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New but Hardly Improved

The original:

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1 yankee23   ~  Mar 3, 2009 12:43 pm

Double groan. I'm not looking forward to the remake of "The Warriors" either.

2 cult of basebaal   ~  Mar 3, 2009 1:13 pm

denzel probably holds his own in the remake, but:

robert shaw >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> john travolta

it just seems pointless

3 Chyll Will   ~  Mar 3, 2009 1:23 pm

I feel like the only film guy in town who actually didn't work on this set. That said, I'm sort of glad I didn't; the production process on huge films is very frustrating as a PA; very detached and uninformed, you're treated more like a forgotten safety cone than a part of the film making process. This also goes into the difference between big-budget spectacles and smaller independent films; with the lower budgets, you are forced to be more creative with your choices and decisions; certain things you can't afford to do, you imply in clever ways and improvise. Thus, the acting may be more involved or engaging because the actors have to work harder to bring the story to life (provided you have good actors, a good director and a good script which is not always the case with indie films).

I'd rather work on smaller budget projects than big ones, because you're more involved in the production process, and thus more connected to the film. Some of my buddies worked on this film and talked about how the production process on this one left a lot to be desired. That's not to say the picture won't look good in the end, but if the reviews are mixed or worse, it will be no surprise as to why (even beyond the obvious comparisons). One guy did say Tony Scott made up for what looked bad during production with the previews...

Sorry, that's my PA point of view >;)

4 Diane Firstman   ~  Mar 3, 2009 2:30 pm

It can't be worse than THIS little-known version ... filmed in ... Toronto!

(yes, I did see this on TV one afternoon)

5 rbj   ~  Mar 3, 2009 2:34 pm

Not gonna see it.

What's next, a remake of The Godfather?

6 Chyll Will   ~  Mar 3, 2009 2:54 pm

[4] Ha! From Wikipedia:

Many fans of the New York City Subway (locally termed railfans) despise the newer version, often calling it "The Taking of Bloor-Danforth One Two Three" after the Toronto subway line it was filmed on. [citation needed]

7 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  Mar 3, 2009 7:58 pm

[1] WHAT??!! They CANNOT remake The Warriors!!! It's an outrage...(sorry for all-caps usages but it's warrented this time..)

8 Chyll Will   ~  Mar 3, 2009 8:47 pm

Sorry dude... Tony Scott is threatening us with a totally sacrilegious and lame remake taking place in... Los Angeles... supposed to come out in 2010. Total B.S. Like if Judd Apatow made Ghostbusters 3 or M. Night Shymalan remaking It's A Wonderful Life.

9 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  Mar 3, 2009 9:03 pm

[8] Seriously man, words can't describe my hatred of Hollywood..(excepting Curb Your Enthusiasm, which though filmed in LA gets a pass..)

Tony Scott is a hack, Shymalan a fraud..(no idea who Judd Apatow is, but the mention of a Ghostbusters 3 just made me shudder..)

10 Chyll Will   ~  Mar 3, 2009 11:38 pm

[9] (no idea who Judd Apatow is, but the mention of a Ghostbusters 3 just made me shudder..)

Sorry dude, but...

11 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Mar 3, 2009 11:48 pm


12 Toxic   ~  Mar 4, 2009 8:12 am

Has no one got an original idea out there.

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