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    Which old film would you remake if you were a film producer and which film would you consider such a classic that it would be too sacred to remake?

    I would remake 'Westworld' and I would consider 'Whisky Galore' too sacred to remake.
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    I don't think any films should be remade. 90 odd percent of the output these days is either poor remakes or total no-brain nonsense. Roll on some originality and intelligence, coupled to a decent story for a change.

    If you are going to remake anything, try Titanic and cut two hours off the running time, lose Celine Dion (My fart will go on) and change the story to a Carribean cruise where topless sunbathing is mandatory (TITanic) Make sure George Clooney plays the ugliest guy on the trip. Somehow manage to work cars, drugs and guns into the plot (not easy for the former with it being at sea and all that) and I am sure you could have a box office winner.

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    Gone with the wind.

    A fantastic book and the film doesn't do it justice. The actors and actresses in it are way too old to be playing the parts of 16 year olds and the film missed too many important parts of the book and ended up not making sense.

    'Scarlet' on the other hand - fantastic. Use Timothy Dalton and Joanne Whalley Kilmer to play the parts in 'Gone with the wind'.


    Despite that, it's still my favourite book ever!!!!!!!
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    Wuthering Heights, only because I always feel that it is so dark in black & white that I can never really see what's happening. Love to see Ewan McGregor as Heathcliffe and Nicole Kidman as Cathy.
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    Remake - Clash of the Titans

    Too sacred - It's a Wonderful Life

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    Remake- Braveheart

    Sacred - The Godfather part I & II

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    Quote Originally Posted by willowbankbear View Post
    Remake- Braveheart
    Agree, hopefully with historical accuracy e next time
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    remake...the quiet man

    to scared.....pulp fiction

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    While were on the subject of remakes ,We`ve got the Posiedon out on dvd tonight. I saw the original years ago,so Ill be able to let you know if it should have been remade later.....Dont hold yer breath though

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    I was pleased with the new Poseidon adventure as a remake.
    I liked the Wickerman as well. The only small criticism with the Wickerman was that it got de-Albafied and americanised.
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    Remake most Schwarzenneger films give em live ammo.
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    Remake - jason and the argonaughts - so another 60 generations can marvel at clucnky CGI effects!

    Keep as is - The glen miller story - the louis armstrong cameo is special
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    Quote Originally Posted by willowbankbear View Post
    While were on the subject of remakes ,We`ve got the Posiedon out on dvd tonight. I saw the original years ago,so Ill be able to let you know if it should have been remade later.....Dont hold yer breath though
    Rheghead , ye were right,!! That was not a bad remake at all

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    I also thought that Poseidon remake was one of the few worthwhile ones in years.

    The one I can least even comprehend why they bothered was the Steve Martin "Pink Panther" movie.

    Something I've always wanted to see is the original of "Scarface" starring Paul Muni, just to compare it. Muni was blacklisted in the McCarthy era, so it was probably burned!

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    Can't think of a remake but I think Threads is sacred. I havn't seen it for years but it still sticks in my mind, in fact I'm off to order it now.
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    Remake : Battle of the Bulge

    Sacred : Jaws

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    What should not have been remade:
    The Wicker Man
    What should have been re-made:
    The English Patient - as an NHS promo, the original was tripe.
    What should be remade that has not yet been:
    er.... 'They drive by night'
    sacred. Pvt.Ryan, the saving of./Jaws/ Shawshank/Stand by Me/Fargo/Braveheart/Treasure of the Sierra Madre/The Straight Story

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    Quote Originally Posted by connieb19 View Post
    Can't think of a remake but I think Threads is sacred. I havn't seen it for years but it still sticks in my mind, in fact I'm off to order it now.
    Is that the nuclear apocolyptical one Connie?

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    could remake wizard of oz especially wi the special effects the day.
    (wouldnt thou)
    shouldnt remake star wars or lord of the rings
    no amount of darkness can drive out darkness
    only light can do that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by obiron View Post
    could remake wizard of oz especially wi the special effects the day.
    (wouldnt thou)
    shouldnt remake star wars or lord of the rings
    LOTR? they shouldn't have bothered making 'em once in my opinion.

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