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The Boys From Brazil (2012) - new remake

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0841010/

This could be good, this could be bad. I think that, since the cloning of the sheeps, this is more of a possible reality now than it was in the 1970s.
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Re: The Boys From Brazil (2012) - new remake

Yea this is a good idea...
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Re: The Boys From Brazil (2012) - new remake

i doubt anybody born in the 1980s or after has even heard of the original book or movie, so, for them, it's something "new."

I'm not sure how I feel about all these remakes. I mean, Titanic was a remake, too, yet nobody scorned the idea of James Cameron doing it.

Of course, a lot of remakes are pure crap - The Omen, The Amityville Horror, Halloween, Planet of the Apes and Ira Levin's own The Stepford Wives - but I don't really mind if they take what might be an obscure film (and "Boys from Brazil" was fairly obscure) and elevate it, do justice to it, stay faithful to it.
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Re: The Boys From Brazil (2012) - new remake

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Titanic was a remake, too
No it wasn't.
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Titanic wasn't a remake? That's like saying King Kong or Planet of the Apes wasn't a remake. They're not original.
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Re: The Boys From Brazil (2012) - new remake

Remake is a very particular term that indicates the filmmakers intended to make a new version of an existing film. It gets thorny when the so-called original film is itself based on a novel or play, or has been often pointed out this weekend after The Thing's release, another film or short story. It has to be clear where the filmmaker's impetus to create the new version stems from; obviously, for the studio, it is whatever has the most brand recognition, but this is never necessarily true for many filmmakers.

Buttmunker, calling Titanic a remake indicates that it was based on an already-filmed narrative film. It wasn't. Though there was already a film called Titanic that also involved the historic event does not mean one was a remake of the other.

Planet of the Apes is not strictly a remake either. It's a new adaptation of the same book. One can make remake claims because the Burton film uses elements from the film series that weren't in the book.

King Kong is certainly a remake.
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Re: The Boys From Brazil (2012) - new remake

Yeah I remember that whole subplot in A Night To Remember about an upper-class girl, a low-born dude, a moustache-twirling villain, a missing blue diamond, and the bookends with the submarines from the future.

Saying Titanic was a remake is like saying Saving Private Ryan is a remake of The Longest Day...
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Re: The Boys From Brazil (2012) - new remake

Originally Posted by Buttmunker View Post
Titanic wasn't a remake? That's like saying King Kong or Planet of the Apes wasn't a remake. They're not original.
The only one that you could be considering was the 1953 film and The Cameron version is different but has some similarities. So there "could" be an argument here

Both are two different fictitious stories that take place on an actual true life event.

Everything else was just TV miniseries, TV movies and docudramas.
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Re: The Boys From Brazil (2012) - new remake

'Titanic' is a remake.

That crapfest 'Saving Private Ryan' is a remake of 'The Longest day' too, and everyone knows it.
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Re: The Boys From Brazil (2012) - new remake

in the original 'Boys from Brazil' I thought the young boys looked a lot like Michael Angarano
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Re: The Boys From Brazil (2012) - new remake

Originally Posted by Dr Mabuse View Post
'Titanic' is a remake.

That crapfest 'Saving Private Ryan' is a remake of 'The Longest day' too, and everyone knows it.
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Re: The Boys From Brazil (2012) - new remake

I don't care if films about the Titanic count as remakes or originals, as long as they prominantly highlight the villainy of Lt. William Murdoch, murderer.
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Re: The Boys From Brazil (2012) - new remake

I never saw this one but I always thought the story of the film was ripe for a remake.
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Re: The Boys From Brazil (2012) - new remake

I do think a new version of The Boys From Brazil could work. If anything, new versions of stories where the first go-round was middling should be prime fare for remaking, not more iconic films.

Also, I can't decide which is a better remake of Die Hard, Love Actually or Santa Buddies./DrMabuseLogic
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Re: The Boys From Brazil (2012) - new remake

the original was a little cheesie.

Gregory Peck in The Omen (1976) - great
Gregory Peck in The Boys from Brazil (1978) - cheese
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Re: The Boys From Brazil (2012) - new remake

Originally Posted by Hokeyboy View Post

Saying Titanic was a remake is like saying Saving Private Ryan is a remake of The Longest Day...
Titanic was the umpteenth remake of Romeo and Juliet.

As for Boys From Brazil, it'll be hard to top the creepiness of that Hitler kid at the end.

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