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modern takes on classic stories: what good ones come to mind

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posted on Dec, 4 2014 @ 03:51 PM
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first movie that comes to mind when i think of a classic story being re imagined is freeway

freeway
reese witherspoon, kiefer sutherland, amanda plummer

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Little Red Riding Hood for the 1990's: After her mom and step-dad are arrested, 15-year-old Vanessa Lutz decides that instead of once again being put into a foster home, she'd rather go and search for the grandmother she's never met, and live with her. "On the way to grandma's house," (actually a trailer park) Vanessa's car breaks down, and she's picked up from the side of the road by Bob Wolverton, a counselor at a school for troubled boys. Bob slowly earns Vanessa's trust, and eventually convinces her to talk about her sexual abuse at the hands of her stepfather. When Vanessa realizes that Bob is enjoying what she's saying, she realizes that he's "The I-5 Killer," from the news

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this movie is awesome. this was early in reese's career and i think it is her best film. she was great in walk the line and i am hearing good things about her new one....but this movie is the jam...and before anyone calls me on it, yes, election was awesome and she was great as tracy flick
she is tough as hell in this....honorable mention to brittney murphey in this...




posted on Dec, 4 2014 @ 03:55 PM
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"Oh Brother, Where Art Thou?"

Based on the Greek Classic, Homer's "Odyssey"



posted on Dec, 4 2014 @ 04:01 PM
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a reply to: MichiganSwampBuck

good call man.
thats what im talking about



posted on Dec, 4 2014 @ 04:31 PM
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a reply to: Grovit

I second "Oh Brother, Where Art Thou" but I also have a soft spot in my heart for the Romeo and Juliet retelling. The style and atmosphere in that movie while keeping to the original script was amazing.



posted on Dec, 4 2014 @ 04:36 PM
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a reply to: Cuervo

my fav retelling of that story
tromeo and juliet

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posted on Dec, 4 2014 @ 04:41 PM
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King Arthur.

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posted on Dec, 4 2014 @ 04:46 PM
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a reply to: Grovit

The Lion King.

Based on Shakespeare's " Hamlet "



posted on Dec, 4 2014 @ 04:55 PM
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a reply to: alldaylong

i would argue that.
inspired by maybe. as well as some egyptian mythology



posted on Dec, 4 2014 @ 04:59 PM
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Bridget Jones's Diary and You've Got Mail are both modern version/adaptations of Jane Austin's Pride and Prejudice.



posted on Dec, 4 2014 @ 05:02 PM
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So many. Star Wars when it first came out was toted as a space western.

Old stories? I can't see why they don't do Oedipus Rex. Bwahahahahahaha.........



posted on Dec, 4 2014 @ 07:03 PM
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Scrooged- retelling of A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
Easy A- retelling of The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne

I haven't seen it but My Own Private Idaho is supposed to be pretty good it's a loose adaptation of Shakespeare's Henry IV !&2 & Henry V.

Here's a list from Wikipedia I have no idea as to its comprehensivity.
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posted on Dec, 4 2014 @ 07:47 PM
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a reply to: Josephus


i loved easy a.
forgot about that one too.
good call man



posted on Dec, 5 2014 @ 12:30 AM
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Sons of Anarchy- Hamlet !



posted on Dec, 5 2014 @ 08:36 AM
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10 things i hate about you...a retelling of the taming of the shrew
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O..a retelling of othello

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posted on Dec, 5 2014 @ 08:53 AM
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Terry Gilliam's 'Tideland' has strong undertones of 'Alice in Wonderland.'
'The Brothers Grimm' was cool, too.



posted on Dec, 5 2014 @ 02:05 PM
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originally posted by: skunkape23
Terry Gilliam's 'Tideland' has strong undertones of 'Alice in Wonderland.'
'The Brothers Grimm' was cool, too.


I loved Tideland- it was weird, but so descriptive of how well children adapt to their circumstances.




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