Monday, May 17, 2010
Reliving The Fifties...
I always wondered what it was like to see a Disney film in the 50's...
It looks like I'm getting that shot. With a remake of the 1951's "Alice in Wonderland," the reinterpretation of 1959's "Sleeping Beauty," a reboot/revision of 1954's "20,000 Leagues Under The Sea" and now Deadline Hollywood breaks a story about the Mouse making a live-action remake of 1950's "Cinderella" I'm most definitely getting that Fifties vibe. I wonder why they won't change the name because of fear of having young males avoiding it? Hmmm.
Not that I'm against remakes as long as they're good and particularly if they find another angle to the story, but there are plenty of tales to tell. Story isn't dead and I hope that Hollywood in general and Disney in particular understands this. These classic tales are great so long as they give us more original concepts and not make the majority of their content nothing more than continual looping of an art form.
Cautiously wondering aloud...
Posted by Honor Hunter at 2:26 PM
Labels: 50's, Cinderella, Film, Reboots, Remakes, Walt Disney Pictures
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So this is the Rich Ross administration. Nothing but remakes of classics that can't be improved upon (so why bother remaking them?) and reboots of dead franchises (take the Muppets - please!) This is insane. What's next, Davy Crockett? (claps hand over mouth) Oh no no please no...
All part of Disney's forthcoming attempt to squash their Animation legacy. Have everyone forget about the Classics, while butchering the Currents all in the name of the mighty Dollar.
Rich Ross so far = Prom, and Remakes, Reinterpretations.
This just in, Cinderella now retitled "Until Midnight"
Is it time for another Save Disney Campaign yet?
WILL ALL YOU IDIOTS JUST SHUT UP WITH YOUR PESSIMISM ALREADY?! SHEESH!
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