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Redford says sacrifices for film fest 'worth it'; slams Butch Cassidy remake with Affleck, Damon
Deseret (Utah) Morning News ^ | Jan. 19, 2006 | Jeff Vice

Posted on 01/19/2006 1:21:03 PM PST by seamus

Edited on 01/19/2006 3:43:25 PM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]

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To: bobbdobbs

Silverback Mountain - King Kong makes off with Tom Cruise.


51 posted on 01/19/2006 4:38:54 PM PST by opinionator
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To: seamus

If they go through with it, Kenny Chesney can sing the remake of "Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head."


52 posted on 01/19/2006 4:41:35 PM PST by Clintonfatigued (Sam Alito Deserves To Be Confirmed)
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To: seamus

Butch Cassidy was a "perfect" movie? That thing was full of anachronisms. It was totally unbelievable. One example--one of the characters remarked that they had just "lucked out" when they had to jump off the cliff to elude the posse that was after them. I don't think that expression existed in the Old West. That film was a couple of movie idols playing themselves dressed in cowboy getups.


53 posted on 01/19/2006 5:11:57 PM PST by WestSylvanian
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To: This Just In

One of my favorite movies is Marathon Man. Dustin Hoffman is a fine actor, but Sir Laurence Olivier as the Nazi was incredible. Sir Anthony Hopkins is more like Olivier than any actor I know of... he really gets me and I wish he would do a worthy role other than the cannibal, but he is great in that role.


54 posted on 01/20/2006 6:55:27 AM PST by Flavius Josephus (Ahmedi-nijad: Make Your Time.)
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To: samtheman
That's because we're God's Chosen People.

(Just to tweak the DU lurkers)

55 posted on 01/20/2006 6:59:16 AM PST by rvoitier ("Democrats are the only reason to vote for Republicans." -- Dr. Thomas Sowell)
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To: Snardius
I have to agree with him. Butch and Sundance were best played by Redford and Newman. And then let it rest...

I agree with you. The original was made in wide screen format and there's no likely technical improvement that can be made. Absent a major technical improvement, like going to a wide screen aspect ratio, or doing Lord of the Rings with real actors in an astoundingly spectacular setting, the remakes usually end up being duds.

IMHO the worst of the remake duds was Ocean's Eleven. The coolest thing about the original, made with the whole Rat Pack at its zenith, was that it was a giant Mafia "in" joke. Each of the actors was mobbed up and they made the flick in Vegas when Vegas was the Mob's great cash cow. Nevertheless, for some strange reason, the Mob was never mentioned in the movie and the movie never alluded to what would have happened to Danny and his eleven buddies--an anonymous hole in the desert for each. The movie just wouldn't really worked without that extra bit of personal vigorish.

56 posted on 01/20/2006 7:09:41 AM PST by libstripper
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To: Semper Paratus
"Raindrops keep falling on his head"

LOL!!!

57 posted on 01/20/2006 7:12:31 AM PST by mafree
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To: Snardius
Thelma and Louise was really one of the most unintentionally hilarious movies ever made. It's the story of two complete fools who go on a simple fishing trip and make such a mess of things in a couple of days that they can see no alternative but to commit suicide, even though it was sold as some kind of great celebration of womens' liberation. I've always said that, if the Islamists had any sense of humor, it would be one of the best available pieces of misogynistic propaganda they could find to support their cause.
58 posted on 01/20/2006 7:15:52 AM PST by libstripper
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In church last sunday our pastor mentioned that last August Jennifer Garner and Ben Alleck attended one of our church services last August. Apparently someone in the family was being baptised. I have seasons 1 and 2 of Alias tapes and I missed it. LOL!


59 posted on 01/20/2006 7:08:57 PM PST by buckeyesrule (Alito is neat-o!)
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