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Thread #94137   Message #1820022
Posted By: Willie-O
27-Aug-06 - 12:47 PM
Thread Name: Wicker Man remake
Subject: RE: Wicker Man remake
Here's a quote from remake director Neil LaBute, which will please some of you: "According to writer/director LaBute, all the 'good stuff' is in the 2006 version of the film. "All the good bits and none of the music. None of the songs are still in there. It's a straight score in the movie, rather than any kind of folky songs that existed in the original."

Other differences are:
Cage not a virgin. OK?
Almost all the pagan characters are women. Cause they have a matriarchal society of descendants-from-Pilgrims. Oddly enough they are Pagans not fundamendalist Christians. (They sound more and more like my in-laws, but never mind).
The movie was largely shot in Langley BC as far as I can tell, which is odd because there are lots of beautiful islands in southern BC but Langley is on the mainland.
There are some very good actresses involved: Ellen Burstyn, Molly Parker and LeeLee Sobieski and more.

All in all it's hard to get much of a sense of whether I'm going to like this movie. However I'm willing to go on record saying that "am not enticed into watching the remake. I'd probably like the original better, even having never seen it." strikes me as a ridiculous comment, sorry Jerry!

enjoyed the original, will watch the new one before I decide whether I like it!