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Old 05-08-2013, 08:22 PM   #5451
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...The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (or something like that).

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That is a great trilogy. Dark, rough but captivating. Not for the squeamish.

Don't bother with the Hollywood version. Go Swedish on these.

[URL="http://m.imdb.com/title/tt1132620/

I don't even know why they bothered making Hollywood version.
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Old 05-08-2013, 09:23 PM   #5452
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I so agree. Generally speaking hollywood hasn't had an original idea in decades.

Whenever a "new" movie comes out I google the title.

If as in most cases I find that the "new" movie is just a remake I try to rent the original.

In the majority of cases this practice has served me well.

Having said that I must add that I am a traditionalist and tend to gravitate toward the original.

As just one example, I enjoyed the 1962 version of Cape Fear with Robert Mitchum and Gregory Peck much more than the 1991 version with DeNiro and Nolte even though I'm a huge DeNiro fan.

I'm not much for sequels either. Most times they are produced in order to maximize on public excitement and sure to disappoint.

Good for the studios, bad for the discriminating fan.

There are exceptions however.

The Tolkien books, the Harry Potter series, The girl... series etc. were written as serials and as such translated well to the big screen.
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Old 05-08-2013, 09:44 PM   #5453
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To put the shoe on the other foot or something like that, if I hadn't seen the Nolte/DeNiro version I never would have hunted down and watched the Peck/Mitchum original.
Sometimes it takes a Hollywood remake to bring the original back into the light.
I still want to see those Japanese movies the Clint Eastwood man with no name trilogy was based from, but it might be hard to accept them with the fame of the Hollywood version. Lesser movies it's easy to like the original just as much, IMO.

But there will only be one Tony Montana for this guy. And that was Al Pacino
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Old 05-08-2013, 11:11 PM   #5454
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To put the shoe on the other foot or something like that, if I hadn't seen the Nolte/DeNiro version I never would have hunted down and watched the Peck/Mitchum original.
Sometimes it takes a Hollywood remake to bring the original back into the light.

I still want to see those Japanese movies the Clint Eastwood man with no name trilogy was based from, but it might be hard to accept them with the fame of the Hollywood version. Lesser movies it's easy to like the original just as much, IMO.

But there will only be one Tony Montana for this guy. And that was Al Pacino
Point well taken Pac.

I had no idea that the TMWNN trilogy was based on Japanese films.

Please PM me when you discover them.

If I'm not mistaken one of my favorite classics The Magnificent Seven was based on the Japanese film Seven Samurai.

So of course you are correct. It works both ways.

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Old 05-08-2013, 11:43 PM   #5455
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Remakes of films by Akira Kurosawa - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Apparently only The Magnificent Seven and Fistful of Dollars were remakes of Kurosawa movies.
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Old 05-08-2013, 11:58 PM   #5456
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Old 05-13-2013, 03:20 AM   #5457
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i watched "volunteers" this morning.

good, silly comedy.

john candy was great in this, nevermind tom hanks.


tom tuttle, from tacoma, washington.

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Old 05-13-2013, 08:02 AM   #5458
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We watched Seeking a Friend for the End of the World.

I am not sure everyone would have been that calm.
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Old 05-13-2013, 11:35 AM   #5459
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Finally watched Lincoln, fantastic!!!
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Old 05-13-2013, 11:48 AM   #5460
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Watched Blazing Saddles last night

Still Crazy after all these years.............
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