Inoft97 says > ...all I could think watching this was, they don't make 'em like that any more, and they never will again. Gorgeous actors, sets, costumes. This is such a piece of film history, just consider the subject matter! Would any young people go see a movie about the Russian Revolution? Would they even know what that WAS? Ancient history! This kind of film could never be made today.
A movie so steeped in history probably should be re-made. It would likely draw in new generations of viewers; those who are probably unfamiliar with this time in history. Unfortunately, the cost associated with making such a movie would likely be prohibitive. Modern filmmakers tend to focus a lot of attention on visual and special effects and actors would be chosen mostly on the basis of popularity rather than talent. Those things, while very costly, add very little, in my opinion, to the story being told.
If that movie was ever made, audiences would be dazzled by the look and the sound of it. They would be thrilled by the chase scenes. They'd marvel at the awesome stunts and blush during the explicitly sexual scenes. But, would the notice or understand the plot; probably not. In order to work in all those other components, the plot would be so watered down, so convoluted, or both it wouldn't make any sense. Sadly, most viewers would barely notice or care.
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I just saw this yesterday, and was very impressed with it. I am replying to you since your comment was only 4 days ago. I think it's important to remember that when this movie was made, the Russian Revolution was only 32 years past. The same as the mid 1980s would be to us today. So it's not fair to say young people wouldn't be interested in it. There are plenty of movies set in the 1980s that young people have enjoyed. I'm pretty sure if something as momentous as a huge revolution happened in the 1980s, there would be lots of movies still being made around it.