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Author: Connie Willis
ISBN13: 978-0929480480
Title: Remake
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Language: English
Category: Contemporary
Publisher: Mark V. Ziesing; Special edition edition (December 1994)
Pages: 240

Remake by Connie Willis

Connie willis DID, in fact, over the five. Years doomsday book took her to write, Open a window to another world, and. That she SAW something there. The Washington Post Book World. a love story on more than one level, And ms. willis does justice to them all. IT. Was only toward the end of the book. That I realized how much tension had. Been generated, how engrossed I was in. The characters, how much I cared about. looking for a face for my new project, he was saying. The new project was a remake of Back to the Future starring, natch, River Phoenix. It’s a perfect time to rerelease, he said, leaning down the Marilyn’s halter top. They say we’re this close -he held his thumb and forefinger together, almost touching- to getting the real thing.

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Author: Connie Willis. Publisher: Shingletown, 1995. In the Hollywood of the future there’s no need for actors since any star can be digitally recreated and inserted into any movie. Yet young Alis wants to dance on the silver screen. Tom tries to dissuade her, but he fears she will pursue her dream - and likely fall victim to Hollywood’s seamy underside, which is all to eager to swallow up naive actresses

Connie Willis's acclaimed time travel novel, "Doomsday Book," swept the major science fiction awards the year it was published. Now, in this new novel, Willis explores the timeless themes of emotion and technology, reality and illusion, and the bittersweet place where they intersect to make art. It's the Hollywood of the future, where movie-making has been computerized and Connie Willis's acclaimed time travel novel, "Doomsday Book," swept the major science fiction awards the year it was published. Remake' is set in the near future where Hollywood has gone so far up it's own ass that it is not making any new material at all. Well not I adore Connie Willis and I have trawled through her major and popular works with absolute glee. Now I'm left with the leftovers.

Not much is impossible. No, that’s a dirigible. The second one. How’s the remake coming, Tom? Almost done, I thought. Three years off the AS’s and still sober.

About book: I adore Connie Willis and I have trawled through her major and popular works with absolute glee. And while it does hurt to say that a little, it is great to recognise that even those you worship have their no-so-greats. But this is Connie Willis, so you get better characterisation than Dick. But for a Willis, you do draw the short straw. I did find that I did not sympathise much with the main character. He was a bit of a douche. So that does detract from your enjoyment somewhat. There are still typical Connie Willis-isms here, with a bit of dramatic tension and a nerd-like obsession for details. Connie really does know how to write the nerd. But it is pretty light on her strengths; humour, characters that you fall in love with and dramatic tension.

Remake, Connie Willis, Bantam Spectra, 1996 (c1994), ISBN 9780553574418, 140pp. Of course, this is also one of the reasons why they are so good.

Reviews: 7
It's a concept that seems all too probable--Hollywood studios producing "new" remakes of great old movies, using digital images of iconic stars and few actual live actors. Besides that, old films can be edited and revised in various ways by those who have the technology and the techniques. The first-person protagonist in "Remake" is a young fellow who is adept at those techniques, though he's kept busy doing things like erasing all alcoholic beverages from old films (leaving no plot motivations for "The Philadelphia Story," and turning Rick's Cafe Americain into a lemonade bar) on the orders of the latest studio mogul. He's enamoured of Alis, a pretty young dancer who doesn't want to be another one of the ubiquitous "Marilyns" and "Lanas" who hope to get fill-in parts, and her passion to "dance with Fred Astaire" intrigues him. He can slip her face over Ginger Rogers' for a number, but that's not what she wants; her dream is to get into the dance with him, replacing Ginger or, in her final triumph, Eleanor Powell. The problem with the plot is the juxtaposition of technology and emotion, and neither one works out too well. However, the basic concept of the necessity to have a passion for something real, and to see it clearly and determine the possibilities that lie within the impossibilities, is downright inspiring. In a world that often seems to be run by people who have no fundamental reality, for people who prefer superficial rewards to hard-won satisfaction, this story resonates.
Though I'm not sure of the exact spot in the sequence this lies, "Remake" fits into Connie Willis' time travel sequence. Like most of the novels in the sequence, this story stands on its own: (most of) the characters don't appear in other volumes. "Remake" seemed to paint a little of the backstory for the whole sequence, but has its own beginning and end; its own plot and can be enjoyed independently.

I usually score Connie Willis' books with five stars, but this one seemed a little bit less nuanced, a little bit less developed than other things I've read by her. That's why I gave it four stars. Even so, I think it's an enjoyable book that's worth your time.
Connie Willis must have bought dozens of movie script reprints as well as watched tons of old movies. The plot is a bit weird for my taste. I think I'll remember it for a long time though. Maybe I'll even get to like it without reservation.
About half way through the book, I finally got tired of waiting for the story to begin and quit reading. She does a good job of building a world, but it's not one either I or the characters want to live in.

One of the odd things I noticed is that while the narrator is supposed to be a guy, his personality feels like that of a woman. This may be one of the hazards of writing in the first person where the character is the opposite gender, but it was a bit off putting.

The idea is ok, if dystopian, but in the end, I felt that the main insight came early in the book, where the narrator observes that it is strange that so many people want to be someone they aren't, when the main asset they have to offer is their own uniqueness. I was hoping for more strong insights and a gripping story, but sadly, the other main interest in the book is a compilation of good movie quotes.
Connie Willis always provides a good plot and decent character developement. And, do you REALLY want to live back in the "days"?
Love Connie Willis, especially her time travel books, but this was not her strongest work. Kind of odd and not that compelling.
This is well done, but not as interesting as the most recent Willis books about WWII and the London Blitz.
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