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Old May 9th, 2002, 06:11 AM   #16
Capt. Quirk
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The worst offense, are those that aren't creative enough to do something of their own. Instead, they take a movie, comic book, or tv show and butcher it to meet their idea of what the public wants.

The latest one I have seen, was 13 Ghosts. It was hacked so badly, that the only resemblence it had to the original was the name. I absolutely loved the original, bad FX and all. Spiderman was the best remake, but that too fell short of the original story.

What is the moral? Steal an idea, butcher it, and add mega special effects driven by heavy music. It will sell millions. Am I bitter? Nah... just really upset that I spent my money. I should have waited till next Summer when it will be out on cable.
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Old May 9th, 2002, 07:34 AM   #17
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Have you heard about this theory that says all of the stories that can be told have been told already. I think that's nonsense though. Was it Shakespeare who said there are thirteen kinds of stories? Or maybe that was the number of successful "formulas."

I'm really taken with the films of Wes Anderson and Darren Aronofsky, I think those guys are good story-tellers. Or in the case of Aronofsky's "Requiem for a Dream," a good example of fiction-into-film, which is quite a trick.

There are plenty of books and short stories out there that would make good movies. Why we needed "Pearl Harbor," a remake of "Tora Tora Tora" and "Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo" just baffles me when you consider all of the really good stories from World War Two that haven't yet and may never be told on film, or visually at least.

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