10 Remakes (that you may not know are remakes)

Although not “shot for shot” remakes, and with many variations and liberties taken, the films on top are remakes of the ones on the bottom.

1.  “A Bug’s Life” (1998) REMAKE OF

The Seven Samurai” (1954) – dir. Akira Kurosawa, Japan

2.  “The Magnificent Seven” (1960)  (also a) REMAKE OF

  The Seven Samurai” (1954) – dir. Akira Kurosawa, Japan

3.  “A Fist Full of Dollars” (1964)      REMAKE OF

 “Yojimbo” (1961)dir. Akira Kurosawa, Japan

4. “Star Wars” (1977)  REMAKE OF

 “The Hidden Fortress” (1958) – dir. Akira Kurosawa

5.  “The Last House on the Left” (2009) REMAKE OF

The Last House on the Left” (1972) – dir. Wes Craven

6.  “The Last House on the Left” (1972)”        REMAKE OF

The Virgin Spring” (1960) – dir. Ingmar Bergman, Sweden

7.  “Deconstructing Harry” (1997) REMAKE OF

Wild Strawberries” (1959) – dir. Ingmar Bergman, Sweden

8.  “Point of No Return” (1993) REMAKE OF

“La Femme Nikita” (1990) – dir. Luc Besson

9.  “Stardust Memories” (1980) REMAKE OF

“81/2” (1963) – dir. Federico Fellinini

10.  “Sweet and Low Down” (1999) REMAKE OF

“La Strada” (1954) – dir. Federico Fellini


About unpaidfilmcritic

Up until 2009 Seth Shire spent nearly two decades in the New York film industry as a post production supervisor of feature films. Highlights include working on the films of Martin Scorsese, James Toback and Spike Lee. Since leaving the film industry Seth has expanded into new and varied areas where he has found a great deal of satisfaction. Seth currently teaches in the Sociology Department of CUNY Queens College. His courses include "Mass Media and Popular Culture," "Introduction to Sociology," and "Sociology of Cinema" where he is a very popular teacher. Seth is also the film critic for "Town & Village," a Manhattan weekly newspaper, a position he has held for the past six years. Seth gives back to his community through volunteer teaching at Manhattan's "The Caring Community," a center for senior citizens, where he teaches a very popular course on documentaries called "The Golden Age of the Documentary. In the fall of 2010 Seth taught "Critical Reading and Writing" at Parsons School of Design. He has also taught "Cinema Studies" at the New York Film Academy. Seth lives in Stuyvesant Town, in Manhattan.

Posted on June 19, 2009, in 10 remakes, Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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