Aug 11, 2006

Under the Covers

I know studios remake old movies but it would be neat if directors and actors covered films like singers cover songs. In other words, maybe next week I go and see John Woo's cover of Die Hard and a few weeks later I could catch Rob Riener's cover of the same film. Totally different takes. That would be fun for me but maybe I'm the only one.

4 comments:

blaine said...

Two words: Film Festivals. A lot of the film "covers" as it were aren't really pushed as "covers", but they definitely exist, especially in Asian cinema. Some examples: 6ixty9ine, a Thai "cover" (more a remix) of Psycho, and Beijing Bicycle, a straight cover of The Bicycle Thief.

Anonymous said...

I had wanted to see movies made, using existing cartoon charactors, in different roles. For example, the "actor" of Peter Griffin playing in a mob movie. Just like a real actor would. The Stewie "actor" could be in a happy Disney kinda movie. Homer Simpson could be in a drama, but not being a dummy, but a chemist or something. I dunno, break the mold.

Biz said...

But Blaine, those are remakes. Those films are fifty years or more old. I'm talking about contemporary cinema. And anonymous, you are talking about mash-ups which I would also love to see more of. That's a whole different and awesome thing. I'd like to see cheap digital theatres popping up everywhere screening mash-ups. That would be hot.

BDegan said...

That is the sort of thing that I expect some film school hot shot professor doing. Giving his class one scrip and having them all make the same film. I don’t know, but I am with you. I would enjoy going to films like that. Along the same line, it would be interesting to see one a film was shot they gave all the film to 3 different editors and see how it would turn out differently.