Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Old Becomes New .... Again and Again

Recently Announced: 'Hairspray' Gets Ready for Next Life
HOLLYWOOD is constantly seeking the next big thing by mugging the past. But
sometimes the kernel of an idea is found in the cracks, a move that, properly
executed, turns subculture into mass entertainment.

Amid the bland, reliable retreads neither the financial nor the dramatic arc of "Mission Impossible III" is tough to predict New Line Cinema is betting that "Hairspray," a musical fable about a chubby girl with a dream and a cross-dressing co-star, can triumph anew.
What do you think about the recycling of musical and moviesSequelsls? and Revivals? What should be the time frame to bring shows back?

Previously: Return of a Classic or Same Old Thing

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