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#297235 - 03/06/07 04:44 PM What do you think about classic films being remade  
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For anyone out there interested in classic films, you all know there are plenty of remakes of these movies... do you like the old version or the newer ones better? Let me know!

#297238 - 03/06/07 05:00 PM Re: What do you think about classic films being remade [Re: Carla - Classic Film]  
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I have yet to find a re-make which is as good or better than the original....









#297263 - 03/06/07 06:08 PM Re: What do you think about classic films being remade [Re: Alexandra]  
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I agree that I haven't seen a remake yet that was as good as the original.


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#297329 - 03/07/07 12:46 AM Re: What do you think about classic films being remade [Re: conniem]  
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I agree. It is rare to find a remake as good or better than the original. The only one I can think of is the 1982 remake of The Thing starring Kurt Russell.

I have been angry seeing remake of some classic films like "Planet of the Apes" and "Flight of the Phoenix", a classic Jimmy Stewart film.

#306108 - 04/09/07 09:38 PM Re: What do you think about classic films being remade [Re: Craig58]  
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Remakes never work, but they sure cost a lot of money.

Logan's Run (1976) was going to be remade, but the project has been shelved.


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#306793 - 04/13/07 02:14 AM Re: What do you think about classic films being remade [Re: Jim Colyer]  
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Now, I'd like to see a remake of Logan's Run.

I agree though, remakes of already successful films don't seem to be as good.


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#307314 - 04/16/07 12:56 AM Re: What do you think about classic films being remade [Re: M o e]  
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A new version of Logan's Run might be interesting. The original film was good, but not great. The ending was lousy and did not match that of the book. It would be interesting to see a film that sticks to the book's version of Last Day as being at age 21, not 30 as in the film.

#808162 - 02/27/13 02:25 AM Re: What do you think about classic films being remade [Re: Carla - Classic Film]  
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I hate remakes of classic movies! If the movie is good, great or excellent then leave it alone! Remakes should only be for movies that were average, bad, very bad and horrible. I am ashamed to say that when I was younger I made fun of the people that were mad because of the remake of Ocean's Eleven and that I could not understand why they were so mad about it. Well, not too long after there were talks about remaking some of my childhood classics and then I understood them (i even had a flashback of what i said about it and them). Now the young people doing the same thing when going to see the remakes of classic movies will also soon understand when one of their classic is screwed up by a remake!

#811885 - 03/18/13 05:49 PM Re: What do you think about classic films being remade [Re: Carla - Classic Film]  
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On the whole I don't like remakes. I think they get made because most younger movie goers don't see the appeal of older, often black & white, movies so producers want to lure them with color, special effects and big stars.

There's the odd exception. I think Alfred Hitchcock was right to remake his own movie 'The Man Who Knew Too Much'. He said something to the effect that the old version was made by a gifted amateur, and the new one by a seasoned professional.

But the 1970s remake of 'The Lady Vanishes', with Cybill Shepherd and Elliot Gould, was beyond awful. They should have left the 1937 Margaret Lockwood / Michael Redgrave version alone.


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#837016 - 09/09/13 01:41 PM Re: What do you think about classic films being remade [Re: Carla - Classic Film]  
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I have to agree. Remakes are never as good as the original and are usually pretty disappointing. I kind of wish they would leave the classics alone and come up with something new, but I guess a part of me hopes they'll come out with something cool.

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