Sunday, October 28, 2007

I'm looking forward to seeing the new THE BIRDS

Yes, yes, I know that the remake will likely retain maybe 1/10 of 1% of the original's virtuosity, flair and thematic stuffing, but so what? Regardless of whether or not the remake compares favorably with the original, it surely will send some viewers back to the Alfred Hitchcock's version for a fresh viewing. Maybe that new DVD edition that's been in the works will hit the streets. No doubt the original will appear on the big screen -- at least, in the art houses. For these reasons, I don't see even a bad remake as a desecration of Hitch's legacy as some do. H was a good businessman as well as director. If he were here to weigh in, I'll bet he'd say: "it's only a movie."

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