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(Variety)   Who's ready for a sequel to "It's a Wonderful Life?"   (variety.com) divider line 49
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2013-11-18 08:35:06 PM
From TFA:"Karolyn Grimes, who played George Bailey's daughter "Zuzu" in the original, will return for the "Wonderful Life" sequel as an angel who shows Bailey's unlikeable grandson (also named George Bailey) how much better off the world would have been had he never been born."

Yep, sounds like sequel.
 
2013-11-18 08:45:17 PM
barf.
 
2013-11-18 08:46:19 PM
Hopefully, Old Man Potter finally gets a beat down.
 
2013-11-18 08:46:46 PM
 
2013-11-18 08:55:29 PM
I think this reviewer nailed Martini's Lounge to a t.
 
2013-11-18 08:56:44 PM

Omahawg: I think this reviewer nailed Martini's Lounge to a t.


woops. here is the correct review



so sorry

don't hit me
 
2013-11-18 08:56:54 PM
1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-11-18 08:59:38 PM
This one is from the POV of the demon who made Uncle Billy lose the $8,000 and drove Violet to give out $5 Albany Banana Squats
 
2013-11-18 09:05:13 PM
Marlo Thomas did one.  It was so horrid that people stopped coming to her house because she actually made them watch it.
 
2013-11-18 09:08:20 PM

Mr. Coffee Nerves: This one is from the POV of the demon who made Uncle Billy lose the $8,000 and drove Violet to give out $5 Albany Banana Squats


I'd pay good money to see Uncle Billy boning her outside Potter's bank and her lifting the 8 large before hitting the road.  That's the Christmas movie I know.
 
2013-11-18 09:10:05 PM

Shostie: I prefer the lost ending:

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x7sqx2_its-a-wonderful-life-lost-en d_ shortfilms


I love that ending also.  Hadn't seen it in years, so thanks, Shostie
 
2013-11-18 09:13:50 PM

Rapmaster2000: Hopefully, Old Man Potter finally gets a beat down.


And he's played by Dick Cheney.
 
2013-11-18 09:21:22 PM
You can't just buy people, Allen J. Schwalb.
 
2013-11-18 09:22:29 PM
"The new film will retain the feeling of the original, and it simply must be shared,"

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2013-11-18 09:23:33 PM

Shostie: I prefer the lost ending:

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x7sqx2_its-a-wonderful-life-lost-en d_ shortfilms


That restores my faith in humanity.
 
2013-11-18 09:45:47 PM
There's no way Hollywood can make a film with the pacing and tone of the original. It's just not in their pallet. The studio will throw in modern tropes and comedy. The original if released with no nostalgia supporting it, would sink like a block of lead in the ocean. Audiences hate films like that nowadays.
 
2013-11-18 09:50:24 PM
now-here-this.timeout.com
 
2013-11-18 09:54:31 PM

Shostie: I prefer the lost ending:

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x7sqx2_its-a-wonderful-life-lost-en d_ shortfilms


Came for this. Also my all-time favorite SNL episode.
 
2013-11-18 10:00:58 PM
There was already a remake in the '70s, so I am surprised a sequel hasn't been tried.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0076213/?ref_=ttpl_pl_tt
 
2013-11-18 10:13:31 PM
In case anyone cares. It Happened One Christmas, the '70s remake, is on Youtube.
 
2013-11-18 10:19:12 PM
simpsonswiki.com
 
2013-11-18 10:21:28 PM
Fark this shiat.
 
2013-11-18 10:22:13 PM

Shostie: I prefer the lost ending:

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x7sqx2_its-a-wonderful-life-lost-en d_ shortfilms


Well, I don't have much else to say, except that perhaps it should get meta and have a part where the director and producer jump off a bridge after seeing that they were going to make a sequel to It's a Wonderful Life.
 
2013-11-18 10:26:04 PM
You all deserve it.  They came (to remake) Rollerball, and you were silent.  Then they came (to remake) Total Recall, and you were silent   No this.

We clearly need to wipe out Hollywood and start again.
 
2013-11-18 10:31:26 PM
Doesn't the description sound more like A Christmas Carol than It's A Wonderful Life? "Guy who sucks is taught a lesson by a visit by supernatural forces" is sort of the opposite of the original.
 
2013-11-18 10:35:47 PM
 

Mr. Coffee Nerves: This one is from the POV of the demon who made Uncle Billy lose the $8,000 and drove Violet to give out $5 Albany Banana Squats


Albany Banana Squats? Must be popular north of the the Mason-Dixon  line.


/Or is it the Donna Dixon line?
 
2013-11-18 10:37:58 PM
Just how easy is it to be a Hollywood exec? I don't estimate the difficulty of jobs normally because it's very presumptuous, but it's hard to imagine that the people making decisions these simple-minded have that much going on.
 
2013-11-18 10:51:06 PM

Foxxinnia: Just how easy is it to be a Hollywood exec? I don't estimate the difficulty of jobs normally because it's very presumptuous, but it's hard to imagine that the people making decisions these simple-minded have that much going on.


