Shooting is set to begin late this summer, with German auteur Herzog (Rescue Dawn) behind the camera. Mendes and Cage previously worked together in the 2007 blockbuster Ghost Rider


    * Does this mean viewers get to see a very naked Nic Cage acting stone? Nic Cage pretending to 'self-love' instead of giving a traffic ticket to 2 teenage girls?
    Fun Times -can't wait.....:P
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    Quote Originally Posted by hoxharding View Post
    Eva Mendes in Talks for 'Bad Lieutenant'

    The actress could star opposite Nicolas Cage in director Werner Herzog's remake of the 1992 film

    • Why would anyone remake this film? Why is Nic Cage so bent on making remakes?


    (FROM VARIETY) Actress Eva Mendes is in negotiations to star opposite Nicolas Cage in Werner Herzog's remake of the 1992 film Bad Lieutenant. Cage has already signed on to topline the reimagining of director Abel Ferrara's cult hit, in which Harvey Keitel played a corrupt police officer. Shooting is set to begin late this summer, with German auteur Herzog (Rescue Dawn) behind the camera. Mendes and Cage previously worked together in the 2007 blockbuster Ghost Rider


    * Does this mean viewers get to see a very naked Nic Cage acting stone? Nic Cage pretending to 'self-love' instead of giving a traffic ticket to 2 teenage girls?
    Fun Times -can't wait.....:P

    AND why EVA???????

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    I barely even remember the woman in the original film-she appears mostly to yell at 'The Bad Lieutenant' I think.
    Here is the IMDB Summary of the original film:
    A police Lieutenant goes about his daily tasks of investigating homicides, but is more interested in pursuing his vices. He has accumulated a massive debt betting on baseball, and he keeps doubling to try to recover. His bookies are beginning to get agitated. The Lieutenant does copious amounts of drugs, cavorts with prostitutes, and uses his status to take advantage of teenage girls. While investigating a nun's rape, he begins to reflect on his lifestyle

    HA police Lieutenant goes about his daily tasks of investigating homicides, but is more interested in pursuing his vices. He has accumulated a massive debt betting on baseball, and he keeps doubling to try to recover. His bookies are beginning to get agitated. The Lieutenant does copious amounts of drugs, cavorts with prostitutes, and uses his status to take advantage of teenage girls. While investigating a nun's rape, he begins to reflect on his life.

    Here is the summary of the remake:
    Corrupt New York City police detective Terence McDonough investigated the drug-related murder of five Senegalese illegal immigrants.

    * I should add that Cage is also remaking the film 'Bankok Dangerous' also.

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    I'd be REAL surprised if it's made the same way with the same scenes.

    I doubt we are going to see Nic's dick - we haven't at all in ANY of his movies all this time.

    Bravo to Harvey tho for showing off his teeny weenie in a few films!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aries65 View Post
    I'd be REAL surprised if it's made the same way with the same scenes.

    I doubt we are going to see Nic's dick - we haven't at all in ANY of his movies all this time.

    Bravo to Harvey tho for showing off his teeny weenie in a few films!
    I really don`t care to see Nicks dick........it just seems like he`s stinky for some reason.......and his peeper would prolly be hairy and full of brambles..........eeeeeeeeewwwwww........

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    Quote Originally Posted by MorbidMolly View Post
    I really don`t care to see Nicks dick........it just seems like he`s stinky for some reason.......and his peeper would prolly be hairy and full of brambles..........eeeeeeeeewwwwww........

    Uh ewwwwwwwww

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    I saw the first one for Harvey Keitel, but Nicolas Cage... nah. I don't see him going full frontal either. That's one of those movies I don't think *needs* to be remade.
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    There is no way it'll ever match the original (like that needs to be said.) This stupid gratuitous crap tees me right off. How huge is his head that he thinks he can do this better than Keitel?! Self absorbed nitwit.

    This movie is great b/c Keitel is such a degenerate & the lighting is so dark & rough & the scenes are creepy, like you shouldn't be watching. Nic Cage is an idiot. So is Eva Mendes. She is so full of herself. I don't see what's so great about her. She's obnoxious.

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    The remake of Bankok Dangerous will have the same director,the Pang Brothers. They haven't done that well in the US thus far(The Messengers)
    Yet again the remake appears to have a different plot-the original film involves a deaf-mute hitman. The remake is just a hitman and a kid.
    Hasn't Nic remembered a little remake he did called 'Wickerman'

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    Again Hollywood has no original plot.... has to remake ANOTHER movie!! STOP IT!!

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    Nightmare on Elm Street Remake

    Lord help us...

    Are they running out of ideas? Why more remakes? I thought they were going to leave this one alone. I guess I shouldn't be surprised though since Halloween was remade and all.
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    I liked the first one. Thought it was kinda creepy.
    After that, all the sequals, I didn't like.

    Billy Bob Thornton?????????????????????????????????????? (why-oh-why??)

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    I'm not really concentrating on the sequels. I liked a few of them, most were not that great. What bothers me is that I felt this movie was just one of the "classic" scary movies, and that it was pretty much untouchable.
    THEN AGAIN I also thought that they would never touch The Rocky Horror Picture Show, and they've got Manson playing the lead. WTF?

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    I've had it with Hollywood...Can't they leave well enough alone?

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    Quote Originally Posted by howDIDyouBUYit? View Post

    I've had it with Hollywood...Can't they leave well enough alone?

    I'm gonna be rippen apart me some Hollywood peoples *grr* *grr* *snarl*

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