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Film and TV Studies Discussion List <[log in to unmask]>
Matt McAllister <[log in to unmask]>
Tue, 11 Oct 1994 08:25:54 -0500
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A few comments about movie remakes of TV shows:
I talk about this issue in my "Media in Society" class as another
manifestation of how the perception of a large teenager audience can
influence mainstream motion picture decision making.  Most of these movies
are based upon TV shows that are shown in post-school afternoon re-runs, or
are TV shows explicitly aimed at young audiences (like the SNL shows listed
Aside from the examples mentioned in previous posts, there's also the
strong "Saturday Night Live" remakes, including _The Blues Brothers_,
_Wayne's World(s)_, _Coneheads_, and the ill-fated _It's Pat_ (ill-fated
because, apparently, it's not a very good movie).  Also, according to
Variety, there are several other TV-ized movies either in development or
soon to be released, including _Mission: Impossible_ (with Tom Cruise);
_Green Acres_; _Hogan's Heroes_; _The Love Boat_; _My Favorite Martian_;
and _The Brady Bunch_.
I'm still waiting for _Hollywood Squares: The Movie_... :-)
Matt McAllister
Department of Communication Studies, Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, VA  24061-0311  e-mail: [log in to unmask]  ph: 703-231-9830