Posts Tagged ‘Movies and their Remakes’

The Thomas Crown Affair (1968)

"Do you play?" Norman Jewison had worked with Steve McQueen on the film The Cincinnati Kid, so it was natural for him to immediately think of McQueen in the title role of The Thomas Crown Affair when he got the script. Luckily for him, McQueen was interested, as the part was vastly different from other…

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The Departed

“When you’re facing a loaded gun, what’s the difference?” “The Departed,” Martin Scorsese’s 2006 remake of “Infernal Affairs,” is the film he finally won his Oscar for. It’s a strong crime film and is definitely a Scorsese film with incredible camera work and intense violence, but is it as good as the original? Join us…

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Infernal Affairs

“I’ve chosen to be the good guy.” “Infernal Affairs” may have won seven out of the sixteen Hong Kong Film Awards it was nominated for in 2002, including beating Zhang Yimou’s “Hero” as Best Film, but the majority of Americans probably didn’t hear of it until it was remade by Martin Scorsese four years later…

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Outland

“If you’re looking for sterling character, you’re in the wrong place.” In the early 80s, Peter Hyams was trying to get a western made. Unfortunately for him, no studio was interested in the genre right then; as far as they were concerned, westerns were dead. Then Hyams made the realization that westerns were still alive…

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High Noon

“People’ve gotta talk themselves into law and order before they do anything about it, maybe because down deep, they don’t care – they just don’t care.” “High Noon” is often cited as one of the greatest westerns ever made, and a lot of that praise is likely because it was so different from other westerns…

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