Original vs Remake: Hollywood’s Need to Retell the Story (or the Lack Thereof)

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Below you can find my analysis on a few international films, not particularly well-known ones, that have spawned renowned Hollywood successes (whether critical or commercial). Maybe I can get you to watch either or both of them, and then get you to ask if the Hollywood remake added to the existing film it was indeed necessary.

Original vs Remake: Hollywood’s Need to Retell the Story (or the Lack Thereof)

You can find them here:

Oldboy (2003): https://amzn.to/365Sbjg

Oldboy (2013): https://amzn.to/351fkSn

La Jetée (1962): https://amzn.to/36fHhrn

Twelve Monkeys (1995): https://amzn.to/365rL0T

Wings of Desire (1987): https://amzn.to/356uVjA

City of Angels (1998): https://amzn.to/39mNpQs

Internal Affairs (2002): https://amzn.to/37jHvxo

The Departed (2006): https://amzn.to/2sjsVYh

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