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Films of Sergio Leone => The Good, The Bad and The Ugly => Topic started by: Calamity Jane on September 11, 2008, 12:58:16 AM



Title: A remake of GBU: would you go see it if...
Post by: Calamity Jane on September 11, 2008, 12:58:16 AM
there was going to be a new version of the movie - same storyline, but just different actors?   I know this may be a very dumb question, but I thought I'd ask and see what everyone's opinion is about it.  It's only a hypothetical question, of course, but just want to get some opinions and reactions to the idea - thanks.

I personally would flat out refuse to go see a remake, considering no director alive today could EVER top Leone's film nor could any actors alive today top the performances of Clint, Eli, Lee, Mario, and the rest of the cast.    If you were a director and were approached with the idea of a remake, though, who would you have as Tuco, AE, Blondie, Wallace, the drunk Captain, Maria, Stevens, Baker, etc.?   I haven't given it much thought yet as to who I would have play those roles if I were a director and asked to do such a film.  I strongly doubt, though, that a remake today would get decent reviews.  Most everyone would agree that Leone's film is and always will be the best one - hands down.  :D   

Again, this is just a hypothetical question - that's all.  :D   


Title: Re: A remake of GBU: would you go see it if...
Post by: moviesceleton on September 11, 2008, 02:03:27 AM
You'll find a thread with the exactly same content (and probably same name) approximately 5-10 pages back.


Title: Re: A remake of GBU: would you go see it if...
Post by: Dirty Rat on September 11, 2008, 02:07:02 AM
How about Affleck, Stiller & Pitt (3 of Hollywood's finest actors surely) playing the leading characters and hey, perhaps Timberlake performing a new upbeat version of the score.

That would be amazing!

 :'(


Title: Re: A remake of GBU: would you go see it if...
Post by: O'Cangaceiro on September 11, 2008, 02:47:52 AM
Last man standing   is a remake of A Fistful of Dollars, which is a remake of Yojimbo. You don't loose much with watching a remake: the worst thing that can happen is that you will be disappointed, and the best is that you could even like it.


Title: Re: A remake of GBU: would you go see it if...
Post by: Calamity Jane on September 11, 2008, 01:56:04 PM
You'll find a thread with the exactly same content (and probably same name) approximately 5-10 pages back.


I had completely forgotten about it, to be totally honest.  I will go out on a limb here and admit it was me who posted it, but again, I completely forgot I posted it - lol.   Of course, all is not lost, considering there are a few new members here who may want to post their ideas here, considering the last question like this is on the third page of threads.


Title: Re: A remake of GBU: would you go see it if...
Post by: Cusser on September 11, 2008, 06:23:19 PM
The TV remake of Red River was so bad that I turned it off like after 20 minutes.  Does anyone remember "It happened one Christmas" with Marlo Thomas, or do they watch "It's a Wonderful Life"?


Title: Re: A remake of GBU: would you go see it if...
Post by: Calamity Jane on September 11, 2008, 09:15:49 PM
I've never watched "It's a Wonderful Life or the other Christmas movie you mentioned.   As for a remake of GBU, I know Leone's version will never be topped, but of course, this is just a 'what if' question.   In my opinion, most remakes of movies (and tv shows as well) are nothing but flops - they usually don't have rave reviews and are looked down on because many of the remakes are 'modernized' to keep in tune with today's society.  The Dukes Of Hazzard remake, I didn't even waste my time and money to see! Just from the commercials of the movie, I could tell it was nothing like the original tv series and it was an insult to the series as well - so degrading!


Title: Re: A remake of GBU: would you go see it if...
Post by: sergios specs on September 12, 2008, 02:34:41 AM
Dear Calamity Jane, How about Jason Isaacs as AE, Johnny Depp as Tuco, Robbie Coltrane as wallace and George Clooney as Blondie. like you i would not go see a remake, but i might have a little peep at the odd scene or two.


Title: Re: A remake of GBU: would you go see it if...
Post by: Calamity Jane on September 12, 2008, 02:30:56 PM
Dear Calamity Jane, How about Jason Isaacs as AE, Johnny Depp as Tuco, Robbie Coltrane as wallace and George Clooney as Blondie. like you i would not go see a remake, but i might have a little peep at the odd scene or two.

