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Hollywood Sucks. Again. Moreso.

POSTED BY: SCHISM
UPDATED: Monday, March 16, 2009 22:09
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Thursday, March 12, 2009 11:42 AM

SCHISM


Remember that movie, "Death at a Funeral", by Frank Oz that was released in 2007?

Well they're remaking it.

Why?

Well, since it wasn't set in the United States, I guess the poor minimally intelligent American audience couldn't understand it.

So thank dog we have Chris Rock to sort things out for us!!!

http://www.variety.com/article/VR1117995459.html?categoryid=13&cs=1

Important Note 1 - I'm posting this cos Alan Tudyck played the naked ecstasy guy in it.

Important Note 2 - That 'minimally intelligent American' comment was sarcasm, as it seems your movie makers always seem to think the least of it's audience's mental faculties.


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Thursday, March 12, 2009 11:52 AM

WHOZIT


Quote:

Originally posted by Schism:
Remember that movie, "Death at a Funeral", by Frank Oz that was released in 2007?

Well they're remaking it.

Why?

Well, since it wasn't set in the United States, I guess the poor minimally intelligent American audience couldn't understand it.

So thank dog we have Chris Rock to sort things out for us!!!

http://www.variety.com/article/VR1117995459.html?categoryid=13&cs=1

Important Note 1 - I'm posting this cos Alan Tudyck played the naked ecstasy guy in it.

Important Note 2 - That 'minimally intelligent American' comment was sarcasm, as it seems your movie makers always seem to think the least of it's audience's mental faculties.


The British producers are helping Rock steal their own film, there's big money to be made if it's a hit here. There are not alot of original ideas in Hollywood anymore.

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Thursday, March 12, 2009 12:01 PM

STORYMARK


It's a British production that was barely even seen in this country (9 million gross), with no stars. I doubt it has much at all to do with where it was set - lots of non-American set films do fine. It's far more likely to do with someone thinking it's a strong concept, that didn't connect, and no-one saw, and maybe it's worth another shot. This happens every year, often to more widely-know films. I don't see what the big deal is.

"I thoroughly disapprove of duels. If a man should challenge me, I would take him kindly and forgivingly by the hand and lead him to a quiet place and kill him."

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Thursday, March 12, 2009 12:05 PM

EMBERS


Quote:

Originally posted by whozit:
Quote:

Originally posted by Schism:
Remember that movie, "Death at a Funeral", by Frank Oz that was released in 2007?

Well they're remaking it.

Why?

Well, since it wasn't set in the United States, I guess the poor minimally intelligent American audience couldn't understand it.

So thank dog we have Chris Rock to sort things out for us!!!

http://www.variety.com/article/VR1117995459.html?categoryid=13&cs=1

Important Note 1 - I'm posting this cos Alan Tudyck played the naked ecstasy guy in it.

Important Note 2 - That 'minimally intelligent American' comment was sarcasm, as it seems your movie makers always seem to think the least of it's audience's mental faculties.


The British producers are helping Rock steal their own film, there's big money to be made if it's a hit here. There are not alot of original ideas in Hollywood anymore.



well personally I think they could re-do this material into a very different and equally funny film w/this new all Black cast...
I don't think it takes anything away from the brilliance of the very British comedy by doing the same (similar?) material from a totally non-British POV.

It is kind of like how Ugly Betty has been done and redone by different countries, and sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't. Or like the Office: both the British version and the US version are really excellent shows...

So personally I'm glad they hired Ron Glass and I hope the remake is as good (in its own completely different way)


New Firefly fans should check this out: http://www.fireflyfans.net/mthread.asp?b=2&t=15816

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Thursday, March 12, 2009 12:07 PM

STORYMARK


Good point on the cultural aspect. Can't imagine the two versions will come off as all that simmilar.

Wierd that both versions will have a Firefly alum.

"I thoroughly disapprove of duels. If a man should challenge me, I would take him kindly and forgivingly by the hand and lead him to a quiet place and kill him."

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Thursday, March 12, 2009 12:29 PM

SCHISM


........Ron Glass?

Where?

*looks around*

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Thursday, March 12, 2009 6:49 PM

JEWELSTAITEFAN


Great, one version spreken English and now one spreken Urban. Will they next make one speaking American?

