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The Man Who Knew too Much
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Heaven Can Wait
1.52%
Cape Fear
3.03%
Sorcerer
3.03%
The Thing
37.88%
Invasion of the Body Snatchers
1.52%
The Magnificent Seven
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The Fly
10.61%
Nosferatu
1.52%
True Grit
3.03%
Scarface
7.58%
The Departed
9.09%
Ocean's Eleven
3.03%
The Hills Have Eyes
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Casino Royale
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Favorite movie remake?

Old 03-17-13, 02:27 AM
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Favorite movie remake?

What is your favorite remake or re-imagining of all-time? I've listed a few in the poll, but there are so many others. Obviously, some of the remakes/re-imaginings have a different title than the original film.

I'll let you guys figure out that part on your own.

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Re: Favorite movie remake?

Which "The Thing" is on the poll? If it's the 1982 remake, that's my choice.... 2011 remake not so much.
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Re: Favorite movie remake?

Even though The Fly and many more on the list are some of my favorite films, I went with the Departed because its a favorite of mine and I think it improved upon the story without the benefit of a modern contrast.
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Re: Favorite movie remake?

John Carpenter's The Thing. Easily.
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Re: Favorite movie remake?

Originally Posted by TomOpus View Post
Which "The Thing" is on the poll? If it's the 1982 remake, that's my choice.... 2011 remake not so much.
Yeah I should have clarified, some films have been remade more than once.
Oh well. In this case I was referring to the 1982 remake.
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Re: Favorite movie remake?

While I like a lot of the remakes on that list, I still prefer the originals. I voted "other" and was thinking of John Huston's THE MALTESE FALCON (1941), the third version of that book made by Warner Bros. in a ten-year-period and the only one that's considered a classic.
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Re: Favorite movie remake?

Can't really call the poll favorite remake of "All-Time" unless you wanna post every remake ever made. Should've been called "Favorite remake on this list". For me, it's a toss up between Cape Fear and Scarface. I chose Scarface though.
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Re: Favorite movie remake?

comes down between a toss-up with The Thing and The Fly.
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Re: Favorite movie remake?

Originally Posted by TomOpus View Post
Which "The Thing" is on the poll? If it's the 1982 remake, that's my choice.... 2011 remake not so much.
The 2011 version isn't a remake, it's a prequel to the 1982 movie.

Anyway, I'll go with The Fly.
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Re: Favorite movie remake?

The title makes it seem you can pick more than 1.

The Magnificent Seven, a great remake of a great movie.
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Re: Favorite movie remake?

tough one between Scarface and The Departed. went with Scar.
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Re: Favorite movie remake?

The Fly, with The Thing right behind.
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Re: Favorite movie remake?

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The 2011 version isn't a remake, it's a prequel to the 1982 movie.
True dat. But it felt like a remake
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Re: Favorite movie remake?

John Carpenter's The Thing
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Scarface
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Re: Favorite movie remake?

Little Shop of Horrors.
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Re: Favorite movie remake?

There are some good ones on that list, so I just went with the one I thought improved upon the idea of the original the most.

True Grit.
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Re: Favorite movie remake?

True Grit and Casino Royale are not remakes though. TG is merely another adaption of the book, staying truer to it. And Casino Royale is a an actual adaptation of the book where the 1967 film was a satire film made only as such cuz it couldn't get worked out with Eon. It takes no real elements from that film.
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I voted other and am going with His Girl Friday. The best adaptation of The Front Page, but not the first.
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Re: Favorite movie remake?

Originally Posted by onebyone View Post
The Fly, with The Thing right behind.
This exactly, the end of The Fly puts it over the top for me.
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Jackson's King Kong
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Re: Favorite movie remake?

Originally Posted by Solid Snake PAC View Post
True Grit and Casino Royale are not remakes though. TG is merely another adaption of the book, staying truer to it. And Casino Royale is a an actual adaptation of the book where the 1967 film was a satire film made only as such cuz it couldn't get worked out with Eon. It takes no real elements from that film.
I was thinking the same thing ... I think most people don't even know what a "remake" is anymore. Just because it shares the title doesn't make it a remake.

Revisiting the source material is, to me, a borderline remake. While it isn't a true remake of the original movie, it is an attempt to revisit (and hopefully improve upon) the same story (IF the original movie was true to the source material -- Casino Royale was not).

Do people seriously think the newer The Thing is a remake of John Carpenter's The Thing?
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Re: Favorite movie remake?

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John Carpenter's The Thing. Easily.
Not a remake. An amazing, practically perfect survival horror movie (and movie in general), but not a remake.
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Originally Posted by Spottedfeather View Post
Not a remake. An amazing, practically perfect survival horror movie (and movie in general), but not a remake.
It's a remake. Carpenter has admitted so while also using the source material. It's very much a remake.

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