July 13, 2024
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Sokolsky on the Arts and Entertainment
A weekly program focusing on the arts and entertainment
The films are "Mission: Impossible," "Alvin" and "Sherlock Holmes" and they have been three of the four top grossing movies throughout the month.

And, Arts and Entertainment Editor Bob Sokolsky notes, they are all descendants of earlier movies or TV projects. that call for remakes, sequels and prequels of successful projects.

Sometimes. Sokolsky says, the idea even works…but not always. And he cites such examples as "High Noon," a huge success when it starred Gary Cooper, almost forgotten when it tried to repeat itself with Tom Skerritt.

Then there was "Enterprise," billed as a prequel to "Star Trek" And, possibly the most notorious of them all, "Scarlett," a miniseries that was supposed to pick up where "Gone With the Wind" left off. And, he wonders, how many viewers can even
Episode Date: December 23, 2011
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