Happy birthday pippinsqueak
I'm having one of those VERY LITTLE SLEEP weeks, with odd things popping up all over lj that suck me in more than this one. I was going to say nothing at all about the recent kerfuffle, but of course I do have one thing to say about my original point, which has to do with a concept, not a particular person.( It's just a thing I get focused on... )
Btw, I seem to have slipped into some alternate universe where everybody loves Ronald Reagan and is incredibly affected by his death. Can anybody explain this to me?
Oh, and thirdly, every time I see commercials for The Stepford Wives
I wonder what the point of updating this movie is. In the Times review it explains it's been turned into a farce but, um, why? The original movie wasn't perfect but it actually had a story to tell and something to explore. It walked the line of comic and horror really well, which is why it’s endured. It was definitely a product of its time. This movie just seems like one of those empty things where they take a lot of good actors and pair them with a well-known movie title and make an empty movie. It just seems like the original movie knew what story it was telling and what it was saying (Ira Levin certainly did), and this one just as the concept of these actors + that movie that has a great concept in it that has therefore become an expression everyone knows (Calling someone a Stepford-something) with no real reason to exist beyond that. Like it’s funny to think of these female movie stars being Stepford wives, and funny to think of these male movie stars as the husbands, but that’s enough to do a remake that I can see. It's an SNL skit padded out to two hours.