Look what is being revived...

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Look what is being revived...

Post by Boro Boy » Fri Nov 09, 2018 1:04 pm

An old family favourite is being revived! I do hope that this remake is as good as the original: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/a ... sodes.html :D :D :D
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Post by AAAlphaThunder » Fri Nov 09, 2018 5:18 pm

It just won't be the same.
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Post by Boro Boy » Sat Nov 10, 2018 12:59 am

AAAlphaThunder wrote:It just won't be the same.
I think you may be right but we should give it a try and hope that it clicks and it can be something to fall in love with = innocent comedy. :thumbup:
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Post by Sarah » Sat Nov 10, 2018 6:33 am

If you missed it, there was already a new film of Dad's Army in 2016:
https://www.find-dvd.co.uk/blu-ray/Dad- ... 139185.htm

The new TV series will be limited to remaking lost episodes; at least that's the initial goal.
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Post by blythburgh » Sat Nov 10, 2018 9:03 am

Sarah wrote:If you missed it, there was already a new film of Dad's Army in 2016:
https://www.find-dvd.co.uk/blu-ray/Dad- ... 139185.htm

The new TV series will be limited to remaking lost episodes; at least that's the initial goal.
An awful film I am grateful I waited to see it on free to air TV. How could so many top actors etc produce such rubbish that had little to do with the original story lines/characters?
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Post by Boro Boy » Wed Nov 14, 2018 10:15 pm

blythburgh wrote:
Sarah wrote:If you missed it, there was already a new film of Dad's Army in 2016:
https://www.find-dvd.co.uk/blu-ray/Dad- ... 139185.htm

The new TV series will be limited to remaking lost episodes; at least that's the initial goal.
An awful film I am grateful I waited to see it on free to air TV. How could so many top actors etc produce such rubbish that had little to do with the original story lines/characters?

The revival is using scripts of missing episodes, so like yourself I'm hoping the revival will be better than the film which was a little weak...! :think:

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Post by KlensyKrok » Sun Nov 25, 2018 5:49 pm

looks interesting xD

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Post by Boro Boy » Sun Nov 25, 2018 11:42 pm

I never thought I'd say it but every one seems to be joining in...!

See: https://www.standard.co.uk/news/politic ... 94891.html :o

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Post by blythburgh » Mon Nov 26, 2018 7:46 am

Boro Boy wrote:
Sun Nov 25, 2018 11:42 pm
I never thought I'd say it but every one seems to be joining in...!

See: https://www.standard.co.uk/news/politic ... 94891.html :o
I consider that remark a slur on the real life Dad's Army and even the screen version was better organised than Mr Rees Mogg and his friends
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Re: Look what is being revived...

Post by macliam » Mon Nov 26, 2018 11:17 am

Remakes always run the risk of comparison with the original. Recently I've seen Papillon and A star is Born; IMO, the former was a decent film, but kept making me compare it to the original and not many actors could match the presence of Steve McQueen and Dustin Hoffman whereas the latter seemed to subsume any storyline under the performances of the stars and was so-so. with several minus points.

When it comes to comedy, the issues are far greater - the poor sets and dubious acting in the original would not be acceptable today, some topics would be avoided due to "sensitivities" and the tradition of comedic acting has all but disappeared, so any remake will be at an immediate disadvantage.
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