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    Disney's Focus on Live Action Remakes

    What are your thoughts on the prevalence of live action remakes of animated classics on Disney’s upcoming release schedule?
    How do you feel about the ones already released e.g. this years The Jungle Book. Is it cheap of Disney to invest only in the cost of CGI for these animal tales, knowing they have a sure thing on their hands financially, rather than in innovation and creativity to produce new stories?
    Finally, are you looking forward to your favourite animated classics being retold, live action, with your favourite actors, or would you rather these remain untouched?

    • How bout also the positive outcomes of seeing from cartoon to live-action? Beauty and the beast as one of them along with the little mermaid and mulan. Which ones deserve to have live-action remakes? – cjeacat 4 years ago
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    • Another consideration are whether these live-action versions improve on the original or not. For instance, I would say the live-action Cinderella improves on the cartoon, but The Jungle Book, while not bad, is still too indebted to the original to really work on its own, and, in my opinion, a live-actin version of Beauty and the Beast is absolutely unnecessary. – Allie Dawson 4 years ago
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    In today’s world, originality is what makes films stand out, and innovation, which forms classics. Personal stories make for the most memorable films. Her is a great example of a timeless story about love and the human condition, rather than a comment on social media and other technologies of today.
    Recent classics in my opinion include:
    Inception
    Django Unchained
    Room
    Inglorious Basterds
    No Country for Old Men
    Gladiator
    …and many more.

    The 21st Century Films Prepared For Classic Status

    Tarantino is the world’s biggest film buff who also makes films. The effort and passion he puts into his work is so clear in all his films to be maximal, and his style is instantly recognisable; I love ‘Tarantino dialouge,’ and the way he builds tension in seemingly simplistic ways makes for, in my opinion, some of the most entertaining movies ever made.

    The Work of Quentin Tarantino: Quality Over Quantity

    I enjoy much of Luhrman’s work, and love The Great Gatsby, but i was disappointed by The Get Down. One of my major gripes with it is in fact the hero, i found the character to be extremely one-dimensional, and a number of the performances, including Justice Smith’s, were a little irritating. Lastly, right from the pilot, the show lacked weight; I couldn’t grasp any substance to engage with in the narrative, which featured too many underdeveloped subplots and strands.

    From The Get Down to Moulin Rouge: A Look at Baz Luhrmann's Writer-Heroes