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Old 25-05-2005, 23:48   #1
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What films made in the 1970’s, would you like to see get remade ?

No one likes crappy, unnecessary and / poorly done film remakes, but what films made only in the 1970’s only, would you like seeing get remade, for any reasonably valid reasons, such as :
1) the original film/s made, was a disappointing book adaptation (if that was the case) that wasn’t faithful to the source material and / or not long enough and maybe should’ve been made longer as a TV mini series (if it needed more time).
2) the film/s made, was miscast and would’ve been a lot better with any other actor/s, or a different, much better director.
3) the film/s made, had too low a budget and / or needed use of more sophisticated technology, that’s available in present day, but wasn’t then.
4) the film/s have dated badly.
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Old 26-05-2005, 11:57   #2
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The 70's was probably my favourite decade for films, so it offers the fewest opportunities for successful remakes as far as I'm concerned.

Having said that, much as I love Polanski's work, his overrated Tess was a poorly judged adaptation of Thomas Hardy's novel. Serving as a star vehicle for a beautiful but much too passive Nastassia Kinski, its decorative, soft focus countryside in no way resembles the harsh, inhospitable land that helps to break the heroine of the novel.

I'd love to see Tess of the d'Urbervilles remade by Terrence Malick whose treats the realtionship between characters and landscape in a way that is similar to what Hardy does in his novels.

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Old 26-05-2005, 12:11   #3
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Jaws, with a big CGI shark and Ashton Kutcher and Paul Walker as Brody & Hooper. Maybe Affleck as Quint. Oh ya.
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Omega Man

THX 1138 with diff director, actors, plot, everything. The original is just a bunch of arse.

Towering Inferno with even cheesier CGI effects and a telephone poll running to see who will burn
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Death Wish. Same story except this time he kills anything in a burberry cap
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Death Wish. Same story except this time he kills anything in a burberry cap
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How about McG's Barry Lyndon?

Or maybe Brett Ratner could do it with Chris Tucker?
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Any of the Doug McClure adventures - The Land That Time Forgot, The People That Time Forgot, Warlords of Atlantis and At The Earth's Core with CGI creatures would be good.

Jaws with a CGI shark would be good too.
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I'd like to see Paul W Anderson (the Resident Evil guy) remake Apocalypse Now - with James Van Der Beek as Kurtz, it would real meaning to the line 'The Horror. The Horror'

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Remake of A Clockwork Orange brought up to date. By the droogs now video the beatins on mobile phones. Sod.. sod ..that'll be the news last week. more Trevor McDonald territory.
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