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    Post by Shale on Wed Jan 12, 2011 8:43 pm

    I just saw the new True Grit and the original. Here are my comments after watching the original. Both movies are good, but the newer one seems more relevant a story of the time - something a little more real of the harsh time and place. Also, I think the original sorta cleaned up the story for the sentiments of the time.

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    I just got the DVD and watched it today. It cost me a couple bucks more than the matinee price of the new movie. As I mentioned before, I was too "busy" in 1969 to see many movies, especially another Western.



    But, gotta say this movie with John Wayne as Rooster Cogburn, Kim Darby (who turned 22 when the movie was released in July) as 14-year-old Mattie Ross and Glen Campbell as La Boeuf was fun to watch some 40 years later.

    This G-Rated movie had much the same script as the new PG-13 movie except for the ending. I haven't read the 1968 Charles Portis book but from reviews I have read it appears that the new movie follows it more closely than the '69 movie.

    The gruesome and violent scenes were also included in the '69 film. In fact, the hanging was more accurately portrayed in the original with the dead person kicking in the air, tho the scene where fingers are cut off wasn't quite as graphic.

    This was an excellent movie - and now I have to ask as so many others have, why a remake? The 2010 version has current actors but it was still a period piece with late 19th Century dialogue and tho Jeff Bridges did an excellent job of conveying that dialogue, John Wayne was closer to that era. The classic movie will still retain its place as a well done and entertaining Western but the 2010 movie will likely become the definitive one that follows closely the original story. Both were good.




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    Post by Marc™ on Wed Feb 23, 2011 2:30 pm




    It may be treason but I like the remake better than the original. Better production value, better dialogue and the story was more solid.



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    Post by Shale on Tue Oct 25, 2011 7:28 pm

    Marc™ wrote:It may be treason but I like the remake better than the original. Better production value, better dialogue and the story was more solid.
    Footloose (2011)

    Some movie purists would like to dismiss this remake of the classic 1984 movie as some kind of sacrilege. While a lot of remakes are just money grabs by unimaginative studios and some, no matter how good they are like True Grit, ultimately are unnecessary, this one was very timely.

    I just watched the original Footloose this week preparing to see the remake. I enjoyed the old movie that sorta launched Kevin Bacon but that, as he said in the script, was his time.

    This movie is our time (or at least the time of those young ppl in it who did line dancing, break dancing and other steps that I can't name and show how dated the '84 movie is). This is one movie that needed to be remade - and it was so faithful to the original that those purists should at least give it a chance.

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    Post by Alan Smithee on Sun Oct 30, 2011 10:43 pm

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    Spencer Tracy & Elizabeth Taylor


    or Steve Martin and I can't remember her name



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    Post by Alan Smithee on Sun Oct 30, 2011 10:46 pm

    Cape Fear

    Robert Mitchum and Gregory Peck


    or Robert De Niro and Nick Nolte?



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    Post by Alan Smithee on Sun Oct 30, 2011 10:53 pm

    Guess Who's Coming To Dinner

    Tracy, hepburn & Poitier


    or Bernie Mac and Ashton Kutcher ("Guess Who?)



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    Post by Supernova on Sun Oct 30, 2011 11:11 pm

    Alan Smithee wrote:Cape Fear

    Robert Mitchum and Gregory Peck


    or Robert De Niro and Nick Nolte?

    Mitchum and Peck as the main characters, definitely.
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    Post by Shale on Mon Oct 31, 2011 12:08 am

    Alan Smithee wrote:Guess Who's Coming To Dinner

    Tracy, hepburn & Poitier

    or Bernie Mac and Ashton Kutcher ("Guess Who?)

    Guess Who's Coming to Dinner was timely. (Miscegenation laws in the backward states were ruled unconstitutional the year it came out). It was a worthwhile movie with social comment, altho they went too far to make Sidney Poitier so lily white. But they knew they were walking on eggshells.

    Guess Who was an annoyance. Hated the contrived Bernie Mac role of protecting his daughter from the guy. Hated all the cliched battle of the sexes shit.




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    Post by Alan Smithee on Mon Oct 31, 2011 10:16 pm

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    Post by Alan Smithee on Mon Oct 31, 2011 10:23 pm

    War of the Worlds 2005


    or 1953



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    Post by Alan Smithee on Mon Oct 31, 2011 10:30 pm



    or


    or the original non-musical



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    Post by Bluesmama on Mon Nov 07, 2011 4:32 am

    There are a few remakes that I preferred over the original:

    "True Grit". I thought the remake was superior and I'm a Jeff Bridges fan.

    "The Thing" with Kurt Russell. This is actually one of my favorite sci-fi flicks.

    "The Fly" with Jeff Goldblum. I love Vincent Price and his movies, but this one seemed so realistic to me.



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    Post by wants2laugh on Sat Jan 21, 2012 4:07 am

    The new Thing is not as good as the Kurt Russell one in my opinion.

    and I enjoyed both imitation of life renditions.

    i know i will get hell for this, but i like the remake of The Shining over Jack Nicholson's version. I loved Jack-- he was great... but the remake was done by Stephen King and explained more.. twas closer to the book.



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    Post by Supernova on Mon Sep 03, 2012 11:10 pm

    Alan Smithee wrote:Father of the Bride

    Spencer Tracy & Elizabeth Taylor


    or Steve Martin and I can't remember her name

    I'm going to go with the original, can't beat Spencer Tracy. I love it when he's up worrying and his wife is telling him to go to bed and he gets her all worked up and then HE goes to sleep like a baby!
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    Post by Supernova on Mon Sep 03, 2012 11:10 pm

    Alan Smithee wrote:War of the Worlds 2005


    or 1953


    I haven't seen the remake and don't plan to, but I'll say the original.
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    Post by Supernova on Mon Sep 03, 2012 11:19 pm

    The Blob 1958




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    The Blob 1988



    They are BOTH great, this was I think one of the LAST truly great remakes of any kind of movie, but I do prefer the original, Steve McQueen had something that Kevin Dillon just did not.
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    Post by Cheaps on Tue Sep 04, 2012 9:15 pm




    I really do love both versions, but original wins this one.



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    Post by Cheaps on Tue Sep 04, 2012 9:16 pm





    This one, I thought the remake was far better and much scarier. I never cared fot the original Halloween 2.




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