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Old 05-21-2008, 03:35 AM
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Default Remaking The Wizard Of Oz

If they do it soon they should cast Julia Winter as Dorothy.

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She played the precocious kid in Charley and the Chocolate Factory.
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Pleeease have wither Tim Burton or Quentin Tarantino direct!
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I don"t understand why Hollywood is so set on remaking every classic film!!
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Money. If there is a safe market amongst a larger and otherwise high risk market then it is just good business sense.

Give the people what they want.
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I don"t understand why Hollywood is so set on remaking every classic film!!
Because Hollywood is in a remake everything mode. Look at all the comic book movies and all the remakes of tv shows. Heck even Star Trek XI is kinda a rehash, new ideas from hollywood are VERY Few and VERY far between.
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Because Hollywood is in a remake everything mode. Look at all the comic book movies and all the remakes of tv shows. Heck even Star Trek XI is kinda a rehash, new ideas from hollywood are VERY Few and VERY far between.
I miss the original ideas....
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Im not really picking on the sequels like Star Trek or Star Wars they are continuations of fairly orginal ideas. But 98 percent of hollywood movies is either a remake of something or taken from another medium any more.
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On a multi million dollar gamble you have to play it safe.

If it were your money wouldn't you?

Besides, any new idea that is a success is only two years away from being rehashed anyway.
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Old 05-21-2008, 06:58 AM
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On a multi million dollar gamble you have to play it safe.

If it were your money wouldn't you?

Besides, any new idea that is a success is only two years away from being rehashed anyway.
Ok and how many of these remake movies usually tank? Almost all of them!!!
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I believe it has something to do with "royalty free" as well.....how much cheaper it is to hire "adapters" than pay "writers".... that said, The Wizard of Oz holds up well to being retold. SciFi just did a miniseries on it and it was pretty neat. As long as they explore new aspects of the story, I don't object to "re-imagining" things. This is particularly true of movies in which the source material is a book (as this is). There's always loads of stuff lost in translating a book to a movie and that means there is loads of material left unexplored.
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