The Deja View Write-Off
Jun 12, 2003 Write an essay on this topic.
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After the success a number of months ago with my Calling All Souls Write-off (with jankp), I now present for your consideration.... the Deja View Write-off. My creativity knows no bounds.
I was in bed one fateful evening, tossing and turning, hoping to catch at least a few seconds of sleep. But my brain was disturbed, as strange visions of Epinions were dancing in my head. These visions came in the form of write-offs, taunting me to reveal themselves to the public. One write-off in particular had to do with the notion that participants could review a film and its remake -- two versions of the same film -- and make comparisons with them. I figured I would let that little beast out in public, and see how people react to it. As you can see, yet again, my invention knows no shame.
I wish I had thought of this write-off a few months ago, when I already did a comparison of a film and its remake. I had recently reviewed Madonnas version of Swept Away, after having, a few months earlier, reviewed the original Lina Wertmulller version. But, Im sure that I will be able to find one film that is a carbon copy of an original production for the purposes of this write-off -- theres got to be at least one.
So.... what are the rules? Well, I dont think they are too obscure. Pick a film and its remake, two versions of the same film, anything of that nature, and review them, back to back. Ideally, you should post both reviews simultaneously. If possible, the reviews should include some direct comparison between the two versions. Any film that has been remade is eligible, of course -- even if it was a TV-movie made into a feature film, or vice versa (I am not considering a TV series made into a movie, or vice versa, as part of this write-off, however).
As of now, there is no due date. I want to see if there is any interest first, before I pin down an actual day. Anyone eager enough to participate can leave a comment, or e-mail me at email@example.com
And if it turns out that some more intelligent mind has already done this very same write-off at one time or another.... well, then it turns out that I have an unknowing plagiarist side as well! My capacity for imitation knows no bounds as well.
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