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Windows 7: Last Movie Watched

19 Oct 2011   #121
noobvious

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Panais

It is a remake of a Charles Bronson movie. That is Strike One!
Correction, it was a POOR REMAKE of a Charles Bronson movie.
Has anyone ever seen a remake that was better than the original? I don't think I have.
That's a great question.....
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19 Oct 2011   #122
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

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Correction, it was a POOR REMAKE of a Charles Bronson movie.
Has anyone ever seen a remake that was better than the original? I don't think I have.
That's a great question.....
The original. Evidently a classic at Rotten Tomatoes.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ben-Hur_(1925_film)

Ben Hur (Charlton Heston)
Ben-Hur (1959) - IMDb
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19 Oct 2011   #123
panais

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit SP1
 
 

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Panais

It is a remake of a Charles Bronson movie. That is Strike One!
Correction, it was a POOR REMAKE of a Charles Bronson movie.
Has anyone ever seen a remake that was better than the original? I don't think I have.
NO!
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19 Oct 2011   #124
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

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Has anyone ever seen a remake that was better than the original? I don't think I have.
That's a great question.....
The original. Evidently a classic at Rotten Tomatoes.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ben-Hur_(1925_film)

Ben Hur (Charlton Heston)
Ben-Hur (1959) - IMDb
BUZZZ. I have to buzz you on that. It has to be in the recent past, say 50 years. It wouldn't be fair to have a silent movie as the original and then say "WOW that remake sure was a lot better when they added sound to it".
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19 Oct 2011   #125
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

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That's a great question.....
The original. Evidently a classic at Rotten Tomatoes.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ben-Hur_(1925_film)

Ben Hur (Charlton Heston)
Ben-Hur (1959) - IMDb
BUZZZ. I have to buzz you on that. It has to be in the recent past, say 50 years. It wouldn't be fair to have a silent movie as the original and then say "WOW that remake sure was a lot better when they added sound to it".
There was no stipulations before my posting.
The original evidently would have been even worse with sound.
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19 Oct 2011   #126
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

The Thing (1951)
The Thing from Another World (1951) - IMDb

The Thing (1982)
The Thing (1982) - IMDb

Remake by John Carpenter was a LOT better.
Of course if your not a monster movie fan you won't be watching anyway.
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19 Oct 2011   #127
strollin

W10 Pro desktop, W10 laptop, W10 laptop, W10 Pro tablet (all 64-bit)
 
 

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The Thing (1951)
The Thing from Another World (1951) - IMDb

The Thing (1982)
The Thing (1982) - IMDb

Remake by John Carpenter was a LOT better.
Of course if your not a monster movie fan you won't be watching anyway.
Of course now we have the remake of the remake:
The Thing (2011) - IMDb
I haven't seen it but I haven't heard good things about it either.
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19 Oct 2011   #128
StalkeR

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 / Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

The Thing... That's very good old movie !
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19 Oct 2011   #129
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

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I watched Airplane again. I must have watched this movie over 30 times so far. I actually watched it in the theater when it came out when I was a kid.
Shirley you can't be serious!

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The Thing (1951)
The Thing from Another World (1951) - IMDb

The Thing (1982)
The Thing (1982) - IMDb

Remake by John Carpenter was a LOT better.
Of course if your not a monster movie fan you won't be watching anyway.
The remake was a good movie, but the original with just the suspense and no real special effects, will always be my favorite. They really only showed the creature at the end. A Guy
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20 Oct 2011   #130
niemiro

Vista Home Premium x86 SP2
 
 

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Panais

It is a remake of a Charles Bronson movie. That is Strike One!
Correction, it was a POOR REMAKE of a Charles Bronson movie.
Has anyone ever seen a remake that was better than the original? I don't think I have.
Is that because all re-makes were actually worse than the original, or because you began watching whilst thinking about the original, remembering the original actors, and constantly thinking about changes from the original?

Were you able to watch the remake as a separate film, or was your attention always focused on it being a remake of an old classic?

Accepting the reality that a remake can never truly be watched without remembering back to the original, and that how much it is accepted by an audience will, for the most part, have been decided in advance, or based upon unobtainable expectations, it is possible for a remake better than the original to exist?
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