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Re: Top 5 Remakes of Original Screenplays
« Reply #10 on: November 01, 2017, 02:03:40 PM »
Well, some dumb movie lists are so bad they give me cancer, so if we could rally together and cure cancer, that would be great.

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Re: Top 5 Remakes of Original Screenplays
« Reply #11 on: November 01, 2017, 02:15:09 PM »
Wait, but then, is The Magnificent Seven a remake? Because if the source of the source is Shakespeare...oh dear, my head is hurting.

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I think I'd love how awkward it'd be, or how awkward it should be.

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Re: Top 5 Remakes of Original Screenplays
« Reply #12 on: November 01, 2017, 02:18:07 PM »
Semantics can be dumb but guidelines can be useful. I think a list that included The Wizard of Oz (1939) and every Branagh Shakespeare movie would be kind of useless and not in the (assumed) spirit of the original thread.

However, a list that includes The Last of the Mohicans (1993) would be cool because that movie is awesome and its writing credits cite an earlier film's screenwriters.

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I think I'd love how awkward it'd be, or how awkward it should be.

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Re: Top 5 Remakes of Original Screenplays
« Reply #13 on: November 01, 2017, 05:00:55 PM »
How is Disney's Beauty and the Beast a remake ? It barely counts as an adaptation of Perrault, and it has really nothing to do with Cocteau's version, as I understand it.

Edit: I see this is being discussed. I don't like that anytime people argue over a definition we have to throw out the word "pedantic". Why not discuss what qualifies or doesn't ? It's fun ! Look at all the fun we're having !

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Re: Top 5 Remakes of Original Screenplays
« Reply #14 on: November 01, 2017, 05:15:14 PM »
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Re: Top 5 Remakes of Original Screenplays
« Reply #15 on: November 01, 2017, 06:16:19 PM »
Top Five Remakes
My Girl Friday, because, of course
Les Miserables (1934)-- there were some before, some after, but this is the best.
Sorcerer-- The (just) better version of Wages of Fear
3:10 to Yuma-- Both versions are great
Daddy Long Legs-- Because Fred Astaire makes everything better


Top Five something like a remake, but isn't really
Young Frankenstein.  Not sure if I should have included this in the first list.  It is very close to Frankenstein in parts and draws some from Bride as well, but it is certainly it's own thing.
Sweeny Todd, the Tim Burton version.  The broadway version was filmed, originally.
All About My Mother-- I'd say it's "based" on All About Eve, but perhaps its a spiritual sequel?  That's a good top five-- "Spiritual sequels"  I guess that's what this list is-- top five spiritual remakes without being a remake.
Ran-- Based on King Lear, but unique
Tokyo Godfathers-- Based on Three Godfathers, but goes far beyond a different setting.
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Re: Top 5 Remakes of Original Screenplays
« Reply #16 on: November 01, 2017, 08:32:39 PM »
How is Disney's Beauty and the Beast a remake ? It barely counts as an adaptation of Perrault, and it has really nothing to do with Cocteau's version, as I understand it.
If they didn't call it Beauty and the Beast and acted like it was an Original Screenplay, wouldn't that raise even more questions? It would be Kimba The White Lion all over again.

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Re: Top 5 Remakes of Original Screenplays
« Reply #17 on: November 01, 2017, 08:48:49 PM »
I don't know if I have a Top 5. Does The Untouchables count? It's based on real events and a remake of a TV Show. What about 2009's Star Trek?

Here are 4 Essentials which I think qualify:

Zatoichi (2003)
El Dorado (1966)
Victor/Victoria (1982)
Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)
Ocean's Eleven (2001)

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Re: Top 5 Remakes of Original Screenplays
« Reply #18 on: November 02, 2017, 03:58:57 AM »
Top Five Remakes
Sorcerer-- The (just) better version of Wages of Fear

Totally with you there, although I think Sorcerer is more than just better.

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Re: Top 5 Remakes of Original Screenplays
« Reply #19 on: November 02, 2017, 06:40:55 AM »
Top Five Remakes
My Girl Friday, because, of course
Les Miserables (1934)-- there were some before, some after, but this is the best.
Sorcerer-- The (just) better version of Wages of Fear
3:10 to Yuma-- Both versions are great
Daddy Long Legs-- Because Fred Astaire makes everything better

Top Five something like a remake, but isn't really
Young Frankenstein.  Not sure if I should have included this in the first list.  It is very close to Frankenstein in parts and draws some from Bride as well, but it is certainly it's own thing.
Sweeny Todd, the Tim Burton version.  The broadway version was filmed, originally.
All About My Mother-- I'd say it's "based" on All About Eve, but perhaps its a spiritual sequel?  That's a good top five-- "Spiritual sequels"  I guess that's what this list is-- top five spiritual remakes without being a remake.
Ran-- Based on King Lear, but unique
Tokyo Godfathers-- Based on Three Godfathers, but goes far beyond a different setting.

I doubt Sorcer could be better than Wages...

A spiritual sequel to AAE? What? How? No...

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