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Yahoo news items never fail to provoke interesting comments . . .

A closer look at remakes


And from someone who's even geekier about films than me!  Truly, I agree with a lot of what this guy has to say about the remakes.

P.S. They remade Charade?  Good thing I was too busy back in 2002, or I'd have had a conniption: Marky Mark is no Cary Grant!
"The best film Hitchcock never made"
A worthwhile -and slightly-disturbing- read, I thought.  And provides perhaps just a little bit of an explanation as to why both Box Office and home video sales have been lack-luster.  I'm thinking the global economic recession is also paying a part...

Steve Reich 9/11 Album











http://bighollywood.breitbart.com/kschlichter/2011/09/13/pc-fascism-entertainment-media-okay-with-censoring-911-composer/

And censorship. It's an thought provoking read and I appreciate the point of view, but I'm sure that most people who'd be willing to give their opinion would side with the decision to change the cover art to the second, "dark cloud" design.

We're like that nowadays. We're tired of remebering the day and even thinking about it.
Brian Wilson and 'Seconds'

Beach Boys co-founder Brian Wilson saw the movie during its initial release, between sessions for Smile. Under the influence of drugs, the early stages of schizophrenia, and pressure to complete Smile, Wilson found Seconds an especially intense experience, that affected him personally (beginning with his arriving late; the first dialogue he heard onscreen was "Come in, Mr. Wilson", taking him by surprise). His state of mind shifted over the next months, between fantasies of escaping his own life in a similar way, and thoughts that perhaps rival producer Phil Spector had somehow convinced Columbia Pictures (sic) to make the movie "to mess with my mind". Wilson later abandoned the Smile sessions, and did not see another movie in a theater until E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial in 1982. His experience was later recounted in The Beach Boys by Byron Preiss, Look! Listen! Vibrate! Smile! by Domenic Priore, and Wilson's own Wouldn't It Be Nice: My Own Story (written with Todd Gold).

Clipped from Wikipedia entry

Yikes.

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