Ben Hur of course was one of those silents, and remade.
Maybe fifteen years ago I saw a bin of DVDs at Future Shop here in Canada, and they were all films that had been remade, and they included the original. The double bill seems d like the promotion. But they disappeared before I got around to buying any. Thomas Crowne, Rollerball, I can’t remember what else.
I biught a used copy of “The Trouble with Charlie” because it had “Charade” on the other side. Ironically, I’ve never seen the new movie, it stutters on playback, but I like the original.
I think it was “The Day the Earth Stood Still”, that was remade, but I bought it because it too included the original.
Sometimes the remakes stand up well. I rather like the Pierce Brosnan Thomas Crown, but the original is not to be missed.
I saw Miracle on 34th Street in 1974 on tv, when it was remadewith Sebastian Cabot as Kris Kringle. I’d love to see it again, because I saw it first.
i quote this line EVERY TIME someone says we’re going the wrong way.
Nope. No. Unneeded: the original is perfect, thank you.
I’m looking up a list of remakes and there’s quite a few that i knew but there’s also some surprises. I had no idea Scarface was a remake of an early film made in 1932. The others i am familiar with for the most part
Leone’s films are another great example of how to re-do things.
That’s my favorite Belushi film role. His reactions were priceless and very funny. Gotta plan a rewatch soon!
I had to check, and it was his second to last film. “Neighbors” was last.
So I remembered properly, it seemed like a shift in another direction, which we never saw the outcome of because he died.
Instead of remaking good movies badly (Flatliners for example), why can’ Hollywood remake bad movies well?
I would like to propose a remake of the 1989 sci-fi flick Slipstream.
A sort of of Mad Max with aeroplanes, Slipstream had a great cast including Mark Hamill and Bill Paxton and an interesting post-apocalyptic premise, but was let down by a low budget, a hot mess of a plot and completely inadequate world building.
It was so frustratingly close to being a great movie that it deserves a second chance.
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