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Madonna gets "Swept Away"

PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2002 1:39 am
by thegreatken1
That sucks. Rumor has it that there will be a remake of "Swept Away". Madonna will play Raffaella, the rich woman, and Antonio Giannini will play Gennarino (played by his dad, Giancarlo, in the original). It is directed by Guy Ritchie.

Re: Madonna gets "Swept Away"

PostPosted: Mon Jul 01, 2002 4:52 pm
by cinemasmooch
I loved the first one, starring my favorite Italian actor, Giancarlo Giannini, so am really curious to see the remake.

Re: Madonna gets "Swept Away"

PostPosted: Wed Jul 17, 2002 7:34 am
by tristanika-1
hey, it's directed by guy ritchie. it can SUCK that much! ;)

Re: Madonna gets "Swept Away"

PostPosted: Tue Aug 06, 2002 10:30 pm
by print4
Okay, I am slowly coming out of my psychotic fit upon finding out that Guy Ritchie is directing Madonna, of all people, in Swept Away, or rather, Swept Away by an Unusual Destiny in the Blue Sea of August, by Lina Wertmuller via 1974 with Giancarlo Gianni. What in Gods name is happening here. First the twin towers gets bombed then this? Is there nothing sacred in this world. Does Guy Ritchie want everything to suck. Does he actually think Madonna can act? Is he insane? Does anyone need to ask if it will Suck? 'Cause we know the answer to that question. Am I the only one totally outraged?

Re: Madonna gets "Swept Away"

PostPosted: Thu Aug 08, 2002 10:23 pm
by bjornam
Latest rumours I read on the Richie film is that it's inital response has been so bad, it might end up as a straight-to-video release. And that concludes my concerns with this film.

Re: Madonna gets "Swept Away"

PostPosted: Mon Sep 09, 2002 12:50 pm
by giadrc
I can't see Madonna playing the role, but WHO then? I think they should leave the original alone but if this movie "needs" a remake then who is to play those two great actors? Any suggestions? A foreign or an american actress? I can see the actress from Argentina who was in All About My Mother, Victoria Avril. How about Antonio Banderas as Gennarino? Not too great a cast but I would like to see what others suggest.

Re: Madonna gets "Swept Away"

PostPosted: Thu Oct 03, 2002 5:26 pm
by mandron
Agh, not Madonna

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Re: Madonna gets "Swept Away"

PostPosted: Wed Oct 16, 2002 12:51 am
by thegreatken1
The movie bombs the box office.

Justice served.

Re: Madonna gets "Swept Away"

PostPosted: Wed Feb 26, 2003 5:23 pm
by paredes
It helps that I really like Madonna, but I really didn't think the movie was all that bad. It wasn't as sharp as the original, and ENOUGH with the montages, but Madonna was belieavable and the relationship had chemistry. It was just a lazy movie and didn't try hard enough to capture the socialist spirit that the original one had going on (partly because the original's politics aren't overly appropriate in North American society today). Still, Madonna LOOKS great, if that counts for something, and Richie somewhat succeeds in filming her like a Monica Vitti of the 21st century (without the cool aloofness and intensity, of course).

Re: Madonna gets "Swept Away"

PostPosted: Fri Mar 07, 2003 10:26 am
by HekateMistress
Madonna was only believable because she played a cold-hearted b*tch. It was about as far of a reach as another rock star-turned-actress Courtney Love playing a junkie whore.