Thursday, August 12, 2004

Theater Thursday
Week 13 - What's Old is New Again
Remakes - we see them more and more frequently. Taking an old movie and completely reshooting it with a new cast, new effects, new styles and even new genres can be a hit or miss proposition. This summer we've seen several remakes already, from The Stepword Wives (original and remake) to The Manchurian Candidate (original and remake), plus there's even an Alfie remake in production (original and remake).

1) What is your favorite remake of an older film? Did it actually improve on the original?
Ocean's Eleven. Yes it did because the original ended quite abruptly.

2) What remake was handled so poorly even if the original was not great it would've seemed Oscar-worthy?
Sabrina, Carrie and Wuthering Heights.

3) Are there any classic films you feel would cause the fabric of space/time to rip apart were a remake made of it?
Gone with the Wind, The Maltese Falcon & Casablanca, The Sound of Music.

BONUS) What film would you most like to see remade, and what would be your dream cast?
Love Story starring Hugh Grant & Kate Beckinsale

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