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Old 06-11-2012, 23:15
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To me, there is only one Carrie White and that is the one Sissy Spacek brought to life in Brian De Palmer's adaptation.
As good as Chloe Moretz is as an actress, I just can't see her doing the role justice like Sissy did.
She covered every aspect of Stephen King's creation so brilliantly. I cannot praise her enough.
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Old 07-11-2012, 00:10
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The original is in Stephen King's book.

Would be difficult to see anyone other that Sissy plaing her but let's wait and see.
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Old 07-11-2012, 00:21
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This is a movie forum. Right?
The first movie adaptation was the Sissy Spacek version.
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Old 07-11-2012, 00:59
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It'll be interesting to see the climax be more like the book, it was always a bit of a let down in the original movie despite being quite iconic in itself.
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Old 07-11-2012, 01:23
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I will refuse to watch any remake point blank! We don't need one!

It's insulting to think that they will beat either Sissy Spacek's or Piper Laurie's performance.

Why can't they leave things alone> What next? "Gone With The Wind" with Katie Price as Scarlett and Peter Andre as Rhett - with Joe Brand as Melanie Hamilton and Frankie Boyle as Ashley Wilkes
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Old 07-11-2012, 02:56
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I was shocked both Sissy and Piper didn't win for leading/supporting actress in the Oscars that year.

I guess i don't know what the other performances were like because I hadn't seen them but if anybody could enlighten me
Faye Dunaway won Best Leading Actress for Network
Beatrice Straight won Best Supporting Actress for Network

I thought the acting in Carrie was fantastic
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Old 07-11-2012, 04:26
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There was the sequel, The Rage: Carrie 2.

Obviously about a different character with the same abilities but shows how poor a remake might be.

I'll still watch the remake though but wait for it on a cheap DVD.
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Old 07-11-2012, 07:55
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Sissy Spacek is a great Carrie, but why isn't Axel Rose playing Carrie in the new film? I can barely tell them apart.
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Old 07-11-2012, 08:15
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I will refuse to watch any remake point blank! We don't need one!

It's insulting to think that they will beat either Sissy Spacek's or Piper Laurie's performance.

Why can't they leave things alone> What next? "Gone With The Wind" with Katie Price as Scarlett and Peter Andre as Rhett - with Joe Brand as Melanie Hamilton and Frankie Boyle as Ashley Wilkes


I love the original movie, indeed it is something of a classic, and Sissy Spaceck's performance is incredible.



But why do some people have this notion that the point of a remake is to better the original? Why do you think that the makers think they can better Sissy Spaceck's performance?



It's just a different version of the movie, that's all. It's a common tactic, a film like this which is some 30 years old, there will be a new generation of people not familiar with the original who will watch it, a whole new audience. Plus the vast majority of the fans of the original that will go and watch it anyway.



Bottom line is, there is money to be made.



And no, it does not NEED to be remade, no movie NEEDS to be remade...but the bottom line is there is nothing we can do about it, we have no say in the matter. And I dont care how big a fan of the movie you are, and how cherished you consider the movie to be, there is nothing you can do about it...apart from not watching it if you feel strongly, which would be the sensible thing to do.



And let's dispel another myth...remakes have no effect on the original whatsoever. The original by definition cannot change, no matter how bad the remake may turn out to be. So lets not start with that ridiculous 'insulting the memory' nonsense.



If you start down that road, you will end up like some of the weirdo's on IMDB who start calling for people to hunt down and kill the studio excutives who greenlight these remakes.
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Old 07-11-2012, 09:00
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I was shocked both Sissy and Piper didn't win for leading/supporting actress in the Oscars that year.

