GRADUATION!! (Grad School)

Monday, July 16

Random Thoughts from the Weekend….

  • A weekend with out internet stinks…Especially when one needs the distraction.
  • Sleep is a good thing
  • Tears can be painful
  • Hiding between the pages of a novel is easy
  • I am grateful for the gym (measurement day was interesting….I’ll blog about it later)
  • Starting to trust someone only to be let down makes you me not want to trust anyone
  • I have some great friends
  • This week should be, well if not better, at least it will be busier.
  • After watching the original Hairspray movie I have come to the decision that the new movie is not a remake of the old one. If the soundtrack is correct then it is the Broadway musical made for film. The old movie is a dance movie, not a musical.

3 comments:

Sherpa said...

Well, if the story is the same...its usually considered a remake. And I hear the story is basically the same. That being said, I'm looking forward to the new one. Finally, films I'm looking forward to this summer!

Rae said...

I am looking forward to it and love the soundtrack but I disagree on this being a remake. I usually think of things like Stepford Wives as a remake, yes the story line is the same but so is the genre making them comparable. It seems as if Hairspray is more like Phantom of the Opera. Yes there was an old movie but the new one was the musical made for film. Comparable story but different genres making any sort of real comparison difficult. Therefore, personally, I wouldn't consider it a remake.
Again, opinion not fact.

Sherpa said...

I see where you're coming from, but I think you're thinking of more literal terms of the word remake. However a film is considered a remake when the new film uses an older film as the main source material. Genre changes still count as remakes. West Side Story? Remake of Romeo and Juliet. The Producers? Remake of the movie and the musical of the same name.