Thursday, January 19, 2006

Why mess with perfection?

Robert Redford says the news is depressing.
Asked about rumors that Matt Damon and Ben Affleck may be remaking "Butch Cassidy," Redford said he finds that "depressing."

"There is no shortage of good, original ideas, and there's just no point to remakes. Why do they have to mess with things that were perfect the first time around?" he said with a groan.
Aside from some idle speculation as to which, Damon or Affleck, would play Butch and Sundance (neither of whom is fit to untie Newman's shoe-laces, or polish Redford's boots), we just have to sadly agree.

This society's penchant for cannibalizing its past, whether it's music, movies or entertainment, borders the absurd.


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