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Original Concepts (Are There Any?)

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Posted 10th December 2010 at 05:01 PM by Bringer Of Funerals

In cinema (Horror and other Genres), the directors of the films we see say "oh yes, go and see my film and you will be taken on a ride like no other because there are things in there that people have never seen before".

We go see the film and guarenteed there will be things we have seen from other films just put in a different way.

Take the film SAW, everyone has seen the film so they know what it's like, and everyone says its original.

But before SAW wasn't there a film out called CUBE that had a similar plot.

Then after SAW there was ARE YOU SCARED?, SAW II, III and so on.

Take the slasher genre, everyone says HALLOWEEN was the 1st slasher film but when you read deeper into it you will find out there was a slasher film before HALLOWEEN called BLACK CHRISTMAS.

To be honest there is only 7 stories or possibly 10 that were original decades ago and now directors are just retelling these 7 - 10 stories,

For Example

Yojimbo = A Fistful Of Dollars

Porkies = American Pie

A Virgin Spring = Last House On The Left

Night Of The Living Dead = Evil Dead



There are plenty of more that I cannot think of at the minute, they do gthe same with computer games. I think they should seriously think of new stories to make or write and if they do decide to make new stories I hope the low budget companies who do rip off's don't start doing that.

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    that's the problem we have you see, major movie studios do not want to take the risk with original films incase they put X amount of money into the production only for it to flop, which it most certainly will, that's why he have independent cinema, im not talking arty farty stuff, but films like Juno or Kick Ass. The only exception would be for Inception as it is a multi layered (literally) story that is told and handled in an original way that wasn't made to confuse people unlike the matrix and that brought in the box office because of the tag line....From The Director Of The Dark Knight. Look at avatar, the film is basically Fern Gully but made 'live action' and that became the highest grossing film of all time. Why do you think we keep getting shit like Date Movie, Epic Move and disaster Movie....it's because the average cinema Goer is attacted to stupid nonsence and they come from a major studio like FOX, then the same company will interfere in an original film and balls it up. So if you want to see an original film these days you need to look to the east or europe as they're the ones not pressured by big studio execs who wouldn't know a film if it ****ed them in the ass....
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