Monday, April 23, 2007
Dave Kehr & Company on the planned remake of "The Birds"
Dave Kehr is must reading for anyone who cares about film. Hands-down. His blog, Reports from the Lost Continent of Cinephilia, stands as the template for any good movie web site, indispensible. That said, check out Dave's reaction to Mandalay Pictures' dubious decision to remake "The Birds," along with comments from his most vocal readers: "Why Movies Are Better than Ever."
Actually, it's Alfred Hitchcock's "The Birds." Of course. And Dave's post on the subject is "must" reading.
All that I can add is that Hollywood's penchant for remakes, sequels and prequels betrays a troubling creative bankruptcy. It doesn't take much insight or intelligence to rehash a proven hit. But apparently it pays well.
(Artwork: The fabulous Tippi Hedren besieged in Alfred Hitchcock's "The Birds," released by Universal)
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Posted by joe baltake at 9:53 AM