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(Yahoo)   The Untouchables: 20 Classic Movies that Hollywood should not remake or revisit, ever   (movies.yahoo.com) divider line 45
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2013-11-22 12:55:49 PM
I'm predicting at least 90% of those will have reboots or sequels by 2023
 
2013-11-22 01:01:51 PM
5. "Casablanca"

I thought they already did that one.

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2013-11-22 01:05:40 PM
Most of those have already been remade or at least heavily imitated.

List fails without Jaws.
 
2013-11-22 01:40:52 PM
The list: apt

The editing: infuriatingly absent
 
2013-11-22 01:43:11 PM
"When Harry Met Sally" is inviolate but "Lawrence of Arabia" isn't?
 
2013-11-22 02:10:00 PM
A bit too late for The Day the Earth Stood Still, sadly.
 
2013-11-22 02:19:34 PM

Mugato: Most of those have already been remade or at least heavily imitated.

List fails without Jaws.

Jaws

*shouldn't* have been revisited. Sadly, however...

I would have added The Godfather, but, along the same lines it was revisited both for better and for worse.
 
2013-11-22 02:28:23 PM
List fails without Galaxina.
 
2013-11-22 03:02:14 PM
FTA: "Several all-timers that we would've loved to include in the list below, like "Back to the Future," "Jaws," "The Exorcist," and "Ghostbusters" manufactured inferior sequels."

Hey, even if the sequels weren't as good...

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ZAZ [TotalFark]
2013-11-22 03:07:34 PM
Even this year's box-office hit "Oz the Great and Powerful" felt a little icky for daring to capitalize on our infinite love of "The Wizard of Oz."

L. Frank Baum wrote a series of Oz books. A series of movies is defensible on that basis. I have not read any of the books.

There was a sequel of sorts to unsequelable Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. It may have merely built on the same legend rather than directly following the classic.
 
2013-11-22 03:16:19 PM

ZAZ: Even this year's box-office hit "Oz the Great and Powerful" felt a little icky for daring to capitalize on our infinite love of "The Wizard of Oz."

L. Frank Baum wrote a series of Oz books. A series of movies is defensible on that basis. I have not read any of the books.

There was a sequel of sorts to unsequelable Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. It may have merely built on the same legend rather than directly following the classic.


I was going to note this as well, even though I have yet to get around to watching Oz the Great and Powerful. Even if was (like I said, haven't seen it) a complete stinker, it's not a remake it's technically a prequel- and one based on the original books. Hell, the original movie left out a lot from the original book itself.
 
2013-11-22 03:22:58 PM

Sybarite: 5. "Casablanca"

I thought they already did that one.

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No, I believe the canonical sequel to Casablanca was Ilsa, She-Wolf of the SS.
 
2013-11-22 03:46:20 PM
You know what we need? Another Batman remake.

/said no one ever.
 
2013-11-22 04:17:23 PM
List fails without Coming to America.

/That boy is good!
//Mmhmmm. Good and terrible.
 
2013-11-22 04:28:55 PM

bdub77: You know what we need? Another Batman remake.

/said no one ever.


You know what we need?  Another Batman remake.


WOOOHOOO!  I'm the FIRST!
 
2013-11-22 04:46:16 PM
The only sequel that I think would be fun is the story of Senator John "Bluto" Blutarsky, If they could find anyone who could close to Belushi.
Remakes are generally crap, such as  We're no Angels, but very rarely good.  Meet Joe Black being the exception, IMO.
 
2013-11-22 05:00:43 PM
They've been remaking Animal House with great regularity for the last 20 years
 
2013-11-22 05:05:21 PM

DammitIForgotMyLogin: They've been remaking Animal House with great regularity for the last 20 years


I'd say knocking off or ripping off, but not remaking.
 
2013-11-22 05:11:05 PM
The Shining was remade in 1997 with that guy from Wings.
 
2013-11-22 05:15:29 PM
I agree with this list.
 
2013-11-22 05:52:43 PM
"A Face In The Crowd" should be remade to bring it's timeless and important tale to a new young audience.

I was unhappy learning "The Great Gatsby" was getting the re-make then learned the version I love is a re-make.
 
2013-11-22 05:58:22 PM
Author of TFA doesn't seem to understand the difference between a sequel and a remake.
 
2013-11-22 05:58:52 PM

simplicimus: The only sequel that I think would be fun is the story of Senator John "Bluto" Blutarsky, If they could find anyone who could close to Belushi.
Remakes are generally crap, such as  We're no Angels, but very rarely good.  Meet Joe Black being the exception, IMO.


The original Ocean's Eleven kind of sucked.  Yeah, I love Frank and the Rat Pack, but damn was that movie slow.
 
2013-11-22 07:06:08 PM

FrancoFile: simplicimus: The only sequel that I think would be fun is the story of Senator John "Bluto" Blutarsky, If they could find anyone who could close to Belushi.
Remakes are generally crap, such as  We're no Angels, but very rarely good.  Meet Joe Black being the exception, IMO.

The original Ocean's Eleven kind of sucked.  Yeah, I love Frank and the Rat Pack, but damn was that movie slow.


That movie was basically an excuse for Frank and his pals to party in Vegas on the movie studio's dime.  It's not exactly fine filmmaking.

I'd certainly consider calling Scorsese's Cape Fear better than the original.
 
2013-11-22 07:10:13 PM

GRCooper: "When Harry Met Sally" is inviolate but "Lawrence of Arabia" isn't?


