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Topic: Nothing is Sacred
Message: Posted by: stoneunhinged (Aug 17, 2007 11:51AM)
Nothing is sacred:

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070816/ap_en_mo/people_bruce_lee

I'm speechless.

Jeff
Message: Posted by: Justin R (Aug 17, 2007 12:51PM)
I heard they were going to remake it as a film noir, seriously. I usually hate remakes but I think Enter the Dragon as a film noir has the potential to be awesome.
Message: Posted by: Jonathan Townsend (Aug 17, 2007 01:55PM)
They gonna also get the tall Korean Basketball player to re-create...
Message: Posted by: The Drake (Aug 17, 2007 02:00PM)
If a film is so perfect ... what are the odds it can be improved upon???

Hollywood needs to get some new ideas and quit trying to remake classics.

Best,

Tim
Message: Posted by: Stanyon (Aug 17, 2007 03:01PM)
[quote]
On 2007-08-17 15:00, Timothy Drake wrote:

Hollywood needs to get some new ideas and quit trying to remake classics.

Best,

Tim
[/quote]


Like "The Invasion"..."Of the Body Snatchers". It wasn't really that great the first two times around.

What the world needs is more "reality" programming.

FWIW

Cheers! ;)
Message: Posted by: Payne (Aug 17, 2007 03:58PM)
[quote]
On 2007-08-17 15:00, Timothy Drake wrote:

Hollywood needs to get some new ideas and quit trying to remake classics.

[/quote]

Yeah, cause we all know how that re-make of the Maltese Falcon turned out :)
Message: Posted by: S2000magician (Aug 17, 2007 04:20PM)
[quote]On 2007-08-17 16:01, Stanyon wrote:
Like "The Invasion"..."Of the Body Snatchers". It wasn't really that great the first two times around.[/quote]
Oh, c'mon! What could be better than Donald Sutherland holding a small object in his forceps and saying, "OK, if you think it's a caper, [b][i]eat it[/i][/b]!"?
Message: Posted by: S2000magician (Aug 17, 2007 04:22PM)
[quote]On 2007-08-17 16:58, Payne wrote:
Yeah, cause we all know how that re-make of the Maltese Falcon turned out :)[/quote]
You're not referring to [i]Get Smart[/i]'s episode, [b][i]The Tequila Mockingbird[/i][/b], are you?
Message: Posted by: The Drake (Aug 17, 2007 04:48PM)
Most disappointing remake???

My vote... Miracle on 34th Street. Any others?

Best,

Tim
Message: Posted by: Payne (Aug 17, 2007 06:13PM)
[quote]
On 2007-08-17 17:22, S2000magician wrote:

You're not referring to [i]Get Smart[/i]'s episode, [b][i]The Tequila Mockingbird[/i][/b], are you?

[/quote]

No I'm referring to the Humphrey Bogart vehicle which was a remake of the earlier 1931 movie
Message: Posted by: Payne (Aug 17, 2007 06:28PM)
[quote]
On 2007-08-17 17:48, Timothy Drake wrote:
Most disappointing remake???

My vote... Miracle on 34th Street. Any others?

Best,

Tim
[/quote]

City of Angels
The Pink Panther
The Lady Killers
Psycho
House of Wax
The Wicker Man
The Real McKoy
The Haunting
Point of No Return
Message: Posted by: stoneunhinged (Aug 18, 2007 03:31AM)
How about that remake of the entire White Album by Jack Jones in 1978, complete with boom-wacka-wacka guitar on "Blackbird"?

Seriously, it's not that Enter the Dragon is a perfect movie. Far from it. The problem is that it is so completely associated with one star. On the other hand, mimicking Bruce was so fashionable in the 70s that a term has been coined for it: "Bruceploitation". So I guess I'm just overreacting. Let them make the movie: I don't have to go watch it. I have the DVD of the original.

Back to remakes and icons: Payne mentions the Pink Panther. I didn't see the remake, but what in the world could Steve Martin have been thinking? Should we call it Sellersploitation?

Jeff
Message: Posted by: Justin R (Aug 18, 2007 03:57AM)
[quote]
On 2007-08-18 04:31, stoneunhinged wrote:Seriously, it's not that Enter the Dragon is a perfect movie. Far from it. The problem is that it is so completely associated with one star. On the other hand, mimicking Bruce was so fashionable in the 70s that a term has been coined for it: "Bruceploitation". So I guess I'm just overreacting. Let them make the movie: I don't have to go watch it. I have the DVD of the original.[/quote]Did you think Enter the Dragon was Bruce's best movie ? I didn't, I thought Return(Way) of the Dragon was the best. If they were going to remake one they should remake Game of Death. Since it was soooo bad (since Lee died during filming) the remake would almost have to be better than the original.
Message: Posted by: stoneunhinged (Aug 18, 2007 04:45AM)
Justin, I agree that Return (Way) is a better movie. But Enter has that Hollywood kitsch and the James Bond rip-off element that makes it my favorite. I don't usually watch the whole movie any more; but I have watched the fight scene with Bob Wall perhaps 500 times in my life.

