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Total Recall - REMAKE + Original Movie Symbolism
« on: July 30, 2010, 11:29:41 PM »
Total Recall remake lined up by Kate Beckinsale's director husband
30 July 2010
, by Joanne McCabe (Metro.UK)
http://www.metro.co.uk/film/836660-total-recall-remake-lined-up-by-kate-beckinsales-director-husband

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A remake of 1990 Arnold Schwarzenegger action classic Total Recall is being lined up by Underworld and Die Hard 4.0 director Len Wiseman, aka Mr Kate Beckinsale.

Columbia Pictures secured the rights to the sci-fi thriller last year, with Kurt Wimmer - writer of Angelina Jolie flick Salt - brought on board for the screenplay.

In the original, based on Philip K Dick's 'We Can Remember it For You Wholesale' and directed by Paul Verhoeven, Arnie famously played a man haunted by a recurring dream about travelling to Mars.

TOTAL RECALL TRAILER 1990: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WFMLGEHdIjE
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Re: Total Recall - REMAKE
« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2010, 11:31:46 PM »
Wow...the first "remakes" I saw when I was a teen/young adult were from films BEFORE I was born. Now? They're doing remakes of movies that I've seen during my lifetime.

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« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2010, 11:39:41 PM »
I got the original the other week on blu ray, i enjoyed it, was slightly disappointed to learn the three-breasted lady was indeed just wearing a synthetic costume all the same.

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Re: Total Recall - REMAKE
« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2010, 01:18:42 AM »
Totall Recall - preliminary mind control

Scanners at every train station




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Re: Total Recall - REMAKE
« Reply #4 on: July 31, 2010, 01:48:58 AM »
wonder what kind of ptch those tsa agents r wearing

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« Reply #5 on: July 31, 2010, 02:09:47 AM »
wonder what kind of ptch those tsa agents r wearing

Couldn't see need an higher res flick for that.

Found another preliminary mind control thingy in ethe move.

Just before Swarzy goes into his Totall Recall trip the young nerdy dude in the "lab" says: "That's a new one Blue sky on Mars!?"

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« Reply #6 on: July 31, 2010, 03:41:46 PM »
wonder what kind of ptch those tsa agents r wearing

I got the blu-ray, one pic of the patches coming right up sir! ;D

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« Reply #7 on: July 31, 2010, 03:47:42 PM »
But the original is still great by most standards. I wonder what twists and upgrades they are going to put in it? Or will it just be another fiction-becoming-reality film to program the subconscious so we get to Mars faster...

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« Reply #8 on: July 31, 2010, 04:05:02 PM »

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« Reply #9 on: July 31, 2010, 04:55:30 PM »
I hope the fans remake the prequels, they were HORRID.

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« Reply #10 on: August 01, 2010, 02:26:32 AM »
I'm gonna look for some interesting illuminati pics in this movie, give it a scan through anyways ...

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« Reply #11 on: August 01, 2010, 03:21:13 AM »


Excuse me ...what's that?
You mean The Pyramid Mine?
I used to work there ...till they found that alien shit inside ...

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« Reply #12 on: August 01, 2010, 04:49:26 AM »
Wow...the first "remakes" I saw when I was a teen/young adult were from films BEFORE I was born. Now? They're doing remakes of movies that I've seen during my lifetime.
Yeah I thought the same... sure sign that we are getting old.

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« Reply #13 on: August 01, 2010, 06:08:10 AM »
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1386703/

http://www.scifimoviepage.com/upcoming/previews/total_recall-remake.html







Notice HAL in the roof there?

Reminds me of that new google/verizon commercial


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« Reply #14 on: August 01, 2010, 02:02:20 PM »
ekimdrachir, the Hal 5000 was a symbol for the all seeing eye, so saying that something found in this movie is a symbol for something in another movie doesn't make sense, you could say that red fan on the ceiling was a symbol for the all seeing eye itself but i myself would continue looking for something more substantive.
If anyone finds anything real, i myself will continue searching through the flick, but you folks gotta start trying,  ;D Can anyone match my Pyramid find? Anyone?
And i'd rather folks not copy others work maybe out there on the net (at least in this thread), give it a scan through yourselves, i'd advise blu-raying it, i lay the gauntlet down, find me one REAL piece of symbology here and i'll try match your find.

