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Old 05-28-2015, 02:47 AM
Location: Texas Hill Country
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Well, A B and C.

A: The thing about remake is that they don't have to use up budget money buying the story rights because they already own that.........and stories don't come cheap these days (and why should they?).

B: Edison, I think, said there were only so many original stories; everything else is a retelling of something else.

C: Some retellings go over very well. Look how many productions were made out of "Pygmalion" such as My Fair Lady and La Femme Nikita just to name two.
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Old 05-28-2015, 04:21 AM
Location: Buckeye, AZ
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Originally Posted by Tourian View Post
I'm sick of people complaining about them.

Seems that's just one of the "in" things to be upset about. I especially don't care for people who go on about not wanting foreign films remade for English speaking audiences. I know you're cool because you can understand several languages and I don't want to read while I watch a movie and that director/writer got paid for getting his/her creation sourced so why do you care so much? Just don't watch it.

I may not go to the theaters to watch them all, but eventually I'll order them on Pay-per-view or see them on Netflix, and I have been entertained by some and disappointed by others. I can always bo back and watch the originals. Just because a remake exists doesn't mean the old movie evaporates and gets purged from everyone's memory.
Prefect solution. You don't want see Scarface 2017, don't see it. I don't see the studios holding your family hostage, forcing you to see it. If you don't want to see the upcoming Raid remake for American audiences, you can choose to stay at home. If you don't want to see the sequel to Fifty Shades of Grey, you don't have to (well unless you want to pull the you owe me card with your SO.) If you aren't into CGI from trailers, you don't go. You know how many trailers turned me off to films, quite a few. Only a small number truly make me want to see movies in theaters like say The Fast and the Furious, The Hangover that were movies I didn't know that were even coming out. Most trailers I see and I think, library or netflix and some I think this is utter crap and only see it years later on tv. If you don't like the type of movies coming out, don't give the studios your money.
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