Based on Stephen King’s novella, The Body, Rob Reiner’s 1986 classic, Stand By Me, followed four childhood friends as they venture off to find a dead body laying somewhere along their local railroad tracks. The film centers around their friendship and offers up a heaping dose of 1950s nostalgia.
Now comes the time when we must take on what many consider a perfect film. How do you update such an iconic film and make it stand on its own? Should we play it straight and just update the time frame? Possibly tweak the formula a bit to distance it from the original? You’re about to find out, because we’re going to Remake Stand By Me RIGHT!
Clips selected from the 1986 film, Stand By Me.
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Four young friends – Gordie, Chris, Teddy and Vern – learn of a dead body left somewhere along the local railroad tracks. They decide to head out and claim the body before anyone else can. Along the way, their learn about themselves, their lives and their dreams of a future outside of their small, desolate town.
What IS Remake This Movie RIGHT?
Remake This Movie RIGHT! is a bi-monthly podcast where we take a classic film that is actively being remade by Hollywood studio execs, and craft our own version for a modern retelling. Does the story need updating? Should characters or motives be tweaked? Do we need more muppets? We take all factors into account, concoct our singular film, and then offer a Final Pitch to you in movie trailer form. By the end of each episode, we will Remake This Movie RIGHT!
Our show is broken down into three distinct parts:
The Original: We discuss the original film’s impact on us and history, some quick trivia bits, what worked the best from the film and therefore must remain in our upcoming remake, as well as what didn’t work or what needs to be changed for today’s audiences. Most importantly, should this film even be remade?
The Remake: We put together our movie! What story do we want to tell, how close to the original will it be, who will star, and ultimately who should direct our eventual cinematic masterpiece? Our hosts work together to put together one cohesive movie, but there is one caveat – Each host has one ‘CUT!’ throughout the episode to employ, which could completely derail the entire film.
The Final Pitch: This is where we summarize our remake by utilizing the voice talents of voiceover artist Wayne Henderson and present our finished remake to you in movie trailer parody form!
Host | Contributor Information:
Aaron – The Hollywood Outsider | The Blacklist Exposed
Troy Heinritz – The Blacklist Exposed | Remake This Movie RIGHT
Wayne Henderson – Media Voice-Overs | Voice-Over Journey Podcast | Packers Fan Podcast | Under the Dome Radio
Artwork by Dustin Baker – DustyGrafix
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