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Subj: Rebooting/recreating old films
Posted: Mon May 02, 2022 at 09:14:12 pm EDT (Viewed 32 times)
Reply Subj: Re: I may change my mind but, in my opinion, Hollywood should stop recycling so many old franchises.
Posted: Fri Apr 29, 2022 at 05:25:19 pm EDT (Viewed 44 times)

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The problem as I see it is that there are more platforms for content than there is good content. There are a percentage of good creators who can create good content. For the mediocre creators out there they can remake something great and hope that it elevates their career. Then there's a lot of shovelware, junk content bound for Redbox or the streaming channels.

Red Letter Media (on Youtube) had what I thought was a smart insight into the streamers (I think they were talking about Amazon Prime but it could apply to any) that they are like a buffet restaurant. They have to make a lot of food that will never get eaten because their selling point is the appearance of variety and choice. I'll try to find the video where they talk about it. So they buy up tons of crap movies to fill space. There's so much junk that the only way for many to get noticed is to do a big name remake that gets more attention.

So I don't expect remakes to ever end, only to increase. Disney just announced that they found an old memo from Walt telling them not to remake animated films and they decided to halt production on all live-action remakes currently in development. But how long will the shareholders allow them to cut off revenue streams? That can't last long.



1. Benefits of modern FX tech

2. Would people want to watch the classic Zorro movie with Tyrone Power or a new one with modern cast? Nothing against Tyrone Power but do modern audiences know who he is?

Someday I fully expect the Star Wars movies, ep 1 to 6 to be redone despite all the planned retcons coming that will clarify and revise ep 7 to 9.


3. revise/update scripts for modern audiences and sensibilities, removing things that were fine back then but offensive today

4. the quest for more money \:\)


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