New tv remake of 'CARRIE'. Um...why?

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  1. Inspector Hammer!

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    What exactly is the point of this movie!? Is their suddenly something wrong with Brian DePalma's masterpiece? What do we need this for?

    Needless to say I won't be watching, it looks cheesy as hell.
     
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    What kind of crap is this? I'm watching it right now and it appears that the director has never heard of "production values" before. Quite frankly, it looks horrible. I have no idea why they decided to remake it since it so far looks like an exact replica of the original but without any of the successful elements from the original. Maybe it will get better...
     
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    You know, I was wondering the exact same thing. It's a sad, sad world. [​IMG]
     
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    Networks love to remake movies. At the worst, they expect all fans of the original to tune in and compare versions of the film (which equates to solid ratings). Best case scenario, the movie is actually good and a wider audience than just hardcore fans tune in to see it (great ratings). In their estimation, either way, ratings are solid.
     
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    quote...
    "I will be broadcast in Hi-Def though..."
    You can't polish a turd Tony. [​IMG]
    The best we can hope for is that this will inspire people to seek out the original, and one and only, film if they havn't yet seen it.
     
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    What in the hell was that!!! They follow the original smoothly and then go with that ending?
    Carrie lives?!

    I am stunned. I think I need to watch the original again to wash the bile from my mouth.
     
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    Did you guy's see the promo for next week's movie?
    It's a made for tv re-make of Citizen Kane starring the cast of Seseme Street. [​IMG]
     
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    I watched it tonight. I never read the book or saw the original. It makes me want to see the original now. Too bad I read that spoiler above though [​IMG]. My own dumb fault.
    But, I have read other Stephen King novels. The new ending did seem a bit odd.
    I watched it through Comcast HD. I wasn't impressed with the video. I kept on seeing weird digital artifacts during certain shots.
     
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    I was going to post a warning about the ending, as I read about it yesterday.
    A possible series? Is Carrie going to hit the road, performing telekinetic stuff to save little kids, or something?

    Terrible idea!
     
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    John Williamson wrote:
     
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    Actually now that I think about it, a tv remake of 'Citezen Kane' starring the 'Seseme Street' charactors would be a hell of a lot more entertaining than this thing! [​IMG]
     
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    I watched with disgust. It was horrible. I hated the acting. The ending. The special effects... yuck!
     
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    And why the hell was it aired AFTER Haloween?
     
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    All it made me want to do (besides throw a brick through my TV) was watch the original! I kept saying to myself, "I could be watching the DePalma version!" But I kept hoping against hope it would get better. Oh well. There went 180 minutes of my life.
     
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    Ok, it was terrible. I knew that without torturing myself by watching it. But the $60K question: was it even worse than "The Shining" miniseries?
     
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    But great stories are remade all the time. If it's a great story, people will tune in, if only to see how this version is different.

    How many versions of Dickens books are there? Shakespeare?

    Carrie's a great story. This TV movie wasn't so great, but give 20 years, I bet they remake it again.

    Why remake Fiddler on the Roof, The Music Man, Annie, etc.? But they're doing it.
     
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    We don't necessarily "need" this, but the network perceived a need for it. It's all about ratings. And, apparently, the thing is a pilot for an ill-advised series.

    Speaking of ill-advised TV remakes of classic films, anybody remember the horrible late-'70s ABC-TV remake of It's a Wonderful Life, replete with a gender-reversal, feminist-friendly take? With Marlo Thomas's Mary Hatcher-cum-Bailey as the "George Bailey," and Cloris Leachman as the Clarence character? It Happned One Christmas was the name of that wretched thing.

    Leave it to commercial network television.
     
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    I do remember It Happened one Christmas and it wasn't great. That being said, though, it was good enough to make me seek out It's a Wonderful Life, which I had never seen and give that a watch. Thanks to Marlo, a new holiday favorite was born for me. Thanks to that week's TV Guide too, for reporting in its blurb about the Marlo Thomas movie that it was a remake of Jimmy Stewart's movie.
     

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