Re: RARA-AVIS: Re: movie remakes

Date: 04 Mar 2008

----- Start Original Message ----- Sent: Sun, 17 Feb 2008 20:53:11 EST From: To: Subject: Re: RARA-AVIS: Re: movie remakes

> In a message dated 2/17/08 2:20:12 PM, writes:
> > You've got to elaborate on your opinion here! In what
> > way was the remake of THOMAS CROWN better? The robbery
> > was inferior. It was not shot as well, it was not cast
> > as well, and was implausable to execute. The
> > characterizations were improbable. The whole
> > pretentious artsy-fartsy ending was just awful. The
> > original was straight-forward. It's rough edges very
> > realistic with regard to this type of crime.
> >
> I pretty much feel the exact opposite. I'm a big McQueen fan, as most
> people here probably are. but he's stilted here and out of his element as this
> character. the capers depicted on split screen have zero suspense. the chess
> motif had to have been clich鬠even back in 68. (I think it was 68). my
> quibble with the remake is that Rene Russo is trying way too hard to be a
> "character"
I actually couldn't get through the original movie because the music was just so awful. I liked the remake, but it definitely had it's flaws.


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