Forget it Blog Guy, it’s Chinatown

July 9, 2008

chinatown-still-140.jpgReaders of this blog know I worry a lot about a recent tendency to do unnecessary remakes of great movies. I just don’t see why we need a new version of  The Great EscapeThe Birds and other true classics.  

So here we go again, with a cheesy remake of the iconic Chinatown. Below is a studio still photo from the remake, showing the memorable scene of private eye Jake Gittes with his nose freshly slit open by a knife. 

I don’t even know who this actor is in the remake, but he’s no Jack Nicholson, and his “blood” looks like it was put on him with a cake decorator. 

Meanwhile, there’s no word yet on which actress has the crucial Fay Dunaway role of daughter…slap…sister…slap…daughter…slap…sister…


Above: Original Chinatown publicity photo

Below: Model displays a creation from Travis Li’s Spring/Summer 2008 collection during Hong Kong Fashion Week July 8, 2008. REUTERS/Victor Fraile

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The worst part? They have Vern Troyer recreating the role originated by Roman Polanski.

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T is for Twit.

You know, you could make an entire Edward Gorey-ish alphabet out of these models. “A is for Anna with wings made of tissue; B is for Bobby, the Glad Man’s new issue.”

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Looks like someonr earned their redwings!

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…Spartans are often cautioned not to stay in the sun too long with those helmets on…

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[…] a film buff, I hate lame remakes of classic movies more than anything. Well, more than anything except for dumb fashions, […]

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Not Exactly the same…

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