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RE: Foreign movies

Postby BetterSense » Thu 04.05.2007 10:52 pm

Because movie producers have reached their creative peak and are now slowly spiraling down into the dark abyss of emptyheadedness. Even American movies are being remade into new American movies. It's really annoying. A very large portion of movies that came out in American theaters in the past several years were remakes. Maybe even half.


Agreed hollywood is in quite a slump。
Ever see that Eddie Izzard skit about how the americans take a subtle and dramatic british movie rather than playing it as is, remake it into a violent, profane and explosion ridden thing with one line of dialog from the original?
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RE: Foreign movies

Postby flammable hippo » Thu 04.05.2007 10:56 pm

Ever see that Eddie Izzard skit about how the americans take a subtle and dramatic british movie rather than playing it as is, remake it into a violent, profane and explosion ridden thing with one line of dialog from the original?


No, but if you have a link I'd definitely watch it.
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RE: Foreign movies

Postby Dehitay » Thu 04.05.2007 11:52 pm

BetterSense wrote:
Because movie producers have reached their creative peak and are now slowly spiraling down into the dark abyss of emptyheadedness. Even American movies are being remade into new American movies. It's really annoying. A very large portion of movies that came out in American theaters in the past several years were remakes. Maybe even half.


Agreed hollywood is in quite a slump。
Ever see that Eddie Izzard skit about how the americans take a subtle and dramatic british movie rather than playing it as is, remake it into a violent, profane and explosion ridden thing with one line of dialog from the original?


Out of curiosity is that where James Bond comes from? I always found it kind of interesting that the US didn't make Bond a Yankee instead of a Brit. I guess it's because England is more famous for its spies than other countries
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RE: Foreign movies

Postby caroline » Fri 04.06.2007 3:00 am

Out of curiosity is that where James Bond comes from? I always found it kind of interesting that the US didn't make Bond a Yankee instead of a Brit. I guess it's because England is more famous for its spies than other countries


Ian Fleming was english! and Bond's dad.
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RE: Foreign movies

Postby hyperconjugated » Fri 04.06.2007 8:43 am

Dehitay wrote:
Out of curiosity is that where James Bond comes from? I always found it kind of interesting that the US didn't make Bond a Yankee instead of a Brit. I guess it's because England is more famous for its spies than other countries

You have Felix Leiter.
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RE: Foreign movies

Postby Kagemaru » Fri 04.06.2007 12:01 pm

Dehitay wrote:
I always found it kind of interesting that the US didn't make Bond a Yankee instead of a Brit. I guess it's because England is more famous for its spies than other countries


No, it's because Americans can't match the sophistication of a real British gentleman :p
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RE: Foreign movies

Postby AJBryant » Fri 04.06.2007 12:50 pm

I always found it kind of interesting that the US didn't make Bond a Yankee instead of a Brit. I guess it's because England is more famous for its spies than other countries.


Ah, but they *did*.

The first ever screen adaptation of an Ian Fleming James Bond story was "Casino Royale" in 1954, on the TV show "Climax." It was a live broadcast (!) with all that that entailed, and featured Barry Nelson in the title role -- that of CIA agent Jimmie Bond. Yes, JIMMIE. His pal was British secret agent Felix Leiter.

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RE: Foreign movies

Postby two_heads_talking » Fri 04.06.2007 1:46 pm

considering the whole of what Ian fleming was writing about was the British Secret Service it makes not sense to try to put in an American actor with a fake accent rather than a British actor who already has the part down pat..

and what's with the yankee connotation? you do realize that there are more than one country that uses that, and usually neither are used in a very cordial manner..??

and to answer the real question, no, American spies are not very famous unless you count the ones who have been caught selling out their own country.. and then we have more than our share of sell outs.. :o
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