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October 7th, 2015 at 6:44:19 AM permalink
terapined
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Quote: Pacomartin
It does seem that 99% of remakes are much worse. This listmaker feels that these are the top 10 films that are better than the original. I don't think #10 can be considered a remake.

1. Invasion of the Body Snatchers ( 1978, remake of the 1956 film)
2. True Grit ( 2010, remake of the 1969 film)
3. The Thing ( 1982, remake of the 1951 film)
4. The Fly ( 1986, remake of the 1958 film)
5. Ocean’s Eleven( 2001, remake of the 1960 film)

6. True Lies (1994, French film La Totale! )
7. The Maltese Falcon( 1941, remake of the 1931 film)
8. Heat ( 1995, remake of the 1989:made-for-TV effort, L.A. Takedown)
9. Some Like It Hot ( 1959, remake of the 1935: French film Fanfare d’Amour)
10. Little Shop of Horrors( 1986, remake of the 1960 film) Remade as a musical

Some remakes are almost exact copies of the original film, except in English. For example The Grudge, and Vanilla Sky.


I liked the True Grit remake. More gritty
The Thing was great. John Carpenter in his prime
I liked the Fly remake.
I liked the O 11 remake.
Little shop of horrors remake. great movie, fantastic music
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October 7th, 2015 at 6:57:05 AM permalink
Pacomartin
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I've yet to see the original.


Many people are surprised to see that in the original "The Fly" that Vincent Price has the straight, mostly patrician role. The following years; starting in "House of Usher" Vincent Price began to play the tortured soul in the horror movies, and eventually he moved to the evil over the top characters like "The Abominable Dr. Phibes ".

Audiences were much more naive in 1958. Basically "The Fly" is more like watching a sci-fi film with a single moment of true horror at the end. This is the famous "help me" scene.

I still think that JEFF GOLDBLUM's character in "The Fly" is the best role he's had in his career.
October 7th, 2015 at 7:17:29 AM permalink
Nareed
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Quote: Pacomartin
Many people are surprised to see that in the original "The Fly" that Vincent Price has the straight, mostly patrician role.


I plain don't watch horror movies. So I've seen very little of Mr. Price. I recall watching a comic/horror anthology film called "Monsters Club," where he plays a vampire who invites a human writer to join the Monsters Club.

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Audiences were much more naive in 1958.


Don't you ever wonder what your grandchildren will say about audiences in 2015? ;)
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October 7th, 2015 at 7:38:28 AM permalink
Pacomartin
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The term "horror" was first used in the early 1930's when Frankenstein, Dracula, and The Invisible Man were first produced. But retroactively it was applied to many stories, including Titus Andronicus (TA), and early Shakespeare play. TA confirms the belief that horror is one of the safest ways for a young entertainer/writer/producer to get noticed.

In 1955 the Royal Shakespeare Theatre staged a production of TA directed by Peter Brook and starring Laurence Olivier as Titus, Vivien Leigh as Lavinia, Maxine Audley as Tamora, and Anthony Quayle as Aaron. Every night women were fainting because they were unaccustomed to seeing cannibalism in Shakespeare.

Quote: Nareed
Don't you ever wonder what your grandchildren will say about audiences in 2015? ;)


So in 6 decades we've gone from people fainting at a Shakespeare play to torture porn in the relative mainstream. I think in three generations they will have a way to send physical stimulus directly to the viewer.

October 7th, 2015 at 7:48:51 AM permalink
Nareed
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Every night women were fainting because they were unaccustomed to seeing cannibalism in Shakespeare.


I wonder if that really happened, or whether it was media exaggeration.


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I think in three generations they will have a way to send physical stimulus directly to the viewer.


I'm sure you do recall the "feelies" in Brave New World.

Curiously that very neat idea hasn't gotten much play in SF. I can think of only two stories and one movie using the idea.
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October 7th, 2015 at 1:54:22 PM permalink
Pacomartin
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I wonder if that really happened, or whether it was media exaggeration.


I don't know. I am skeptical since they said the same thing happened in the 1987 production at Stratford.



In 1955 the Express reported: "Extra St John Ambulance volunteers have been called in. At least three people pass out nightly. Twenty fainted at one performance." A spokesman for the theatre pinpointed the "nice scrunch of bone off-stage when Titus cuts off his hand" as the crucial moment.
October 7th, 2015 at 1:57:10 PM permalink
Nareed
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Quote: Pacomartin
I don't know. I am skeptical since they said the same thing happened in the 1987 production at Stratford.


Hmm!

I have seen people faint at the sight of blood. It's an involuntary response, but also very specific.

Also, think about it, in your entire life how many times have you seen someone faint? Excluding three people I saw faint when seeing blood, I recall only two or three more.
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September 1st, 2016 at 12:35:07 PM permalink
Evenbob
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Matthew McConaughey-Gus van Sant “Sea of Trees” Has Made $2,730 in 5 Days

Even the trailer sucks.

http://www.showbiz411.com/2016/08/31/matthew-mcconaughey-gus-van-sant-sea-of-trees-has-made-2730-in-5-days
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September 1st, 2016 at 5:02:22 PM permalink
kenarman
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I remember seeing the original "The Fly" when it came out. I had to run all the way home I was so scared when I got out of the theatre. Of course I was only 11 or 12.
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September 1st, 2016 at 6:37:11 PM permalink
Dalex64
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Quote: Evenbob
Matthew McConaughey-Gus van Sant “Sea of Trees” Has Made $2,730 in 5 Days

Even the trailer sucks.

http://www.showbiz411.com/2016/08/31/matthew-mcconaughey-gus-van-sant-sea-of-trees-has-made-2730-in-5-days


That is an astonishingly low number.

I was trying to find out how much it cost to make. I haven't found that yet, the sites say production budget n/a, but I did see that it played in 101 theaters, and did much much much better in Europe, making about 800,000 mostly in Italy, but also in France and the Netherlands. That is also a very low number for a movie.

Edit: found the budget, Wikipedia says 25,000,000.

Opened in Europe in 2015, in the us in August in only 2 theaters.
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