Skip to comments.Redford says sacrifices for film fest 'worth it'; slams Butch Cassidy remake with Affleck, Damon
Posted on 01/19/2006 1:21:03 PM PST by seamusEdited on 01/19/2006 3:43:25 PM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]
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Silverback Mountain - King Kong makes off with Tom Cruise.
If they go through with it, Kenny Chesney can sing the remake of "Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head."
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.
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.
(Just to tweak the DU lurkers)
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.
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!