Ya know how you were always dreaming of a remake of BREAKFAST OF TIFFANY'S with Calista Flockhart and Harrison Ford'
WELL WAKE THE FUCK UP!!!! DON'T BE FUCKING STUPID!!!!
Sorry folks, usually I like to be calm and intelligent and let Moriarty just shoot his mouth off, but the idea of Harrison Ford trying to remake BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY'S with... Calista Flockhart... well it just made that whole gag reflex start forcing up all nice thoughts I've ever had about Harrison Ford and placed them into the swirling goddess of blue water. I made some initial inquiries into this rumor, and it sounds like there have been motions like these being made. ALL I CAN SAY IS DON'T DO IT! If Ford and Calista are all wonder struck in love and want a film to exhibit their undying love, which will transcend and entrance all that see the glory of their mutual attraction and chemistry... WELL, don't do it in a remake, find a director that understands love on camera like Paul THOMAS Anderson or Patrice Leconte and develop a new project with them. Be ORIGINAL, not memorex. BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY'S is one of the few perfect films in this world or any other. Leave it be, please.
I don't know if you have been tipped of to this already: but apparently Calista Flockhart and Harrison Ford are out to buy remake rights to "Breakfast at Tiffanys" so she can play Hepburn, and he can play Peppard.
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Nov. 15, 2002, 4:53 a.m. CST
it never works !!!!!!! Cleopatra, Far and Away, Eyes Wide Shut (thought that is underrated), Swept Away (OK Ritchie was directing but it's still too cute and nepotistic), the list goes on. Celebrity couples, no-one wants to see how much you are in love when we go to the movies, we already have shoved down our throats from magazines !!!
Nov. 15, 2002, 4:56 a.m. CST
by Gheorghe Zamfir
Hepburn movies didn't work because of some incomparably imaginative story where retreading it will capture that same spirit, they worked because of Hepburn's charm, without Hepburn you get your usual flat, boring, romantic comedy. And besides, if Ford is gonna take over a Peppard role, it should be for the A-Team.
Nov. 15, 2002, 4:57 a.m. CST
by Gheorghe Zamfir
Since the movie was nothing like the book, maybe this could be something interesting if they did a closer adaptation. Ford is a homosexual jiggalo, and there's no romantic interest between the two leads.
Nov. 15, 2002, 5:06 a.m. CST
Who's going to play the incredibly racist portrait of a Chinese guy?
Nov. 15, 2002, 5:06 a.m. CST
by Grand Digital
Harrison Ford is barely awake. Ms Flockheart probably chose the project and will wheel him in on set every day. He'll barely know he's in it. Then after that someone else will wheel him into like Patriot Submarines 3, and so on.
Nov. 15, 2002, 5:07 a.m. CST
What genes for self-respect and common sense are these people lacking? Remakes, by their very nature, are derivative and almost certain to suck. People who want to remake classics, by their very nature, suck. Recent efforts like Psycho, The Women, and Sabrina, could not make the point more clearly. Breakfast at Tiffany's is a sublime masterpiece. Leave it alone!
Nov. 15, 2002, 5:07 a.m. CST
Nov. 15, 2002, 5:19 a.m. CST
Mickey Rooney's horrid buck-toothed asian character. I doubt he was funny even in the '60s.
Nov. 15, 2002, 5:26 a.m. CST
I'm on board.
Nov. 15, 2002, 5:26 a.m. CST
You could print this crap that is a nightmare for all film fans (like Harrison Ford could ever play a part of a 20-something, which is kind of what the point of Breakfast at Tiffany's is, right? Two people in their mid to late 20s without a direction in life, but with each other?)... BUT you couldn't print a nice little story about Principal Edward Rooney being caught as a pedophile?! My local news station had more coverage than you! Plus, to give us all a laugh, they showed the clip where Jennifer Grey (as a teenager) screams and kicks him in the face! I was laughing my ass off!
Nov. 15, 2002, 5:46 a.m. CST
No please please please don't touch this one! This is one of my favourite movies of all times. I have watched it tousands and thousands of times. I just LOVE it! They did it with Sabrina already... But BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY'S...Not this one! I know Harrison is Indiana and Han, but I must say right now I absolutely and totally DETEST him!!!
