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EC2
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Postby EC2 » Mon April 20th, 2009, 10:09 am

"annis" wrote:Noooo! Please tell me that Tom Cruise isn't going to do a re-make of "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid"!
http://www.independent.ie/entertainment/film-cinema/will-cruiser-butcher-the-sundance-kid-1712664.html


:eek: :eek: :eek: (words fail me!)
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Postby Madeleine » Mon April 20th, 2009, 10:37 am

I remember years ago when Mel Gibson and Kevin Costner were hugely popular, there were rumours circulating that they would be teaming up for BC and the SK, and it never happened, so hopefully this is just another one of those rumours!

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Postby Ludmilla » Tue April 21st, 2009, 12:41 am

"annis" wrote:Noooo! Please tell me that Tom Cruise isn't going to do a re-make of "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid"!
http://www.independent.ie/entertainment/film-cinema/will-cruiser-butcher-the-sundance-kid-1712664.html


What made the Redford/Newman version so good was the Goldman dialogue (and the chemistry between the two actors). It couldn't hold a candle... just who are those guys anyway?

On a different subject, does anyone know if they are still planning a remake of Tron? I thought I read a few years back that they were considering it, but it doesn't appear to be listed on IMDb, so I assume it never materialized. I think a remake of that one with modern technology could be cool.

P.S. -- nevemind, I found it: Tron 2.0 (when in doubt, just consult Wik to find the right search terms)
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Postby Telynor » Tue April 21st, 2009, 5:53 am

"Madeleine" wrote:I remember years ago when Mel Gibson and Kevin Costner were hugely popular, there were rumours circulating that they would be teaming up for BC and the SK, and it never happened, so hopefully this is just another one of those rumours!


Gad, I hope so! Costner, quite bluntly, has run his course, and hasn't done anything worth watching since Dances with Wolves. And as for Mel Gibson, after his drunken rant towards an LA cop and blatant anti-Semitism, I've vowed to never spend another dime on him again.

Some classics should never be messed with. BC & TSK is one of them.

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Postby diamondlil » Tue April 21st, 2009, 11:36 am

Here's the first shots of Russell Crowe in the upcoming Robin Hood movie.

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Postby EC2 » Tue April 21st, 2009, 11:44 am

Wrong costume for the 1190's :eek: Short tunics like that were not the order of the day!
Is that a pine forest he's walking through? :eek: :eek: Also looks from his foot position as if he's going to fall over himself!
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Kar ja li coard n’I chasront



'The Brave and the valiant
Are always to be found between the hooves of horses
For never will cowards fall down there.'


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Postby LoveHistory » Tue April 21st, 2009, 2:32 pm

Please somebody tell me there is still hope for the world of film. Can't believe the news lately. Tom Cruise can't be true. And Mr. Crowe's film doesn't look promising either.

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Postby Telynor » Tue April 21st, 2009, 9:59 pm

"EC2" wrote:Wrong costume for the 1190's :eek: Short tunics like that were not the order of the day!
Is that a pine forest he's walking through? :eek: :eek: Also looks from his foot position as if he's going to fall over himself!


Yeah, those certainly looking like a pine forest. I guess what with the short tunics they want to make sure that no one mistakes that they are wearing a dress....

:p Looks like another one of those films that takes the expression 'dark ages' literally.

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Postby Lauryn » Tue April 21st, 2009, 10:42 pm

"EC2" wrote:Is that a pine forest he's walking through? :eek: :eek:


Don't know enough yet about highwaymen's fashion through the ages, but the IMDb says that all the filming has been done in the UK. I had to check, because usually when I see a forest like that, it was filmed here in BC. (Not always, just often. :D )
Even the mighty oak was once just a nut that held its ground.

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Postby EC2 » Tue April 21st, 2009, 10:53 pm

We have plenty of pine forests in the UK (courtesy of the Forestry Commission) but Sherwood should be more deciduous woodland. Short tunics like that are generally of the fantasy costume variety. Later Medieval had more tailoring than the pic and where you might just get away with it (Viking) it's still on the somewhat short side. He should be wearing a knee-length tunic over a shirt, hose (tight fitting single-leg trousers) and braies (baggy underpants tucked into the trouser legs. The latter are attached to the waist of his braies by ties.
But as Telynor says, it might look as if he's wearing a dress to those who haven't got their eye in!
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Souvent entre piez de chevals

Kar ja li coard n’I chasront



'The Brave and the valiant
Are always to be found between the hooves of horses
For never will cowards fall down there.'


Histoire de Guillaume le Mareschal



www.elizabethchadwick.com


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