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Offline Reginald Hudlin

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UNTOUCHABLE ART
« on: May 19, 2012, 01:53:33 pm »
Is there any point to covering Jimi Hendrix's PURPLE HAZE?  Or remaking CITIZEN KANE?  

What are examples of untouchable art?  

Conversely, who pulled off the impossible and "covered" what seemed to be a perfect piece of art?

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Re: UNTOUCHABLE ART
« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2012, 04:50:12 pm »
Is there any point to covering Jimi Hendrix's PURPLE HAZE?  Or remaking CITIZEN KANE?  

What are examples of untouchable art?  

Conversely, who pulled off the impossible and "covered" what seemed to be a perfect piece of art?

Depends.

Is the goal to equal or surpass the source material?

Carlos Santana could probably cover the hell out of Purple Haze, assuming he hasn't done it already.

The cinema is a harsher mistress by far: ask the poor fellow who tried remaking Psycho. Or Holloween for that matter. Or the the guys who tried making Pink Panther movies without Sellers.

They have been kicking around the idea of donig a remake of It's a Mad, Mad World for a while now and even the logistics are against them, let alone trying to be as funny as the first one.

The best example I can think of where it worked out was the Cohen Bros. True Grit, which garnered more Oscar nomination than the original.



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Re: UNTOUCHABLE ART
« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2012, 08:28:42 pm »
The cinema is a harsher mistress by far: ask the poor fellow who tried remaking Psycho.





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Re: UNTOUCHABLE ART
« Reply #3 on: June 01, 2012, 03:38:19 pm »
casablanca. off limits.

2001. off limits.

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Re: UNTOUCHABLE ART
« Reply #4 on: June 01, 2012, 10:05:26 pm »
House Party= off limits  ;)
but who knows-- maybe someone's already made the Drake/Lil' Wayne update pitch, w. Faizon Love as Pops..   8)
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Re: UNTOUCHABLE ART
« Reply #5 on: June 02, 2012, 03:26:35 pm »
I dunno - I don't think sacred cows are a good thing, but all the examples here are definitely ones it would be all-but impossible to better. Certainly no-one should be attempting it unless they really have a vision or reason for doing it that might make the project worthwhile, not just a money-making scheme like most remakes are.

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Re: UNTOUCHABLE ART
« Reply #6 on: June 15, 2012, 06:15:18 am »


As much as I admire Gary Cooper and Patricia Neal, the X-Rated remake of The Fountainhead pulled it off much better ... by displaying the kinkiness of the original novel.   ;D

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Re: UNTOUCHABLE ART
« Reply #7 on: June 20, 2012, 05:07:54 pm »
Is there any point to covering Jimi Hendrix's PURPLE HAZE?  Or remaking CITIZEN KANE?  

What are examples of untouchable art?  

Conversely, who pulled off the impossible and "covered" what seemed to be a perfect piece of art?

Depends so much on the artist who chooses to do it. Once the conventional wisdom was that sequels sucked and then Coppola chose to do Part II and flipped the script on that wisdom. If he, the artist, had but chosen to immediately do a Part III I believe the world would be his oyster and his legacy would have rivaled Chaplin...But again it was the choice of the artist...It's their legacy.
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