Classic movie remakes

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Classic movie remakes

Postby karatekid » Sat Mar 02, 2019 10:38 pm

Which classic movie would you like to see a modern remake of? For me it would be Battle of Britain. With modern movie techniques it would be superb. As long as the yanks don't take credit for it. :o Christopher Nolan as director.

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Re: Classic movie remakes

Postby Vintage Claret » Sun Mar 03, 2019 10:20 am

Dambusters (for similar reasons)

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Re: Classic movie remakes

Postby Blackrod » Sun Mar 03, 2019 10:24 am

Leave classic films as they are. Don’t rehash them and think of new ideas.
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Re: Classic movie remakes

Postby claptrappers_union » Sun Mar 03, 2019 11:16 am

Not a classic, but I think Honey, I Shrunk the Kids needs a new audience

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Re: Classic movie remakes

Postby theroyaldyche » Sun Mar 03, 2019 11:27 am

Rita sue and bob too

Id have rita ora and dua lipa playing the lasses
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Re: Classic movie remakes

Postby Bosscat » Sun Mar 03, 2019 12:24 pm

Vintage Claret wrote:Dambusters (for similar reasons)

Stephen Fry was trying to get a remake of this "off the ground" (pardon the pun) a few years ago...

Peter Jackson talking about it also....

https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-ente ... 57516.html

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Re: Classic movie remakes

Postby Tricky Trevor » Sun Mar 03, 2019 12:40 pm

Last Man Standing. Starring Jack Cork.

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Re: Classic movie remakes

Postby bobinho » Sun Mar 03, 2019 12:42 pm

The Great Escape.

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Re: Classic movie remakes

Postby Pstotto » Sun Mar 03, 2019 1:00 pm

Would that be the C.G.I. inflatable version in psychedelia-colour, you'd like to experience, told from the position of a bed-bug in the pilot's mess?
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Re: Classic movie remakes

Postby Braindead » Sun Mar 03, 2019 1:00 pm

Debbie Does Dallas.

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Re: Classic movie remakes

Postby Pstotto » Sun Mar 03, 2019 1:03 pm

... In a C.G.I. inflatable version in psychedelia-colour told as a story from the microbe community around her knicker line?????

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Re: Classic movie remakes

Postby Gnulty » Sun Mar 03, 2019 1:44 pm

Jaws, Police Academy and, of course,The Karate Kid.. I Just can't get enough! ;)
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Re: Classic movie remakes

Postby Bosscat » Sun Mar 03, 2019 4:36 pm

Gnulty wrote:Jaws, Police Academy and, of course,The Karate Kid.. I Just can't get enough! :oops:

Hasn't "The Karate Kid" just had a remake recently?

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Re: Classic movie remakes

Postby jdrobbo » Sun Mar 03, 2019 4:50 pm

The Italian Job....

Oh hang on, they did a remake of this and it was bloody awful in comparison to the original.

The latest Superman films are dreadful too!

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Re: Classic movie remakes

Postby wilks_bfc » Sun Mar 03, 2019 4:58 pm

bobinho wrote:The Great Escape.


No
No
No


There are classic films that should never be touched

Great Escape along with the Italian Job are two of them.

The only possible exception would be Escape to Victory l, but that would all depend on who was casted
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Re: Classic movie remakes

Postby Vino blanco » Sun Mar 03, 2019 5:13 pm

Agree with 'Jaws', but this time a real great white should be used.

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Re: Classic movie remakes

Postby Hipper » Sun Mar 03, 2019 5:17 pm

Have their been any remakes that were better then the originals?

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Re: Classic movie remakes

Postby bobinho » Sun Mar 03, 2019 5:33 pm

Ok Wilks.... fair enough.

Having seen the re-make of The Italian Job, i'd have to concur.

Just had a vision of Guy Martin chucking a CRF over a barbed wire fence....

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Re: Classic movie remakes

Postby steve_f » Sun Mar 03, 2019 6:13 pm

Just watched the 2016 version of the magnificent seven with Denzel Washigton, they shouldn’t have bothered, and neither should I

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Re: Classic movie remakes

Postby tiger76 » Sun Mar 03, 2019 7:48 pm

Hipper wrote:Have their been any remakes that were better then the originals?


None that come to my mind,but i'm willing to be proven wrong,it's like great music you can't improve on perfection.

My worry is any remakes will be PC rubbish for the millennial snowflake generation.

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Re: Classic movie remakes

Postby Ptangyangkipperbang » Sun Mar 03, 2019 7:57 pm

The only good ramake that springs to my mind is King Kong the Peter Jackson one not the 70s crap one.Another Michael Caine classic they made a total balls up of was Get Carter

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Re: Classic movie remakes

Postby IanMcL » Sun Mar 03, 2019 7:58 pm

I think they should remake Titanic, except this time, the ship sails into New York and everyone has a nice holiday.

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Re: Classic movie remakes

Postby Bosscat » Sun Mar 03, 2019 8:01 pm

Hipper wrote:Have their been any remakes that were better then the originals?

