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Subject: Movies That Shouldn't Be Remade

Written By: Starde on 07/26/13 at 6:47 pm

Since I have such a passion for movies (so much that I majored in it!), generally hate remakes and was inspired by some of the other movie-themed threads around here, I figured I'd start this one. My first pick:

Gone with the Wind (1939)
http://www.movieposter.com/posters/archive/main/6/b70-3219

One of my favorite films of all time. Some people complain about how long it is, but I enjoyed every single second of it! I can't imagine anyone replacing Vivian Leigh and Clark Gable. They completely owned their roles. A part me believes such a remake won't happen, but if it does, may God have mercy on the poor soul because they'll have to answer to me. ;D

Subject: Re: Movies That Shouldn't Be Remade

Written By: whistledog on 07/26/13 at 7:28 pm


Gone with the Wind (1939)
http://www.movieposter.com/posters/archive/main/6/b70-3219


That one should definitely not be remade

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/6/65/Fletch_Lives_movie_poster.jpg

On the subject of remakes, I keep hearing talk that there is a Fletch remake in the works.  This would be a mistake if it was true

Subject: Re: Movies That Shouldn't Be Remade

Written By: warped on 07/26/13 at 7:30 pm

Lost of Hitchcock films should never be remade, can't duplicate his genius.

Subject: Re: Movies That Shouldn't Be Remade

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 07/26/13 at 10:37 pm


Since I have such a passion for movies (so much that I majored in it!), generally hate remakes and was inspired by some of the other movie-themed threads around here, I figured I'd start this one. My first pick:

Gone with the Wind (1939)
http://www.movieposter.com/posters/archive/main/6/b70-3219

One of my favorite films of all time. Some people complain about how long it is, but I enjoyed every single second of it! I can't imagine anyone replacing Vivian Leigh and Clark Gable. They completely owned their roles. A part me believes such a remake won't happen, but if it does, may God have mercy on the poor soul because they'll have to answer to me. ;D


I'd remake it with Paul Reubens as Rhett and Sarah Silverman as Scarlett. 
:D

Subject: Re: Movies That Shouldn't Be Remade

Written By: The Valley Goth on 07/27/13 at 12:51 am

Like, Hi, Fer Shurr,

I really wish that people would stop remaking "Carrie", because they never seem to remake that movie very well.

First of all, even though Angela Bettis was actually unattractive enough to be Carrie, her Carrie was portrayed as being too awkward to be believable.  Cloe Moretson (Sp?  Sorry) is WAY too pretty to be Carrie.  I love the idea of Julianne Moore as Mrs. White, but I really think that somebody who looked FAR more awkward, and perhaps more chubby, would've made a much, much better Carrie.

I also think that nobody should mess with the 2002 movie "May"!  That movie is priceless, and Angela Bettis is actually SUPER as May.  If Hollywood remade that movie, they'd probably get somebody like...<drumroll, please>...Lindsay Lohan, or Kristen Stewart... to portray May! NOOO!
8)

Subject: Re: Movies That Shouldn't Be Remade

Written By: 80sfan on 07/27/13 at 7:29 am


Since I have such a passion for movies (so much that I majored in it!), generally hate remakes and was inspired by some of the other movie-themed threads around here, I figured I'd start this one. My first pick:

Gone with the Wind (1939)
http://www.movieposter.com/posters/archive/main/6/b70-3219

One of my favorite films of all time. Some people complain about how long it is, but I enjoyed every single second of it! I can't imagine anyone replacing Vivian Leigh and Clark Gable. They completely owned their roles. A part me believes such a remake won't happen, but if it does, may God have mercy on the poor soul because they'll have to answer to me. ;D


Gone With The Wind is the biggest movie of all time, if you take inflation into account. It's hard to remake something so big and so classy.

Subject: Re: Movies That Shouldn't Be Remade

Written By: 80sfan on 07/27/13 at 7:31 am

For me, The Exorcist shouldn't be remade.

Subject: Re: Movies That Shouldn't Be Remade

Written By: CatwomanofV on 07/27/13 at 12:29 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TLU41jUnWM4



Cat

Subject: Re: Movies That Shouldn't Be Remade

Written By: AL-B Mk. III on 07/27/13 at 1:25 pm

Please tell me that in 10-20 years some knucklehead isn't going to try and remake this:

http://www.counter-currents.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/Pulp-fiction1.jpg

Subject: Re: Movies That Shouldn't Be Remade

Written By: CatwomanofV on 07/27/13 at 2:24 pm


Please tell me that in 10-20 years some knucklehead isn't going to try and remake this:

http://www.counter-currents.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/Pulp-fiction1.jpg


I think I am probably the only one who didn't like this film.  :-\\



Cat

Subject: Re: Movies That Shouldn't Be Remade

Written By: Howard on 07/27/13 at 3:55 pm


I'd remake it with Paul Reubens as Rhett and Sarah Silverman as Scarlett. 
:D


Pee Wee Herman? Oh Hell No! ::)

Subject: Re: Movies That Shouldn't Be Remade

Written By: Howard on 07/27/13 at 3:56 pm


For me, The Exorcist shouldn't be remade.


