Is the death of creativity a sign of an empire in decline? ...... They're remaking "Footloose"
Can't any part of my GenX formative years be left sacred?
Chace Crawford to Star in 'Footloose' by Us Magazine May 19, 2009
After weeks of contract negotiations, the 'Gossip Girl' star officially signs on to play the lead role in the musical remake. It's official! Chace Crawford will star in the "Footloose" remake, Paramount Pictures confirms to Usmagazine.com exclusively.
"Chace Crawford will play the lead role of Ren McCormack in the film 'Footloose'," Paramount told Us Tuesday.
The news is expected to be officially announced to trade publications Wednesday morning.
The actor has been considering the part for some time but had yet to officially sign until this week. He had been in contract negotiations and was struggling to make filming work around his "Gossip Girl" schedule, which is also due to start shooting its third season, a source told Us. ..............(more)
It's not as though it was deep enough for other perspectives to be useful to anyone. Do they think it would be a hit? Okay, maybe it would be, given that it would introduce a whole new generation to the script with one of their own people in top billing. But, honestly, I don't get it. I can see why someone (Rob Zombie) might want to remake Halloween (though I couldn't myself watch much of it) to get farther into Meyers' so-called psychology, but this?
There's a ton of worthwhile material out there...including my own. The problem is that Hollywood doesn't like taking chances. It's not a dearth of creativity--it's a dearth of courage.
21. OK. I admit I'm really old and have no idea who this guy is
Edited on Tue May-19-09 10:20 PM by lunatica
But I really have to ask what is his message in that photo. Is he wearing the tie or not? Is he wearing a suit or not? Is he against shaving? Or is that the new clean cut look? Is his hair combed or is it not? Is he formal or is he trying to be a rebel? If he's trying to be a rebel, what is he rebelling against? Or is it just the new 'IN' look, whatever that is that'll last only one season?
I have no problem with the real conter culture types, like bikers or people with tatoos or even people with every kind of piercing imaginable. I actually understand what they're trying to say, which is basically that they're rebelling against the status quo socially acceptable looks but still they're joining their own counter culture culture. People who want to make a specific statement.
This guy? I don't get it, unless it's something like the new heterosexual look.
Really. I don't get the look although I'll certainly appreciate it if someone would explain it to me. I might even get it.
(okay, it was in a Michael Crichton novel) saying the internet will lead to a dearth of creativity and evolution because of the simplification of and universalization of information and ideas. Innovations tend to be born in isolation.
At least, that's what I got from it. It was in "The Lost World".
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