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« : June 18, 2009, 06:01:01 PM »

Let's start with a classic:

The 1999 made for TV remake of Stanley Kramer's Inherit the Wind is, IMO, better than the original.




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« #1 : June 18, 2009, 07:29:20 PM »

John Carpenter's "The Thing".


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« #2 : June 18, 2009, 08:10:45 PM »

3:10 to Yuma

NAAAAAAAW im jk ive never even seen the original

but what if i did?!?!?!

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« #3 : June 18, 2009, 08:36:43 PM »

3:10 to Yuma

NAAAAAAAW im jk ive never even seen the original

but what if i did?!?!?!

then the original had nothing going for it.

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« #4 : June 18, 2009, 09:31:48 PM »

John Carpenter's "The Thing".

A lot would say so but I'm in disagreement.





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« #5 : June 18, 2009, 09:43:39 PM »

A lot would say so but I'm in disagreement.

Really?

I mean, the original sure has its charm, but c'mon, Johnny Carpenter's version is a roller coaster of terror and suspense.




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« #6 : June 18, 2009, 09:44:57 PM »

Huston's The Maltese Falcon.



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« #7 : June 18, 2009, 11:02:16 PM »

John Carpenter's "The Thing".

I also prefer the original, in fact Alien is superior to Carpenter's Thing, too.

I would almost say that Peter Jackson's King Kong is better than the original but it has the same problem as his LotR movies (ugly CG battles that last FOREVER).

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« #8 : June 18, 2009, 11:23:30 PM »



I would almost say that Peter Jackson's King Kong is better than the original

Oh no! Not for me.
Jackson's is a worthy remake but it's just too damn long.
No story about a giant ape should be three hours long.
That boat journey needs major trimming.
Even if Jackson were to do the sensible thing and cut about an hour out of his movie it still wouldn't be better than the original.
At least not in my way of thinking.




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« #9 : June 18, 2009, 11:26:29 PM »

Johnny Carpenter's version is a roller coaster

I would never describe Carpenter's remake as such.
The first 40 minutes are very slow going. Not a bad thing.
I like its pace (Like the original Dawn Of The Dead you get to know the groups routine) but I would never describe it as a roller coaster ride.




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« #10 : June 19, 2009, 12:33:24 AM »

I would never describe Carpenter's remake as such.
The first 40 minutes are very slow going. Not a bad thing.
I like its pace (Like the original Dawn Of The Dead you get to know the groups routine) but I would never describe it as a roller coaster ride.

Well, it takes some time till it starts rolling, but when it starts it's one wild ride.

Perhaps it isn't the best expression. Rolling rock's maybe better.




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« #11 : June 19, 2009, 05:41:26 AM »

The Wizard of Oz, The Maltese Falcon, and 3:10 to Yuma. Those are the ones that come to mind, there are probably others.



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« #12 : June 19, 2009, 11:28:14 AM »

But The Maltese Falcon is not a remake. It's only based on the same novel, and is btw a completely different work than the 30s film. Films which picturize novels, which were already filmed before, are only remakes if they are following more the earlier film than the book.

The Getaway of the 90s, that's a remake of the Peckinpah film, as it was based on Hill's screenplay and not on Thompson's novel. But Bondartschuk's War and Peace is hardly a remake of the Vidor film.


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« #13 : June 19, 2009, 12:18:16 PM »

Then we can quibble over the definition of "remake".



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« #14 : June 19, 2009, 01:34:14 PM »

The Wizard of Oz

The 39' movie is a remake?

Enlighten me please.




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