Well one unfortunate upcoming attraction on the schlock horizon is Steven Spielberg's sure-to-be-dripping and sopping, re-make of "Ikiru."

It will be marketed to the middle as a somber meditation on the brevity of life ad nauseum, marketed "high" as a re-make of "Ikiru" and marketed low as an original idea.

That's one problem with thinking of the many re-makes coming out of hollywood now as utilizing original source as a strategy: Most are made I think, because original ideas are not trusted anymore in h-wood. Even if there's no audience familiarity with the original source, to the backers and the other folks behind the scenes, there's some security in the idea that someone thought it was a good story back in the
good old days.
- bunny 4-07-2003 10:47 pm

Also, no one in Hollywood has time to actually read a script. (which is constantly going through re-writes) Maybe more of them are on the same page when it comes to pow-wowing an old movie they may or may not have seen.
- steve 4-07-2003 11:49 pm [add a comment]

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