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PostPosted: Tue Mar 29, 2016 11:32 pm 
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Sofia Coppola will reportedly begin shooting a remake of The Beguiled later this year. It's one of my favorite Don Siegel films, but I think Coppola is a perfect fit for the material, and it sounds like this will be a new take on adapting the novel. Nicole Kidman, Kirsten Dunst, and Elle Fanning are already on board. The Eastwood role has yet to be cast.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 08, 2017 1:44 pm 
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 08, 2017 2:02 pm 
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I wonder who made this movie


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 08, 2017 2:04 pm 
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The Coppola font gives it away.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 08, 2017 2:06 pm 
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Please restrict your responses to addressing Sofia Coppola by her full name at least three times per post


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 08, 2017 2:11 pm 
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Sorry. Also though, isn't this a remake of a Michael Cimino film?


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 08, 2017 2:16 pm 
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At least it isn't Imani. "I poop in a clam" would probably be repeating itself in my head the whole time. Damn you Pop Up Video.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 09, 2017 2:55 am 
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There's been talk of remaking this for years; it's finally happening, obviously. While Sofia can get a bit 'girly' at times in her work, hopefully this will be closer to "The Virgin Suicides" than "The Bling Ring." :-k


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 09, 2017 9:15 am 
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Looks too good to be true! Will have to see how this stacks up against the Siegel version!


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 09, 2017 1:10 pm 
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MoonlitKnight wrote:
There's been talk of remaking this for years; it's finally happening, obviously. While Sofia can get a bit 'girly' at times in her work, hopefully this will be closer to "The Virgin Suicides" than "The Bling Ring." :-k

Sorry, I just have to ask: what is it about The Virgin Suicides that makes it more "manly" than The Bling Ring?

But I hope Colin Farrell will give The Beguiled a sufficient amount of testosterone for you :roll:


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 09, 2017 3:35 pm 
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MoonlitKnight wrote:
There's been talk of remaking this for years; it's finally happening, obviously. While Sofia can get a bit 'girly' at times in her work, hopefully this will be closer to "The Virgin Suicides" than "The Bling Ring." :-k

Sorry, I just have to ask: what is it about The Virgin Suicides that makes it more "manly" than The Bling Ring?

Kirsten Dunst arm-wrestled Emma Watson and damn near broke her arm.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 09, 2017 7:32 pm 
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All I know is that watching BLING RING gave me cooties.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 10, 2017 11:00 am 

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Terrible idea to re-make the classic Clint Eastwood film The Beguiled; the original from the early '70's had a great "Southern Gothic" feel, and may even be my favorite CE film. There is no way a re-make will do the original justice.

I'm a huge Sofia Coppola fan (I even like her lesser films), but I'll probably give this a pass.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 10, 2017 3:36 pm 
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Terrible idea to re-make the classic Clint Eastwood film The Beguiled; the original from the early '70's had a great "Southern Gothic" feel, and may even be my favorite CE film. There is no way a re-make will do the original justice.

I'm a huge Sofia Coppola fan (I even like her lesser films), but I'll probably give this a pass.

Are you sure you're not a lukewarm, fairweather Sofia Coppola fan?


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 10, 2017 11:30 pm 
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 12, 2017 3:33 am 
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There's a conundrum for Mike Stoklasa (of RedLetterMedia fame/infamy) for he has a star crush on Kirsten Dunst but hates Sofia Coppola. (I can also concede the former claim as troll sarcasm.)


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 19, 2017 6:25 pm 
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 1:00 pm 
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Am I wrong, or is this actually the second remake of Eastwood/Siegel's film? Isn't Trueba's 1992 film, Belle Epoque, just a more farcical take?


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PostPosted: Wed May 24, 2017 4:23 am 
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This is shaping up to be the best-reviewed film at Cannes this year, with nothing but raves coming out about it thus far.


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PostPosted: Wed May 24, 2017 10:59 am 
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Not really, the trades don't like it much


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 24, 2017 4:13 am 
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This film didn't really work for me. It is indeed beautiful (One Perfect Shot: The Movie). The acting is universally strong, which is good, as there is absolutely no depth to the characterizations, so the actors have to provide pretty much everything. The thematics, such as they are, are remarkably shallow; just revealing the premise gives you at least as much as the full film does, and a post-film discussion of what could have been is going to have more insights than anything on screen. It's actually a bit of a fun game to imagine other, even completely disparate filmmakers, taking this material in interesting directions: Bergman with the psychosexual viciousness of Persona or Whispers and Cries (yes, that's the proper title); De Palma, luxuriating in beautiful, hypnotic "trash"; Tarantino, building suspense and reintroducing the race element; Rivette, dramatizing the conflicts caused by the intrusion of the male presence into the female space, along with the theatrical elements of characters performing for each other (this of course harkens back to Gang of Four); Lynch, being Lynch. I have yet to see the Siegel version, but I would imagine it delivers far more of the luridness that this film needed -- I think the central problem is a total mismatch between Sofia Coppola's strengths and the needs of this subject matter.

(For reference, I adore Lost in Translation and remember liking The Virgin Suicides immensely, and liked Somewhere quite a bit; I thought Marie Antoinette was uneven but interesting, and I found The Bling Ring repetitive and inessential; I prefer The Beguiled to that, at least.)


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 24, 2017 10:36 pm 
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Well you have at least one other version to play with.


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