Time for a remake.
It was remade as PUBLIC ENEMIES this year by Michael "my favourite director" Mann who did a terrible job with it.share
Balderdash. "Public Enemies" is not a "remake" of Milius' work. It's an almost completely different telling of the Dillinger saga.
I'm not going to say "Public Enemies" is "better" or "worse" than the 1973 "Dillinger," simply because it's a matter of taste, and those two words just confuse the issue. As far as historical accuracy goes-- especially including adherence to the basic characters of the real people (Dillinger, Purvis, Frechette, etc.), but also to "look and feel" details like the appearance of the Midwest in the 1930's-- well, in those respects, "Public Enemies" is by far the "better" movie.
"Dillinger" was dated from the get-go, in that far too much of this movie is derivative of "Bonnie and Clyde." Before I'd ever heard of "Public Enemies," I was already feeling a bit disappointed by "Dillinger," despite the virtuosity of the acting. To me, this movie had a certain air of stale unoriginality. But to remake it using a script derived from Milius' would just compound the problem.
"I don't deduce, I observe."
Sorry - hated Public Enemies.... loved Dillinger
with regards to rights and storylines, I would bet its technically a remake.
I do however agree with you that this is not a remake of Milius work.
I enjoyed Dillinger and had to make myself go through Public Enemies. I like Johnny Depp but I feel the part did not fit him. Warren Oates will always be rememberd for Dillinger and I think it was one of his best along with Barquero and The Thief Who Came To Dinner. He could carry a lead when the right project came along and we lost him way too soon. Rest In Peace, Warren.share
How is it dated when it takes place in the 1930s? For todays standards, I think its a fine film. And the violence is up to par with todays films.share
This is a remake son. Originally released in 1945 with Lawrence Tierney as the infamous bank robber. It's got a tricky name though, "Dillinger".share
I wouldn’t mind that actually.share