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Sigge Eklund
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A remake of The Third Man, directed by and starring not Orson Wells but George Clooney, as Harry Lime with Brad Pitt replacing Joseph Cotton as Holly Martins and of course Angelina Jolie taking up the Alida Valli role of Anna Schmidt, has Hollywood or rather New York ablaze. Even if it were set in the original post war Vienna, the comparison between Clooney and Orson Wells have would have been enough to get tongues wagging. However this contemporary (2000-2010) remake takes place across the globe taking in North Africa and the USA. In this context the famous quotation lifted from the original movie "Look down there. Tell me. Would you really feel any pity if one of those dots stopped moving forever?" is experienced as an apparently prescient statement as it is spoken from the viewing floor of the World Trade Center moments before Ground Zero. Opinion is divided. In Hollywood rewrites are being discussed and the battle lines have been drawn. If "The enemy of art is the absence of limitations" then "Like the fella says, in Italy for 30 years under the Borgias they had warfare, terror, murder, and bloodshed, but they produced Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, and the Renaissance. In Switzerland they had brotherly love - they had 500 years of democracy and peace, and what did that produce? The cuckoo clock. So long Holly." HJM

March 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterHeather-Jean Moyes

Wow! Great idea!

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March 20, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterr

fuck u all

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