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Postby Paul Escobar on Fri Sep 07, 2007 1:45 am

jesusabdullah wrote:Yeah, they did make a LOTR series of movies Back In The Day (the 70's I guess), and they weren't that good.

Just for the record, it's only one film. It stopped halfway through the story (at the battle of Helm's Deep), and there was supposed to be second film telling the rest of the story. But it never materialized. The one they finished sucked anyway, so no big loss.

NakedElf wrote:Well, sometimes the technology or budget can be improved upon. I mean, imagine if they'd made a LOTR movie back in the 60s... It just seems like it wouldn't be as cool as what we can do these days.

Hmm, I don't think better technology and more money is a good justification for a remake in itself. Unless you have something significantly new to add in the storytelling/interpretation department, I think most remakes are exercises in artistic pointlessness. Seems they get made mostly because they can be marketed as new films to an audience who were too young to remember the originals (it's not like studios usually brag about remakes being remakes).
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Postby Rock_dash on Fri Sep 07, 2007 4:23 am

Killbert-Robby wrote:Naruto! Digimon![/sarcasm]

I'd actually like to see Tenchi remade, I quite liked that show


Why the hell would you want it remade? It's not that old.
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Postby Killbert-Robby on Fri Sep 07, 2007 4:39 am

Because everyone knows that when something is remade, it goes back on the air. Tenchi has been off the air waves here for years now.
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Postby Rkolter on Fri Sep 07, 2007 5:06 am

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Postby Melodies on Fri Sep 07, 2007 6:22 am

Killbert-Robby wrote:Because everyone knows that when something is remade, it goes back on the air. Tenchi has been off the air waves here for years now.


but did you know that tenchi has 4 series? i guess if it were to be remade it would just be a new series with the same story... and thats just boring.
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Postby NakedElf on Fri Sep 07, 2007 8:29 am

Paul Escobar wrote:
NakedElf wrote:Well, sometimes the technology or budget can be improved upon. I mean, imagine if they'd made a LOTR movie back in the 60s... It just seems like it wouldn't be as cool as what we can do these days.

Hmm, I don't think better technology and more money is a good justification for a remake in itself. Unless you have something significantly new to add in the storytelling/interpretation department, I think most remakes are exercises in artistic pointlessness. Seems they get made mostly because they can be marketed as new films to an audience who were too young to remember the originals (it's not like studios usually brag about remakes being remakes).


Of course it is, given the right circumstances. Some movies, big budget and special effects aren't going to matter. When Harry Met Sally isn't going to get better if you throw in good special effects because the movie doesn't *need* good special effects.

LOTR takes place in an entirely fictional fantasy world full of elves and dwarves and hobbits. In order to depict that world in anything even remotely resembling the way it's depicted in the books/people imagine it you're either going to have to animate it (and even then you'll need a good animation budget,) or have some really good sets and special effects (which of course cost money.)

Simply put, until someone finds a real balrog in the wilds of Siberia or something, without a good budget and effects you're going to get a crappy looking balrog.
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Postby Paul Escobar on Sun Sep 09, 2007 3:48 am

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Paul Escobar wrote:
NakedElf wrote:Well, sometimes the technology or budget can be improved upon. I mean, imagine if they'd made a LOTR movie back in the 60s... It just seems like it wouldn't be as cool as what we can do these days.

Hmm, I don't think better technology and more money is a good justification for a remake in itself. Unless you have something significantly new to add in the storytelling/interpretation department, I think most remakes are exercises in artistic pointlessness. Seems they get made mostly because they can be marketed as new films to an audience who were too young to remember the originals (it's not like studios usually brag about remakes being remakes).

Of course it is, given the right circumstances. Some movies, big budget and special effects aren't going to matter. When Harry Met Sally isn't going to get better if you throw in good special effects because the movie doesn't *need* good special effects.

LOTR takes place in an entirely fictional fantasy world full of elves and dwarves and hobbits. In order to depict that world in anything even remotely resembling the way it's depicted in the books/people imagine it you're either going to have to animate it (and even then you'll need a good animation budget,) or have some really good sets and special effects (which of course cost money.)

You're absolutely right about how filmmaking technology needs to be able to convey properly what's (supposed to be) going on onscreen. In theory, that could be applied to make a new and better version of something that had a good story but failed in the production department. It's just that I can't think of a specific example of a remake that actually was significantly better than the original. I can think of one or two remakes that were about as good as the original, but that's it.

(I wouldn't count Jackson's LOTR as a remake - it's based on the novel, not on Bakshi's previous film.)
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Postby DJMayhem on Sun Sep 09, 2007 9:23 am

rock_dash wrote:
Killbert-Robby wrote:Naruto! Digimon![/sarcasm]

I'd actually like to see Tenchi remade, I quite liked that show


Why the hell would you want it remade? It's not that old.

t's true, they made a second sort of spin off series not that long ago.

I read somewhere that the director of the series is planning another series revolving around Tenchi's half brother (Tenchi's dad remarried to his assistant)
You know, i should work on this.
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Postby NakedElf on Sun Sep 09, 2007 1:48 pm

Paul Escobar wrote:You're absolutely right about how filmmaking technology needs to be able to convey properly what's (supposed to be) going on onscreen. In theory, that could be applied to make a new and better version of something that had a good story but failed in the production department. It's just that I can't think of a specific example of a remake that actually was significantly better than the original. I can think of one or two remakes that were about as good as the original, but that's it.

(I wouldn't count Jackson's LOTR as a remake - it's based on the novel, not on Bakshi's previous film.)


Whether or not we count them as 'remakes', I remember some old films of stories like Jason and the Argonauts which could be pretty awesome with some new effects. The skeleton scene I think is starting to look a little silly.
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Postby Paul Escobar on Sun Sep 09, 2007 4:08 pm

NakedElf wrote:Whether or not we count them as 'remakes', I remember some old films of stories like Jason and the Argonauts which could be pretty awesome with some new effects. The skeleton scene I think is starting to look a little silly.

That could probably end up looking really wicked.

But overall, I'm a bit biased against remakes - I have a fondness for old sci-fi and monster movies with cardboard spaceships and papier mâché monsters. I think it'd be a bit of a shame updating them and losing the corny charm...
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Postby NakedElf on Sun Sep 09, 2007 6:27 pm

Well, sure. ^_^
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Postby Naga Inverse on Sun Sep 09, 2007 7:59 pm

DJMayhem wrote:
rock_dash wrote:
Killbert-Robby wrote:Naruto! Digimon![/sarcasm]

I'd actually like to see Tenchi remade, I quite liked that show


Why the hell would you want it remade? It's not that old.

t's true, they made a second sort of spin off series not that long ago.

I read somewhere that the director of the series is planning another series revolving around Tenchi's half brother (Tenchi's dad remarried to his assistant)


I really hate what they did to the series with the third ova.
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Postby Brockway on Sun Sep 09, 2007 11:22 pm

Naga Inverse wrote:
I really hate what they did to the series with the third ova.


You mean made it good?
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Postby Moonlightace on Tue Sep 11, 2007 6:47 am

Whats done is done, Why remake something when you can make something new?

Dunno if I'm in the minority here...but doesn't it seem like the eva movies are like an attempt to milk a dead (or very old) cow?

More whining shinji...oh joy
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