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Peckinpah Remake Is In The "Straw" Doghouse With Reader

27 April 2009 9:55 AM, PDT | | See recent CinemaRetro news »

Our report on the upcoming remake of Sam Peckinpah's Straw Dogs has united Cinema Retro readers in opposition to the project. Bob Collins, subscriber and voice-over artist extraordinaire, vents his opinion, which is typical of the reaction we've seen.


One more log on the fire that Hollywood has lost all creativity. Even if they wanted to set this in England, why remake it at all  Of course we know the answer. No talent hack writers. As a Yankee transplanted in the south, this does offer some possibilities:

Max Baer stars in the David Warner role as Jethro Bodean actually becomes the village idiot.

Morgan Freeman can star as the movie is retitled, "Driving Miss Daisy To Trencher's Farm"


Bob Collins and

Retro responds: Right you are, Bob. I wonder if someone is getting Clifton James to reprise his Sheriff J.W. Pepper character »

- (Cinema Retro)

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