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Old Classic movies that should stay Classic's and NOT be remade/rebooted

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posted on May, 29 2016 @ 08:00 PM
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a reply to: ketsuko
And the reason they didn't show Bruce was because he was always breaking down...Spielberg had to just roll with it.

It made it terrifying!

Plus Robert Shaw is dead and is, quite literally, irreplaceable.

Hands off, Hollywood!


originally posted by: Rikku
i always wondered what would happen to the internet if someone tried to remake the goonies...


I'm actually surprised that haven't already.
But my money would be on the butchering of a great childhood classic.
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posted on May, 29 2016 @ 08:02 PM
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a reply to: Biigs

Robin Hood with Errol Flynn. Although Men in Tights was a good spoof.






posted on May, 29 2016 @ 08:02 PM
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posted on May, 29 2016 @ 08:03 PM
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originally posted by: schuyler
It's inevitable. You can't stop it, and you need to get over it. The ancients said there were only thirty plots to stories ever. All stories are variations on these themes. If you don't want to partake of remakes, you don't need to. It's not required. And sometimes, things improve. Example: Pride and Prejudice.

1940 Aldous Huxley, Laurence Olivier
1980 Elizabeth Garvie
1995 Jennifer Ehle and Colin Firth
2003 Keira Knightly and Matthew Macfadyen
Plus a lot of spinoffs like P&P Zombies, etc.


Interesting example.
See, in what you stated, those aren't reboots..they are..hmm...refreshes.

I am ok with those. if you are simply redoing the entire movie, nearly line for line, just with modern actors that fit the part, modern film technology, etc..then that can be ok. Its probably easier to just try and remaster the originals, but nobody cares about Aldous Huxley these days, so hard to re-release it in theaters with names from 100 years ago in the headlines.



posted on May, 29 2016 @ 08:05 PM
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a reply to: Biigs

paper moon
1973
starring
ryan oneil, tatum oneil, and madeline kahn.

www.imdb.com...



posted on May, 29 2016 @ 08:06 PM
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One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest...No way to replace that cast.



posted on May, 29 2016 @ 08:21 PM
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originally posted by: IAMTAT
One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest...No way to replace that cast.


Although the movie was great, does that mean then let it fall into obscurity to be forgotten for all time?

Well, I guess the story itself wasn't overly compelling.

Would it make it in the top 10 movies of the century?



posted on May, 29 2016 @ 08:22 PM
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Jaws? One of my fav movies of all time. Even the cinematography blew your pants off. Quint? Sam Jackson, duh. Brody? Spacey. Hooper? Mathew Perry? I can move on the last one.



posted on May, 29 2016 @ 08:34 PM
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The Man Who Would Be King



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posted on May, 29 2016 @ 08:57 PM
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originally posted by: Bhadhidar
a reply to: Biigs

Blade Runner


What he said!

"I've seen things you people wouldn't believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhäuser Gate. All those moments will be lost in time, like tears...in...rain. Time to die."

chills...



posted on May, 29 2016 @ 09:10 PM
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a reply to: schuyler

I think there are also some things that are timeless in the sense that we expect to see a bunch of different takes on them:

Pride and Prejudice is one as you mention.

Romeo and Juliet, but just about any play that was intended to have multiple stage versions could qualify for this. Shakespeare is the most obvious.

A Christmas Carol.



posted on May, 29 2016 @ 09:19 PM
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a reply to: Biigs Personally, I wish they didn't do a remake of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory...I thought the original was perfect.
I'm on the fence over Close Encounters of the Third Kind..could go either way.
I really would love to see a remake of Logan's Run.

It all depends for me in the use of any over hyped out actors that are in the media a lot...I want quality and not the current trendy actor. It also depends for me on sticking to the original story line, expanding only on what could make sense.



posted on May, 29 2016 @ 10:48 PM
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makes me think about james rolfe I love the dude



posted on May, 29 2016 @ 11:29 PM
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a reply to: strongfp

Oh no not Lawrence of Arabia. If anyone dared to remake it heads will roll.

Also movies that shouldn't be remade are the Clint Eastwood Westerns like A Fistful of Dollars and the Good the Bad and the Ugly, the Great Escape , the WIld Bunch and the Dirty Harry Films.

Nobody can remake this epic scene from the Wild Bunch where the outlaws go into a shootout with the Mexican military (Spoiler if you haven't watch it):



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posted on May, 30 2016 @ 01:15 AM
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a reply to: Biigs

Here's an oldie for you boppers out there, the Warriors.

I'm sure there are mixed opinions among those who have seen it, but I think it's a classic that if remade had better be done right.



posted on May, 30 2016 @ 02:32 AM
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Lets see someone do Kubrick's 2001....hahahahahahahahaha



posted on May, 30 2016 @ 03:37 AM
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A movie that I was very fortunate enough to see in theatres....yesterday.

The Neverending Story.

I was laughing and crying watching it. I was surprised how well it holds up. Practical effects really make a difference. This is a movie I feel will get remade one day. I don't think I'll watch it if it is.

Also as someone mentioned. Princess Bride. Just a perfect movie.



posted on May, 30 2016 @ 03:49 AM
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Total recall was remade and it was better.

Ghostbusters was never my cup of tea. Infantile. So I wouldn't watch a second version, although I'm confident it would be an improvement.

It depends on what you consider classics. Like the Hannibal Lecter films could not be remade, it just has to be Anthony Hopkins. Jodie foster is replaceable though. He was the star not her.



posted on May, 30 2016 @ 05:17 AM
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posted on May, 30 2016 @ 05:21 AM
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a reply to: Biigs

Three classic British Films were remade in The U.S.

The Italian Job
Get Carter
The Wicker Man

Result. Complete and utter tripe.




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