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Movies you hope they never remake

With so many movies being remade, given sequels or spin-offs, you get a few cases where the remake actually works and a few cases that make you think "why bother?".

Here's my question. If you had the power, what is the one movie that you would say is off limits to being remade? They can make all the sequels they want to the existing film, but don't ever remake the original.

Please limit to only one choice, not a list of choices. Just the movie you consider most off limits.
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casablanca.
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A year ago, I would say THE BAD NEWS BEARS, but they beat me to it.

For now, I'll say THE BREAKFAST CLUB.
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pulp fiction, i just can't see someone other then quinten tarantino directing and all the others in the movie.
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I'd normally go with Willy Wonka, but.....


The Princess Bride
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Actually, I think that no movie is safe from being "remade".
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Originally Posted by llandros
They can make all the sequels they want to the existing film, but don't ever remake the original.
Funny thing is, for me an awful sequel does far more to tarnish the original movie than a remake does. Once I see what 'happens next' it's hard for me to forget the crappy way the story continues. Unfortunately I don't have the ability to "pretend the sequels never happened". Whereas I can ignore a crappy remake as a separate entity.
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Originally Posted by tanman
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Old 06-28-05, 12:55 AM
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Normally I don't care if a movie gets remade. If it sucks, I'll just stay away. However I know that as I get older I'll be upset to see some of my old favorites get remade. Pulp Fiction is one of them, Fight Club and other favorites.
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Originally Posted by kevin75
casablanca.
too late, my friend. much, much too late .

also, i heard rumblings about a mini-series remake of Kieslowski's The Dekalog. i hope that project is dead now.
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Originally Posted by Cygnet74
too late, my friend. much, much too late .

also, i heard rumblings about a mini-series remake of Kieslowski's The Dekalog. i hope that project is dead now.

These really don't count because they are TV series, but it shows Casablanca isn't held as sacred as it should be.

Casablanca
Casablanca

Second one starred David Soul as Rick and Scatman Crothers as Sam.
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The pilot to the 50's version is on the Warner Casablanca 2-disc release (as is the Looney Toons adaptation of the film, "Carrotblanca").

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Originally Posted by caligulathegod
Second one starred David Soul as Rick and Scatman Crothers as Sam.
and hector elizondo as renault and fuckin' ray liotta as that "crazy russian"! wish i could see this.
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All of them.

(Except Less Than Zero)
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None. They can remake any movie they want. Who am I to judge?
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Though it's been parodied a few times, I hope no one actually remakes The Seventh Seal.
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I liked Woody Allen's short story that's a take-off on The Seventh Seal. "Death Knocks." (they play gin rummy instead of chess).
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Originally Posted by kevin75
casablanca.
The first poster giving an answer got it right...if there's one picture that should NEVER be remade, or even given a sequel to, it's this one...of course that didn't stop the powers that be from making a pair of god-awful TV shows and a horrible novel ("As Time Goes By") from it...

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