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Initial post: 21 Jan 2012 12:03:11 GMT
I would like to see the magnificent seven remade, also of mice and men

Posted on 21 Jan 2012 12:38:13 GMT
Stuart M B says:
The way hollywood is going at the moment you probably will,you might not have to wait too long either
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Posted on 21 Jan 2012 13:43:38 GMT
Rich Batch says:
yes magnifient seven would be good

Posted on 21 Jan 2012 14:48:40 GMT
How about the magnificent Charles Bronson film " Yes Virginia there is a Santa Claus" Made for TV 1991 and never released ( as far as I know ). Brilliantly moving film.

Posted on 22 Jan 2012 04:24:25 GMT
kserar says:
i would like to see more movies on old egypt valley of the kings with robert taylor, death on the nile - david niven, at one time the screens were full of them .. sci fi also .. during the 70s tv had some good scifi .. the thing - roy thinnes, star trek etc seems scifi rates second to reality & soaps now if they bother to make them at all.. or have them on for very long. i wonder if awards may be the force behind them not being made anymore as there were never any awards given to scifi movies, that i can recall :)

Posted on 22 Jan 2012 12:08:51 GMT
The Third Man.
A Matter of Life and Death.
The 39 Steps, we are about due another version after that awful offering by the Beeb a couple of years ago.
The Pelican Brief minus one J Roberts.
High Noon. Well they did 3:10 from Yuma!

Posted on 22 Jan 2012 23:17:57 GMT
Jack says:
I have always hoped that someone would make a proper film of War of the Worlds. One that follows the book as Wells wrote it: set in Edwardian England. It's just a shame that Richard Burton isn't around to star in it.

Posted on 24 Jan 2012 22:28:57 GMT
M. Pugh says:
none I detest most remakes why ruin a classic if it ain't broke don't fix it.

Posted on 25 Jan 2012 03:44:34 GMT
Neill says:
I'd like to see Stephen King's "The Stand" made in to a proper film....with Darabont directing it.

Posted on 30 Jan 2012 03:09:17 GMT
DEFINATELY the 007 movie 'Moonraker' - the original was / is a load of manure.
Next time could the producers please stick to the plot of the FLEMING book?

In reply to an earlier post on 1 Feb 2012 02:21:55 GMT
T says:
You're on a hiding to nothing there; The Spy Who Loved Me bears absolutely no relation to the original story whatsoever. And t'was ever thus...

Posted on 5 Feb 2012 12:19:22 GMT
kserar says:
how about Around the World in 80 days .. again! .. only as its a good long movie , with a good plot & would be great to see who theyd pick now for all the bit parts from the original .. :)

Posted on 7 Feb 2012 21:08:57 GMT
Struggling to think of a good/great film that could be remade it would have to be a rotten tomato...but who remembers them?

Posted on 8 Feb 2012 03:49:12 GMT
Yoga Punguin says:
"The Comfort Of Strangers." It has some good performances but doesn't quite work.

In reply to an earlier post on 8 Feb 2012 04:39:46 GMT
Last edited by the author on 8 Feb 2012 04:49:31 GMT
"The Magnificent Seven" WAS a remake itself...of sorts. It was heavily influenced by Kurosawa's "Seven Samurai".

Having said that, if it was going to be remade again, how on earth can you replace The Magnificent Steve McQueen?

Speaking of which, good luck to any director who attempts to remake "Bullitt". God forbid!

In reply to an earlier post on 8 Feb 2012 04:59:51 GMT
I concur.

In reply to an earlier post on 18 Feb 2012 18:01:27 GMT
Last edited by the author on 18 Feb 2012 18:05:44 GMT
LEP says:
I can't for the life of me understand why they are making a remake of the Whitney Housten/Kevin Costner film, The Body Guard. The first was good, leave it alone.

Personally I'm not into remakes, if the first was good, then you are hardly likely to better it. Look at the American version of the Italian Job, I don't think that it was even set in Italy.

