Out of the Blue

Mel Gibson To Helm "Wild Bunch" Remake. I get that we're in the era of lost creativity remakes and reboots, but there are some movies that do not need to be remade. Sam Peckinpah westerns are definitely on that list, and The Wild Bunch should be at the top of it. Of course there's nothing about remaking a movie that actually harms the original, but Peckinpah's movie was an amazing reflection of its time, and I'd rather see it just stand alone.

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Sep 25, 2018, 10:26
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Pretty strong meat from Sam Peckinpah...:D
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Sep 25, 2018, 10:35
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Sep 25, 2018, 10:35
 
The making of The Wild Bunch is a movie unto itself. Peckinpah had the crew sleep under the stars, they drank whiskey for breakfast, went into town on the off hours and got into bar room brawls with the locals...try that today, Mel old buddy
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Sep 25, 2018, 10:38
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Killer Kane wrote on Sep 25, 2018, 10:35:
The making of The Wild Bunch is a movie unto itself. Peckinpah had the crew sleep under the stars, they drank whiskey for breakfast, went into town on the off hours and got into bar room brawls with the locals...try that today, Mel old buddy

Throw in some violence against scantily clad women he keeps referring to as sex workers and it sounds like a typical day of the week for Mel, actually.
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Sep 25, 2018, 10:53
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Re: Out of the Blue Sep 25, 2018, 10:53
Sep 25, 2018, 10:53
 
Another recent example of a totally unnecessary and unneeded remake is "Papillon" -- I mean WTF?
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Sep 25, 2018, 11:18
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Sep 25, 2018, 11:18
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Sep 25, 2018, 10:53:
Another recent example of a totally unnecessary and unneeded remake is "Papillon" -- I mean WTF?

I agree, that's crazy. I can't imagine any way to improve upon the original.
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Sep 25, 2018, 11:49
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Blue wrote on Sep 25, 2018, 11:18:
Mr. Tact wrote on Sep 25, 2018, 10:53:
Another recent example of a totally unnecessary and unneeded remake is "Papillon" -- I mean WTF?

I agree, that's crazy. I can't imagine any way to improve upon the original.

Or Ben Hur. Jesus, that remake was a real stinker. I mean if they remade a movie that WON 11 Oscars, they can remake anything right?
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Sep 25, 2018, 12:07
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I'm waiting for a modern remake of Citizen Kane, where you find out at the end that Rosebud was an ipod nano.
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Sep 25, 2018, 13:18
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I can't wait for the Citizen Kane remake! I hope they have Kane and Jedediah get in a drunken shakeycam fistfight instead of lamely digging a hole in the floor for a static shot.
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Sep 25, 2018, 13:32
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Sep 25, 2018, 13:32
 
Pizza Delivery Guy Surprises Family With Piano Performance.

Exhibit 1 of "don't let your kids grow up to be a musician."

(not saying don't play music)
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Sep 25, 2018, 13:34
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...aaaaand that's how you get The Meg.
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Sep 25, 2018, 13:34
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Same thing happened to LOTR
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Sep 25, 2018, 13:41
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GinRummy wrote on Sep 25, 2018, 12:07:
I'm waiting for a modern remake of Citizen Kane, where you find out at the end that Rosebud was an ipod nano.

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Sep 25, 2018, 15:38
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Yeah, I dunno. I always thought The Wild Bunch was wildly overrated. Gimme' Once Upon A Time in the West with Bronson and Fonda any day of the week.
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Sep 25, 2018, 17:20
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Cutter wrote on Sep 25, 2018, 15:38:
Yeah, I dunno. I always thought The Wild Bunch was wildly overrated. Gimme' Once Upon A Time in the West with Bronson and Fonda any day of the week.

It's not highlander. There doesn't have to be only one.
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The spinal cord article is great news for paraplegics.

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Sep 27, 2018, 02:48
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Blue wrote on Sep 25, 2018, 17:20:
Cutter wrote on Sep 25, 2018, 15:38:
Yeah, I dunno. I always thought The Wild Bunch was wildly overrated. Gimme' Once Upon A Time in the West with Bronson and Fonda any day of the week.

It's not highlander. There doesn't have to be only one.

I dunno, Blue. I'm pretty sure I saw "The Wild Bunch" battling it out with swords on the rooftop against "Two Mules for Sister Sara."
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