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TOPIC: Gone in 60 Seconds

1974 vs 2000 11 years 2 months ago #4165

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The original is miles better, we cannot compare what a man didfor almost half an hour and without any CGI and only using a car, with what CGI did in the 2000 one and using more than a car, definetly the old one is the best.
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Re: Gone in 60 Seconds 11 years 2 months ago #4167

I don't think I need to say that much - most members know I am a massive fan of the original. It just has everything for me, and for that reason is my favourite chase of all time. The ability to sustain the interest of the audience for that long is astonishing, and a testament to the structure of the chase. Most chases get somewhat dull after becoming overlong. Mind you, I'm not as much of a fan of the off road seqeucnes as I feel it dies down a little at this point.
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GONE IN 74 11 years 2 months ago #4168

GONE IN SIXTY SECONDS [74] is the better movie. GONE IN SIXTY SECONDS [2000] is the better made movie. its apples and oranges type of deal. the orginal was made almost completely different than the newer one. the newer version is more of a regular movie, more dialogue, background of charactors,etc. the older version was a couple minutes of information and a hour of chase action as with most of the car chase movies at that time. you didn't need to know if dirty larry was somebody's uncle. he could drive, that was all that mattered. the new version lost a lot of it's edge with way it was made, no suspense. both of these are great movies with the first just a little ahead. maybe they'll try to make another GONE IN SIXTY SECONDS 2 to see how that comes out. i think they could have had a good deal, if they could keep all the cast together,CAGE, DUVALL,JOLIE,etc. if they could get a decent idea and script that would really work. new and old movies are just what you like in a movie. the orginal VANISHING POINT great, the tv remake mostly sucked. my opinion. that's just me. nobody's wrong, just different.
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Re: Gone in 60 Seconds 11 years 2 months ago #4169

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I'm a sucker for those oldschool 70's movies, so no contest here which one is better...I would like to see a new carchase movie done like in the 70's: not much talking let the V8engines speak, no cheesey lovestory, no complicated plot, no boring kiddy drifting...films in the vein of Driver, Vanishing Point, the original Cannonball,aso... maybe a film-director somewhere thinks the same? It wouldn't be a commercial success but boy would it be a pleasure to watch!
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Gone in 60 Seconds 11 years 1 month ago #4228

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Mark me down as old school too. No contest here. Which Mustang would take the bigger beating? Eleanor was loose, sorry girls, she was ready to slide. The new car, although beautiful in appearance, was too tight.

H.B Halicki = Showman
Nick Cage = Celebrity

When I heard Cage was doing some of his own driving in the movie... pffftt. You just know it'll be less than spectacular. I remember watching Jay Leno one time just because Cage was on to promote Gone. He never mentioned Halicki once. He complained about having to eat too much octopus filming his new movie in Greece!!! Then drove away in the new car with police escort to the premiere.

Just look at the final jumps. Which one makes you say wow? The showman created a classic we still talk about 3 decades later. The celebrities grossed over $100 million. That's all that remake crew cared about. In my opinion.
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Re: Gone in 60 Seconds 11 years 1 month ago #4229

Good contrast between Halicki and Cage, Steamer.

Apart from the outstanding chase sequence of the original, the rest of the film is frankly amateur. The remake has a better story but also has no heart and is a slick soulless production with a pretty average chase sequence.

For this reason, the original has the edge. It conveys a more genuine sense of the enjoyment of staging automotive action, largely carried off by Halicki's personality.
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