Sunday, April 09, 2006
A Conversation Already in Progress
Bowler: That's like, totally bogus or something?
Liz: What, are you Butthead now?
Bowler: Yes... And to think, all of those years of quality TV spawned from...
Liz: Frog Baseball!!!!
Bowler: Liquid Tv, where are you now? What else got big from that show? Aeon Flux.
Liz: Yeah, didn't they make a movie or something?
Bowler: A horrible movie by all accounts. The original animated version was perfect.
Liz: Why did they do that? Why couldn't they just have made an animated film or...
Bowler: Liz, Liz, Liz, obviously you don't know anything and Hollywood is WAY smarter than you. They've got their finger on what's cool and hip and if they decide that they can make something better by making it a movie, then by god, that's what needs to happen.
Liz: Can you imagine what's going to happen in the next 20 years? As all of those old fogies in Hollywood die off, someone, somewhere, is going to try to remake Citizen Kane or something. It's like they can't leave things well enough alone. One of these days they're going to take a classic, one that didn't need to be remade, and remake it "just because," like Kane, or Wonderful Life, or --
Bowler: King Kong.