TGB Episode 30: Remaking the Right One (Guest: Matt Reeves)
by Tim Buel
October 7, 2010
On this week's episode of The Golden Briefcase, Tim and Jeremy are joined by FS.net's own Alex and our very special guest: director Matt Reeves (of Cloverfield and Let Me In)! This episode doesn't have all of the same segments as normal, but the guys do start out going over their latest picks of the week, then jump right into the main discussion by talking about Hollywood's interested in remaking so many foreign films recently and the various motives behind those decisions. We then finish by asking Matt questions about his film Let Me In, which is currently playing in theaters. This is another one of those fantastic must-listen episodes!
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Awesome insight from Reeves especially his decision to keep the kids the same age. Glad he stuck to his guns on that aspect of the remake. While I'm with you guys on a firm "no remakes" policy there have been a very few that have beat the odds (personal fav aside from Carpenter's "The Thing" is Snyder's "Dawn of the Dead"). Still I like what Matt says about how a director must be passionate about the project otherwise why make the story right? Great having him on. Looking forward to more from him (both in film and if he comes back to TGB). Well played guys!
Marc on Oct 12, 2010
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