1 of the 4 greats from the 80s
During the Q&A section, the question before mine was asking for their opinions on the remake. Nancy Allen more or less said she appreciated what it was trying to do, but just ultimately didn't have the same social significance that the original did, and felt "incomplete".
Oooo, do tell.
Weller on the other hand went on a tangent about World War 2, Regan-era politics, Cold War, and other stuff that was very long winded only to make the point that he didn't like the film. He was asked later on to expand on if it should've ever been remade in the first place, then Weller started ranting like a madman. The most I remember was him calling it a piece of shit with no real message, and to "quit asking me about the fucking remake" in those exact words. Most people got real silent after he said that.