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Wednesday, January 28, 2015

WHY Didn't Someone Think Of THIS Earlier...?

I looked around. Didn't see it anywhere. So obvious.
Penguins of Madagascar (c)DreamWorks
Another silly mash-up I had to get out of my system....

Monday, January 19, 2015

Friday, January 16, 2015

All I'm Sayin' Is....

Original opening to "Wild, Wild West"
Updated Opening
  I KNOW everyone had their fill of horrible, campy 90's 'big screen' theatrical re-makes of vintage television shows (Beverly Hillbillies, My Favorite Martian, The Brady Bunch, etc.), and some were better than others.
 One of the most appalling was the forgettable Will Smith/Kevin Kline version of "Wild, Wild West". In all seriousness, I think it would be a good idea to try again to get it right, if not only to wash that terrible movie memory far away.

 As I was watching a rerun of the 2009 JJ Abrams  "Star Trek" remake on FX, it occurred to me that two of the stars would be perfect for a well-written, modern attempt to update one of my favorite shows from my childhood.
 The onscreen chemistry of Christopher Pine and Karl Urban (who is fantastic in everything he does) would translate well to these macho, handsome and savvy government secret agents.
 To illustrate my point, I have created a few graphics to show how easy it would be for these guys to capture the feel and intent of the ground-breaking 1960's television show.

Robert Conrad and Ross Martin
Chris Pine and Karl Urban
I'm just saying that I think these two seem to work well together, and that with the strides in special effects and improvements over 90's hack scriptwriting, that a legitimate attempt to bring an exciting, swashbuckling, wild-west espionage shoot-em-up to the big screen is long overdue.
An homage, as it were, to when the days when tv was good. Or didn't have "CSI" or "SVU" or whatever in the title of every show.


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