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Hollywood, out of ideas

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DaytonBuck

I've always liked them
'Doubtfire' Sequel Coming Out of Closet

By Liza Foreman LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Mrs. Doubtfire isn't finished yet. Eleven years after the Robin Williams drag comedy appeared on the big screen, a sequel to the hit film is in the works at Fox.

Williams is in early talks to reprise his role as Mrs. Doubtfire, and to resume producing duties with his wife, Marsha Williams. Bonnie Hunt also is in talks to pen the project.

In the original, directed by Chris Columbus, Williams played an estranged father who poses as a Scottish nanny, Euphegenia Doubtfire, in order to get access to his children and successfully bypass his ex-wife (Sally Field). The film grossed $219 million domestically.
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EdgeBuck

Glass Half Full Buck
And these radio company execs and movie execs still blabber and whine about pirating movies and cd's. Do they not realize they are the problem? It's absurd. Whatever happened to movies with some thought? Same goes for TV shows. I bet shows like The Twilight Zone and Gilligan's island wouldn't even get out of the first meeting today. It's gotta be a rehashed cheesy rerun.
 
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buckeyegrad

Don't Immanentize the Eschaton
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If Cheers or Seinfeld started today, they would have both been cancelled after the first month. Cheers took an entire season to draw its audience and everyone hated the Seinfeld pilot. The best shows require time for the audience to get to know/like/love the characters--in today's zeitgeist of instanct ratings and instant gratification, the relationship of the audience to the characters is unable to develop.

As for Hollywood, I gave up on it years ago. All of the talent these days is in Australia and New Zealand.
 
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stxbuck

Woody wore Sambas
buckeyegrad said:
If Cheers or Seinfeld started today, they would have both been cancelled after the first month. Cheers took an entire season to draw its audience and everyone hated the Seinfeld pilot. The best shows require time for the audience to get to know/like/love the characters--in today's zeitgeist of instanct ratings and instant gratification, the relationship of the audience to the characters is unable to develop.

As for Hollywood, I gave up on it years ago. All of the talent these days is in Australia and New Zealand.
I disagree-it is simply that NBC,ABC,CBS do not attempt to put out any worthwhile product. On HBO The Sopranos, The Wire-not a blockbuster hit,but is sticking around for it's 3rd year, Six Feet Under (I don't watch it, but lots of others do), Sex and the City-again, not my type of show-these shows took off very quickly. Same w/ The Shield and Nip/Tuck on FX. All of these shows went BANG immediately. Why-the writing was/is interesting and funny, plus the plots did not hold anything back. The FCC will not let any truly daring shows on the air. CSI-which I like- tries to be gross, but the dialogue and situations are not realistic in the way that the good shows on cable are.
 
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DesertBuckeye

Purveyor of Fine Sarcasm
stxbuck said:
I disagree-it is simply that NBC,ABC,CBS do not attempt to put out any worthwhile product. On HBO The Sopranos, The Wire-not a blockbuster hit,but is sticking around for it's 3rd year, Six Feet Under (I don't watch it, but lots of others do), Sex and the City-again, not my type of show-these shows took off very quickly. Same w/ The Shield and Nip/Tuck on FX. All of these shows went BANG immediately. Why-the writing was/is interesting and funny, plus the plots did not hold anything back. The FCC will not let any truly daring shows on the air. CSI-which I like- tries to be gross, but the dialogue and situations are not realistic in the way that the good shows on cable are.
Absolutely true. I'm a huge fan of HBO series...there isn't really a one of them that is bad. There are some I like better than others obviously, but all of them have great writing and acting talent. Getting the FCC out of the way, in my mind, gives the writers a bit more latitude in making the shows more authentic (ala Tony Soprano hanging out in the Bada Bing). HBO and other cable channels can make great TV because they are willing to take risks and don't adhere to the same stale writing formulas that broadcast TV does.
 
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LoKyBuckeye

I give up. This board is too hard to understand.
tibor75 said:
Not to mention that Robin Williams has entered the dregs (or is that "drags") of his career.

I am looking forward to seeing "The Machinist" with Christian Bale losing 45 pounds for the role. Although I doubt it'll hit Pittsburgh..

The Machinist was excellent... saw it a few weeks ago.
 
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DaytonBuck

I've always liked them
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