Picks and Pans Main: Screen

updated 02/12/1990 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 02/12/1990 AT 01:00 AM EST

Stella isn't worth much otherwise, but it does suggest an amusing pastime for movie fans: speculating about what classic old films ought to be remade with what current actors. How about The Searchers with Harrison Ford in the John Wayne role? All About Eve with Madonna and Meryl Streep—and William Hurt in the George Sanders acerbic critic part? Perhaps a Vietnam variation on A Walk in the Sun with Steve Martin, Eddie Murphy and Bill Murray all playing serious roles. Maybe Glenn Close and Jack Nicholson in The African Queen? Or Cher, Paul Newman and Bruce Springsteen in The Misfits'? Hey! This is more fun than a trip to the candy counter, and lots cheaper.

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