Remake

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    IGNOU M.Com Study Material, IGNOU Books, Free Download ending, you can change it with the stroke of a key A Hollywood of warmbodies and sim sex, of drugs and special effects, where anything is possible Except what Alis wants to do, which is dance in the movies Tom offers to make her dream her reality He ll digitize her face onto any actress s she lies Ann Miller, Ruby Keeler, even Ginger Rogers What Tom doesn t understand is that Alis doesn t want to look like she s dancing She wants the real thing And as Tom finds himself seduced by Alis impossible dream, he begins to learn that even in a world of technological miracles, there are still some things that just can t be faked A tour de forceConnie Willis deploys the apparatus of science fiction to illuminate character and relationships, and her writing is fresh, subtle, and deeply moving The New York Times Book Review."/>
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  • Remake
  • Connie Willis
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  • 08 July 2019
  • 0553574418

About the Author: Connie Willis

Mass Market Paperback õ Remake eBook ´ remake book, RemakeRemake ePUBConstance Elaine Trimmer Willis is an American science fiction writer She is one of the most honored science fiction writers of the s and sShe has won, among other awards, ten Hugo Awards and six Nebula Awards Willis most recently won a Hugo Award for All Seated on the Ground August She was the recipient of the Damon Knight Memorial Grand Master Award from the Science Fiction Writers of America SFWAShe lives in Greeley, Colorado with her husband Courtney Willis, a professor of physics at the University of Northern Colorado She also has one daughter, CordeliaWillis is known for her accessible prose and likable characters She has written several pieces involving time travel by history students and faculty of the future University of Oxford These pieces include her Hugo Award winning novels Doomsday Book and To Say Nothing of the Dog and the short story Fire Watch, found in the short story collection of the same nameWillis tends to the comedy of manners style of writing Her protagonists are typically beset by single minded people pursuing illogical agendas, such as attempting to organize a bell ringing session in the middle of a deadly epidemic Doomsday Book , or frustrating efforts to analyze near death experiences by putting words in the mouths of interviewees Passage.


RemakeMass Market Paperback õ Remake eBook ´ remake book, RemakeRemake ePUBConnie 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 live action films are a thing of the past It s a Hollywood which Humphrey Bogart and Marilyn Monroe are starring together in a remake of A Star is Born, and if you don t like the ending, you can change it with the stroke of a key A Hollywood of warmbodies and sim sex, of drugs and special effects, where anything is possible Except what Alis wants to do, which is dance in the movies Tom offers to make her dream her reality He ll digitize her face onto any actress s she lies Ann Miller, Ruby Keeler, even Ginger Rogers What Tom doesn t understand is that Alis doesn t want to look like she s dancing She wants the real thing And as Tom finds himself seduced by Alis impossible dream, he begins to learn that even in a world of technological miracles, there are still some things that just can t be faked A tour de forceConnie Willis deploys the apparatus of science fiction to illuminate character and relationships, and her writing is fresh, subtle, and deeply moving The New York Times Book Review.

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10 thoughts on “Remake

  1. Megan Baxter says:

    Most of the time, I love Connie Willis books Sometimes, though, they just never take flight This was, unfortunately, one of the latter It s not bad, there just wasn t enough meat there to sink my teeth into, and lacked that sense of either madcap frenzy or unbearable tension that some of her other works have had Note The rest of this review has been withdrawn due to the changes in Goodreads policy and enforcement You can read why I came to this decision here.In the meantime, you can read Most of the time, I love Connie Willis books Sometimes, though, they just never take flight This was, unfortunately, one of the latter It s not bad, there just wasn t enough meat there to sink my teeth into, and lacked that sense of either madcap frenzy or unbearable tension that some of her other works have had Note The rest of this review has been withdrawn due to the changes in Goodreads policy and enforcement You can read why I came to this decision here.In the meantime, you can read the entire review at Smorgasbook

