Is Enough Is Enough Is...
by Joe Swanberg
Today I heard a rumor that Emelio Estevez is working on a remake of Harold and Maude. I do not know if this is true, but I figure it's time to come and out and say, "Enough is enough."
The level of originality
in the film business has been on a steady decline since the beginning
of the film business. I am in film school now, and I must admit that it's
not gonna get better anytime soon. The obnoxious "remember the 80's
conversations" that I hear all the time will turn into even more
obnoxious remakes of Ninja Turtles and He-Man movies
made by people my age trying to re-live their youth.
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Emelio, maybe this is just a rumor, but if it's true, I hope you understand
that your love of Harold and Maude, and your desire to remake
it, will no doubt result in a terrible movie and an overall tainting of
the original. What are you thinking? If your goal is to make people aware
of the original, then you really don't have to spend so much money and
time. Make a commercial on MTV talking about how much you love the film,
or write a book about how great it is and how it changed your life, but
please, please, PLEASE! do not do a
remake. I beg of you.
I am already dreading the 10 years of Wes Anderson and P.T. Anderson homages I am going to have to sit through when my generation starts producing features, but do I really have to fear that every film I truly love will be subject to the re-imagining of some half-wit who can't think of his/her own ideas? Please, make it stop!
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