Tell Us Some Stories

Regarding Andy Marx's Film Clips item on movies being based on old television series (Oct. 20):

It takes more than a snappy, fondly remembered theme song to turn the awareness of a TV series into paying moviegoers. A good story is required.

Although one producer spoke of weaving more elements into the story than were found in its television original, most wanted to make their projects "contemporary" and--the H word--"hip."

Unfortunately, those who use those words are often neither.


Sherman Oaks

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