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Old 05-23-2018, 07:11 AM
 
Location: Lakewood NJ/Murrells Inlet SC/ N. Naples FL/Swainton NJ
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The original is a classic. It would be hard to make a better version. With that said, HBO failed miserably. Watched it last night. My time would have been better watching the Big Island lava on YouTube.......
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Old 05-23-2018, 12:10 PM
 
Location: on the wind
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It was pretty bad. The original evoked such a rigid, thoughtless, and banal society. Drove home the point without all the melodramatic aggression. Another vehicle to showcase fancy weaponry and technology, little else. What they felt necessary to attract jaded viewers. All effect and windowdressing. How ironic.

BTW, HI's laze and fissures were much better!

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Old 05-23-2018, 12:17 PM
 
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Turned it off after about the first 15 to 20 minutes. A comic book version of the original, and not in a good way.
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Old 05-23-2018, 12:18 PM
 
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Does anyone - anyone? anyone at all? see the irony of making a TV movie about Fahrenheit 451 to be watched on today's giant screen TVs?
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Old 05-23-2018, 12:21 PM
 
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Does anyone - anyone? anyone at all? see the irony of making a TV movie about Fahrenheit 451 to be watched on today's giant screen TVs?

"What do YOU think, Linda?"
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Old 05-23-2018, 12:25 PM
 
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Does anyone - anyone? anyone at all? see the irony of making a TV movie about Fahrenheit 451 to be watched on today's giant screen TVs?
Of course...it's a given.
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Old 05-23-2018, 01:51 PM
 
Location: Lakewood NJ/Murrells Inlet SC/ N. Naples FL/Swainton NJ
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It was pretty bad. The original evoked such a rigid, thoughtless, and banal society. Drove home the point without all the melodramatic aggression. Another vehicle to showcase fancy weaponry and technology, little else. What they felt necessary to attract jaded viewers. All effect and windowdressing. How ironic.

BTW, HI's laze and fissures were much better!
Besides, any classic movie with Julie Christy would be impossible to duplicate!
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Old 05-23-2018, 08:10 PM
 
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The original film was very memorable and a masterpiece. No remake would be able to beat it or even equal it.

I hate remakes anyway. It's like the people who make them have no talent and have to rely on other people's ideas for their own movies. They should think of something new and create their own masterpieces.
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Old 05-26-2018, 06:23 AM
 
Location: So Ca
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Didn't receive many good reviews.

https://www.npr.org/2018/05/19/61258...fahrenheit-451
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Old 05-26-2018, 08:57 AM
 
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I hate remakes anyway. It's like the people who make them have no talent and have to rely on other people's ideas for their own movies. They should think of something new and create their own masterpieces.

While that's true of most re-makes, I have to keep in mind that the classic Bogart/Astor version of "The Maltese Falcon" is the third movie version of the story.
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