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A little something to induce intense nausea

Hard-boiled though I like to think I am, along with everyone else I have a weakness for 'It's a Wonderful Life'. Because it is really rather good.

Anyway, an American polling company has asked respondents to recast it with contemporary actors, and the American people have spoken (registration required):

George Bailey - George Clooney
Mary Bailey - Jennifer Aniston
Henry Potter (the villain) - Jack Nicholson
Clarence the Angel - Robin Williams

I trust this is an exercise in kite flying, although given that anything five years older or more is reckoned ripe for ripping off 're-imagining' by Hollywood, it could yet happen. I'd prefer a re-make of 'Santa Claus Conquers the Martians'.

Apparently the film only became everyone's favourite Christmas weepie after repeated showings on US cable channels, they having discovered that the studio had not renewed the copyright or somesuch, and therefore it could be aired on the cheap.

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Blogger James Higham said... 12:03 pm

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Anonymous JuliaM said... 7:50 pm

"Clarence the Angel - Robin Williams"

*grinds teeth*  



Anonymous Antipholus Papps said... 2:21 pm

Billy Bob Thornton would make a good Clarence the Angel!  



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