Tuesday, May 10, 2011

The New Thin Man?

For some unknown reason, Hollywood is remaking the The Thin Man, a movie that really, really doesn't need to be remade.  Nevertheless, Johnny Depp is attached to play the lead, Nick Charles, a role made famous by William Powell.  These characters, Nick and his wife, Nora, are so perfect as they were portrayed by Powell and Myrna Loy that I can't imagine why any contemporary actor would try to improve on it.

The original is well worth watching, as well as its five sequels.  If you're not convinced, watch this short video analysis of the two main characters by Kartina Richardson:

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