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Discussion in 'The GatorTail Pub' started by GatorPrincess8, Nov 19, 2013.
I'm surprised they didn't cast you, GP8!
Thanks for the link...
Some things should just be left alone IMO
I was disgusted by this.
I must be in the minority of people here. I hate "It's a Wonderful Life", "The Sound of Music" and "The Wizard of Oz". Frankly, most feel-good movies make me roll my eyes and vomit a bit in my mouth. I've never liked holiday movies. Same for Disney princess movies.
I think it's personal issues :yes:
But on a more serious side, why do it? You're invariably going to be compared to the original. Just seems like they want a movie and have run out of ideas or something.
For me, a movie I enjoyed as a kid retains its magic. I still love "It's a Wonderful Life," but if I only now saw it for the first time, I'd probably flip the channel when George and Mary sang "Buffalo Gals" to each other.
I read once that the movie did not do well when it first came out. Only over time it grew in appreciation.
There is one great line in the movie that embodies contrarian investing. When George tries to stop the run on his S+L he declares to the people who think the economy is collapsing:
"Can't you understand what's happening here? Don't you see what's happening? Potter isn't selling. Potter's buying! And why? Because we're panicky and he's not. That's why. He's pickin' up some bargain."
It was pretty much a bomb, the country was still bitter from war and it was the wrong time. The only reason it ever became popular is because the owners didn't realize the copyright ran out, so some TV station started showing it. In Fact at one point Jimmy Stewart was on Carson I think, and they asked him what his favorite performance was, and he said that movie, but he sort of couched it as a little known film.
As for the sequel, it's a disgusting money grab. That is a movie that should be left alone to stand on its own merits. Debasing it with a sequel is sacrilege.
One of my Dad's all time favorites is mine as well. The Yearling.
We already saw the sequel. It was called The Butterfly Effect.
What really stuck out to me watching The Yearling was the role reversal of the parents, which was unusual for the time unless mental illness was also being portrayed. Gregory Peck's father character was tender and compassionate, and Jane Wyman's mother character was the tough disciplinarian.
I liked that one as well as "Cross Creek" because they were set close to G'ville.
Liked those movies when I was young, but It's a Wonderful Life least of all. The only thing that would get me to see this is if Quentin Tarantino directed it and did a paradoxical very ironic treatment. I first thought of something like that when Kurt Russell appeared in Grindhouse. My idea at the time was that Tarantino do a really sick remake of Follow Me Boys, with Russell playing the Fred McMurray scoutmaster role, except in this version, he's a pedophile and the alcoholic dad character
ends up saving the boys in the end.
Ooooooo I'd love a Tarantino mix to it. Just saw Grindhouse again the other day, too...also love Planet Terror. And don't get me started on Machete and the Kill Bill series :laugh:
I know I have odd tastes for a girl :yes: