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Re: Godzilla 1954 Remake

Postby Zarm » Sun Dec 10, 2017 5:48 am

LegendZilla wrote:^By remake, you mean it very roughly. As you said, a remake in concept.


No... once again, very much not what I meant or said. Far more than concept or 'rough remake.' A retelling of the same core story with altered protagonists and surroundings built around it. I mean very specifically, literally, and exactly a remake- just using an innovative hybrid approach to remaking that is largely without precedent in the film industry.

(That said, I suspect the difficulty here is in what we would each consider a rough or in-concept remake. To me, the former suggests only the rudiments- which what I'm describing is too specific and detailed for- and the latter suggests using only the basic idea of Godzilla attacking, which the use of the specific narrative structure again precludes; it is too specific to fit either of those definitions. However, you may have a different meaning attached to those terms that the concepts I'm describing do fall within...)

Incidentally, to eabaker's point, I can point to any number of remakes with entirely different characters; usually the better-known a plot or concept, the less the particulars of character and specific encounters/scenes are adhered to. Yet they are still very much remakes.
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Re: Godzilla 1954 Remake

Postby LegendZilla » Sun Dec 10, 2017 3:23 pm

^Can The Amazing Spiderman from 2012 be considered a remake of Sam Raimi's Spiderman by that logic?
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Re: Godzilla 1954 Remake

Postby UltramanGoji » Sun Dec 10, 2017 3:33 pm

LegendZilla wrote:^Can The Amazing Spiderman from 2012 be considered a remake of Sam Raimi's Spiderman by that logic?


Not at all.

Both are adaptions of the comic book stories. The former isn't based off the latter.
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Re: Godzilla 1954 Remake

Postby LegendZilla » Sun Dec 10, 2017 6:27 pm

UltramanGoji wrote:
LegendZilla wrote:^Can The Amazing Spiderman from 2012 be considered a remake of Sam Raimi's Spiderman by that logic?


Not at all.

Both are adaptions of the comic book stories. The former isn't based off the latter.


Nor is Shin based on 1954 in that regard.
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Re: Godzilla 1954 Remake

Postby SonOfGorgo » Mon Dec 11, 2017 12:40 am

LegendZilla wrote:Nor is Shin based on 1954 in that regard.

Except neither are based on any comics or whatever. Shin is more or less a "modernisation".
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Re: Godzilla 1954 Remake

Postby LegendZilla » Mon Dec 11, 2017 3:10 am

^Well in case you couldn't already tell, What I have in mind is NOT a modernized quote-on-quote remake, but rather a period piece remake in the same vein Kong 2005.
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Re: Godzilla 1954 Remake

Postby SonOfGorgo » Mon Dec 11, 2017 4:48 am

LegendZilla wrote:^Well in case you couldn't already tell, What I have in mind is NOT a modernized quote-on-quote remake, but rather a period piece remake in the same vein Kong 2005.

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Re: Godzilla 1954 Remake

Postby Chrispy_G » Mon Dec 11, 2017 9:11 am

Hmm...a period piece remake of the original with essentially that plot and those characters?

Can't say I wouldn't be interested. Heck, I'd love to see something like that done that essentially combines the US and Japanese versions...meaning that Steve Martin would ACTUALLY be in the plot and a piece of the film with the other characters, would be a heck of a good time....potentially.

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Re: Godzilla 1954 Remake

Postby Gerdzerl » Mon Dec 11, 2017 11:32 am

Chrispy_G wrote:Hmm...a period piece remake of the original with essentially that plot and those characters?

Can't say I wouldn't be interested. Heck, I'd love to see something like that done that essentially combines the US and Japanese versions...meaning that Steve Martin would ACTUALLY be in the plot and a piece of the film with the other characters, would be a heck of a good time....potentially.


I'd love this, especially if it meant a painstakingly authentic CGI recreation of the ShodaiGoji suit was made for it.

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Re: Godzilla 1954 Remake

Postby eabaker » Mon Dec 11, 2017 11:38 am

LegendZilla wrote:^Well in case you couldn't already tell, What I have in mind is NOT a modernized quote-on-quote remake, but rather a period piece remake in the same vein Kong 2005.


I guess I just don't understand what the point of this would be.
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Re: Godzilla 1954 Remake

Postby Cybermat47 » Mon Dec 11, 2017 12:16 pm

LegendZilla wrote:^Well in case you couldn't already tell, What I have in mind is NOT a modernized quote-on-quote remake, but rather a period piece remake in the same vein Kong 2005.


Sorry, but don’t you mean quote unquote?
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Re: Godzilla 1954 Remake

Postby MechaGoji Bro7503 » Mon Dec 11, 2017 12:57 pm

I just don't want to see a CGI Godzilla 1954- and someone else playing the original actors characters. It would be weird to see Ogata played by someone instead of Akira Takarada.
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Re: Godzilla 1954 Remake

Postby LegendZilla » Mon Dec 11, 2017 3:13 pm

MechaGoji Bro7503 wrote:I just don't want to see a CGI Godzilla 1954- and someone else playing the original actors characters. It would be weird to see Ogata played by someone instead of Akira Takarada.


Is it awkward to see some other than Boris Karloff or Bela Lugosi playing Frankenstein or Dracula? Or someone other than Adam West playing Batman?
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Re: Godzilla 1954 Remake

Postby eabaker » Mon Dec 11, 2017 3:16 pm

LegendZilla wrote:
MechaGoji Bro7503 wrote:I just don't want to see a CGI Godzilla 1954- and someone else playing the original actors characters. It would be weird to see Ogata played by someone instead of Akira Takarada.


Is it awkward to see some other than Boris Karloff or Bela Lugosi playing Frankenstein or Dracula? Or someone other than Adam West playing Batman?


As iconic as those performances were, they were interpretations of characters adapted from other media. The characters themselves did not originate with those interpretations.

Personally, of course, I find it awkward to see anyone other than Charles Ogle play Frankenstein.
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Re: Godzilla 1954 Remake

Postby cmdmstudios » Mon Dec 11, 2017 9:56 pm

MechaGoji Bro7503 wrote:I just don't want to see a CGI Godzilla 1954- and someone else playing the original actors characters. It would be weird to see Ogata played by someone instead of Akira Takarada.


So, I take it you're not exactly a fan of the 2005 King Kong film for the same reasons, then, what with Naomi Watts, Adrian Brody, and Jack Black replacing Faye Ray, Bruce Cabot, and Robert Armstrong respectively.
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Re: Godzilla 1954 Remake

Postby MechaGoji Bro7503 » Tue Dec 12, 2017 4:52 am

cmdmstudios wrote:
MechaGoji Bro7503 wrote:I just don't want to see a CGI Godzilla 1954- and someone else playing the original actors characters. It would be weird to see Ogata played by someone instead of Akira Takarada.


So, I take it you're not exactly a fan of the 2005 King Kong film for the same reasons, then, what with Naomi Watts, Adrian Brody, and Jack Black replacing Faye Ray, Bruce Cabot, and Robert Armstrong respectively.

It's kinda funny...... I saw KK2005 before I ever saw the original. I like them both, but '33 is still better.

Yet still, why would a 54 remake be necessary at this time? Just to be better? The franchise is moving forward.
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Re: Godzilla 1954 Remake

Postby eabaker » Tue Dec 12, 2017 10:57 am

The characters in KK are also much broader, more theatrical, in some ways closer to archetypes, which makes it a little easier to see them interpreted by different actors than the more naturalistic characters in G'54.
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Re: Godzilla 1954 Remake

Postby cmdmstudios » Tue Dec 12, 2017 11:19 am

MechaGoji Bro7503 wrote:
cmdmstudios wrote:
MechaGoji Bro7503 wrote:I just don't want to see a CGI Godzilla 1954- and someone else playing the original actors characters. It would be weird to see Ogata played by someone instead of Akira Takarada.


So, I take it you're not exactly a fan of the 2005 King Kong film for the same reasons, then, what with Naomi Watts, Adrian Brody, and Jack Black replacing Faye Ray, Bruce Cabot, and Robert Armstrong respectively.

It's kinda funny...... I saw KK2005 before I ever saw the original. I like them both, but '33 is still better.

Yet still, why would a 54 remake be necessary at this time? Just to be better? The franchise is moving forward.


I'm just playing devil's advocate. I don't think it would be necessary, or better. I just kinda like the idea of going back every once in a while as we go forward. Kinda like meeting up with old friends you haven't seen in a while and making new memories with them.

The original will always be there, but I think a period piece remake could be rather interesting.
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Re: Godzilla 1954 Remake

Postby edgaguirus » Tue Dec 12, 2017 12:54 pm

I feel we had a nice "remake" with Shin Godzilla. I know it's technically a reboot, but it made for a good modern remake of sorts.
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Re: Godzilla 1954 Remake

Postby LegendZilla » Tue Dec 12, 2017 5:32 pm

edgaguirus wrote:I feel we had a nice "remake" with Shin Godzilla. I know it's technically a reboot, but it made for a good modern remake of sorts.


Reboot=/=remake
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