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Thursday, March 12, 2009 7:22 PM

BORIS


oh are you serious!!!! HAs Hollywood not got anything older it can remake/steal? next thing you know they'll be remaking "Slumdog Millionaire" and setting it in a trailer park somewhere in the many socially neglected parts of the USA. Naturally the remake will be a huger commercial success than the original. dear me.

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Thursday, March 12, 2009 8:28 PM

JEWELSTAITEFAN


Quote:

Originally posted by boris:
oh are you serious!!!! HAs Hollywood not got anything older it can remake/steal? next thing you know they'll be remaking "Slumdog Millionaire" and setting it in a trailer park somewhere in the many socially neglected parts of the USA. Naturally the remake will be a huger commercial success than the original. dear me.


Shall I assume you are aware that the music airwaves are already deluged by the remake of Jai Ho (from Slumdog Millionaire) by the Pussycat Dolls?

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Friday, March 13, 2009 2:02 AM

BIGRICHARD


I really hope you're kidding, coz on the internets, I can't read sarcasm.

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Friday, March 13, 2009 6:53 AM

STORYMARK


Quote:

Originally posted by boris:
oh are you serious!!!! HAs Hollywood not got anything older it can remake/steal? next thing you know they'll be remaking "Slumdog Millionaire" and setting it in a trailer park somewhere in the many socially neglected parts of the USA. Naturally the remake will be a huger commercial success than the original. dear me.



Guess you ignored the other posts in the thread. Big difference - people SAW Slumdog. No one saw DAAF.

"I thoroughly disapprove of duels. If a man should challenge me, I would take him kindly and forgivingly by the hand and lead him to a quiet place and kill him."

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Friday, March 13, 2009 7:14 AM

FREELANCERTEX


they're *remaking* a film that was pu out in 2007?? are they really that desperate for ideas?


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Friday, March 13, 2009 1:11 PM

BIGRICHARD


how well released was DAAF in the US? Does anyone know?

Here in Aus, it was released quite well, lots of posters and some trailers on TV, and I know lots of people went and saw it...

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Saturday, March 14, 2009 5:22 PM

BORIS


In Reference to "storymark's" comment: I didn't ignore the other posts...I'm not sure what you mean. I just added my opinion...(as people are frequently encouraged to do on this site...which is why I like it so much). I am admittedly more than mildly computer illiterate so perhaps my inability to place my comment appropriately in this thread has caused confusion. Apologies. Also re nobody seeing "Death at a Funeral" I agree with "BIGRICHARD"I suppose it depends on where you live . I live in a not so big town in Central NSW Australia, and almost everyone I know saw it and loved it, from little old ladies to high school kids. Then again we do love Brit comedies over here.

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Saturday, March 14, 2009 10:10 PM

PIRATECAT


Schism, I'll tell ya what the red blooded American likes to watch. 101 start up movie studio.. Good Chinamen vs Bad Chinamen movies. Hometown hero comes home after war beats up red necks saves woman with kid. Real popular in the South. Aliens come to Earth under peace disguise just to breed the women the US Army sets them straight back home. Boy and dog get separated in the civil war. Dog comes home with metals then dies. This is what America enjoys.

"Battle of Serenity, Mal. Besides Zoe here, how many-" "I'm talkin at you! How many men in your platoon came out of their alive".

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Monday, March 16, 2009 10:09 PM

SHINYGOODGUY


Storymark mentioned the $9M DAAF made and that was here in the US. But elsewhere, overseas actually, it made a little over $38M.

H-wood loves movies that make large piles of cashy-money. So we get the remake of DAAF. I agree that H-wood has lost it's creative edge....actually that's bull; they want to make large piles of cashy-money....bottom line, period, end of story.

I've noticed that for some time now, I believe it's when they invented the Box Office Count (gross amounts of the above-mentioned cashy thingy) that H-wood has gone, well....Hollywood.
There are a handful of studios, mostly independents (gee, where have I heard that before)
that are fighting the good fight and producing quality films. Unfortunately the majority of the Big Studios are opting for more money, rather than really good films, like Serenity for example.

BTW DAAF was made for a mere $9M, so they walked away with $30-plus Million in profits. Not bad for a little 9 million dollar Brit movie. If you don't already know 'Slumdog' was made for $15M and has, to date, made over $132.7M. Not bad for a movie that was supposed to go straight to DVD.
So yes, there will be sequels, prequels and remakes up the wazoo.

So kiddies, prepare thyselfs for the onslaught.

SGG

Tawabawho?

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