lucius_t (lucius_t) wrote in theinferior4,
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remake, remodel

With the news that Michael Bay is planning to remake Hitchcock's The Birds (exploding pigeons,supersonic seagulls, etc.), along with the recent news that Bruce Lee's Enter the Dragon will be remade, as will the classic British crime film, The Long Good Friday, this directed by Paul W. S. Anderson, who gave us Resident Evil, Mortal Kombat, and Alien Versus Predator and will "update" the film and set it in Miami...Jesus. Anyway, I'm thinking of doing an article on the subject of remakes. I'm looking for suggestions for a list of unecessary, egregiously wrongheaded remakes. The criteria being that the remake must be of a classic or extremely cool film and have no redeeming virtue such as inadvertant humor (see Cage's The Wicker Man). Three that sprang immediately to my mind were:

Great Expectations -- the rendering of Dicken's novel into a tedious love story starring the Awful Hall of Fame actor Ethan Hawk and Gwynneth Paltrow, directed by overhyped director Alphonzo Cuaron.

Cousins, the remake of Cousin, Cousin, the estimable French romantic comedy, starring Ted Danson and Isabella Rosselini, a couple for whom the term "lack of chemistry" mighthave been invented.

Gus Van Sant's pointless shot by shot remake of Hitchcock's Psycho.

I'm thinking that The Invasion might make the list as well.

Any thoughts would be appreciated,
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