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Since we're in the media genre. [Jan. 8th, 2005|01:32 am]
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What are five old films, or tv shows you'd like to see remade today? With what actors?

[User Picture]From: calebbullen
2005-01-16 10:55 pm (UTC)
I've posted on this to some extent in my own journal but I think that the whole concept of re-makes is totally backwards. Instead of remaking beloved classics, hollywood needs to start remaking movies that weren't that good the first time. There are a lot of movies that would've been good with a better director or script or actors or even editor. Why not remake those? You compare a remake to a classic and the remake almost always pales in comparison, but if you remake a failure, you're golden. For example:

Ishtar. Remake it with Luke and Owen Wilson. It would be perfect for today's considerably more middle-east savy audience.

Night of the Lepus. Could any remake of this movie be worse than the original? I don't think so. I'd say cast Dennis Hopper in the DeForest Kelly role.

Actually, I'd like to see all of the b-movie atomic test giant animal movies remade with modern special effects.

Guys And Dolls. Face it, this could've been a great movie if they'd gone ahead and made it as a Rat Pack flick but Brando ruins the whole thing. You could have Kevin Spacey and Harry Connick Jr. as Sky Masterson and Nathan Detroit.

X the man with the X-Ray Eyes, I'd like to see Steve Buscemi in an NC-17 version of this classic. It'd just be chock full of gratuitous nudity and skeletons. With Christopher Walken in the Don Rickles role.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-01-17 12:06 am (UTC)
I am ESPECALLY fond of your idea of Guys and Dolls being remade. That would be FANTASTIC. With someone cute like Kristen Chenowith in it.. it'd be greaet. You should pitch that. I bet they'd go for it.
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