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11-18-2013, 09:41 PM
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It's a Wonderful Life Sequel

Why?

http://variety.com/2013/film/news/it...ve-1200850705/

No, thats not an Onion article.

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I don't think this is going to turn out well. It's literally the last movie I would have expected Hollywood to remake or sequelize.

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Blame moviegoers.

Don't go see remakes/sequels and more original movies will come out.

These make $ and keep happening because people ***** and then go see it anyway.

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Blame moviegoers.

Don't go see remakes/sequels and more original movies will come out.

These make $ and keep happening because people ***** and then go see it anyway.
I don't think this one will make as much money as they hope. Seriously, it's going to be seen as either:

a) cheesy
b) overly sentimental
c) pandering
d) failing to live up to the original
e) unneeded
f) a waste of money
g) all or some of the above

Unless they cast Tom Cruise or someone that has major drawing power, this won't draw well imo. And with the budget being 35 million, they won't cast Tom Cruise.

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No interest unless its possible to bring Jimmy Stewart back. Didn't think so.

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This thread needs a link to an article, so here's one that seems fitting...

L.A. Times - Sequel to 'It's a Wonderful Life' announced, Internet scoffs

...and another...

USA Today - 'It's a Wonderful Life' sequel underway

I can understand what they're trying to do. They're trying to bring the message of "It's a Wonderful Life"--that every life is important--to younger audiences, which seems especially timely since bullying and teen suicide are hot topics. I'm not sure if doing a sequel to such a classic is the best idea to do that, though.

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The problem is that you can't remake that movie today because modern cinematography doesn't have the charm or type of acting of black/white films like that which died out in the 60s. Imagine them making a noir film for example today...it can't be done in the same way.

Today's cinema does thriller type movies like Inception or Dark Knight as well as super-hero movies really well. Documentaries and horrors though I don't watch them seem to be doing really well but the genre of films like It's A Wonderful Life or Breakfast At Tiffany's is really poorly done today. The animated kids movies were really well done in the previous decade as well but have gone downhill a bit.

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The problem is that you can't remake that movie today because modern cinematography doesn't have the charm or type of acting of black/white films like that which died out in the 60s. Imagine them making a noir film for example today...it can't be done in the same way.

Today's cinema does thriller type movies like Inception or Dark Knight as well as super-hero movies really well. Documentaries and horrors though I don't watch them seem to be doing really well but the genre of films like It's A Wonderful Life or Breakfast At Tiffany's is really poorly done today. The animated kids movies were really well done in the previous decade as well but have gone downhill a bit.
Hollywood has, indeed, lost a lot of its charm, but I think that there are still some in Hollywood who possess the ability. Robert Zemeckis is one such director, IMO. Whether it's Back to the Future, Forrest Gump or The Polar Express, his films always have a lot of charm. Acting wise, I think that Tom Hanks is very much in the mold of Jimmy Stewart, talent- and charm-wise. If they were going to do a 'Wonderful Life' remake, they should've done it sometime in the last 20 years with Zemeckis directing and Hanks playing George Bailey. That could've been a "wonderful" (pun intended) film. Also, more recently, I felt that Hugo was very much in the style of old Hollywood, with much of its charm, and The Artist practically felt like a 1920s film. Pixar films often have a lot of charm, too. So, I don't think that the ability is completely dead in Hollywood. With just the right writers, producers, directors and actors, magic can still be made, but, yeah, it's much harder to find those people nowadays, since today's young talent on both sides of camera hasn't grown up as much with the old stuff. [EDIT: And, speaking of which, I just noticed that you're the poster who started the "classic film recommendations for noobs" thread ]


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I can understand what they're trying to do. They're trying to bring the message of "It's a Wonderful Life"--that every life is important--to younger audiences, which seems especially timely since bullying and teen suicide are hot topics.
Does a film that shows a character how much better the world would be if he had never been born really accomplish this?

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what's next? A Wizard of Oz prequel?

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Any movie can be made well, I'll hold my scoffs until I see who's involved.

But I'm about as big a fan of this movie as they come, so it's certainly a tread lightly situation.

EDIT: Saw who's involved, **** this ****.

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what's next? A Wizard of Oz prequel?
I see what you did there

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This sounds like something that should be a made for tv movie on The Lifetime channel. George Bailey played by Ricky Schroder.

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This sounds like something that should be a made for tv movie on The Lifetime channel. George Bailey played by Ricky Schroder.
You leave Little Lord Fauntleroy out of this.

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No, they re-made Audrey Hepburn using CGI for a friggin chocolate commercial, there seems to be no shame when it comes to $


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This has horrible written all over it. But of course my sister will love it.

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Does a film that shows a character how much better the world would be if he had never been born really accomplish this?
You're right. I did get it a little backwards, didn't I? George Bailey was shown how all of the good things that he'd done in his life would've been sorely missed if he hadn't been born. What I was thinking about, with regards to bullying and teen suicide, is that a young person could be shown how all of the good things that he/she would do in the future would be missed if a suicide were carried out. It's a similar concept, just chronologically reversed. You're right, though, that a re-do of 'Wonderful Life' wouldn't address what I was referring to directly, but, still, delivering the "every life is important" message could still resonate with young people who need to hear that (even if the circumstances of the story don't exactly reflect their own).

BTW, I know what you meant (and responded to what you meant), but your own summary is a bit (humorously) backwards, too

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