  2. B Schrodinger says:

    I adore Connie Willis and I have trawled through her major and popular works with absolute glee Now I m left with the leftovers The three starers 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 it s also promising that the worst I have read from Connie is still three star worthy 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 The three starers 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 it s also promising that the worst I have read from Connie is still three star worthy 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 live action anyway Computer graphics have gotten to the level where they can mimic any actor, and can replace any actor and alter any footage in a pre existing movie So what you get is constant remake after remake, gritty reboots starring John Wayne, rom coms starring actors and actresses in their primes when they could have at least been grandparent grandchild In this world we follow the main character, unnamed throughout He works altering footage for the studios freelance by inserting executives lovers into old footage, and officially deleting alcohol from old movies Yes, they have gone that far Our main character meets a mysterious and different young lady at a schmoozing event One that hasn t had surgery took look just like Marilyn She tells him of her dreams to dance in old school musicals But no musical has been made or remade for years But just as quick as she comes into the scene, she disappears Until the main character spots her face again in the line of his work What you get is a bit like a Philip K Dick, in that the mysterious female drives the main man crazy and she is always elusive and mysterious 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 Maybe a personfamiliar with Hollywood output from 1930 1950 would appreciate this a bit , but still, it s no Doomsday Book or To Say Nothing of the Dog

  3. Martin says:

    Like old movies You will like thisA Hollywood of drugs and special effects, where computer animation and sampling have reduced the movie industry to software manipulation Except for what one starry eyed young woman wants to do dance in the movies It s an impossible dream, but Alis is not willing to give up With a little magic and a lot of luck, she just might get her happy ending after all.Movie aficionados delight.Enjoy

  4. Kaethe Douglas says:

    Fun fact it took me so long to get around to reading this particular novel that it ceased to be about the future and became the present Rather sad, but not tragic It s clear how much Willis loves old movies Got to watch me a whole slew of musicals, and I thought I d kick things off with Holiday Inn.Library copy

  5. fromcouchtomoon says:

    A clich of clich s is still clich.

  6. Emilia Barnes says:

    A wonderful, wistful look back at Hollywood, with a disenchanted and bitter drunk who rediscovers his passions through the determination and zeal of a film student and dancer I really loved everything about it.

  7. G33z3r says:

    A Willis comedy Novella for movie lovers.In the future, they don t film new movies any, they just reprocess old ones with new software, changing whatever faces, dialog settings they want At least, if the rights aren t in litigation The hero narrator is currently processing a batch of films for ILMGM , removing all Addictive Substances including alcohol and tobacco So in Casablanca, maybe Rick will own an ice cream parlor Hero meets Alice at a Hollywood party Her dream is to dan A Willis comedy Novella for movie lovers.In the future, they don t film new movies any, they just reprocess old ones with new software, changing whatever faces, dialog settings they want At least, if the rights aren t in litigation The hero narrator is currently processing a batch of films for ILMGM , removing all Addictive Substances including alcohol and tobacco So in Casablanca, maybe Rick will own an ice cream parlor Hero meets Alice at a Hollywood party Her dream is to dance in the movies But of course no one makes any movies these days, and the musical has been dead for even longer From here it becomes sort of a romantic comedy girl pursues dream, guy sells out to studio Alice says she doesn t like Gene Kelly, but she s living the Debbie Reynolds part from Singing in the Rain There are tons of references to old films, especially Fred Astaire musicals, and the narrator likes to use movie based similes, as do many of the other characters The movies taught us how to talk and they taught us how to act Might not be as much fun if you re not into classic movies

  8. Melissa McShane says:

    When I heard about James Dean being reborn using CGI in a new film, I immediately thought of this book It s not a popular Connie Willis book, and I d give it 3.5 stars if I could, because for all the subject matter is not lighthearted it s set in a future where all films are just remakes of earlier films starring famous dead actors it feels very light It s short, too it took me a little over an hour to read it But Willis comes off as eerily prescient nowadays, when Peter Cushing can repr When I heard about James Dean being reborn using CGI in a new film, I immediately thought of this book It s not a popular Connie Willis book, and I d give it 3.5 stars if I could, because for all the subject matter is not lighthearted it s set in a future where all films are just remakes of earlier films starring famous dead actors it feels very light It s short, too it took me a little over an hour to read it But Willis comes off as eerily prescient nowadays, when Peter Cushing can reprise a role after his death and, as noted, James Dean can play what the directors of the film are calling a secondary lead.I like the use of classic films throughout, as the main character, Tom, struggles between his innate selfishness and his attraction to the idealistic young dancer Alis, who only wants to dance in the movies despite the musical having died a painful death in the 1960s It s unfortunate that it s such a slight story, because there s some interesting commentary here on the nature of Hollywood and acting and even love It s an enjoyable story, for all it suffers by comparison to some of Willis s other, powerful books And maybe that s an unfair comparison, but there you go.My rating earns that other half star because the one truly magnificent thing to come out of this book is Willis s happy ending or rather epilogue to Casablanca, which is one of my favorite movies of all time Her solution keeps the heartrending but perfect ending to the movie while delivering a coda that is evenpowerful

