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« : November 26, 2003, 10:04:40 AM »

Apologies if this has been discussed here before, but can anyone think of a remake which has actually been an improvement on the original ?

Note : By "remake" I mean a straight remake, not "reinterpretation" or "cultural transposition", like GBU or "The Magnificent Seven".


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« #1 : November 26, 2003, 10:25:04 AM »

The Maltese Falcon (1941) with Bogey is a remake.
The Night and the City (1992) with De Niro I think is bettter then the 1950 version.

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« #2 : November 26, 2003, 10:36:06 AM »

Hey, I didn't know about The Maltese Falcon. Any info on the original ?

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« #3 : November 26, 2003, 12:50:45 PM »

In the 1930s, a lot of silent films were updated as talkies, and were classics.  As to "recent" remakes, my opinions are that 1966 Stagecoach was better than 1939 (even though the 1939 version is considered a classic) and A Star is Born from 1970s was better than the Janet Gaynor and Judy Garland versions.  As to TV remakes, TV movies Red River and Magnificent Seven were absolutely horrible, couldn't even get through them.

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« #4 : November 26, 2003, 04:51:57 PM »

The original Maltese Falcon was made in 1931 starring Ricardo Cortez as Sam Spade. It was not a silent picture.

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« #5 : November 26, 2003, 05:12:20 PM »

I liked  the remake of "The Thing" and "The House on Hauted Hill".

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« #6 : November 26, 2003, 11:32:50 PM »

i watched the richard cortez falcon version the other night on TCM. very empty w/out the bogey remake.  :-\
i wish they would remake "THEM".

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« #7 : November 27, 2003, 05:59:17 AM »

i watched the richard cortez falcon version the other night on TCM. very empty w/out the bogey remake.  :-\
i wish they would remake "THEM".

Them!  was actually a very good movie IMO (for what it was).  It didn't go too over-the-top (i.e., the bugs could be killed by conventional weapons), and the acting was pretty good.  I don't know if I'd want a remake though.



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« #8 : November 27, 2003, 07:07:11 AM »

I liked  the remake of "The Thing" and "The House on Hauted Hill".

I don't think it would be right to term "The Thing" a remake, as the Carpenter version bears very little resemblance to the original. I haven't seen the remake of "Haunted Hill", but it would be a tough task to beat the William Castle original, I would think... :-\

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« #9 : November 27, 2003, 09:49:45 AM »

Them!  was actually a very good movie IMO (for what it was).  It didn't go too over-the-top (i.e., the bugs could be killed by conventional weapons), and the acting was pretty good.  I don't know if I'd want a remake though.
right. them! seems  unremakeable. although i wonder what carpenter might have done w/ it.  ie.  instead of giant ants; nah, can't be redone.  the day the earth stood still ?  50's sci-fi mystifies me.  ;D

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« #10 : November 27, 2003, 06:16:03 PM »

House on Haunted Hill was a real hoot, G. Rush does a great job updating the Vincent Price character, check it out.


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« #11 : November 28, 2003, 03:34:00 AM »

kurosawa's seven samuri on TCM 11/ 28/03 @ 8p/ .
this is one of my favorites.  ;D  

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« #12 : December 06, 2003, 04:01:55 AM »

I believe Ben-Hur (1959) was a remake of a black-and-white Ben-Hur (1929?)


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« #13 : December 06, 2003, 05:51:04 AM »

I believe Ben-Hur (1959) was a remake of a black-and-white Ben-Hur (1929?)

It was 1926, but you are correct Il Buono.



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« #14 : July 17, 2005, 11:25:32 AM »

Brian De Palma's Scarface is my most favorite remake, which is one of my top ten favorite films all time. I have never seen The Howard Hawks version with Paul Muni and Boris Karloff. I gotta check that one out. Some people say De Palma's version is not like Hawks' version, but almost like The Treasure Of Sierra Madre.

Other Remakes I Like:
The Magnificent Seven
Gus Van Sant's Psycho
A Fistful Of Dollars
War Of The Worlds


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