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This Needs a Cinematic Revisit

Discussion in 'Silver Bullet' started by Steffen, Aug 21, 2015.

  1. Neesy

    Neesy #1 fan (Annie Wilkes cousin) 1st cousin Mom's side

    Just revisiting this film (well actually we recorded it for the 2016 Halloween Horror movie thread)

    It does have a nice vibe to it - not a lot of blood and guts and violence and the kid in the Silver Bullet wheelchair is a really nice little boy


    First time viewing for my son Josh - I told him the movie is older than him - it was made in 1985!
  2. Steffen

    Steffen Well-Known Member

    You are quite correct abut the vibe. Films like this one inspired Stranger Things. I still maintain that a new version is warranted, but they need to choose the right creative talent to get the proper aesthetic. AND get Rick Baker to do the creature designs.
  3. Nomik

    Nomik Carry on

    I am having technical difficulties: 1. The movie (Silver Bullet) did not record the other night and I can't tell you how much I enjoyed it the first fifty three times.2. I had a friend over tonight (more like I kidnapped this female neighbor out of sheer desperation) and right in the middle of watching Unfriended, the cable stopped functioning.

    Now they I've gotten the meaningless blather out of the way, I will weigh(ha ha) in on the idea of a cinematic revisit.
    Why???? Should some things best be left preserved perfectly in the cinematic context from whence they are lagacizedn Why?? What's wrong with the original? GOOD Lord, can't we just leave a masterful piece of storytelling preserved in the Amber of pre -Pixar bliss?
    The acting may have been terrible, but in my mind, it is superb. I can visualize Gary Busey right now saying "holy jumped up bald headed Jesus palomino"
    . . .
    "What the heck are you going to shoot a silver 44 at anyway?"
    "How about a werewolf?"

    It's not necessary for this to reincarnate itself, in fact, I might call it sacrilegious.
    Then again, if it meant that another generation of movie watchers would enjoy his work- so be it. Personally, I would fight tooth add nail to leave this as it is. I'm usually wrong though.
  4. Steffen

    Steffen Well-Known Member

    Silver Bullet was a great movie, yes, but it's one of the few SK stories that would benefit from a fresh approach. It won't be a remake. I would like to see a new film approach it from the point of view of the book, where the changing seasons synchronise with the plot. This is why I keep referring to the aesthetic: take a look at what Bryan Fuller did (splendidly) with the Hannibal TV series. That show was just damn beautiful to LOOK at. Check out the cinematography in Robert Eggers's The Witch: the woods are stark and foreboding, almost alive without any kind of digital enhancement. Also, special-effects technology has evolved to the point where, in the hands of a good film-maker, we can get a terrific cinematic realisation of Berni Wrightson's drawings. The closest I've ever seen to that is the werewolf in Michael Pare's Bad Moon (see examples below). Look at what Rick Baker did with the Wolf-Man in Universal's remake. Fantastic make-up/prosthetics combined with just the right touch of CGI made for a splendid, mythic looking beast (unlike the CGI vomit-fest that is the Underworld series).


  5. Brian's Twinner

    Brian's Twinner Pennywisenheimer

    I caught this yesterday on AMC. Didn't have a chance to watch Thinner, but it was cool to see Gary Busey as Uncle Red and Corey Haim as Marty.
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  6. Sunlight Gardener

    Sunlight Gardener Well-Known Member

    I just re-watched yesterday too. Gary Busey is so darn good in it. You know who else stole the movie for me acting wise? The balding guy who played Brady's Dad. He does a great job portraying the anguish and rage a stricken father might feel. I haven't seen him in too many things but he was awesome in this. When he gives that speech in the bar about "Private Justice"....wow. Made my arm hairs stand up. He was scary in the church dream sequence too.
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  7. KERoseRed

    KERoseRed New Member

    I agree one hundred percent. No reason for a re do. Leave it just as it is. All of the older Stephen King movies are a little bit cheesy, that's part of their appeal. I think remaking Dead Zone was a mistake, and in fact I have avoided several remakes by choice. The only exception to this for me would be the remake of The Shining. There's a place for Jack Nicholson as Jack Torrance, and it was one of the best creepy weirdo movies ever made. The Remake however dealt more with the alcoholism than the psychotic episodes which is as it should have been.
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