  9. prcardi says:

    Storyline 3 5Characters 3 5Writing Style 3 5World 5 5Wow I read for experiences like this.Don t go looking for a summary or review This is one of those that is best encountered without prior knowledge If you re one of those that absolutely needs some sort of preview, accept this view spoiler Neuromancer meets the Great Gatsby hide spoiler What makes this work so amazing is its totality Everything fit everything was used The details illuminate the world, the world is filled with Storyline 3 5Characters 3 5Writing Style 3 5World 5 5Wow I read for experiences like this.Don t go looking for a summary or review This is one of those that is best encountered without prior knowledge If you re one of those that absolutely needs some sort of preview, accept this view spoiler Neuromancer meets the Great Gatsby hide spoiler What makes this work so amazing is its totality Everything fit everything was used The details illuminate the world, the world is filled with the appropriate characters, the characters operate according to the established norms, those norms establish the dystopia, the dystopia requires the satire, and the satire never subverts the credibility of it all Willis made this world possible, these characters possible, and this story possible She was always ready with the right information to make it function as it should Above all is a sense of showmanship where the reader is clued to the fact that Willis spent working weeks working months, even getting the background, details, and presentation just right What we readers get are the final products of repeated distillation, delivered for our easy and pleasureful consumption One cannot help but feel privileged, though, at being the recipient of a work so laboriously refined It is also a book that forces me to distinguish between liking and impressing I do not like this style of writing, I did not like the created world view spoiler I hated both Neuromancer and The Great Gatsby hide spoiler , I did not like the main character, I did not like the saturation of trivia, and I do not like novellas When I say like in this sense, I mean an affinity for or a pleasure in the familiar and similar I wouldn t normally elect to read in this genre, I wouldn t want to live in this world, I wouldn t associate with these people, I don t appreciate the trivia, and I always want both breath and depth That the book could still impress me so is all theremarkable then It was internally coherent, and I can put aside my preferences when I encounter something so engaging I read with a real wonder as to what would happen next I have to make use of the clich , sitting on the edge of my seat, because I was trapped in anticipation I was dazzled by the spectacle and wowed when it finished This was not a text but an experience

  10. Ainslie says:

    My judgments of Connie Willis books are always a little unfair Of her works, I read Doomsday Book first and loved it, and I come to every new read hoping it will be just as good as that masterwork And some of them are Blackout, All Clear, To Say Nothing of the Dog I tend to like the books in that same time travel universe established in Doomsday Book, while theself contained novels that satirize an industry or a genre Uncharted Territory, Bellwether, and yes, Remake I don t tend My judgments of Connie Willis books are always a little unfair Of her works, I read Doomsday Book first and loved it, and I come to every new read hoping it will be just as good as that masterwork And some of them are Blackout, All Clear, To Say Nothing of the Dog I tend to like the books in that same time travel universe established in Doomsday Book, while theself contained novels that satirize an industry or a genre Uncharted Territory, Bellwether, and yes, Remake I don t tend to connect with There s just nothing terrifically incisive in Remake s take on Hollywood Perhaps it would have beencutting edge back in 1995, before Fred Astaire had danced with a vacuum cleaner in a commercial, but even then, I suspect, the observations that there are execs using their power to get sex and actresses using sex to try to get power and that there are drugs everywhere would not have been particularly fresh It s all a bit old hat That said, Remake is certainly well written The characters are well drawn and engaging, and the overall mystery if that s the word intriguing I d recommend this to Willis fans before I d recommend Bellwether I m not going to read it again, but I m not sorry it I read it I am sorry I didn t read it in one sitting it s short enough for that, and it would have made the mystery easier to follow and the big reveal stronger If you read it, read it in one go Movie buffs are going to get the most out of Remake The movie references come fast and furious, and theyou get, theyou ll enjoy the book