Hollywood’s imagination: Call 911

June 17, 2013


This was originally going to be a piece about how wrong it was for Will Smith to remake “The Wild Bunch.” But that metastasized into an idea about remakes and reboots in general.

So I wound up simply writing an open letter to Smith about “The Wild Bunch” – which left out all of the other titles whose announcement I found so disheartening. Yet these headlines pop up breathlessly on the various movie websites, without any sort of critical filter. (More…)