I think it was remade.  ???

Subject: Re: Movies That Shouldn't Be Remade

Written By: Howard on 07/27/13 at 3:58 pm

http://www.doctormacro.com/Images/Dean,%20James/Annex/Annex%20-%20Dean,%20James%20(Rebel%20Without%20a%20Cause)_02.jpg

Rebel Without A Cause

Subject: Re: Movies That Shouldn't Be Remade

Written By: gumbypiz on 07/27/13 at 4:17 pm


Since I have such a passion for movies (so much that I majored in it!), generally hate remakes and was inspired by some of the other movie-themed threads around here, I figured I'd start this one. My first pick:

Gone with the Wind (1939)
http://www.movieposter.com/posters/archive/main/6/b70-3219

One of my favorite films of all time. Some people complain about how long it is, but I enjoyed every single second of it! I can't imagine anyone replacing Vivian Leigh and Clark Gable. They completely owned their roles. A part me believes such a remake won't happen, but if it does, may God have mercy on the poor soul because they'll have to answer to me. ;D

We should have a list of movies they shouldn’t remake but did or are going to anyway…because, really, how many movies have you seen, good or bad, and said to yourself, “this needs to be re-made with more money and a dumbed down script with younger-looking, but overpaid and poorly-skilled actors”?, as a brain dead and idea-less Hollywood seems so determined to do?

I, personally, have almost never seen a remake and found that it was better than the original (that is if the original was any good to begin with).

I can count on one hand the number of movies remade that didn’t suck and have a real difficult time naming a single one that was actually better than the original & justified it being remade (other than a quick buck by the studio).

Think about it, the best movies you’ve seen were ORIGNIAL movies, even in the case that they were remakes, once you see the original, then the remake usually pales in comparison.

One of the reasons original films work better is that the story, writing acting the entire making of it was set in a fixed time. Gone with the Wind, c. 1939 (for example) because the actors, the film technology, the social environment of the movie going public, the economic environment of 1939, the writing, it  all came together at THAT time, 1939 and that can never be duplicated. The essence of what or when the film was made IS part of the film.

Remaking it in another time (and I’m not speaking about the era the move is set in) will never be the same as when they bottled that magic in the year 1939, no matter how much money, or young, beautiful actors/actresses  or money, or modern technology they throw at it at any other time will work. 1939, that time, that one spot in time, made it special and that time will never be here again.

This is something the big studios and Hollywood producers will never understand.

Subject: Re: Movies That Shouldn't Be Remade

Written By: Dagwood on 07/27/13 at 4:18 pm


I think I am probably the only one who didn't like this film.  :-\\



Cat


I never even saw it.  It never interested me.

Subject: Re: Movies That Shouldn't Be Remade

Written By: CatwomanofV on 07/27/13 at 4:40 pm


We should have a list of movies they shouldn’t remake but did or are going to anyway…because, really, how many movies have you seen, good or bad, and said to yourself, “this needs to be re-made with more money and a dumbed down script with younger-looking, but overpaid and poorly-skilled actors”?, as a brain dead and idea-less Hollywood seems so determined to do?

I, personally, have almost never seen a remake and found that it was better than the original (that is if the original was any good to begin with).

I can count on one hand the number of movies remade that didn’t suck and have a real difficult time naming a single one that was actually better than the original & justified it being remade (other than a quick buck by the studio).

Think about it, the best movies you’ve seen were ORIGNIAL movies, even in the case that they were remakes, once you see the original, then the remake usually pales in comparison.

One of the reasons original films work better is that the story, writing acting the entire making of it was set in a fixed time. Gone with the Wind, c. 1939 (for example) because the actors, the film technology, the social environment of the movie going public, the economic environment of 1939, the writing, it  all came together at THAT time, 1939 and that can never be duplicated. The essence of what or when the film was made IS part of the film.

Remaking it in another time (and I’m not speaking about the era the move is set in) will never be the same as when they bottled that magic in the year 1939, no matter how much money, or young, beautiful actors/actresses  or money, or modern technology they throw at it at any other time will work. 1939, that time, that one spot in time, made it special and that time will never be here again.

This is something the big studios and Hollywood producers will never understand.