Funny that you think Game of Death is bad.

Just joking. I think Game of Death may be the single worst movie ever made. It doesn't even have the "it's so bad it makes you laugh" element that movies like Plan 9 have. It's just unwatchably bad.

Jeff
Message: Posted by: Andy the cardician (Aug 18, 2007 04:57AM)
Game of death is just a sequence of fighting actions. I wonder how the film would look like with some fillings between the fight
Message: Posted by: Justin R (Aug 18, 2007 04:59AM)
I think my favorite fight scene from Enter the Dragon was John Saxon vs. Bolo. Of course, the fight between Bruce and Chuck from Return was the greatest fight scene captured on film, in my opinion. I'm actually suprised Bruce won that fight because...(Insert favorite Chuck Norris "fact")
Message: Posted by: stoneunhinged (Aug 18, 2007 05:44AM)
More on the remake here:

http://www.variety.com/article/VR1117969988.html?categoryid=13&cs=1

It would seem that Justin is correct that it is supposed to be "film noir". As described it sounds like it will be a pretty interesting movie, and not really a remake in any real sense. In fact, it sounds like it's not a remake at all. What it sounds like is that they are simply exploiting the name "dragon" and calling it a remake in order to guarantee interest.

And yes, the Chuck Norris/Bruce Lee fight is one of the greatest of all time. But what I like in the Bob Wall fight is just that first punch--perhaps the most exciting single moment of film ever shot (if you exclude Sharon Stone crossing her legs in Basic Instinct). I saw, somewhere on the web, an avatar of that one punch. Wish I could find it again.

Jeff
Message: Posted by: Justin R (Aug 18, 2007 06:01AM)
Nice find on the article. I agree, it doesn't sound like a remake to me either. The article makes me wonder if the hero of the movie will even have any martial arts fight scenes.

Did you ever see the fictionalized Bruce Lee bio movie "The Man, The Myth"? It stars the best Bruce clone, in my opinion- Bruce Li. It's a pretty cool movie, you might check it out if you haven't already?
Message: Posted by: Josh the Superfluous (Aug 18, 2007 09:09AM)
I like porn remakes of the classics. Except for the sex.
Message: Posted by: Stanyon (Aug 18, 2007 05:01PM)
[quote]
On 2007-08-17 17:20, S2000magician wrote:
[quote]On 2007-08-17 16:01, Stanyon wrote:
Like "The Invasion"..."Of the Body Snatchers". It wasn't really that great the first two times around.[/quote]
Oh, c'mon! What could be better than Donald Sutherland holding a small object in his forceps and saying, "OK, if you think it's a caper, [b][i]eat it[/i][/b]!"?
[/quote]

Not having Donald Sutherland holding a small object in his forceps and saying, "OK, if you think it's a caper...!"

And Marlo Thomas' pathetic remake of "It's A Wonderful Life".

FWIW

Cheers! ;)
Message: Posted by: Scott Cram (Aug 18, 2007 05:51PM)
I don't know. There are some remakes I'd like to see, [url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2T5_0AGdFic]such as this one[/url]. :bg:
Message: Posted by: MitchMagic (Aug 18, 2007 06:23PM)
Dukes of Hazzard almost made me kill myself.

Mitchell
Message: Posted by: enginemagic (Aug 18, 2007 09:53PM)
You have that right the way people look at things now days Jees LOL.they are running out of ideas so they have to revamp old ones.
Message: Posted by: The Drake (Aug 19, 2007 12:18AM)
What about Planet of the Apes????

Hestons cameo was a hoot though.

Best,

Tim
Message: Posted by: stoneunhinged (Aug 19, 2007 03:24AM)
Scott, the scary Mary trailer was BEAUTIFUL. I'd go see it, and buy the DVD and a T-shirt.

And Mitchell, you actually went to SEE Dukes of Hazzard? Shouldn't that go in the "Dumbest thing I ever did" thread?

Jeff
Message: Posted by: Josh Riel (Aug 19, 2007 03:26AM)
I agree with Josh #2.... Except for the sex.