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Old November 12th, 2017, 07:31 PM   #21
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Why do we call in theatres in North America?
When I first came to Canada, I could not understand why ads for movies say "playing in theatres everywhere".
The last time I watched movies on big screen was on a cruise ship.
They are called theatres in North America because movies were originally shown in actual theater, which also had live shows.. The name stuck, and the general outline of most movie theaters is shaped like a lot of live plays theaters, lacking only the state and ligating. Even the marques are similar to regular live theater.

For example, there is an old movie theater in my area built in 1920's, which has actual stage, and an orchestra pit for the band, as well as an old theater organ for silent movies. While the volunteerTheater Organ society that runs it shows mostly old classic movies, they sometimes have live performances as well .

Releasing Dr. Strangelove in regular movie theaters nationwide would not work, although a special one day or weekend showing in some local theaters might work. The film is too dated, and too many have already seen it on TV or video for it to work as a general release.

A remake wouldn't work either, unless they vastly updated the entire plot, in something like Crimson Tide (a movie about a nuclear submarine recieving partial orders to launch nukes, but not rreceiving the complete set of orders, sparking a debate in the area whethet to launch), but with dark humor. But it would only be like Dr. SStrange love in a very general way. There is no Dr. Teller person who you could spoof that the public would recognize. We just don't havw hawkish scientist today that the public would know to parody, and it was such spoofing of known people that made Dr. Strangelove a success.
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Old November 12th, 2017, 07:31 PM   #22
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It has been on TV dozens of times in the last few years, I last saw it about six months ago.

It really is a film of its time and would not translate--who would recognise the parodies of Curtis LeMay or Adlai Stephenson, or even the whole cold war ethos today? A remake would be out of the question--no Sellars, no Scott, no Slim Pickens. It is like a remake of Kubrick's "A Clockwork Orange" would be ridiculous--the world is ten times worse than was predicted in that film.
A spot on analysis I entirely agree with.
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It has been on TV dozens of times in the last few years, I last saw it about six months ago.

It really is a film of its time and would not translate--who would recognise the parodies of Curtis LeMay or Adlai Stephenson, or even the whole cold war ethos today? A remake would be out of the question--no Sellars, no Scott, no Slim Pickens. It is like a remake of Kubrick's "A Clockwork Orange" would be ridiculous--the world is ten times worse than was predicted in that film.
Perhaps a remake of "Being There" would be more appropriate
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this movie is such a masterpiece and peter seller was a genious of comedy but i don't think it would work with modern day audiences enough to justify a rerelease in theaters
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Perhaps a remake of "Being There" would be more appropriate
Why a remake? the film is perfect.
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A story about an insane American commander ordering a nuclear strike on another country?

It could never happen.
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Old December 6th, 2017, 03:41 PM   #27

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Speaking of terrible remake ideas, Mike Nichols wanted to remake "Kind Hearts and Coronets" with Will Smith in the Louis Mazzini role & Robin Williams playing all 8 members of the D'Ascoyne family.
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Speaking of terrible remake ideas, Mike Nichols wanted to remake "Kind Hearts and Coronets" with Will Smith in the Louis Mazzini role & Robin Williams playing all 8 members of the D'Ascoyne family.
Well all the D'ascoyne's died--so the casting would be spot on.
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Old February 4th, 2018, 05:47 PM   #30

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I'm a complete fanboy/obssessed with Kubrik. He is one of the best artists the world had the pleasure to know.
Remaking films like Dr. Strangelove or 2001:Space Odyssey is not only unecessary, but should be considered a crime.
No one wants a remake of Mona Lisa or changing Beethoven musics...

People nowadays in cinema are so lost in sequels, remakes, etc that in the end are always the same thing, that they forget the simple purpose behind artpieces like these.. Being original and bringing to light new ideas.
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