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Worst remake idea ever?

 
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cNJ Chris



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PostPosted: Sun May 04, 2008 8:56 am    Post subject: Worst remake idea ever? Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sun May 04, 2008 9:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't hold out any hope for this. And I'm not being argumentative, Chris. But...

The Magnificent Seven was a pretty decent remake that even Kurosawa was okay with.

It did recast it as a Western, and that's fitting since Kurosawa to a degree was placing a John Ford style Western into a Samurai setting when making Seven Samurai.

This appears to be a more literal setting remake, and probably a Real Bad Idea. :)


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PostPosted: Sun May 04, 2008 10:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Forgot to mention that Yojimbo was remade as A Fistful of Dollars (worked), Last Man Standing (didn't work) and several other times. Again, they didn't leave them in a Samurai setting, though Kurosawa was making a Western in a Samurai setting in the movie.


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PostPosted: Sun May 04, 2008 1:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jdw wrote:
I don't hold out any hope for this. And I'm not being argumentative, Chris. But...


John, you're the last person I'd expect to be argumentative, why suppose I would come to that conclusion? :)

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The Magnificent Seven was a pretty decent remake that even Kurosawa was okay with.

It did recast it as a Western, and that's fitting since Kurosawa to a degree was placing a John Ford style Western into a Samurai setting when making Seven Samurai.

This appears to be a more literal setting remake, and probably a Real Bad Idea. :)


John


The little I've read about it is that it is a direct remake. I would be interested if it was variation on the theme, done by a director with talent. But this isn't like Magnificent Seven, it seems closer to the Gus Van Sant version of Psycho. It's got two other strikes going for it...

1) The Weinsteins are involved in it;
2) The guy writing the screenplay wrote Young Guns.

Yeah, I don't hold out any hope for this :)

And as someone who's read Kurosawa's autobiography about ten times, I know all about how Western cinema influenced him :)
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