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Old 08-22-2023, 09:12 PM
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Well, I mentioned Heaven Can Wait. Oh, and True Lies was a remake of a French film.

You're welcome. Just thought you might like to have an idea of the atmosphere of John Carpenter's film.
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Old 08-23-2023, 12:50 AM
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Ah, ok.

I got the gist of the atmosphere with the remake. But yeah, the atmosphere was probably better handled in the original.
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Old 08-23-2023, 10:36 PM
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Yep. There are a handful of good remakes, depending on the filmmakers. Some directors even remake their own work, like Alfred Hitchcock did with The Man Who Knew Too Much.

Well, the atmosphere of the remake looked more like Disney's Haunted Mansion, to be honest, Liv. The original had that signature John Carpenter atmosphere, like Halloween, The Thing, Christine, Starman, Escape from New York, Big Trouble in Little China, etc. You'd have to have seen his films to understand.
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Old 08-23-2023, 11:48 PM
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Given that I'm not a horror fan at all it's probably very unlikely I'll ever see his other films. I never even watched Disney's Haunted Mansion lol.
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Old 08-24-2023, 05:10 PM
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Oh, okay. Well, his other films aren't horror. Only Halloween, The Fog, The Thing, Christine, and Prince of Darkness are horror. His other films are action-adventure and sci-fi/fantasy, like Assault on Precinct 13, Escape from New York, Starman, Big Trouble in Little China, and They Live.
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Oh, I didn't realise some of his other films weren't horror. Maybe I'll look into those ones. I've heard of some of those titles.
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Old 08-25-2023, 06:45 PM
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Yep. John Carpenter has always been a director whose expertise was divided into those two genres. Usually with directors it's one or the other, but he's always been good at both.
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That's cool.
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Old 08-26-2023, 08:01 PM
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Since this is a thread dedicated to a remake of a John Carpenter film, I guess this would be kind of on topic. This is Escape from New York with Kurt Russell, who plays Snake Plissken, a former Green Beret turned criminal. It's set in what was at the time the "future," 1997, when New York City has become a maximum security prison.




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Thanks for those videos. Hmm. Not sure if that film would be my cup of tea either...
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You're welcome. Yeah, it's kind of a sci-fi action thriller.
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I see.

Back to Tom as Nick Castle, though.

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Old 08-28-2023, 06:57 PM
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He did look good in the role. A big improvement over Tom Atkins in the original movie. Yes, the actor who played Nick Castle in the original was also named Tom.
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Tom looks great in all his roles. Now is that a coincidence or was there a requirement that the guy who plays Nick had to be called Tom.
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Old 08-29-2023, 06:16 PM
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I'm pretty sure it was a coincidence.
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