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#350271 - 07/07/07 04:28 PM No remakes allowed
Cord Offline

Registered: 01/13/05
Posts: 11399
Loc: Cambridge UK.
As we know, movie studio's are always keen to re-do a good idea. sometimes it works (Carpenters 'The Thing', 'The hills Have eyes', 'Dawn of the Dead'), and sometimes it doesn't (Van Sant's 'Psycho', 'The fog', 'the Wicker Man').

We shortly will have Rob Zombie's version of 'Halloween', of which I am quietly optimistic, and a new version of 'Escape from New York' will shoot with gerrard 'leonidas' Butler playing Pliskin.

There are, however, some films that I think it should be illegal to remake. Moments of cinematic perfection that must not be tampered with for a modern generation. I will start the list off, feel free to add or disagree as you see fit.

The Deer Hunter
The Exorcist
Evil Dead
The Good the Bad and The Ugly
The Longest Day
Blade Runner
Enter the Dragon
Butch cassidy and the Sundance Kid
Easy Rider
Night of the Hunter
Lawrence of Arabia
Dr Strangelove
Clockwork Orange

The above I consider unbeatable in their existing form, either for a specific performance, or due to having captured the culture of the period they were filmed in.
Don't let the door hit ya' where the good lord split ya'

#350272 - 07/07/07 07:59 PM Re: No remakes allowed [Re: Cord]
MattJ Offline
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Whoever thought to re-do "The Shining" should have electrodes placed to sensitive parts of their body.

Totally agree about Enter the Dragon - off limits.


Apocalypse Now

2001: A Space Odyssey
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#350273 - 07/07/07 11:34 PM Re: No remakes allowed [Re: MattJ]
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The Godfather
Pulp Fiction
Reservoir Dogs

Should be off limits.
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#350274 - 07/08/07 04:53 AM Re: No remakes allowed [Re: Leo_E_49]
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A fine list you have, Cord...

Any Indiana Jones/Star Wars
One flew over the cuckoo's nest
The WickerMan (oh, sorry... Nick cave beat me to it and it serves him right!)
A Fish called Wanda
Silence of the Lambs
Angels with Dirty Faces
Farewell my Concubine (especially with a Western cast)
See how well I block your punches with my jaw!!

Supporting everyone saying "nuts to cancer"

#350275 - 07/08/07 06:44 AM Re: No remakes allowed [Re: Cord]
grumbleweed Offline

Registered: 08/12/06
Posts: 446
the searchers
dirty harry
dances with wolves

agree matt, apocalypse now.
"Irony is mainly used by the British in in order to distinguish themselves from Americans, which worked very well until the Americans had more guns than them."

#350276 - 07/08/07 07:24 AM Re: No remakes allowed [Re: grumbleweed]
crablord Offline
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Registered: 08/10/06
Posts: 1530
Loc: Australia, QLD, GC

dances with wolves

black hawk down.
LOTR (that goes for games reinventing the look too)
predator 1
alien 1 & 2.
die hards.
titanic. (shut up)

and a few I think NEED a remake -
Alien 3.
war of the worlds. (yes again it sucked)
predator 2.

"They say the only way to kill a lion is with a rear naked choke, but I'd just kick it in the head"

#350277 - 07/08/07 10:54 AM Re: No remakes allowed [Re: crablord]
ScottO Offline
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Registered: 02/18/06
Posts: 290
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The Hannibals should be left alone.
I agree with LotR.
I think it's about time we stop with the Dawn of the Dead type movies. I just saw a preview for one with Nicole Kidman. "The Invasion". Reminded me alll too much of DotD.

300 is perfect for the Spartan stories [300 Spartans...] No need for anything further.

I'm satsified with King Kong from the recent one, I think we should let the story be.

For the ones that DO need a remake:
"All the good music has already been written by people with wigs and stuff."

#350278 - 07/08/07 11:31 AM Re: No remakes allowed [Re: ScottO]
shadowkahn Offline
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Registered: 01/03/07
Posts: 234
Goodfellas, Silence of the Lambs, anything by Monty Python, I'll second Star Wars (leave the original trilogy alone, burn the prequels in the hottest fire you can find ), Pleasantville (first original concept in years), The Majestic, Good Night and Good Luck.
"Belt mean no need rope hold up pants" - Mr. Miyagi, RIP.

#350279 - 07/08/07 02:49 PM Re: No remakes allowed [Re: shadowkahn]
Dereck Offline

Registered: 10/04/04
Posts: 10415
Loc: Great White North
The Last Samurai
The 13th Warrior
Days of Thunder
Top Gun
Alien movies

#350280 - 07/08/07 04:35 PM Re: No remakes allowed [Re: Dereck]
Cord Offline

Registered: 01/13/05
Posts: 11399
Loc: Cambridge UK.

Days of Thunder

Been done- Taladega Nights


Top Gun

Been done- Days of Thunder

You know, I had not even considered LOTR, the Star Wars series (old or new), or The iNdiana Jones movies as remotely eligable for this thread. The very thought of them being re-made is inconceivable to me.

Apparently, they are remaking Hellraiser now, so I guess nothing is sacred to the evil that is the hollywood producer.
Don't let the door hit ya' where the good lord split ya'

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