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  1. matilda
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    Talking 260-meaning of a sentence

    hello all

    what does this sentence mean? i got it from an interview with an actor.


    As an actor, is it hard going into a remake that has a cult fanbase from the original that is already against the film just because its a remake?


    regards

    Mathilde

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    Re: 260-meaning of a sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by matilda View Post
    hello all
    what does this sentence mean? i got it from an interview with an actor.
    As an actor, is it hard going into a remake that has a cult fanbase from the original that is already against the film just because its a remake?
    regards
    Mathilde
    A 'remake' is a new film with the same title and same (or very similar) plot - such as King Kong or The Thomas Crown Affair.

    A 'cult' is a set of believers (often in an extreme form of religion - but in this case the 'believers' are fans who think the original was perfect).

    'Fanbase' is just a way of referring to a known mass of fans. In this case, the original film has a fanbase that can be relied on to go to the remake, but not with the intention of enjoying it; they just want to see how bad it is, how the makers have changed the plot - in the case of King Kong/TCA to see how badly the actress plays the part 'immortalized' by Fay Wray/Faye Dunaway.

    The actor uses the word 'against' not as a preposition but as an adjective, with the meaning 'opposed to'.

    b

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