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« Reply #15 on: August 01, 2010, 02:08:45 PM »
definitely predictive programming

n what movie is it where Stallone finds out Arnie is president

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Re: Total Recall - REMAKE
« Reply #16 on: August 01, 2010, 02:12:59 PM »
hmm Bodyscanners  "checkbox"  Good !
hmm Foreigners holding office "checkbox" Good!
hmm early "remakes" of films?

Hey!  Must be Arnie is going to run for President and protect us all because he is so big and fine, and most-of-all, a really great actor in neato movies!

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« Reply #17 on: August 01, 2010, 02:19:39 PM »
Like egypt has pointed out, any predictive-programming found would be as valuable as any esoteric symbology found.
These are the two orders of the day, of course the body scanners in this movie are hugely important.

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« Reply #18 on: August 02, 2010, 02:49:43 AM »
definitely predictive programming

n what movie is it where Stallone finds out Arnie is president

Demolition Man from 1993

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0106697/

And Arnie was president. Maybe time will help us to make it happen that he never will be.

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« Reply #19 on: August 04, 2010, 09:26:27 AM »
i watched demolition man

it is stuffed full of predictive programming

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« Reply #20 on: September 23, 2010, 09:13:42 PM »

And i'd rather folks not copy others work maybe out there on the net (at least in this thread), give it a scan through yourselves, i'd advise blu-raying it, i lay the gauntlet down, find me one REAL piece of symbology here and i'll try match your find.

Sorry but I'll have to point out this:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7g-KXp0JOZw

(I'm not copying, just referencing ;) )

Check out the earings Melina is wearing they look quite suspect to me.


As to the remake they might as well call it "Total Fecal" if Len Wiseman is directing it. He totally ruined the Die Hard series, if not financially than spiritually, with it's PG-13 rating, CGI and general stupidity.

Kurt Wimmer is an interesting one. I really liked 'Equilibrium' but Ultraviolet was a stinker that would of killed anyones career. I suppose he is an insider because he still gets to have his scripts filmed Salt/Law Abiding Citizen/Street Kings-these scripts all bear his hallmark unoriginality but Studio Execs still greenlight and finance them. Kinda reminds me of MCG (director of Terminator Salvation) whatever Hollywood loves these people for it sure as hell isn't their talent.

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« Reply #21 on: September 25, 2010, 05:22:42 PM »
Ill be looking forward to a trailer, as well as seeing what they update in the flick. The original is still very entertaining to this day, though not as futuristic as it once seemed.

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« Reply #22 on: September 25, 2010, 05:31:18 PM »

Sorry but I'll have to point out this:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7g-KXp0JOZw


The all-seeing eye machine was excellent, but the earings cannot be beaten, i hadn't checked out youtube myself before about this movie but i enjoyed this very much.
You win hands down and with all respect for the earings, amazing, and it's ...Busted! :)

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« Reply #23 on: September 25, 2010, 05:47:06 PM »

Penelope Cruz in 'Broken Embraces'.

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« Reply #24 on: September 25, 2010, 06:04:54 PM »

Rachel Ticotin in 'Total Recall'.

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« Reply #25 on: September 25, 2010, 06:29:18 PM »
I want to point out the creepy hand thing from Total Recall



Is located in Astana, Khazakstan in their torch bowl "Bayterek" thing.



Astana is supposed to be the new spiritual captial of the world.




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« Reply #26 on: September 25, 2010, 08:11:09 PM »
I want to point out the creepy hand thing from Total Recall



Is located in Astana, Khazakstan in their torch bowl "Bayterek" thing.



Astana is supposed to be the new spiritual captial of the world.