Well, I haven't seen Jason Isaacs or Robbie Coltrane, so I don't know how they would resemble the characters (i.e. LVC as Angel Eyes - finding an actor to resemble LVC's appearance to keep in tune with the character).    I would think Johnny Depp would look more like AE, and George Clooney as the drunk Captain .   In the role of Tuco, I'm not sure who would be good for that role, though the only one that comes to mind is Brad Pitt, though I know he doesn't look anything like the original Tuco/Eli.   If he was a bit older, I'd say Elijah Wood would be good for the role - lol. - :D


Title: Re: A remake of GBU: would you go see it if...
Post by: Groggy on September 14, 2008, 10:50:53 AM
Robbie Coltrane as Wallace? Are you quite serious? :D


Title: Re: A remake of GBU: would you go see it if...
Post by: sergios specs on September 19, 2008, 04:28:26 AM
hello miss calamity, jason isaacs and robbie coltrane are two british actors, who both star in the harry potter movies. isaacs plays lucius malfoy and coltrane plays hagrid. isaacs also plays the bad guy in the patriot with mel gibson.rather than see a remake i would like to see the novel a dollar to die for made into a film as it reunites tuco and blondie, and is the best of the dollar novels


Title: Re: A remake of GBU: would you go see it if...
Post by: Calamity Jane on September 19, 2008, 11:13:18 AM
hello miss calamity, jason isaacs and robbie coltrane are two british actors, who both star in the harry potter movies. isaacs plays lucius malfoy and coltrane plays hagrid. isaacs also plays the bad guy in the patriot with mel gibson.rather than see a remake i would like to see the novel a dollar to die for made into a film as it reunites tuco and blondie, and is the best of the dollar novels

Thanks for the info about Isaacs and coltrane, but I have to say that I've never seen the Harry Potter movies (never caught my interest) and I haven't seen The Patriot either, but if I see them in the future sometime, I'll see for myself if they'd 'make the grade' as far as playing roles in a new GBU.


Title: Re: A remake of GBU: would you go see it if...
Post by: Jill on September 19, 2008, 02:05:14 PM
Remake? No... God save us.


Title: Re: A remake of GBU: would you go see it if...
Post by: Calamity Jane on September 19, 2008, 10:07:18 PM
LOL, Jill.   I hear that!  I don't want to see a remake anymore than the other GBU fans, but the question is totally hypothetical - :D


Title: Re: A remake of GBU: would you go see it if...
Post by: O'Cangaceiro on September 21, 2008, 06:38:48 PM
LOL, Jill.   I hear that!  I don't want to see a remake anymore than the other GBU fans, but the question is totally hypothetical - :D

Reality check: A Fistful of Dollars was a remake of Yojimbo.  O0

The lesson to be learned: Never, never disregard automatically a remake without first watching it.  :D


Title: Re: A remake of GBU: would you go see it if...
Post by: sergios specs on September 22, 2008, 08:05:58 AM
dear jane , would elijah wood not be a tad too small to play tuco ? i mean he is only about 3 foot tall. i could envisage viggo mortensen playing blondie, you aint going to find an eastwood lookalike i don't think. there's nobody around matches clint. go on wikipedia to find out about isaacs and coltrane. or watch goldeneye. coltrane plays a former KGB agent named sokovsky. i think thats how it is spelled. good luck with your quest to recast the characters by the way lol


Title: Re: A remake of GBU: would you go see it if...
Post by: Calamity Jane on September 22, 2008, 01:54:46 PM
Yes, I believe Elijah Wood is a tad too small/short to play the role (an oversight on my part, but wasn't sure about his height - thanks), but I think he'd make a great 'Tuco' if he was a bit taller and older.

Thanks for the info on Coltrane and Isaacs - I'll check 'em out on Wikipedia - :D

Well, as far as recasting the movie, Sergio's shoes are certainly nearly impossible to fill, considering I wouldn't have the slightest clue as to who I would cast for ALL the roles, including those in the movie that only make brief appearances such as Maria, the drunk Captain, Tuco's brother, half-soldier, etc., but thanks nonetheless, for your best wishes.   It's just a 'what if' question.  Like I said, filling the shoes of Sergio Leone is practically impossible, considering he's chosen the best actors and actresses to play the roles in this movie as well as the 'Dollar' movies - can't top his mastery at casting -  O0