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Message 838995 - Posted: 11 Dec 2008, 20:22:02 UTC - in response to Message 811172.  


There are so many books out there just begging to be made into films, why does Fox have to remake a classic? Why not film Joe Haldeman's,"Forever Wars"? Or "Alfred Bester's "The Stars My Destination"? Or Arthur C. Clarke's "Rendezvous With Rama"? Or "Childhood's End"? Or the Mars Trilogy by Kim Stanley Robinson? Or quit stalling Orson Scott Card's "Ender's Game" as a movie?



..........or Issac Asimov's "Foundation" Series. Now that would make an interesting series of films!

What all of them including the extras published after the Good Dr died you know I can see them doing it .....NOT!!!!!!
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Message 839049 - Posted: 11 Dec 2008, 22:27:06 UTC

I won't bother seeing the film and nor will I buy the Blu-Ray or DVD. The original film, whilst covertly sniping at the arms race, was superbly crafted - whilst the new version will probably attempt to dazzle with lots of SFX. Lets face it, remaking a good 'classic' film is merely an excuse for a lack of creative imagination. What next? Casablanca, Henry V (the 5th), or, Its a Wonderful Life?

For this reason, I sincerely hope that Forbidden Planet is left alone - even now, yaers after I first saw that film, it still prompts my imagination. For what it is worth, I thought the last version of The War of the Worlds, was truly dreadful, but then, when I saw the 1953 (?) version, I was only slightly disappointed, having read the book.

Perhaps the trouble with these re-makes, is that they either, deviate too radically from the original film/book in it's presentation, or, it becomes unrecognisable as either the film/book.



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Message 839062 - Posted: 11 Dec 2008, 23:15:07 UTC - in response to Message 839049.  

I won't bother seeing the film and nor will I buy the Blu-Ray or DVD. The original film, whilst covertly sniping at the arms race, was superbly crafted - whilst the new version will probably attempt to dazzle with lots of SFX. Lets face it, remaking a good 'classic' film is merely an excuse for a lack of creative imagination. What next? Casablanca, Henry V (the 5th), or, Its a Wonderful Life?

For this reason, I sincerely hope that Forbidden Planet is left alone - even now, years after I first saw that film, it still prompts my imagination. For what it is worth, I thought the last version of The War of the Worlds, was truly dreadful, but then, when I saw the 1953 (?) version, I was only slightly disappointed, having read the book.

Perhaps the trouble with these re-makes, is that they either, deviate too radically from the original film/book in it's presentation, or, it becomes unrecognizable as either the film/book.



And from the Trailers I saw of this new movie, It sounds like It went from Cold War to an Earth First Terrorist alignment and so It's not a movie I want or would pay to see, Ever.
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Message 839095 - Posted: 12 Dec 2008, 1:22:35 UTC

The Day the Earth Stood Still

Tonight on AMC - the original 50's movie.
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Message 839164 - Posted: 12 Dec 2008, 7:42:35 UTC - in response to Message 838924.  

The Day the Earth Stood Still: Trailer #2


It looks good. I am hoping for a night out tomorrow night to have a meal and see this.
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Message 839290 - Posted: 12 Dec 2008, 19:05:54 UTC

Here's a Review of this Movie on CNN:

Review: 'Earth Stood Still,' movie falls apart

It still looks and sounds like an Earth First, And Eradicate all Humans and all signs that Humans ever existed type of Movie, In other words Pure Drek. I'll pass on seeing or buying It. ;p
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Message 839367 - Posted: 12 Dec 2008, 22:19:04 UTC - in response to Message 839290.  

Here's a Review of this Movie on CNN:

Review: 'Earth Stood Still,' movie falls apart

It still looks and sounds like an Earth First, And Eradicate all Humans and all signs that Humans ever existed type of Movie, In other words Pure Drek. I'll pass on seeing or buying It. ;p

From the review:
But once Keanu-Klaatu emerges from his blubbery placenta spacesuit, the movie shifts into familiar fugitive thriller terrain and the tension slowly drains out of it. Dr. Benson helps him escape to New Jersey where he can meet with an alien undercover agent in McDonald's, and she can introduce him to a true world leader, a Nobel laureate played by John Cleese.

Seriously? John Cleese?

I mean, he was great in "A Fish Called Wanda" but.....
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Message 839429 - Posted: 13 Dec 2008, 2:11:32 UTC

I'm personally a fan of Keanu, regardless of what people say about his acting. The Matrix is still my favorite movie of all time.

I'm going to see TDESS tomorrow barring any unforeseen circumstances. Like Joker, I'm not a big fan of movies that prefer to show humans as the only problem on Earth (much like The Happening, which is my Worse Movie In Recent Memory), but I'm interested to see how this turns out.
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Message 839430 - Posted: 13 Dec 2008, 2:13:01 UTC - in response to Message 839429.  

I'm personally a fan of Keanu, regardless of what people say about his acting. The Matrix is still my favorite movie of all time.

