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#45879 - Comment deleted 07/08/2016 on Television - cartoon... 0
#70 - Selling internationally is different than producing specifical… 07/08/2016 on About Movie Remakes 0
#69 - Selling in international markets is different than producing f… 07/08/2016 on About Movie Remakes 0
#68 - The 80s version of The Fly is a remake. Do we really need anot…  [+] (2 new replies) 07/08/2016 on About Movie Remakes 0
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#71 - angelusprimus (07/08/2016) [-]

Have you seen any of the movies I talked about? They didn't have bad production values, just shitty technology. Looking cheap most certainly was not a part of their charm.
Out of the ones I named only Dark Star isn't either an adaptation or a remake already anyhow. So yeah, they most definatelly COULD use an update. And the best way to achieve really good effects is a combination of practical and CGI. Like latest Mad Max, or Game of Thrones.
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#72 - thedudeistheman (07/08/2016) [-]
I didn't say cheap, I said they didn't have big budgets. I don't think many movies should be remade at all. I prefer reboots, like the latest Evil Dead and Fury Road. I see more value in those than remakes, which generally make changes in the wrong places. Reboots add to the series (or sometimes just a movie with an idea worth adding to). Fury Road is a great addition to the Mad Max series by including what made the series great while adding updated visuals and (arguably) better storytelling. I wouldn't see any value in a straight remake of Mad Max.
#61 - The thing that generally works about B-movies is the fact that…  [+] (4 new replies) 07/08/2016 on About Movie Remakes 0
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#67 - angelusprimus (07/08/2016) [-]
It would work on movies that simply look dated, and could be adapted to have better visual effects and not look cheap.
Like Barbarella, Things to Come, Flash Gordon, Dark Star and The Fly.
Shit, man, imagine Forbidden Planet, practically same script, only modern special effects.
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#68 - thedudeistheman (07/08/2016) [-]
The 80s version of The Fly is a remake. Do we really need another one just so it can have CGI?

Part of the charm of classic B-movies is that they don't look like a high-budget productions because they weren't high-budget productions. Using modern special effects like CGI would take away what part of what made these movies liked. Practical effects could maintain the feel if the actual rest of the movie is good.
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#71 - angelusprimus (07/08/2016) [-]

Have you seen any of the movies I talked about? They didn't have bad production values, just shitty technology. Looking cheap most certainly was not a part of their charm.
Out of the ones I named only Dark Star isn't either an adaptation or a remake already anyhow. So yeah, they most definatelly COULD use an update. And the best way to achieve really good effects is a combination of practical and CGI. Like latest Mad Max, or Game of Thrones.
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#72 - thedudeistheman (07/08/2016) [-]
I didn't say cheap, I said they didn't have big budgets. I don't think many movies should be remade at all. I prefer reboots, like the latest Evil Dead and Fury Road. I see more value in those than remakes, which generally make changes in the wrong places. Reboots add to the series (or sometimes just a movie with an idea worth adding to). Fury Road is a great addition to the Mad Max series by including what made the series great while adding updated visuals and (arguably) better storytelling. I wouldn't see any value in a straight remake of Mad Max.
#60 - If I understood what she was saying, she basically said the mo…  [+] (5 new replies) 07/08/2016 on About Movie Remakes -1
#63 - cadenfall (07/08/2016) [-]
To simplify and paraphrase the video for people who don't want to watch it, Americans don't go to movies so we don't give movie companies money. There are billions more to be made in China, thus China becomes thr targrt audience of Hollywood movies, not Americans. China hasn't experienced the movies we've had for decades thus aren't requiring better movies. So Hollywood can get away with lazy writing and juat add explosions and throw in some Chinese people and Boom! Millions and billions made internationally.

Americans can't vote with their dollars because good movies aren't being made, so we'll have to wait for China to demand better movies before we actually start seeing better movies it looks like.
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#70 - thedudeistheman (07/08/2016) [-]
Selling internationally is different than producing specifically for international audiences. If big studios were really making movies for specific countries, we'd see it reflected in the films more than just a couple of actors of whatever ethnicity the target audience supposedly is. The film may have been marketed more heavily in China because the studios know that's a big source of income, but I doubt that during production of the movie, the film was made in a certain way to appeal to Chinese audiences any more than to American audiences. Independence Day 2 was not going to be any more well made if Americans were going to more movies than Chinese people were.
#64 - cadenfall (07/08/2016) [-]
On phone, tried hard to keep mistakes to a minimum. Sorry.
#62 - anon (07/08/2016) [-]
"The target country is not buying my product anymore. Better not sell my product in the international markets." -No Capitalist Ever

Yo do realize that other countries have money and their money can be converted to dollars, right?
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#69 - thedudeistheman (07/08/2016) [-]
Selling in international markets is different than producing for international markets. The Force Awakens was sold around the world, but that doesn't mean it was produced for any one country. Saying that ID2 was made for a specific country implies it was produced with a specific audience in mind. Big studios make movies to be profitable. They might advertise more in certain countries, but I don't think they're producing movies on a country-by-country basis.
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#45868 - It's hard to pick one scene from either of the Raid mov… 07/07/2016 on Television - cartoon... 0
#38 - I'm not saying Chris Hemsworth isn't the biggest name out of a… 07/06/2016 on Most Sexist Poster Ever 0
#45819 - But how many of them will be like this?  [+] (1 new reply) 07/06/2016 on Television - cartoon... +3
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#45820 - machiavellianhumor (07/06/2016) [-]
hopefully all of them