Yesterday we saw the trailer for Home Sweet Home Alone, which marks the sixth film in the franchise. And it didn’t take long for viewers to see, not just a striking resemblance to the original film, but a shot-for-shot pairing throughout the trailer. Consequence on YouTube did the work for us. Home sweet home alone vs. Home alone. To go!
Apart from the side by side ‘tribute’ that is paid in Home sweet home alone, the directors have been accessorizing their heroes since the beginning of the film. Some of our favorite scenes in our favorite movies are those in which the viewer and the director celebrate together the love they share for that scene. Many come to mind.
Jon Favreau came out swinging (huh?) When he wrote and starred Swingers. He gave his heroes the nods that he and the fans agreed to. The homage, using the walk through the kitchen to the club shot, to Martin Scorsese’s good friendsAlthough clumsy, he was ambitious and, you could tell, he was sincere.
He also gave us the Quentin Tarantino Reservoir dogs walk we all made us all laugh.
Boogie nights manager Paul Thomas Anderson knocked him out of the park with the club’s entry shot. Four minutes of a single perfect camera shot. It’s lovely. While it may not be a tribute to Scorsese himself, we can all see that he praised the concept.
Movies like the remake, that is, an almost exact replica, of Psychopath created by Gus Van Sant can be described as nothing less than a bow to the sensi, Alfred Hitchcock. The score is reused with new arrangements by Danny Elfman. The script has minimal changes. The cast included Vince Vaughn, Anne Heche, and William H. Macy. The movie was a flop, but it’s worth watching. It all stemmed from an experiment to see if an incomparable masterpiece could have the same warm embrace from new viewers unfamiliar with the original and the critics. Van Sant was repeatedly told that his original works weren’t as exciting for movie executives, as perhaps a sequel to something else. He used his influence after the success of Goodwill hunt to test their theories and those of the studies.
Years later, on Marc Maron’s WTF podcast, he talked about the results. “So it didn’t work out. But the idea was whether or not you could redo something and I’d repeat the box office. That was the weird kind of science experiment … It’s more important now, I think, because people like you will ask questions about it. It is more alive now than when it failed, only with the art world or the modern world. “
So we’re right in the middle of a remake, reboot, sequel, threequel, spin-off, reimagining, origin story, rinse-and-replay era for film and television that continues with the breakup of Home alone. I write an article almost every day about one of the above. The boos and cheers follow in equal measure. I don’t always end those articles with this question, but I always ask it in my head. Is there a formula for embraced reinvention? I would love to hear your theories. I think a solid part of the equation is the original cast members. This commercial is only a small part of my hypothesis.
Topics: Home Alone