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    I think the writing talent has left the movies. Or, the industry is running zscared and trying to bring the money making films.
    RedLetterMedia had a pretty good bit about this. The theory is that movies have so much competition from other forms of entertainment today that film companies have to bank on name recognition a lot more than they did in the past. The further back you go, the more likely it is you'll recognize a title. There was just so much less other **** you could do to occupy your time (Video games, Chatroulette, sofftcore Youtube porn, Jersey Shore, etc).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Holy Moment View Post
    The further back you go, the more likely it is you'll recognize a title. There was just so much less other **** you could do to occupy your time (Video games, Chatroulette, sofftcore Youtube porn, Jersey Shore, etc).
    Also, each year there's more and more ideas that have already been done. A movie about a cop who was killed but brought back to life as a cyborg cop in a dystopian corporate wasteland, for example.

    My prediction is that this movie reboot extravaganza will slow the hell down in a few years. First of all, people will get sick of it so remakes won't be the safe moneymaking investment that they seem to be now. Secondly, it seems like the time frame that they're drawing from is getting closer and closer. Instead of remaking Nosferatu, they're already up to remaking 80s movies like Robocop and Total Recall etc. I predict in 2014, there will be a reboot of The Abyss, which will make people go "huh, that was pretty much the same thing as the 80s one". Once Hollywood limps to the gates with the reboot of Event Horizon, which can't really be made grittier or more visually impressive, people will decide "**** this trend".

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    When I worked in develoment for Disney Animation we ran into this a lot. Original and one off concepts would constantly be shot down in the pre production phase while re-makes, re-imaginings or adaptations would get greenlit.

    The economy was the major deciding factor. With the entertainment wing of the corporation hemoraging money left and right they big wigs would not risk their invetment dollars on properties witout name recognition.

    The irony is that they ultimatley wasted hundreds of millions on projects that held no interest for the public and bombed at the box office. (That is if they were even completed in the first place. Lots of annimation properties get shut down half way through production)

    Lets just say I've seen some brilliant films NOT being made so that mind boggeling amounts of money could be diverted to the blandest, most unoriginal pablum on the company's to do list.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Machette View Post
    When I worked in develoment for Disney Animation we ran into this a lot. Original and one off concepts would constantly be shot down in the pre production phase while re-makes, re-imaginings or adaptations would get greenlit.

    The economy was the major deciding factor. With the entertainment wing of the corporation hemoraging money left and right they big wigs would not risk their invetment dollars on properties witout name recognition.

    The irony is that they ultimatley wasted hundreds of millions on projects that held no interest for the public and bombed at the box office. (That is if they were even completed in the first place. Lots of annimation properties get shut down half way through production)

    Lets just say I've seen some brilliant films NOT being made so that mind boggeling amounts of money could be diverted to the blandest, most unoriginal pablum on the company's to do list.
    I knew this would be the case but it still makes me :fffuuu:

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    Too be honest with there are quite a few things I would love to see rebooted or re-imaged or what the hell ever.
    Alot of 80s/90s stuff was pretty awesome but has way too much Camp in it for my taste.
    I would love to see quite a bit of them retold minus the camp.

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    Quote Originally Posted by goodlun View Post
    Unrealistic expectation of what a women should look like?
    Cause if that is "chubby" I would HATE to see skinny
    It's only unrealistic if you can't afford better LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by RhinoUP View Post
    liberals have been in charge of Detroit for decades. It's all part of their plan.
    Detroit is actually a lot WORSE than it was when the original Robocop was made, with mayor Kwame Kilpatrick being tried AGAIN for crimes after stealing $8 million, and the current mayor narrowly avoiding the city being taken over by the state.
    I didn't even drive to the city hall in daylight without a giant killer dog visible in the back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Machette View Post
    When I worked in develoment for Disney Animation we ran into this a lot. Original and one off concepts would constantly be shot down in the pre production phase while re-makes, re-imaginings or adaptations would get greenlit.
    You left out SEQUELS.
    With the take-off of home theater in the 80's, original-concept movies became a bigger risk; so they began looking for tried-and-true concepts to duplicate. That's partly where we got the "DTV" or "Direct to Video" market of the type of films which would have original shown in theaters.
    With home-theater resulting in people buying things only once (as opposed to paying to see a movie more than once because it's SO good), then the formula became about quantity vs. quality, to sell more cheap crappy videos than expensive high-quality ones if people only buy it once either way.

    This was covered in the movie "The Player," where Tim Robbins plays a film-producer who kills a creative movie-advocate and covers it up, and then he destroys an intense movie by throwing in popular actors and slapping on a cheap happy ending; the plot also covers the introduction of formulaic, focus-group tested corporate films which are all about profits vs. quality and creativity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by goodlun View Post
    Too be honest with there are quite a few things I would love to see rebooted or re-imaged or what the hell ever.
    Alot of 80s/90s stuff was pretty awesome but has way too much Camp in it for my taste.
    I would love to see quite a bit of them retold minus the camp.
    You have to realize that the target-audience for these films is generally the under-18 crowd, since they're the main audience for movie-tickets and DVD's.
    So you won't see much intelligent content in it.
    In fact as I write this I'm uploading a movie of a classic book, that I had to edit myself in order to remove all the cheese which was injected into it by camp-film producers like a Hungry Howie's pizza-crust.

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    Hey professor.

    Could you kindly learn to make a single post with multiple quotes, as opposed to your **** posting multiple times?

    Thanks.

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