As Lawrence of Arabia was based on a real person, it seems to me that it would be entirely possible to make another, original movie out of the events of his life. A different writer in a different era with a different director could make a Lawrence of Arabia which emphasizes different aspects of what all actually went on and make a perfectly good movie. In fact, it's kind of odd that they haven't done so already.

The trouble with When Harry Met Sally is that using the same line of thinking I just used on Lawrence of Arabia, it's entirely unnecessary to remake it insofar as Hollywood already has remade it dozens of times. If a writer wanted to do a movie based upon the exact same idea, but updated or emphasizing different ideas, they don't need those exact characters at all. That, I propose, is the common thread between a lot of the movies on this list - with only a few, like Groundhog Day, having something which make it truly stand out and being unsuitable to be remade.
 
2013-11-22 07:11:43 PM
The possibility of ever attempting the same stint and coming close to recapturing the glory of "Insert 90% of movie titles here" are slim-to-nonewhatsoever-so-don't-even-try.


That's really the problem with most remakes, reboots and sequels, the magic isn't there. They are usually a perfect mix of multiple elements, and you can never quite re-create those. It's why people don't want to even hear about remakes being made.... Well that and the fact that even though we grew up with Movie 'X', it doesn't mean that at this point, we just want the same shiat made over and over. It's not just that we don't want to see you rape our classics, we're also looking for some goddam original stuff to entertain US as well...

The other main reason that movies fail as remakes is that they are a product of their time and don't translate well. Red Dawn is a PRIME example of this, it's narrative doesn't work in the post-cold war world, no matter who you make the bad guys out to be.

After these two main reasons, you probably end up with about 1% of all remakes that are as good as, or sometimes even better than, the originals. That's 1% of remakes, not all movies... Same really goes for sequels and reboots. This is a pretty good list.
 
2013-11-22 09:49:50 PM

KrispyKritter: "A Face In The Crowd" should be remade to bring it's timeless and important tale to a new young audience.

I was unhappy learning "The Great Gatsby" was getting the re-make then learned the version I love is a re-make.


I don't quite know how to feel about that. It is one of my all time favorite films but a modern retelling could be done well. The question is would it be done well?
I would add Meet John Doe and His Girl Friday to the list of old films with a message that is more timely than ever. I would say go for broke and release new versions of all three at the same time like that Grindhouse double feature.
 
2013-11-22 11:05:13 PM
I'd like to see a movement to remake films that should have been good, but for whatever reason, failed to live up to the potential of their ideas. Stuff like Lady in the Water, the SW prequels - basically movies that had great ideas but fumbled the execution.
 
2013-11-22 11:38:43 PM
"To Kill a Mockingbird".

*drops mic*
 
2013-11-23 12:18:29 AM

OtherLittleGuy: "To Kill a Mockingbird".

*drops mic*


*shoves mic up OtherLittleGuy's ass*
 
2013-11-23 12:20:43 AM

GRCooper: OtherLittleGuy: "To Kill a Mockingbird".

*drops mic*

*shoves mic up OtherLittleGuy's ass*


No, wait.  You're saying it SHOULDN'T be touched.  I agree.

Bad tequila.  Bad.  Go lie down.
 
2013-11-23 01:53:02 AM
I don't see why a remake of Citizen Kane is so out of the question. People are more fascinated by the ultra-wealthy than ever before.

Who wouldn't be interested in a dot-com billionaire Kane who dies young but still broken?
 
2013-11-23 02:23:11 AM

scottydoesntknow: I'm predicting at least 90% of those will have reboots or sequels by 2023


Nah, the county will have collapsed by then and no one will be making movies.
 
2013-11-23 02:31:40 AM
Man, talk about poor web design!  I mean, really, an empty paragraph after the picture?  Have these guys never heard of margins?   The spacing is also way off.  For Odin's sake, man, the text is closer to the image below it and not the image above it, which is back asswards.  They really need to send their web developers back to school.
 
2013-11-23 02:38:37 AM
Bonnie and Clyde.

oh, wait
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(link to ebert's review)
 
2013-11-23 05:10:52 AM
How could they leave Blazing Saddles off this list?

That said, the simple solution to outrage over movie remakes is to just NOT watch them.
 
2013-11-23 07:10:39 AM
Flying High/Airplane
 
2013-11-23 08:47:51 AM

Rani13: How could they leave Blazing Saddles off this list?

That said, the simple solution to outrage over movie remakes is to just NOT watch them.


I was going to add any Mel Brooks movie or any of the Pryor/Wilder movies, and not that they could do any sort of racist justice to it now, The Toy.
 
2013-11-23 09:45:31 AM
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2013-11-23 09:57:11 AM
Missed opportunity to use the Wheaton tag.
 
2013-11-23 12:17:06 PM

ktybear: Flying High/Airplane


But Airplane! was a remake/parody of Zero Hour.
 
2013-11-23 12:25:36 PM

Rani13: How could they leave Blazing Saddles off this list?

That said, the simple solution to outrage over movie remakes is to just NOT watch them.


Because it's one of those films we are currently to PC to remake, like Putney Swope.
 
2013-11-23 02:21:01 PM
If Hollywood ever tries to remake Cool Hand Luke I will burn that shiathole to the ground and hurt the feelings of everyone involved.
 
2013-11-23 06:40:24 PM
I completely agree that they shouldn't remake Stand By Me, but what they SHOULD do is to re-film the narration and the filmed parts by Dreyfus now that Wil's the same age that Dreyfus was when they filmed it.
 
2013-11-23 08:37:30 PM
time to restart Superman
 
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