In reply to an earlier post on 18 Feb 2012 20:29:53 GMT
Last edited by the author on 18 Feb 2012 20:33:17 GMT
I was appalled, but not really surprised, to see a display stand with a collection of CDs et cetera by Whitney HOUSTEN. She's hardly cold yet the 'let's make the bucks' grab the moment situation has started.

The exploitive and greedy nature of humans disgusts me.

It was the same with Elvis in 1977 and it has often been causticly commented that the best career move for a film star or great music performer is to die. Your sales go ballistic.

In reply to an earlier post on 18 Feb 2012 21:31:08 GMT
LEP says:
They always reissue CD's etc when someone like that dies e.g. Michael Jackson etc. Look at Jim Reeves for instance, if you remember him, for years after his death they issued previously unreleased material.

Apparently, they were already going to remake The Bodyguard before WH died. However, my point was that I couldn't understand why they were doing a remake? Are the songs going to be the same, or different? If the songs aren't the same then it's not the same film, just a film using the same sort of storyline.

In reply to an earlier post on 18 Feb 2012 21:47:28 GMT
Last edited by the author on 18 Feb 2012 21:48:04 GMT
A singer such as Elvis only does so many songs in a career yet we'll get one CD that has, for example 'Heartbreak Hotel' followed by 'Hound Dog' then we'll get another with 'Hound Dog' as the opening track followed by 'Heartbreak Hotel', with the cynical manufacturers knowing the dedicated Elvis fan will want them both.

It happend also with Roy ORBISON and so many others.

Great talents such as PRESLEY and Ricky NELSON were exploited then thrown away for the next new thing on the market. 'Colonel' PARKER was behind both of these.

Posted on 18 Feb 2012 23:37:32 GMT
sonicscooby says:
'We need to talk about Kevin' but still with Tildsa Swinton and the three boys who played Kevin - so it had better be soon then, but different Franklin. Tilda and the boys were excellentg but I found the script very disappointing, Too arty - a triumph of style over substance. Agreed with the down playing of the violence, but missed too much of the story and significant charaters, the teacher? the victims? the friend. Would work well I think as a drama series rather than film.

In reply to an earlier post on 26 Feb 2012 17:09:38 GMT
Why? What's wrong with the original? Who on earth could replace Yul Bryner, Steve McQueen, James Coburn or Robert Vaughan - true Hollywood movie stars - no body! Leave it alone!

Posted on 1 Apr 2012 14:17:41 BDT
Cheddarwasp says:
INCEPTION and AVATAR, with no CGI I might give them a try then!!!

Posted on 1 Apr 2012 22:19:28 BDT
I watched "Lady Jane" - a 1985 film starring a very young Helena Bonham Carter and Cary Elwes, and Patrick Stewart, about the nine day queen Jane Grey. The Tudors are v popular so it might get an audience if done well. I actually really enjoyed the old version but don't think it is considered to be a classic in any way!

In reply to an earlier post on 1 Apr 2012 23:20:42 BDT
Stephen FRY, the commentator, once said on a television programme about Henry V111 that Henry { 1509-47 }, despite all his efforts, had no son to succeed him and his daughter Elizabeth succeeded him. This was blatantly wrong and FRY should have done his research before reading the script of the programme on air.

Henry's first wife, Katherine of Aragon, produced Mary I { 1553-58 }. His second Queen, Ann Bolyne, produced Elizabeth I { 1558-1603 }. His third wife, Jane SEYMOUR, gave birth to his son, Edward VI { 1547-1553 } and she died some days later. Henry decreed that Edward was to succeed him then would come Mary then Elizabeth if Edward had no children.

As was fortunate for history none of this generation of Tudor usurpers had children. Edward was, however, King in his own right and his choice of successor should have over-ridden his father's will. On his deathbed He selected the Protestant Lady Jane GREY as his heir and that should have been the way it went.

Selfish vested interests dictated otherwise, Mary succeeded Edward and the young Jane went to the block for Treason.
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