Nov. 15, 2002, 5:55 a.m. CST
Okay first of all, I don't think that the Sabrina remake is that bad of a film. The orginal, though directed by Billy Wilder (The Apartment is GENIUS, anyone?) was not that impressive. Harrison Ford's character was SUPPOSED to be awakward and indeed, wooden. HOWEVER this Idea... Harry is right: it induces vomit. Aside from the fact that Breakfast at Tiffany's contains one appalling racial sterotype in the form of Mickey Rooney's character -- it is a truly wonderful work of film and yes, art. Remaking it with Indiana Jones and (Dear God in Heaven!) Ally McBeal... the mind and the stomach reels. Again I say NO.
Nov. 15, 2002, 6:11 a.m. CST
There is know way that this film can be improved. Yeah, there could do the Mickey Rooney part better, but overall? Nope. Hands off this film!
Nov. 15, 2002, 6:13 a.m. CST
Its jsut too bad that it had to be this one.. why couldnt it have been a remake of Porky's? Maybe it will hae a scene with Zombie Bruce Paltrow eating the bomb out of Calista's ribcage?
Nov. 15, 2002, 6:15 a.m. CST
A Harrison Ford and Calista Flockhart romance movie? Good God. You should put a warning on this story before even more people engage in furious, involuntary vomiting fits. As if the mere thought of Calista Flockhart's horrifying perversion of the female body and set of acting skills almost as robust as her waistline wasn't enough, you actually made me think of Calista Flockhart in a romantic (we're not even going to go into SEXUAL) context?! ---- But all very serious joking aside, I actually liked the Sabrina remake... a lot, actually. It was well acted, told an interesting story in a believable way, and generally bucked all of the recent trends in its genre, which is sort of surprising, since remakes tend to be a quality product that's been twisted into familiar contemporary schlock. A remake that features a real-life celebrity couple, though? That's today's DEFINITION of "familiar contemporary schlock", and this movie is just made even worse by the fact that that couple is Harrison Ford and (CRINGE) Calista Flockhart.
Nov. 15, 2002, 6:20 a.m. CST
by Silvio Dante
Vanity projects for acting couples.
Nov. 15, 2002, 6:24 a.m. CST
by Silvio Dante
And by the way, I don't hate these two, I just hate the direction of their careers have taken.
Nov. 15, 2002, 6:33 a.m. CST
Hey, Pooh-boy, guess what. This article happens to have movie news in it. This is a movie news website. Mr. Rooney getting arrested, while interesting, has absolutely nothing to do with any movie being made. It's gossip, and that type of movie "news" is best left to the big sites that thrive off that stuff like Entertainment Weekly and E! Online. The day I come to AICN and hear them reporting about Ben Affleck copping a feel of JLo in public is the day I search out a new news website. AICN is above all that bullshit, and it's why it happens to be hella better than most others out there. Oh, and on this story, if anyone thinks for one second that the bag of bones that is Calista Flockhart has an ounce of the charisma, screen-presence, or raw talent Audrey Hepburn encompassed, then they are living in a sad personal world of delusion.
Nov. 15, 2002, 7:46 a.m. CST
by Margot Tenenbaum
...Alec Baldwin and Kim Basinger in THE MARRYING MAN.
how about if Ford plays Hepburn, and Flockhart plays Peppard.
Nov. 15, 2002, 8:41 a.m. CST
Oh wait, yeah, that film really sucked too.
Nov. 15, 2002, 8:46 a.m. CST
Cast Ford as Hepburn and Flockhart as Peppard, and THEN you've got a movie! And we all knew Jeffrey Jones was a pedophile when they raided Paul Reuben's house. Where have you been? sk
Nov. 15, 2002, 8:52 a.m. CST
No, we didn't, none of us did. Yet Hollywood never seems to get the message.
