David Gordon Green to remake Suspiria

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  1. The Chaostar

    The Chaostar Johnny Hallyday forever

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    Here's the link.

    http://www.slashfilm.com/2008/03/05/david-gordon-greene-to-remake-dario-argentos-suspiria/

    Now, Gordon Green is a good director. And a very interesting choice. To be honest, I prefer a director of the "arty" kind to direct a remake of Suspiria, much more than the modern-style butchers of the american horror of today. I mean, Greenaway would be a great choice. Scorsese too... ooh, never mind. Green is a good choice. I wonder what he will bring to the story.
     
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    I think this is one film that will be really hard to remake, as the first film wasn't really about the plot, but more about the stylish colours and direction.
     
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    I agree with spawningblue, this is one of the hardest remakes I've ever heard of.

    Some of the things in the article make me a little suspicious like, calling Suspiria a
    "low budget Italian 70’s gore movie."
    Suspiria is hardly a 'gorefest' even for '77 standards.

    "I would love to get every geek that loves torture porn and every old lady in line to see ‘Phantom of the Opera’ to come and have this insane experience.",
    Wtf does Suspiria have to do with torture porn? Maybe this guy rented Bloodsucking Freaks by accident. Now don't get me wrong, I am a geek that loves torture porn, but this in not the correct venue. I would hate to see a beautiful film like this one ruined by some tromask antics.

    finally, he goes on
    "it’s not exactly a perfect film"
    From this a the previous remarks It sounds like this guy is looking to 'fix' the film rather then pay homage too it, like it deserves.

    I I'm very weary of this remake, and think it will just introduce a mutilated version of a film I love to an audience that will only understand pointless violent gimmicks and CGI tacked on by Greens version. :(
     
  4. The Chaostar

    The Chaostar Johnny Hallyday forever

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    Green is a very serious filmmaker. His first film (George Washington) was released on dvd by Criterion and that says something about his talent. I think that when he reffers to torture porn he talks about the decadance of modern horror. And he is right. I think that he loves that Suspiria ain't perfect (and plot-wise it aint - even if it is my favorite film of all time, I can see that myself)...

    I don't think he will use CGI, its not like him... But then again, who knows.
     
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    Well, the narrative of the film is easy to discern, so I don't know why it would be difficult to remake. Of course, it was the over-the-top stylization that makes the film standout (which extends right into the lighting, music, and execution of the gore scenes). So does this guy want to try to replicate that, or not? I'm hoping not. I don't need someone pandering to Argento's 70's magic - it can't be successfully redone.

    We'll need someone with their own vision - which will no doubt upset the purists, but they'll have to live with it. This will have to be a commercial film, so I expect the narrative to be sorted out and brought more to the fore.

    We shouldn't forget that this isn't a movie for Suspiria fans. It'll hope they join in the fun, but it'll be a film looking for a new audience, a modern audience.

    Frankly the biggest challenge will be the music, how the hell do you top that?
     
  6. KR~!

    KR~! The Apocalyptic Kid

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    If this is what makes them release the real one on Blu-Ray with a nice new high-def transfer and audiophile soundtrack, so be it!
     
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    You folks should know by now that there is simply no hope for any remakes being worth watching. When was the last remake that was actually worth watching in the horror genre? 2004 maybe?
     
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    I'm kind of excited - DGG's All the Real Girls is one of my favorite films. His visual style is infectious...
     
  9. The Chaostar

    The Chaostar Johnny Hallyday forever

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    His style matches that of Terence Malick and he is a master of the scope frame. It is a very weird choice, the final result must be at least interesting.
     
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    bwana the clown Supreme Ruler Of Sados

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    Then again, didn't Criterion also do a release of Armageddon?
     
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    I just don't see this working,period.
     
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    and a few other crappy big budget Hollywood pictures
     
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    What is up with all the remake-mania these days? It's really pathetic. If Green is such a great, creative filmmaker how about coming up with something "new". Or maybe just steal a few plots elements from here and there, come up with a title, and then run with it? Is that really more embarrassing the doing an actual remake?
     
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    I'm actually pretty curious how a remake of this will turn out.
     
  15. The Chaostar

    The Chaostar Johnny Hallyday forever

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    I frankly understood this. Bay did changed the structure of the Blockbuster, as we knew it - for better or worse.

    I mentioned Malick earlier, didn't I?... ;)
     
  16. The Chaostar

    The Chaostar Johnny Hallyday forever

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    And what if it's a "THING" case? Let's just wait and see guys. It DOES sound interesting.
     
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    Green was totally aping KILLER OF SHEEP and DAYS OF HEAVEN for his debut, but he really did come into his own with ATRG and UNDERTOW. I've got the man's back, especially if he has the nuts to tackle something like this. First Hanake with a remake of his own, and now Green...it's the arthouse wave of remakes - I like it.
     
  18. I loved suspiria the first time round and thought it was perfect. Remaking it would be a mistake.
     
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    Portman seems a little too young - why not save her for the inevitable PHENOMENA remake? :D

    Still, she's a fine actress, and with Green behind it, I'm sure it will be beautiful.
     

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