Film Theory: Remakes

Aug 25, 2022

Select Biblio:

Druxman, Michael B. Make It Again, Sam: A Survey of Movie Remakes. NY: AS Barnes, 1975.

Similarities and differences between originals and remakes.

Comparison of remakes as the acid test of directorial differences.


Remakes allow the original to age for awhile, sometimes long enough for a  whole new  generation or two to come along, who may not be familiar with the original.


There’s been a season of remakes hell, and it’s not over yet

There’s nothing disreputable in the notion of productions rooting thru used materials

The history of cinema has beenthe aesthetic equivalent of refried beans.

Remakes Fever

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