Nov. 15, 2002, 8:58 a.m. CST
... though calling "Breakfast at Tiffany's" a "perfect" film is a little overreaching, isn't it? Hell, it's not even close to "Wait Until Dark" or "Roman Holiday" on Hepburn's own list of best films. I vote for Krusty the Clown to take Rooney's part, by the way. "Ah so! Ah so!"
Nov. 15, 2002, 9:38 a.m. CST
When will our pain end? I can forgive Reese"hottest mother on the planet"Witherspoon, but i'll be damned if i'm going to watch Calista Flockhart do a Hepburn impression. If they have to do this they should get Horatio Sanz to play the Japanese landlord.
Nov. 15, 2002, 11:02 a.m. CST
by Tycho Anomaly
Harrison Ford took the Buddy Ebsen role of Doc Golightly (Holly's child bride marrying hillbilly husband). Ebsen was 53 when it was filmed, Ford is 60. And Calista (38) should do the Patricia Neal (35) role.
Nov. 15, 2002, 12:01 p.m. CST
Just kidding. Let's hope it never sees the light of day. Unless this is the BAT where Holly runs afoul of some bad-asses and Paul has to rescue her from a huge smelting furnace with his. . . Ah, never mind.
Nov. 15, 2002, 12:50 p.m. CST
She could be in the next Raiders. He can play Indyand she can be a chair that he breaks over some villain's head. She's got the build for it and he's got to be used to swinging her over his head by now.
Nov. 15, 2002, 12:57 p.m. CST
by Lazarus Long
George Peppard is about as wooden as Ford, so there's a perfect fit. Personally I always thought Calista bore a resemblance to Audrey Hepburn, and she's funny as well as a good actress. Why is remaking this film such a travesty? Isn't it common knowledge that the original film was a very watered-down adaption of Truman Capote's story? You know they would keep the happy ending, but maybe there's a director who would do more justice to the source material. Somehow this doesn't seem as insulting as what Jonathan Demme just perpetrated in the cinema with Mark Wahlberg not being able to pick out Cary Grant's shoes from the rack, let alone fill them.
Nov. 15, 2002, 12:59 p.m. CST
can't we just end this... stylishly?
Nov. 15, 2002, 1:04 p.m. CST
by God Shamgodd
...and were married to the same woman for 20 years or something, and then got divorced, and could pretty much pull any chick you wanted, why, dear God why, would you choose Ally McBroomstick?
Nov. 15, 2002, 1:11 p.m. CST
Bloody hell. What a horrible idea for a remake. The first one was fine; leave it alone. I hate celebrity couple movies (LOVE AFFAIRS, SHANGHAIR SURPRISE, EYES WIDE SHUT etc etc). Please spare us this travesty.
Nov. 15, 2002, 1:25 p.m. CST
I also dreamt about being locked up in a cage full of rabid badgers. I woke up screaming both times.
Nov. 15, 2002, 1:33 p.m. CST
Except it was Prinze who was locked in with the rabid badgers. And Zombie Freddie Prinze, Sr. kept appearing and saying, "I was aiming for you! I was aiming for you!" ther whole time. It was super fucked up. I chalk it up an evening of Orange Fanta,TBing, and chronic onanism.
Nov. 15, 2002, 1:33 p.m. CST
I've been dreaming of seeing Harrison Ford in a big-budget western ever since that over-looked comedy western "The Frisco Kid". He was a natural. That movie was the flick that told me that Harrison was our generation's John Wayne. He was Han Solo on horseback and I haven't seen someone more comfortable and natural in the saddle since Eastwood. Harrison is perfect for Westerns, yet the Frisco Kid is the only one he's ever done. I'm tired of seeing him as a business man. He could've been as big as John Wayne and bigger than Clint Eastwood in westerns, but he instead choose to act in milk-toast movies. He hasn't had a good movie since the Fugitive. If he wants his career back, he should look for a WESTERN.
Nov. 15, 2002, 1:34 p.m. CST
You're absolutely right. Harrison Bored really is in a constant coma. He'll just sit there and Pukehart will prop his eye-lids open with tooth picks and tape his cheeks up so it looks like he's smiling. It'll be hilarious.
