RE : RARA-AVIS: Re: movie remakes

From: vagrantpacific (
Date: 17 Feb 2008

> Did DePalma make anything that needed to be made?
> William

-- That needed to be made? What does this mean? Are you trying to build a cannon of cinema? Or are you trying to say that thrillers
"need" to serve some sort of function other than their thrills? Thrillers in both fiction and cinema serve deep, deep needs, which is probably why they're so popular. You Christians seem to love noir and thrillers because they serve to protect your Platonic beliefs. Buddhists, like myself, really like them, because they offer a chance to show character outside of the formal Christian dogma. Or, wait, did you even mean philosophically? My bad. Carrie is one of the best representations of teenage angst out there. Dressed To Kill is better than Psycho, because it's sexier and funnier. Carlito's Way is probably the best modern hardboiled crime film ever made, despite all the scene chewing from Al Pacino. Body Double is a fantastic film noir, that's so L.A., it probably doesn't even seem noir to people outside of L.A. And then, remember, a lot of you fellows get so wet over Tarantino, and that trog wouldn't even exist if it hadn't been for all that he stole from DePalma.

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