Posted on Tuesday, September 29th, 2009 by David Chen
In this week’s /Filmcast, Dave Chen, Devindra Hardawar and Adam Quigley discuss the ongoing Roman Polanski saga, praise Community and Cougar Town, reflect on the similarities between Lost and FlashForward, remind you of the greatness of LA Confidential, get freaked out by Paranormal Activity, and continue to chronicle Hollywood’s downfall through the proliferation of remakes and film adaptations based on popular brands. Special guest Eric D. Snider joins us this evening.
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Note: With The Matarese Circle, once a potential vehicle for Tom Cruise, seemingly on the back burner, might this be David Cronenberg’s next film? The director also has the previously announced Don DeLillo adaptation and “limo drama,” Cosmopolis, in development.
Predictable news this evening with a double-take twist. David Cronenberg is said to be developing a remake of his 1986 sci-fi horror classic The Fly as a potential vehicle for him to write and direct. Risky Business reports that technological leaps are the main factor in Cronenberg’s decision to remake the material, which is a common excuse—what, no 3D catch?—but in this case, justifiable. Cronenberg’s The Fly was itself a heightened and gory creature feature remake of the 1958 film of the same name starring Vincent Price. Last year, Cronenberg was involved in an opera production of the film for the stage with Fly composer Howard Shore. Common sense says the opera was the decision’s spark.
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Well Medicated put together a fine collection of 50 Polish movie posters, including the cute interpretation above of Rosemary’s Baby. I’ve included a few of my favorites here. And for contrast, I’ve attached the new domestic one-sheet for Leonardo DiCaprio’s Body of Lies—one of the blandest posters I’ve recently come across. Can’t say I prefer the foreign version of Weekend at Bernie’s, but that’s to be expected, no? For more info on the artists behind these works, or to purchase, visit the great site, PolishPoster.com. Thanks to ‘rio for the tip.
Crocodile Dundee 2 (check the teeth)
Body of Lies (remember, audience: “Trust No One”)
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