Nov. 15, 2002, 1:50 p.m. CST
I wanna see HF take on something like William Holden's role in THE WILD BUNCH. That would be bad ass. A mean guy with a past. (Hell, I'd like to see him play that role even in a non-Western.)
Nov. 15, 2002, 1:54 p.m. CST
Remember Devil and Daniel Webster; never was completed, Coppola's version of "Pinocchio"; dead as a door nail, and have we forgotten that all of us stopped George Lucas for putting NStink in Episode 2 with all the bad reviews on every website. Either the Production company will shut it down or bad reviews will. It could also be a bad rumor.
Nov. 15, 2002, 2:40 p.m. CST
by Harry Weinstein
Yeah, in much the same way BIRTH OF A NATION is "perfect". I saw this movie on AMC years ago, and I was appalled. Mickey Rooney's character is offensive beyond words, and it drags the whole movie down with it. BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY'S should be remembered as a particularly shameful artifact from its time. What's up, Paramount, where's the MANDINGO remake?
Nov. 15, 2002, 4:30 p.m. CST
"You're my Huckleberry friend, brother."
Nov. 15, 2002, 4:42 p.m. CST
Did Principal Rooney ever say the line "Your ass is mine, Bueller."?
Nov. 15, 2002, 4:44 p.m. CST
by Alpha Zebra
hahahahahahahahahahahahaha. Actually, CF has put on a few ounces since hanging with Hollywood's biggest pothead this side of Woody Harrelson. And if some studio wants to waste their money on this, more power to 'em. And God Bless those PYT's who prefer men with some mileage ("it's not the years...."). -- Alpha Zebra
Nov. 15, 2002, 5:26 p.m. CST
by Silvio Dante
And here's hoping Walk Among The Tombstones turns the tide for Ford. Calista ain't that bad - Ally McBeal must have seemed like a great opportunity for the relatively unknown actress back then. The series got real old real fast and by the looks of things almost ruined her health too. Mr. Kelley, you are very bad man. Very bad man! Stop ruining these beautiful women with your preference for starvated waifs.
Nov. 15, 2002, 7:20 p.m. CST
by Son Of Batboy
Not unless Harrison is completely senile. If they do make this they'll probably say it's the Truman Capote version.
Nov. 15, 2002, 8:55 p.m. CST
I've never seen the original Breakfast at Tiffany's, what with me being a straight guy and all, but I'd see it if Calista's in it. She's a talented, funny and quite beautiful actress who seems to get picked on a lot. She's a hell of alot more attractive than those ugly bitches on Friends, Halle Berry, Britney Spears, Beyonce, Rebecca Romijn and most other girls these dateless losers seem to cream their shorts over.
Nov. 15, 2002, 9:12 p.m. CST
by Touch of Evil
This could work with Harrison as Doc, Calista in the Patricia Neal rold. Maybe James Franco or Brendan Fraser as the kept man. Natalie Portman is right physically as an Audrey, but in all of her films post-HEAT she has displayed the personality of a wet dishrag and the acting range of a piece of cardboard. I don't know who woul play Holly. Perhaps Naomi Watts or so shoot me, Thandie Newton. Capote wanted Marilyn Monroe to play Holly, maybe a different kind actress altogether would be appropriate.
Nov. 16, 2002, 12:17 a.m. CST
by I Hate Movies
Just checked it on IMDb. Talk about foreshadowing.
Nov. 16, 2002, 2:22 a.m. CST
That was Jerry Lewis in that scene in "Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story." I too found that offensive. Mainly because Jerry just isn't that funny.
Nov. 16, 2002, 2:49 a.m. CST
It was Mickey Rooney, not Jerry Lewis in the film "Dragon: The Bruce Lee story," but Jerry Lewis is still an unfunny asshole, not that Rooney is any better either.
Nov. 16, 2002, 3:49 a.m. CST
...but was it with a boy or a girl? Does he want a boy toy or have a Lolita fetish. I know it's wrong but I can understand the latter. ...Well, there it is.
Nov. 16, 2002, 5:32 a.m. CST
don't they ever learn...fucking each other is one thing , but fucking the audience is another! AT least Madonna is Fierce and eats her protein>>>> Poor Calista, all she eats is mint leaves and Green Tea...