I guess i don't know what the other performances were like because I hadn't seen them but if anybody could enlighten me
Faye Dunaway won Best Leading Actress for Network
Beatrice Straight won Best Supporting Actress for Network

I thought the acting in Carrie was fantastic
It was the same with The Exorcist... Ellen Burstyn deserved the Oscar for that.
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Old 07-11-2012, 11:14
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I really never understood the appeal of Carrie and the acting was poor. It was like watching a video nasty.
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Old 07-11-2012, 12:16
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Well, that's a shame. Personally I found Piper Laurie, Sissy Spacek, Betty Buckley and Amy Irving impeccable.
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Old 07-11-2012, 13:39
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Brilliant film. Sissy Spacek rightfully scored an Oscar nomination for the role. I might have to dig it out later and give it another watch.
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Old 07-11-2012, 14:22
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I don't see the need for a remake of Carrie. It's a classic and should be left alone. Film producers should put their efforts into bringing us new and original films. IMO remakes are lazy money makers especially when it is well known films from recent decades. If they were taking an old film with a good story that had been really badly made and improving on it then that might be different, but they constantly do it with films that were hugely popular anyway. Doesn't make sense!
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Old 07-11-2012, 14:25
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This remake is completely unnecessary , original was a classic , it doesn't have any spaceships or aliens -- so it doesn't need any cgi , i dont understand why?
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Old 07-11-2012, 16:09
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A modern audience doesn't want 1970s hairstyles. A modern audience doesn't care about films made even 10 years ago. Modern audiences will be screaming in fright at this new Carrie and laughing at the hairy bushes of the girls in De Palma's original. Its a sad affair and I frankly think modern audiences are spoilt. How many times have some young people today guffawed at the effects in the Exorcist whilst completely missing the finer points of the film?

The original had adult actors (the three lead "schoolgirls" were no younger than 23) in the roles of the schoolgirls which meant De Palma didnt hold back on nudity which without would have made the shower scene damn near impossible to film without it looking like a Psycho rip off. This new fillm has real teenage actors and it has all the hallmarks of a run of the mill teen horror.
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Old 07-11-2012, 21:45
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I thought the original film was better, but preferred the ending of the remake. Sissy Spacek can not be beaten as Carrie for me.

BTW anyone else think she looks like the actress that plays the surgeon in Casualty?
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Old 07-11-2012, 21:47
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I thought the original film was better, but preferred the ending of the remake. Sissy Spacek can not be beaten as Carrie for me.

BTW anyone else think she looks like the actress that plays the surgeon in Casualty?
Are you referring to the sequel?

There hasn't been a remake yet, it's due out next year.
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Old 07-11-2012, 21:57
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I don't think this re-make can possibly surpass the original. I just hope it isn't a total disaster in the vein of the remake of the Wicker Man.
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Old 08-11-2012, 00:59
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who described sissy as "hollywoods prettiest plain actress" ? anyway its true.
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Old 08-11-2012, 06:19
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I think the remake has potential to be better than most remakes. Then again I thought that about the Nightmare On Elm Street remake in 2010 and was left bitterly disappointed. Still, I'll give the new Carrie film a chance purely out of curiosity.

I just wish they'd get an actress to look like Carrie is described in the novel, where she is plump and not supermodel skinny. It's the one thing I hate about all the screen adaptations.
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Old 08-11-2012, 19:31
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Are you referring to the sequel?

There hasn't been a remake yet, it's due out next year.
it got remade for tv in 2002 and they hoped to get a series out of it but ultimately failed
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Old 08-11-2012, 20:05
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it got remade for tv in 2002 and they hoped to get a series out of it but ultimately failed
Well well well, I never knew that - just looked it up on imdb. Now it's even more bizarre that they're remaking it again.
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Old 08-11-2012, 20:33
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Sissy Spacek was brilliant in the original Carrie. It would take an actress of exceptional acting ability to even match Sissy's performance. I don't really like the film anyway, it contains too much bullying and humiliation.
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Old 08-11-2012, 21:43
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At first i was also sceptical about this remake, i love the original film, love the book and i adore Sissy Spacek she's amazing and was heartbreaking in the original film, but now i'm kind of starting to look forward to this, judging from the teaser trailer this version is going to include the town destruction, which is my favourite part of the book but was left out of the 1976 film. I'm also interested to see how they'll play out the prom scene in this version, it's completely different in the book and in my opinion much creepier. Also i'm starting to think Chloe will do a good job, she's a good actress and it could be worse, remember there were rumours that Lindsay Lohan would be playing Carrie!
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