Good point. However, some movies that we may think should never be remade were already remakes, like the Wizard Of Oz that first came out in 1910 and then in 1925 before the one that we all know & love, in 1939 with Judy Garland. Or Ben Hur which original came out in 1925 as a silent film before the Charlton Heston one in 1959 that we all know. There are several more.




Cat

Subject: Re: Movies That Shouldn't Be Remade

Written By: Howard on 07/27/13 at 4:51 pm

Something's Got To Give

Subject: Re: Movies That Shouldn't Be Remade

Written By: whistledog on 07/27/13 at 5:05 pm


Something's Got To Give


If you mean the one with Marilyn Monroe, that one was a remake.

If you are referring to the movie with Jack Nicholson and Diane Keaton, you've got nothing to worry about lol

Subject: Re: Movies That Shouldn't Be Remade

Written By: 80sfan on 07/27/13 at 5:12 pm


I think it was remade.  ???


If it was, then it shouldn't have been. :-X

Subject: Re: Movies That Shouldn't Be Remade

Written By: Howard on 07/28/13 at 7:21 am


If it was, then it shouldn't have been. :-X


It's in the works for Halloween 2013

Subject: Re: Movies That Shouldn't Be Remade

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 07/29/13 at 12:32 am


http://www.doctormacro.com/Images/Dean,%20James/Annex/Annex%20-%20Dean,%20James%20(Rebel%20Without%20a%20Cause)_02.jpg

Rebel Without A Cause


I'd remake it with Justin Bieber!
8)

Subject: Re: Movies That Shouldn't Be Remade

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/29/13 at 6:42 am


The Shining http://images.fanpop.com/images/image_uploads/The-Shining-stephen-king-72826_1024_768.jpg
Please no, leave "The Shining" alone! It was made by an excellent director and is a classic film and has the right to stay that way.

btw, your image is not showing.

Subject: Re: Movies That Shouldn't Be Remade

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/29/13 at 6:44 am


Since I have such a passion for movies (so much that I majored in it!), generally hate remakes and was inspired by some of the other movie-themed threads around here, I figured I'd start this one. My first pick:

Gone with the Wind (1939)
http://www.movieposter.com/posters/archive/main/6/b70-3219

One of my favorite films of all time. Some people complain about how long it is, but I enjoyed every single second of it! I can't imagine anyone replacing Vivian Leigh and Clark Gable. They completely owned their roles. A part me believes such a remake won't happen, but if it does, may God have mercy on the poor soul because they'll have to answer to me. ;D
A sequel to "Gone With the Wind" has been published as a novel in 1991, "Scarlett" by Alexandra Ripley, but will that be made into a film?

Subject: Re: Movies That Shouldn't Be Remade

Written By: Howard on 07/29/13 at 7:18 am


I'd remake it with Justin Bieber!
8)


No, it wouldn't work. ::)

Subject: Re: Movies That Shouldn't Be Remade

Written By: Howard on 07/29/13 at 7:20 am

Midnight Cowboy

Subject: Re: Movies That Shouldn't Be Remade

Written By: Dagwood on 07/29/13 at 8:06 am

Howard, The Shining has been remade.  It was a made for tv with more input from Stephen King.  Apparently he wasn't as happy with the original.


Also, they have made another tv move for the book Scarlet.  It got about as good of ratings as the book.  The book was awful, I didn't even attempt to watch the movie.

Subject: Re: Movies That Shouldn't Be Remade

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 07/29/13 at 11:00 pm


Midnight Cowboy


Definitely should be watched multiple times.  Definitely never remade.

Subject: Re: Movies That Shouldn't Be Remade

Written By: Howard on 07/30/13 at 6:47 am

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-8VTYnoG00Kk/T1X7Je8c5rI/AAAAAAAABXk/etEqUlzWvQs/s640/marx+brothers+1.jpg

any Marx Brothers films?

Subject: Re: Movies That Shouldn't Be Remade

Written By: Ta'Quan on 08/07/13 at 2:33 am


Please tell me that in 10-20 years some knucklehead isn't going to try and remake this:

http://www.counter-currents.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/Pulp-fiction1.jpg


I can't see it...What's the film's name?

Subject: Re: Movies That Shouldn't Be Remade

Written By: yearofthemonkey on 08/07/13 at 5:39 am


http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-8VTYnoG00Kk/T1X7Je8c5rI/AAAAAAAABXk/etEqUlzWvQs/s640/marx+brothers+1.jpg

any Marx Brothers films?


They could've remade "Duck Soup" in the early 2000's with Rufus T. Firefly as a George Bush-like character. Other than that, all of them. They're no Marx's left to star in them.

Subject: Re: Movies That Shouldn't Be Remade

Written By: Howard on 08/07/13 at 2:51 pm

Laurel And Hardy films? ???

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