Yes, he did.did he say that there was something wrong with the 5.1 track?
Except that The Haunting of Bly Manor is based on Henry James' The Turn of the Screw. Apples and pomegranates, my good fellow.I'm thinking that the new Netflix Haunting of Bly House is to Jack Clayton's The Innocents as this Haunting remake is to Wise's version. Shifted emphasis to all the wrong things.
Except that The Haunting of Bly Manor is based on Henry James' The Turn of the Screw. Apples and pomegranates, my good fellow.
Spielberg didn't do the remake of The Haunting; it was Jan de Bont -- unless you weren't referring to that film.Same same. The thing about Clayton's movie is that Truman Capote's script added a very sophisticated layer of ambiguity. The plot isn't what is really happening. There is something going on under the surface that is just referred to obliquely in whispers. You never know if what you are seeing is real or a delusion. And the visuals are jam packed with symbolism, hinting at what is going on beneath. Add to that Freddie Francis's brilliant widescreen cinematography which gets progressively more and more distorted as the story unfolds, and Clayton's brilliant direction of the child actors... and it all adds up to one of the greatest ghost movies ever made. I'm only two eps into the Netflix series, but so far it is following the plot of The Innocents, which is the least important part of the movie. It has none of the subtext, symbolism or ambiguity and the photography and sets aren't anywhere near the level of Clayton's film.
This is the same sort of thing with Wise's The Haunting and the Spielberg remake. The whole point of Wise's version wasn't to show ghosts or literally show the house coming to life. It was to show the essence of the house creeping inside the characters and absorbing them. The remake turned it into an FX vehicle instead of a psychological thriller. I thought that Netflix's The Haunting of Hill House did a better job of showing how the house twisted the characters from inside. (Even though it was a bit too long and too much like a soap opera at times.)
While Spielberg was an uncredited executive producer, his fingerprints are not "all over" it. If they had been, it would have been a much better film rather than the abomination that it is.
Oh I dunno about that. I think The Lost World: Jurassic Park, Crystal Skull & War Of The Worlds are abominations (& a few other Spielberg's that I can't think of right now). I just don't get the hate, it's a fun haunted house (or in this case haunted mansion) film, that you either like or don't like.
The Lost World is mediocre, Crystal Skull is crap, War Of The Worlds is terrific. The Haunting (1999) was universally panned by all the major critics and it has a 15% Rotten rating on Rotten Tomatoes and the film was nominated for five Razzie awards. But hey, if you think it's "fun", I'm not going to judge you. I'm gaga over Song Of Norway and Lost Horizon (1973). As Norman Bates says, "We all go a little mad sometimes".
Jeez, WOTW is a very good film that I love. To each his own, I guess. The other two aren’t great, but they ain’t crap either. IMHO.Oh I dunno about that. I think The Lost World: Jurassic Park, Crystal Skull & War Of The Worlds are abominations (& a few other Spielberg's that I can't think of right now). I just don't get the hate, it's a fun haunted house (or in this case haunted mansion) film, that you either like or don't like.