That made me go  :o

It's interesting that the shape is a pyramid where you "pledge" your honor to those who rule. I wonder where the tip is pointing...

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« Reply #27 on: September 25, 2010, 09:59:59 PM »
From the point of initiation, the pyramid of peace ( behind the person ) towards the capitol building ! Approximately facing Eastward http://goo.gl/maps/fPxp

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« Reply #28 on: September 25, 2010, 10:18:54 PM »
What a waste!

There is no need to remake this film...

This original version was cool, not terrific, but good in its own ways.

Rather, why not  make a different one of Phil K Dick's stories ?
He certainly wrote many.
And the govt/ paranoia/conspiracy is reality themes are relevant.

What's next?
Remaking STAR WARS ???

Amen. Amen II. Amen III ...


More like I REALLY wish they'd do this one instead of wasting electricity on that particular nose-stretcher:


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« Reply #29 on: October 02, 2010, 04:12:35 AM »
a metropolis remake? but that would make it obvious that the themes from this film have been rehashed over and over and over again.

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« Reply #30 on: March 20, 2012, 12:25:36 PM »
PKD wasn't psychic...he just had a good understanding of what a technocratic police state would look like.

DARPA's SWORDS
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Robots have been roaming the streets of Iraq, since shortly after the war began.  Now, for the first time ó the first time in any warzone ó the machines are carrying guns.   After years of development, three "special weapons observation remote reconnaissance direct action system" (SWORDS) robots have deployed to Iraq, armed with M249 machine guns.  The Ďbots "havenít fired their weapons yet," Michael Zecca, the SWORDS program manager, tells DANGER ROOM.  "But thatíll be happening soon." The SWORDS ó modified versions of bomb-disposal robots used throughout Iraq ó were first declared ready for duty back in 2004. But concerns about safety kept the robots from being sent over the the battlefield.  The machines had a tendency to spin out of control from time to time.  That was an annoyance during ordnance-handling missions; no one wanted to contemplate the consequences during a firefight.   So the radio-controlled robots were retooled, for greater safety.   In the past, weak signals would keep the robots from getting orders for as much as eight seconds ó a significant lag during combat.  Now, the SWORDS wonít act on a command, unless itís received right away.  A three-part arming process ó with both physical and electronic safeties ó is required before firing.   Most importantly, the machines now come with kill switches, in case thereís any odd behavior.  "So now we can kill the unit if it goes crazy," Zecca says. As initially reported in National Defense magazine, only three of the robots are currently in Iraq.  Zecca says heís ready to send more, "but we donít have the money.  Itís not a priority for the Army, yet."  He believes thatíll change, once the robots begin getting into firefights.
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« Reply #32 on: July 14, 2012, 08:55:38 AM »
TOTAL RECALL - Official Trailer - In Theaters August 3rd
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pPAy56Otr-E

Have to say, this one looks better than the original...and, I love the original!  ;)
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« Reply #33 on: August 02, 2012, 04:29:53 PM »
New trailer doesn't show too much more but I'm exited to see it! I will be better than batman 3 im sure.

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« Reply #34 on: August 08, 2012, 10:25:47 PM »
Saw it...it was okay.  It wasn't as cleverly written as I had hoped.

Plenty of action, though, and it's pretty cool looking.  Could see some PKD influence...asian culture mixed with western.

Of interest...everyone lives in one of two places...Great Britain or Australia.

The rest of the world is a toxic death zone.  Everyone is crowded together.

Coolest part is when they go through the earth to travel between the two mega cities.

I'm sure I'll watch it again, but I thought the story was a little weak.

The chicks are awesome...Beckinsale is the ex from hell!
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« Reply #35 on: August 23, 2012, 03:24:22 PM »
No Mars, once I heard that I thought-- flop.

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« Reply #36 on: March 31, 2014, 01:33:26 AM »
Someone bought me the remake, knowing I'm a fantasy/sci-fi buff. Unfortunately it was poor. They even messed up the catfight between Beckinsale and Biel! How in the hell did they manage to make that boring?



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