Rainer: Hollywood’s French Remakes Rarely Retain Allure
He always said something crazy no matter what the rules were, and he always made up his own. Jason Alexander and Josh Gad were rather spirited and together were crazy. Fred Armisen was very quiet and didn’t compete for any attention and just sat in the back and would just out of nowhere say something hilarious. He’s wicked smart and knew the answers to everything. The most gratifying was how everyone showed up to win.
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Hollywood bowing to China’s clout
aThe problem it has is with Chinese unpredictability.a Still, said Stephen Tropiano, professor of screen studies at a Los Angeles-based program run by New Yorkas Ithaca College, U.S. filmmakers may find that they have little choice but to adapt to the new Chinese reality, particularly as U.S. box office take a $2.7 billion in 2012, 60 per cent from foreign films a climbs irrevocably past the current U.S./Canada figure of some $10 billion.
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Richard Gere? Godards Breathless (1960) should never have been remade, even by as talented a director as Jim McBride (in 1983). Richard Gere is not Jean-Paul Belmondo and Valerie Kaprisky, pouty and lotioned, is certainly no Jean Seberg. Considering how much Francois Truffaut loved American cinema, he might have done better than having his The Man Who Loved Women (1977), admittedly not one of his best, Americanized as Blake Edwardss draggy 1983 remake, starring Burt Reynolds in full smirk.
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‘Cole Trickle’ just short of Hollywood ending
He did a great job. He pushed me straight, and we were able to stay connected, because we were three-wide, and make it back to the start-finish line.” In the movie, of course, Trickle wins the big Daytona race in the end. There was no such Hollywood ending for the No. 1 team Saturday night, but it was also difficult to find any real disappointment, either. “You win some, you lose some,” Harrison said.
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