Nov. 16, 2002, 8:42 a.m. CST
by Evil Chicken
There are some things that you just do not do. The remake of "Psycho" should have never have been green lighted, the recent "Carrie" efforts should not have come to pass and "Planet of the Apes" should not have been, under any circumstances, re-imagined. Two words: "Swept Away." Films are time capsules. They are slices of what society and state of film technology were at the time that they were made; classic films doubly so. Let me cut to the chase. Do not touch classic film for anything other that restoration purposes. It's like reinterpreting the Mona Lisa on velvet. Stop green lighting these atrocities! Do not colorize black and white films, Mr. Turner. Do not release special editions. With all due respect Mr. Lucas and Mr. Spielberg your work already stands up to the test of time. Oh yeah, and do not support the Pan and Scan format. The film should be seen in all of its original glory. Pan and Scan only muddies the director's vision. I'm gonna go get a Prozac.
Nov. 16, 2002, 2:11 p.m. CST
by nobodys perfect
The original Breakfast at Tiffanys was simply that, an original. Even if someone else does a "remake" it won't ever be the same. The storyline for Breakfast has been done hundreds of times since. It is just a love story done in hundreds of different ways, with thousands of different actors, in hundreds of different settings. Why not let Ford and Flockhart do their thing? It isn't going to be the original or a remake, it is going to be their take on the same story, thats all. Please don't put anyone down for their love or size or choices or before you even see the damn thing. Why not give them the benefit of doubt? We don't know these people. Their job is acting. That is all we know about them.
Nov. 16, 2002, 2:23 p.m. CST
The fact is that very few people have read the original Capote novella, and as such don't realise how different it was from the movie. Now don't get me wrong, I love the film dearly, more than I love Capote's original, but the fact remains that the written version was *very* different. A new, edgier film which went back to the source material. That made it clearer how Holly *really* makes her money, that doesn't sidestep the seedier aspect of the story, well, that might be worth seeing. But please not Flockhart and Ford. I'd rather see a couple of unknowns in the roles.
Nov. 16, 2002, 6:43 p.m. CST
"calm and intelligent" my ass. ^_^
Nov. 16, 2002, 9:16 p.m. CST
...and has been ever since Mosquito Coast tanked, I think. I believe that Presumed Innocent may have been the last worthwhile, serious role has aaayed ever since that time. But for those, he just consistently goes for the biggest commercial pic or the one he just has an odd taste for, like that Anne Heche thing. Speaking of that, he has a proven of track record of picking the WRONG leading lady to play off, such as the aforementioned Heche and Julia Ormond and now, apparently, gruesomely, Flockhart. Keep him away from casting decisions and things always go better. As far as Indiana Jones, honestly, I cared 10 years ago, but it's been too long. It would be too much like seeing Connery is Never Say Never Again. Whatever artistry Ford might have had in him seems sadly to have died off long ago.
Nov. 16, 2002, 11:11 p.m. CST
Stop. Just stop.
Nov. 17, 2002, 11:35 a.m. CST
Some films should just be off limits. This is one of them. There is absolutely NO reason to do this. Its just plain bad taste. What's next, a remake of "Some Like It Hot" with J- Lo and Ben Affleck? Or maybe Citizen Kane remade by and starring Jonathan Frakes? Just fucking leave that gem of a film alone!!! The idea that Calista Flockhart thinks she can fill Audrey Hepburn's shoes is simply offensive. And Harrison Ford? I can see him as George Peppard's character (Hannibal something? anyone?) in a film version of the A-team, but you must be kidding, right?
Nov. 17, 2002, 2:37 p.m. CST
Who will play the Patricia Neal role? You know, the older woman who gives him money for his "writing" talent? There; I am insane now.
Nov. 17, 2002, 8:16 p.m. CST
Nov. 17, 2002, 10:05 p.m. CST
anyone seen Indy? I cant find him. where oh where has Indy gone? The drama of the news alone is film-worthy. arent ya just pissed at hollywood? such a piece of bile from ms. twigheart... it is an atrosity.
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