Monday, October 9, 2023

Noooo, not The Thin Man!!!

So I come out of a wonderful online film class (Film Noir, and we watched The Killers today) to the less than stellar (IMO) news that present-day Hollywood has finally sunk its claws into The Thin Man series.
Maybe the production companies involved will have the reverence that I (and countless other classic film fans) will have for the original material, but I doubt it. Can you imagine Nick and Nora Charles updated for "modern audiences" Hollywood-style? Can you imagine current Hollywood's idea of The Thin Man's smart, snappy dialogue? God, can you imagine how they're going to "modernize" and "empower" Nora? They'll probably have her be the one to solve the crime. And I don't even want to think about casting. I can't think of anyone today with the sheer charm and appeal of William Powell and Myrna Loy.

Maybe they'll surprise me, but I'm not hopeful about this. I'm just not a fan of remaking classic films that were done perfectly the first time.

*Hugs Nora, Asta, and Nick*

Update 10/10/23: I didn't make the connection yesterday, but the casting thing just became clearer:
I like Pitt and Robbie and I can see why actors would want to play these roles, but there's still the updating/woke stuff to worry about. And again, it was done right the first time. Come on Hollywood, how about something original?

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