Monday, August 9, 2010
Why does Hollywood feel the need to remake classics?!?!? Money??!? Lack of ideas?!? Most likely it is both. There are soo many remakes over the years that have upset me, I could go on and on! When Tim Burton remade Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory in 2005, I boycotted the film and am still boycotting it to this day!! I just recently got wind another remake that will be added to the mix is My Fair Lady! A spectacular film that should never be touched! Emma Thompson is committing a crime by writing the screenplay. In addition to that, Emma recently had the audacity to criticize Ms Hepburn. Here is what she had to say:
"I was thrilled to be asked to do it because, having a look at it, I thought that there needs to be a new version. I'm not hugely fond of the film. I find Audrey Hepburn fantastically twee. Twee is whimsy without wit. It's mimsy-mumsy sweetness without any kind of bite. And that's not for me.
"She can't sing and she can't really act, I'm afraid. I'm sure she was a delightful woman - and perhaps if I had known her I would have enjoyed her acting more, but I don't and I didn't, so that's all there is to it, really."
I have loved Emma throughout the years, but her distaste for the fabulous Audrey makes me question my admiration of her. Does anyone else share these feelings of remakes/My Fair Lady?