"A Star is Born" some say.....

But then again the Original with James Mason and Judy Garland was a great movie... So was the Streisand/Kristofferson version ... I've yet to see Ga-ga/Cooper's 2018 version but people say it is fantastic

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Re: Classic movie remakes

Postby claretblue » Sun Mar 03, 2019 8:01 pm

IanMcL wrote:I think they should remake Titanic, except this time, the ship sails into New York and everyone has a nice holiday.


don't tell me the ending Ian! :shock:
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Re: Classic movie remakes

Postby Bosscat » Sun Mar 03, 2019 8:13 pm

claretblue wrote:don't tell me the ending Ian! :shock:

He just did :lol:
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Re: Classic movie remakes

Postby Bin Ont Turf » Sun Mar 03, 2019 8:32 pm

bobinho wrote:The Great Escape.



Should be an instant ban for that. :)
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Re: Classic movie remakes

Postby Bosscat » Sun Mar 03, 2019 9:23 pm

Watching "The Man from Uncle" currently on Channel Five... not strictly a remake but well executed so far...

Guy Ritchie film and quite amusing

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Re: Classic movie remakes

Postby TVC15 » Sun Mar 03, 2019 9:47 pm

Hipper wrote:Have their been any remakes that were better then the originals?


All down to taste but think there have been a lot of remakes that are better than the original.

Star is Born is great but never seen the original.
The Fly was better than the original

One of my favourite films ever is Scent of a Woman - that was a remake.

I liked the remake of True Grit better than the original but I know many people would be appalled by that !

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Re: Classic movie remakes

Postby Jakubclaret » Sun Mar 03, 2019 9:53 pm

I’d like George Romero dawn of the dead & day of the dead, we’ve had zombie films post this era but I don’t think they’ve captured the zombiness in it’s true sense.

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Re: Classic movie remakes

Postby Bosscat » Sun Mar 03, 2019 10:07 pm

The remake of the Schwarzenegger film "Total Recall" with Colin Farrell wasn't bad either

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Re: Classic movie remakes

Postby dsr » Mon Mar 04, 2019 12:53 am

Remakes of classics are never better than the original, because it's hard to improve on the best, and because there two ways to do a remake are either to change what worked, or to try and repeat what worked. Imitation won't be better than the original.

They ought to remake the films that should have been classics, but weren't. South Pacific and Camelot would be my nominations.

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Re: Classic movie remakes

Postby Oshkoshclaret » Mon Mar 04, 2019 6:59 am

Peter Jackson had been working on Dambusters for a long time. At least 3 years ago a friend of mine who is working on it showed me video of several full size Lancaster bombers on a soundstage.

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Re: Classic movie remakes

Postby BFCmaj » Mon Mar 04, 2019 7:21 am

Bosscat wrote:"A Star is Born" some say.....

But then again the Original with James Mason and Judy Garland was a great movie... So was the Streisand/Kristofferson version ... I've yet to see Ga-ga/Cooper's 2018 version but people say it is fantastic

The Mason/Garland version was actually a remake of a 1937 film starring Janet Gaynor and Fredric March.
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0029606/

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Re: Classic movie remakes

Postby Bosscat » Mon Mar 04, 2019 7:36 am

BFCmaj wrote:The Mason/Garland version was actually a remake of a 1937 film starring Janet Gaynor and Fredric March.
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0029606/

I'd forgotton that m8 ....

"The 39 Steps" is another thats had many versions and none have really captured Hitchcocks original 1935 version with Robert Donat and Madeleine Carroll (which was extremely loosely based on Buchans novel).

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Re: Classic movie remakes

Postby martin_p » Mon Mar 04, 2019 9:31 am

Vintage Claret wrote:Dambusters (for similar reasons)


They'll have to rename the dog.

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Re: Classic movie remakes

Postby martin_p » Mon Mar 04, 2019 9:35 am

Bosscat wrote:"A Star is Born" some say.....

But then again the Original with James Mason and Judy Garland was a great movie... So was the Streisand/Kristofferson version ... I've yet to see Ga-ga/Cooper's 2018 version but people say it is fantastic


The James Mason/Judy Garland version was itself a remake of the 1937 original. The latest version is the third remake.

Edit - sorry didn’t notice some other smartarse had got in before me ;)
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Re: Classic movie remakes

Postby karatekid » Mon Mar 04, 2019 9:37 am

martin_p wrote:They'll have to rename the dog.



Digger apparently. Stephen fry writing the script.

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Re: Classic movie remakes

Postby Spijed » Mon Mar 04, 2019 9:38 am

Any remake of a film starring John Wayne is automatically bound to be better as it wouldn't have his wooden acting in it!

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Re: Classic movie remakes

Postby Bosscat » Mon Mar 04, 2019 9:38 am

martin_p wrote:The James Mason/Judy Garland version was itself a remake of the 1937 original. The latest version is the third remake.

Scroll up m8 ;)


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