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Lileks: Info on RED DAWN Remake [my title]
The Bleat ^ | 2 November 2009 | James Lileks

Posted on 11/02/2009 5:25:38 AM PST by B-Chan

Over the fire I chatted with a neighbor who’s working on the “Red Dawn” remake. Get this: in the new version, China and Russia invade the US – to put a stop to our greed. There are times you wish you had a mouthful of kerosene so you could do a flaming spit take. If this is how the film turns out, it’ll be hilarious; it’s as if the filmmakers were a bit ambivalent about all the horrible jingoism that such a film might unleash, so they had to temper it with a bit of theoretical altruism that could be true, you know, in a sense. I almost expect the Russians and Chinese to invade to enforce Copenhagen protocols, and the brave Americans fight back for a modified rollout of carbon emission standards that will allow domestic industry to perfect the new HydroWind Energy System, which the Chinese don’t want because they just signed a UN agreement to respect patents of other countries.


TOPICS: TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: avengeme; entertainment; lileks; motionpictures; reddawn; wolverines

1 posted on 11/02/2009 5:25:40 AM PST by B-Chan
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To: B-Chan

I feared as much...

PC pathetic.


2 posted on 11/02/2009 5:26:54 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: B-Chan

hrmmmmm b


3 posted on 11/02/2009 5:27:17 AM PST by happinesswithoutpeace (There was a hole here. It's gone now.)
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To: B-Chan

4 posted on 11/02/2009 5:27:56 AM PST by Vaquero (q)
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To: B-Chan

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KxRjXO4Ng9M


5 posted on 11/02/2009 5:28:38 AM PST by happinesswithoutpeace (There was a hole here. It's gone now.)
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To: B-Chan

It was a stupid movie the first time around, and most remakes are worse than the original. Hollywood never changes.


6 posted on 11/02/2009 5:28:42 AM PST by incredulous in PA
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To: B-Chan
"There are times you wish you had a mouthful of kerosene so you could do a flaming spit take."

Nominated for the best written sentence of 2009.

7 posted on 11/02/2009 5:29:07 AM PST by Sam's Army
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To: B-Chan

Then these idiots will be shocked, just SHOCKED, when the movie flops...


8 posted on 11/02/2009 5:29:29 AM PST by piytar (This tag deleted by the Ministry of Truth. Love Big Brother. Or else!)
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To: incredulous in PA

Just curious: How old are you?


9 posted on 11/02/2009 5:29:44 AM PST by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: B-Chan

All things in time anon.


10 posted on 11/02/2009 5:32:21 AM PST by happinesswithoutpeace (There was a hole here. It's gone now.)
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To: B-Chan

Bah!

My suggestion: a U.N. group of lefties sends in “peacekeeping” force in order to rescue a far left president who has just been voted out of office and doesn’t want to leave...


11 posted on 11/02/2009 5:34:19 AM PST by LRS (Just contracts; just laws; just a constitution...)
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To: piytar
Then these idiots will be shocked, just SHOCKED, when the movie flops...

You forgot to use the word "unexpectedly" in that comment.

12 posted on 11/02/2009 5:37:12 AM PST by Turbo Pig (...to close with and destroy the enemy...)
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To: B-Chan

Yeah China and Russia, two countries with a history of being altruistic.


13 posted on 11/02/2009 5:40:29 AM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Sam's Army

I agree.

Unfortunately, how many stupid “social studies” teachers will show this in school for classroom discussion of the evils of American capitalism?


14 posted on 11/02/2009 5:48:12 AM PST by silverleaf (Ours is the only country on earth with a ventriloquist dummy for President)
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To: driftdiver

Well, Chinese tanks sure did cut down those carbon emitters in Tiananmen Square, didn’t they?


15 posted on 11/02/2009 5:50:38 AM PST by silverleaf (Ours is the only country on earth with a ventriloquist dummy for President)
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To: ArrogantBustard

it was a stupid movie. and i’m 46.


16 posted on 11/02/2009 5:52:53 AM PST by sig226 (My President was President of the week at the Norwegian Slough Academy.)
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To: B-Chan
in the new version, China and Russia invade the US – to put a stop to our greed

That may send it to DVD fast.

Many of those 'remakes' just do not do well in the US market. Many only make $$$ in the overseas markets.


17 posted on 11/02/2009 5:54:12 AM PST by TomGuy
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To: incredulous in PA

No accounting for taste.


18 posted on 11/02/2009 5:54:34 AM PST by Kartographer (".. we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.")
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To: B-Chan

most movies are fiction...this may be all out propaganda


19 posted on 11/02/2009 5:56:12 AM PST by dalebert
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To: B-Chan
China and Russia invade the US – to put a stop to our greed.

Is Howard Dean producing this meaningless dreck?

20 posted on 11/02/2009 6:05:50 AM PST by Dead Corpse (III)
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To: sig226
i’m 46.

Fine. You were around then.

I don't agree with you, though.

21 posted on 11/02/2009 6:10:48 AM PST by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: B-Chan

Oh yeah.

In a remake of ‘The Patriot’ lead actor Sean Penn fights the British who are trying to defend native americans from the evil colonials.

In a remake of ‘Bridge on the River Kwai’ a captured group of British prisoners are forced to help the industrial-power of the Japanese to destroy the rainforest. A small group of commandos, led by Ted Danson, foil their plans, thus saving the world of 1942 from global warming.


22 posted on 11/02/2009 6:25:38 AM PST by kidd (Obama: The triumph of hope over evidence)
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To: B-Chan

FAIL!


23 posted on 11/02/2009 7:11:46 AM PST by BubbaBasher ("Liberty will not long survive the total extinction of morals" - Sam Adams)
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To: B-Chan; ETL; M. Espinola; Tailgunner Joe

The Neo-Soviets, Chinese, and Latin American Commies are going to scream and howl and pout when this film comes out.
BTW this is their end goal, to defeat the US.


24 posted on 11/12/2009 10:38:31 AM PST by Thunder90 (Fighting for truth and the American way... http://citizensfortruthandtheamericanway.blogspot.com/)
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