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(Deadline)   On reports that "Fame" will be rebooted as TV series, producer says nooooooo, it's not a "reboot", it's a reimagining, "set against the backdrop of today's unprecedented access to the world of celebrity"   (deadline.com) divider line 36
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2012-08-29 07:59:48 AM  
The original movie was OK, but profoundly of that specific cultural moment.

The TV series of the movie excised every element of the movie that gave it any amount of edge, grit, or believability. What remained was a weekly Very Special Episode in the lives of older teens, designed for the consumption of younger teens.

So my hopes for a "reboot" of the TV series under the guidance of reality TV producers are not particularly high.
 
2012-08-29 08:05:23 AM  
Hey, I remember, remember, remember, remember, remember, remember, remember, remember, remember Fame!
 
2012-08-29 09:13:54 AM  
Fame?

Again?

I'm gonna retch forever.
 
2012-08-29 09:19:53 AM  
I wanna live foreverrrr....!


FAME!
 
2012-08-29 09:22:55 AM  
Is it any wonder?
 
2012-08-29 09:25:50 AM  
They should re-imagine it as school designed not to train Broadway stars, but Reality stars.

"OK everyone, we're going to practice our binge drinking today, and I want to see vomit on this floor people! And chug, 2, 3, 4 and shot, 2, 3, 4 and...Ms. Martin, what exactly is the problem here?"
"Ms. BootyFresh, I just don't know. My doctor said that I shouldn't be drinking when I'm 3 months pregnant, and..."
"DO YOU WANT TO BE A REAL HOUSEWIFE OR NOT, Ms. Martin? Because there are a hundred other girls out there that would tear out every hair on your head to be where you are right now! So either get out of my sight or pick up that Jagr-bomb!"
 
2012-08-29 09:26:59 AM  
Didn't they already reboot it or am I thinking of something else?
 
2012-08-29 09:27:32 AM  
I remember the tv episode with Lori Singer (The Beastmaster's sister, fyi) being friendly with that Jimmy Osmond kid who had Assbergers or was simply retarded or soemthing, who told everyone he and Lori had slept together ie, they went to sleep at the same time rather than farked. Awkward! Lori was pissed when she found out what people were whispering behind her back.

Anyway, they had a big song and dance at the end and everyone was happy.*


/*not exactly sure if that's what happened but I'm confident in guessing that's what happened.
//also remember the episode with the racist ballerina teacher who thought black girls couldn't be ballerinas.
Anyway, they had a big song and dance at the end and everyone was happy.*
 
2012-08-29 09:30:18 AM  

jayhawk88: They should re-imagine it as school designed not to train Broadway stars, but Reality stars.

"OK everyone, we're going to practice our binge drinking today, and I want to see vomit on this floor people! And chug, 2, 3, 4 and shot, 2, 3, 4 and...Ms. Martin, what exactly is the problem here?"
"Ms. BootyFresh, I just don't know. My doctor said that I shouldn't be drinking when I'm 3 months pregnant, and..."
"DO YOU WANT TO BE A REAL HOUSEWIFE OR NOT, Ms. Martin? Because there are a hundred other girls out there that would tear out every hair on your head to be where you are right now! So either get out of my sight or pick up that Jagr-bomb!"


Reality Show Vernacular 101

Today's lesson: "I'm not here to make friends."
Tomorrow's lesson: "threw me under the bus."
 
2012-08-29 09:32:41 AM  

Cythraul: I wanna live foreverrrr....!


FAME!


Even I'm not that gay.
 
2012-08-29 09:36:39 AM  
I'll save everyone the trouble.

The students are all descended from Cylons.
 
2012-08-29 09:41:54 AM  

gunga galunga: Reality Show Vernacular 101

Today's lesson: "I'm not here to make friends."
Tomorrow's lesson: "threw me under the bus."


The Right Reasons 302: Advanced studies in Finding Love and/or Playing the Game
Steroids and You 150: Cycles, Side Effects, and Finding the Right Doctor
Hottub Maintenance and Repair 201
 
2012-08-29 09:44:06 AM  

gingerjet: Cythraul: I wanna live foreverrrr....!


FAME!

Even I'm not that gay.


(Does a dance in his office while singing the theme song.)
 
2012-08-29 09:48:01 AM  
remember that scene where Irene Cara was persuaded to model topless, and she started crying?

/good times...good times
 
2012-08-29 09:58:21 AM  
man... when i do the coco crying pulling the shirt slowly off the shoulder bit when something is happening i don't like.. it cracks me up.. and anyone else that saw that scene in the movie:)
 
2012-08-29 09:58:34 AM  
Tinseltown should have replaced this:

www.luxuryvacationsource.com


with this:


www.clker.com


long ago.
 
2012-08-29 10:09:02 AM  
Didn't NBC already do a reality show based on Fame? Nobody watched it.
 
2012-08-29 10:12:30 AM  
Isn't Glee kinda like Fame in a way that it's about quote-talented kids-unquote and all sorts of celebrities pop on by to tell them to follow their dreams?