That's a legitimate question. Like much in life, it's being in the right place at the right time. And sucking the right dick, too, I suppose.
 
2013-11-18 11:06:06 PM

Foxxinnia: Just how easy is it to be a Hollywood exec? I don't estimate the difficulty of jobs normally because it's very presumptuous, but it's hard to imagine that the people making decisions these simple-minded have that much going on.


Want something that will REALLY bake your noodle? Think about how many times such people claim some movie CAN'T be made because they think the concept is too difficult to understand. Then think about how many movies that could be explained in goofy ways. Simple stuff like Raiders of the Lost Ark or Back to the Future.
 
2013-11-18 11:37:55 PM
Ah to have lived in 1946 and have poked Donna Reed with my warped, twisted old man.
 
2013-11-18 11:54:21 PM
I am currently playing Joseph in a production of the radio drama of "It's a Wonderful Life" so I'm getting a... No, no I am NOT!
 
2013-11-19 12:09:43 AM

Fano: Foxxinnia: Just how easy is it to be a Hollywood exec? I don't estimate the difficulty of jobs normally because it's very presumptuous, but it's hard to imagine that the people making decisions these simple-minded have that much going on.

Want something that will REALLY bake your noodle? Think about how many times such people claim some movie CAN'T be made because they think the concept is too difficult to understand. Then think about how many movies that could be explained in goofy ways. Simple stuff like Raiders of the Lost Ark or Back to the Future.


The term in Hollywood is "high concept." A "high concept" movie, despite the name, is one that can be explained in very few words. "Top Gun" is about flying. No, really, that's ACTUALLY all it's about. A "low concept" movie is one that needs a whole lot of explanation. Studio execs hate "low concept" movies because they're afraid the rubes out in the sticks won't understand them. That's why they looooove them some reboots and remakes and sequels, even if they're crappy movies--a remake is by definition a high-concept movie. "It's Gone with the Wind only in the future." "It's what happens after Casablanca" "It's the gritty reboot of ET." Nevermind that all those movies would totally suck, they're easy to sell.

But if you've got a movie that you have to pitch like "Well, it's about this guy who's kind of simple-minded, but he means well, and he grows up in the rural South, and through no fault of his own, he winds up in all kinds of historic moments--he speaks to JFK just before his assassination and goes to Vietnam, and then saves his crippled captain's life--but because he's so simple, all these events don't touch him..." the exec is going to toss you out of his office before you finish. And who would really watch a movie like that.
 
2013-11-19 12:53:42 AM
Every time a movie is remade, an angel commits suicide. Stuff like Cape Fear and the Maltese Falcon (the Bogart one is a remake) are when someone talked them out of it.

I always imagine Hollywood execs as standing in a field, ordering at a clear blue sky, for lightning to get in their water bottle.
 
2013-11-19 01:13:04 AM

Gyrfalcon: Fano: Foxxinnia: Just how easy is it to be a Hollywood exec? I don't estimate the difficulty of jobs normally because it's very presumptuous, but it's hard to imagine that the people making decisions these simple-minded have that much going on.

Want something that will REALLY bake your noodle? Think about how many times such people claim some movie CAN'T be made because they think the concept is too difficult to understand. Then think about how many movies that could be explained in goofy ways. Simple stuff like Raiders of the Lost Ark or Back to the Future.

The term in Hollywood is "high concept." A "high concept" movie, despite the name, is one that can be explained in very few words. "Top Gun" is about flying. No, really, that's ACTUALLY all it's about. A "low concept" movie is one that needs a whole lot of explanation. Studio execs hate "low concept" movies because they're afraid the rubes out in the sticks won't understand them. That's why they looooove them some reboots and remakes and sequels, even if they're crappy movies--a remake is by definition a high-concept movie. "It's Gone with the Wind only in the future." "It's what happens after Casablanca" "It's the gritty reboot of ET." Nevermind that all those movies would totally suck, they're easy to sell.

But if you've got a movie that you have to pitch like "Well, it's about this guy who's kind of simple-minded, but he means well, and he grows up in the rural South, and through no fault of his own, he winds up in all kinds of historic moments--he speaks to JFK just before his assassination and goes to Vietnam, and then saves his crippled captain's life--but because he's so simple, all these events don't touch him..." the exec is going to toss you out of his office before you finish. And who would really watch a movie like that.


http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/HighConcept

Thank you, greened friend for summing it up.I tried briefly to find the tvtropes wiki the equivalent of low concept and couldn't. But your Forrest Gump example is one of a zillion films made that defied pitches, that in other cases got booted around because no one wanted to take a chance on a story/concept  that sounded "too complicated" even though they are pretty simple. ... hmmm, struggling... drinking.... How about the Matrix? The details are crazy but the concept is simple. Better might be the Terminator movie, or Aliens.
 
2013-11-19 02:18:06 AM

Marcus Aurelius: Marlo Thomas did one.  It was so horrid that people stopped coming to her house because she actually made them watch it.


And they made one where Clarence the angel comes down to Earth on another assignment.
 