I'm going to see TDESS tomorrow barring any unforeseen circumstances. Like Joker, I'm not a big fan of movies that prefer to show humans as the only problem on Earth (much like The Happening, which is my Worse Movie In Recent Memory), but I'm interested to see how this turns out.


The Happening was rather disappointing.......the premise was good, but the overall impact and ending was a letdown....
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Message 839602 - Posted: 13 Dec 2008, 16:12:07 UTC - in response to Message 838953.  

I'm saving my money, I think the DVD will be out by March.

I'll post a link when something watchable hits the net.
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Message 839619 - Posted: 13 Dec 2008, 16:44:04 UTC

People put too much in A remake movie comparing it to the Original rather judging the movie by itself.

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Message 839631 - Posted: 13 Dec 2008, 17:52:14 UTC







. . . Filming locations

. . . The Day the Earth Stood Still - 2008


Location:

Downey Studios - 12214 Lakewood Boulevard, Downey, California, USA

6.3/10 (1436 votes)
...aka D.T.E.S.S. (2008) (USA: promotional abbreviation)
...aka Day the Earth Stood Still: The IMAX Experience, The (2008) (USA: IMAX version)


a note: Reeves' Reveals Extraterrestrial Beliefs . . .

13 December 2008 6:03 AM, PST | From wenn.com | See recent WENN news

Keanu Reeves is sure there is life on other planets, insisting it's "crazy" to think extraterrestrials don't exist.

The actor stars in the sci-fi movie 'The Day The Earth Stood Still', and the filming experience left him wondering about alien beings.

He says,

"I've met people who have seen UFOs but I don't know anyone who has been abducted. How could there not be life on other planets? The universe is so vast.

"I guess a lot of people won't believe in extraterrestrial life until they see evidence, until an alien lands in Central Park like my character does in the film, but the idea that life doesn't exist anywhere but here is crazy."




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Message 839653 - Posted: 13 Dec 2008, 19:09:30 UTC

Good job, Richard!
No one will notice my other link now!
LOL!
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Message 839655 - Posted: 13 Dec 2008, 19:15:05 UTC - in response to Message 839653.  

Good job, Richard!
No one will notice my other link now!
LOL!


even though i downloaded THAT player - in your Link - it won't download the Movie here . . . ;(((

oh well . . . ;)


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Message 839749 - Posted: 13 Dec 2008, 23:38:49 UTC - in response to Message 839655.  

Good job, Richard!
No one will notice my other link now!
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even though i downloaded THAT player - in your Link - it won't download the Movie here . . . ;(((

oh well . . . ;)



Same here Richard, but did work when I clicked the alternate link.


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Message 839758 - Posted: 14 Dec 2008, 0:11:02 UTC

Went to see this tonight and can only rate it as "OK", infact, nothing special at all.
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Message 839809 - Posted: 14 Dec 2008, 4:49:08 UTC - in response to Message 839619.  

People put too much in A remake movie comparing it to the Original rather judging the movie by itself.


There's a reason for that. Many great movies have a special place in our hearts and minds, and any change to the original is usually considered a bastardization of the original artwork. Very infrequently, if at all, can a duplicate or remake ever be held with such admiration as the original when the original gets to set the precedence.

In point of fact, I don't think I've seen a remake that I have liked better than the original. The only remake that I've liked separate from the original was Time Machine (2000).
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Message 839826 - Posted: 14 Dec 2008, 5:46:40 UTC - in response to Message 839809.  

People put too much in A remake movie comparing it to the Original rather judging the movie by itself.

There's a reason for that. Many great movies have a special place in our hearts and minds, and any change to the original is usually considered a bastardization of the original artwork. Very infrequently, if at all, can a duplicate or remake ever be held with such admiration as the original when the original gets to set the precedence.

In point of fact, I don't think I've seen a remake that I have liked better than the original. The only remake that I've liked separate from the original was Time Machine (2000).

And lets not forget if a movie was adapted from a book. I really enjoyed the Lord of the Rings movies but the book purists tended to dislike it. I've never read them. But I've seen the previous animated movies and those sucked.
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Message 839833 - Posted: 14 Dec 2008, 6:13:13 UTC - in response to Message 839809.  

People put too much in A remake movie comparing it to the Original rather judging the movie by itself.


There's a reason for that. Many great movies have a special place in our hearts and minds, and any change to the original is usually considered a bastardization of the original artwork. Very infrequently, if at all, can a duplicate or remake ever be held with such admiration as the original when the original gets to set the precedence.

In point of fact, I don't think I've seen a remake that I have liked better than the original. The only remake that I've liked separate from the original was Time Machine (2000).

Watched "The Day The Earth Stood Still" last night, and really enjoyed it.

Michael Rennie and Patricia Neal went together well, and it was a classic "perils of war" story for the Post-WWII era.

Been a while since I'd seen it.
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