So I know I’m on permanent remake-watch for some reason, and I realize that I’m supposed to be patently against all of them because they are ruining Hollywood forever and ever and ever, but I just can’t muster up any malice for a remake like this. As our Culture Warrior Landon pointed out last week, there is an interesting phenomenon of elevating camp to new artistic levels going on right now, and I think it could be the case with this film.

Let me qualify that really quickly. Yes, I know that the original Fame won two Oscars (for Best Score and Best Song) and was nominated for four others (including Best Screenplay Written Directly for Screen), but the look of the film hasn’t stood up to stylistic advancements. It’s stuck in the 80s. Plus, I think there’s actually a solid cultural relevancy for a film like this now – the age of fifteen minutes for everyone is coming upon us or already here. It places the struggle of artists – musicians, dancers, actors, etc. – in a different context. If they can harness that context for this film, it will actually be really cool.

In the meantime, check out these images that shine a light on which members of the production are spending more time at the craft services table:


ARTICLE TAGS
Like this article? Join thousands of your fellow movie lovers who subscribe to The Weekly Edition from Film School Rejects. Our best articles, every week, right in your inbox!
  %
%  
Comment Policy: No hate speech allowed. If you must argue, please debate intelligently. Comments containing selected keywords or outbound links will be put into moderation to help prevent spam. Film School Rejects reserves the right to delete comments and ban anyone who doesn't follow the rules. We also reserve the right to modify any curse words in your comments and make you look like an idiot. Thank You!
Some movie websites serve the consumer. Some serve the industry. At Film School Rejects, we serve at the pleasure of the connoisseur. We provide the best reviews, interviews and features to millions of dedicated movie fans who know what they love and love what they know. Because we, like you, simply love the art of the moving picture.
Comic-Con 2014
Summer Box Office Prediction Challenge
Got a Tip? Send it here:
editors@filmschoolrejects.com
Publisher:
Neil Miller
Managing Editor:
Scott Beggs
Associate Editors:
Rob Hunter
Kate Erbland
Christopher Campbell
All Rights Reserved © 2006-2014 Reject Media, LLC | Privacy Policy | Design & Development by Face3