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yeah I heard about this, I just hope they don't cock this one up. There's been good sci-fi remakes and bad, just look at rollerball for bad. Fahrenheit 451 is a great story, and great stories make great films, again it's a shame, the original 60's version shouldn't be tarnished but I see this new remake, or reimagining of the book to be one to look out for next. I hope they make something special.


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The remakes continue: Texas Chainsaw, Dawn, Stepford Wives, and trailers are appearing on television now for The Manchurian Candidate. I understand that The Ring is a remake as well. Why can't the studios remake bad movies or movies that didn't earn much money in the box office?

Imagine being a 12-year-old watching Clockwork Orange for the first time, with his mother in the room. It's sad that once Alex was caught the only help he got was in reciting bible verses then being trained like a dog. Everyone shunned him and he was left without any means to defend himself. He is never offered real help and when's all is said and done, he has no idea that he did anything wrong.

Kubrick was excellent in composing his shots. I found a production draft of the 2001 screenplay that noted several scenes being missing because the sets weren't finished yet-it seems Kubrick may have been writing scenes only after he could visualize them on the set. Having seen some of the storyboards that Kubrick commissioned for A.I., I think that film would have been better had he lived and directed it.

About Michael Moore and his shee-yit: Bowling For Columbine is a thought-provoking film, but it is flawed. I found the comparison of the cities Windsor and Detroit most interesting, as were the other statistics displayed in the film. Two parts of that film that were most unfair: the boycotting of K-Mart(because he didn't have the balls to tango with Wal-Mart, a company that might actually be owned and operated by Satan) and Moore's delightful visit with Charlton Heston(it is less a shock that Heston has loaded guns in his home when you realize that his house is encircle by a giant wall-he is the Omega Man).
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About this new adaptation of Fahrenheit 451, I’ve just found out that Frank Darabont is directing which is brilliant; the guy can really tell a story. You really just have to look at Darabont's previous work to show you that he knows how to put across a message in his films, in Shawshank Redemption it was hope, in The Green Mile it was miracles, in The Majectic it was a second chance at life. And now with Fahrenheit 451 it's the idea, a message that power doesn't rule over all. The story reminds me of Fascist Germany and the way the Nazi's made people live their lives.

About Michael Moore, personally I have read his books and see his films. He's shocking and humorous at the same time, but trust worthy no. Like the Republican's he has many layer's of guilt which he does not reveal, he's a clever guy who gets a point across by any means necessary, in humor and editing.


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I really like his way. Sarcastic somtimes.

Has anyone of you seen Ed Wood? It's a film of B-movie director Ed Wood, pretty good.

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YEAH I've seen Ed Wood, I think from what I can remember it was directed by Tim Burton.

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Quote from a review of Burton's Ed Wood: "Leave it to Burton to bring to the screen the story of the least talented movie director of all time."

Big Fish wasn't bad either, though my expectations were previously lowered by Planet of the Apes remake.
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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Tim Burton - Any thoughts?

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I could easily make a joke about Burton and the Chocolate Factory, but I will refrain. That might be a perfect pairing of director and story. Is this in production?

What about Romero directing The Girl That Loved Tom Gordon? Is Castle Rock Entertainment passing-off a bad premise to a cheap director or will Romero be able to translate and enhance this into a great film? The book is okay, but mind you that there is no narrator as in Green Mile or Shawshank. The tale is mostly visual and would rely heavily on a young actress.
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Yes, Willy Wonka is in production, they're filming it now.
One thing I'm still not sure about is Johnny Depp playing Willy Wonka. Okay Johnny's a good actor but 'him' playing Willy Wonka. Personally I'd have Gene Wilder come back to play the same roll again, though that aint gonna happen now is it!
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Johnny Depp as Willy Wonka is the reason Hollywood will do this. I would expect Burton to use Depp or maybe Danny DeVito. Depp can probably achieve a whimsical quality and reach a good depth of character without going totally apesh*t.

You know what remake I'd like to see: The Last Man On Earth(because I can't seem to find the original on VHS or DVD). It's probably just as well that this isn't being done, because Ben Affleck would probably get the lead role and I shudder the thought of this guy being the last man on Earth. Sam Jackson would be an interesting choice("I thought I told y'all to stay from my house-now I'm mad, motherf**kers").
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