2013-11-19 02:22:46 AM
Possible titles

It's A Wonderful Life 2: The Quickening
It's A Wonderful Life 2: Electric Boogaloo
2 Wonderful 2 Furious
For A Few Wonderful Lives More
It's A Wonderful Life 2: It's A Wonderful Life Harder
It's A Wonderful Life: The Legend of Curley's Gold
I Still Know What You Did Last Wonderful LIfe
 
2013-11-19 02:28:08 AM
Umm... has any movie had its plot stolen as often as It's A Wonderful Life? Sure, there's only been a handful of theatrical remakes, but TV has been shamelessly ripping it off for decades. Even the "inspired" plot twist they're proposing here is old hat. It's supposed to read like this:

Karolyn Grimes Sam Kinison plays an angel who shows an obnoxious guy (named George Bailey Al Bundy) how much better off the world would have been had he never been born.
 
2013-11-19 02:54:43 AM
Isn't the only reason the "It's a Wonderful Life" a popular Christmas movie because it was public domain for a decade or two, so they played it over and over and it just became a classic because of that?
 
2013-11-19 03:33:29 AM

Raw_fishFood: Isn't the only reason the "It's a Wonderful Life" a popular Christmas movie because it was public domain for a decade or two, so they played it over and over and it just became a classic because of that?


More or less. It didn't do well during it's original release.

Also, this thread needs more of the drop dead gorgeous Donna Reed.

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2013-11-19 03:48:00 AM

robohobo: Raw_fishFood: Isn't the only reason the "It's a Wonderful Life" a popular Christmas movie because it was public domain for a decade or two, so they played it over and over and it just became a classic because of that?

More or less. It didn't do well during it's original release.

Also, this thread needs more of the drop dead gorgeous Donna Reed.


Not entirely true. It was nominated for five oscars, it couldn't have been the huge turd people like to frame it as.

More pictures.
 
2013-11-19 04:03:03 AM

Knobbs: robohobo: Raw_fishFood: Isn't the only reason the "It's a Wonderful Life" a popular Christmas movie because it was public domain for a decade or two, so they played it over and over and it just became a classic because of that?

More or less. It didn't do well during it's original release.

Also, this thread needs more of the drop dead gorgeous Donna Reed.

Not entirely true. It was nominated for five oscars, it couldn't have been the huge turd people like to frame it as.

More pictures.


Maybe, maybe not. Lots of turds get nominated for Oscars. How many people went to see 'Precious'? I can't actually find any exact box office numbers, only the bit on Wiki.

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/there ARE nudes out there if you choose to GIS
 
2013-11-19 04:03:34 AM

Gyrfalcon: "Top Gun" is about flying. No, really, that's ACTUALLY all it's about


Er, no. It's about a guy turning gay. I'll let the master explain it:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NzY9a-WmE6o
 
2013-11-19 04:52:48 AM

robohobo: Raw_fishFood: Isn't the only reason the "It's a Wonderful Life" a popular Christmas movie because it was public domain for a decade or two, so they played it over and over and it just became a classic because of that?

More or less. It didn't do well during it's original release.

Also, this thread needs more of the drop dead gorgeous Donna Reed.

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Absolutely stunning. I want one :(
 
2013-11-19 05:30:51 AM
Also, I don't think it's been mentioned in thread, but this isn't actually happening. Someone jumped the gun on the announcement.

/Sad to say I poked through 'A Christmas Story 2' on a streaming site....yes, Ralphie, it was farking terrible
//a local theatre shows the original for the whole week before Christmas, my wife and I have gone for years now, and it's always great to see kids seeing it for the first time. It totally holds up with the younglings...they might not get the time period, but the story...that shiat is farking timeless
 
2013-11-19 06:48:06 AM

robohobo: Raw_fishFood: Isn't the only reason the "It's a Wonderful Life" a popular Christmas movie because it was public domain for a decade or two, so they played it over and over and it just became a classic because of that?

More or less. It didn't do well during it's original release.

Also, this thread needs more of the drop dead gorgeous Donna Reed.

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[www.gonemovies.com image 690x525]
[images.fineartamerica.com image 688x900]
[upload.wikimedia.org image 800x1052]
[www.allposters.com image 338x450]


Note: even if your father is dying, you do NOT leave a nekked Donna Reed in the bushes.
 
2013-11-19 08:12:36 AM

stoli n coke: Possible titles

It's A Wonderful Life 2: The Quickening
It's A Wonderful Life 2: Electric Boogaloo
2 Wonderful 2 Furious
For A Few Wonderful Lives More
It's A Wonderful Life 2: It's A Wonderful Life Harder
It's A Wonderful Life: The Legend of Curley's Gold
I Still Know What You Did Last Wonderful LIfe


It's a Wonderful Death?
 
2013-11-19 10:17:33 AM
Hollywood's worsening tendency to feed from its own corpse is enough to make a vulture gag.
 
2013-11-19 08:23:12 PM

Valiente: Hollywood's worsening tendency to feed from its own corpse is enough to make a vulture gag.


Did you know they're making Beetlejuice 2?

/I'm not helping
 
2013-11-19 10:56:36 PM
So more if a remake of a Christmas Carol boiled down to one ghost then huh?
 
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