Let's get rid of all "you can succeed if you believe" shows... and no new crime procedurals while we're at it.
 
2012-08-29 10:39:07 AM  

gingerjet: Cythraul: I wanna live foreverrrr....!


FAME!

Even I'm not that gay.


You're just jealous because you never learned how to fly...

HIGH!
 
2012-08-29 10:55:12 AM  

exparrot: remember that scene where Irene Cara was persuaded to model topless, and she started crying?

/good times...good times


That was Fame??! I remember that scene exactly. I remember how excited she was to go to that shoot. And I remember how creepy that white dude was for asking her that.. how very Polanski. It was very, very off-putting. She so didn't want to do it, but she wanted to be a star and had already committed the hubris of talking up the whole thing to all her friends...

but I didn't remember what show it was. Thanks, man. That was one of those 'Dudley gets molested at the bike shop' moments.
 
2012-08-29 11:49:21 AM  

Mawson of the Antarctic: Isn't Glee kinda like Fame in a way that it's about quote-talented kids-unquote and all sorts of celebrities pop on by to tell them to follow their dreams?


I gave up on Glee long ago, but I understand that last season's finale ended with Kurt's dreams being crushed.
 
2012-08-29 11:58:57 AM  
They did that, it was called Fame: LA, and it failed miserably.
 
2012-08-29 12:58:10 PM  
I find this loose, hard to swallow. Puts you there where things are hollow.

/Bully for you, chilly for me
 
2012-08-29 01:20:42 PM  
Isnt it called glee now?
 
2012-08-29 01:56:06 PM  
"set against the backdrop of today's unprecedented access to the world of celebrity"

What show isn't?
 
2012-08-29 02:07:54 PM  
As the music starts, a girl does performs solo on stage. Bart soon
joins her from the wings, a mask concealing his features.

Lisa: That spiky-haired masked dancer is really something. I wonder
who he is?

Jimbo: He's graceful, yet masculine. So it's OK for me to enjoy this.

Nelson: {[philosophically] This reminds me of the movie "Fame", and to a
lesser extent, the TV series, which was also called "Fame".}
 
2012-08-29 02:08:20 PM  
Goddamned producers always get this wrong. A reboot is a total new version of the same story. Like 'The Incredible Hulk' film was to 'Hulk'. A sequel is something that maintains continuity with a previous work, like the new Star Trek movies are in the same universe as all the other Star Trek movies (albeit a different timeline). A re-imagining is takes the beats of an original and uses them to build a unique story, as Sons of Anarchy is to Macbeth. Then you've got your sidequels (or parallelequels if you prefer), that occur in the same universe but don't really touch anything from the originals, like Prometheus.

All of this is fact and clearly not debatable in any way.
 
2012-08-29 02:28:30 PM  
Today's unprecedented access to the world of celebrity? So this show will be all about Celebrities using their Twitter accounts?
 
2012-08-29 02:34:50 PM  

texdent: Didn't they already reboot it or am I thinking of something else?


Twice. Once as a short-lived LA-based spin and again as Not-American-Idol... but it did kicked off Joey Fatone's career in presenting light entertainment.

/please don't ask me how I know.
 
2012-08-29 03:11:01 PM  
 
2012-08-29 03:43:23 PM  
So it's basically a ripoff of "L.A. Complex", but it's actually gonna be made in L.A.
 
2012-08-29 03:52:53 PM  
This could work brilliantly if they have that one teacher/coach that everyone loves and brings in big money, but has that dark secret that he secretly sleeps with real dolls.
 
2012-08-29 05:31:24 PM  

dalovindj: Macbeth


Hamlet
 
2012-08-29 05:46:30 PM  

gunga galunga: Mawson of the Antarctic: Isn't Glee kinda like Fame in a way that it's about quote-talented kids-unquote and all sorts of celebrities pop on by to tell them to follow their dreams?

I gave up on Glee long ago, but I understand that last season's finale ended with Kurt's dreams being crushed.


How so? Did he find out he was allergic to cock?

====

"Look! It's one of the kids 'from Fame!'"
"Which one?"
"Any of them."
 
2012-08-29 10:02:30 PM  

misanthropicsob: gingerjet: Cythraul: I wanna live foreverrrr....!


FAME!

Even I'm not that gay.

You're just jealous because you never learned how to fly...

HIGH!

"As a kite by then!, Rock-et man!!"
thegentlemanblog.files.wordpress.com
 
2012-08-30 01:44:54 AM  

czetie: The original movie was OK, but profoundly of that specific cultural moment.

The TV series of the movie excised every element of the movie that gave it any amount of edge, grit, or believability. What remained was a weekly Very Special Episode in the lives of older teens, designed for the consumption of younger teens.

So my hopes for a "reboot" of the TV series under the guidance of reality TV producers are not particularly high.


Brilliant summary.
+1 internet & a cookie.
 
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