OK, this tournament will be (at the same time) for the best remake and worst remake of all time. I realize there's disagreement about what constitutes a remake, and such discussion is welcome. Everyone will have unlimited noms and seconds, and in most cases I will let it stand when two people think it's a remake, but I reserve the right to drop any that I don't think qualify. It's hard to put into words, but I'd like the remake to be intended as such. For example, The Magnificent Seven is very different in some ways than Seven Samurai, but it was clearly intended to be a remake of that film. On the other hand, it's highly doubtful that Zeffirelli's Romeo & Juliet was intended to be a remake of West Side Story. I realize it's fuzzy, but hopefully it'll make sense. I've stuck in 41 remakes, which leaves 23 slots open. In: an affair to remember (love affair) ben-hur 1959 (ben-hur 1925) the birdcage (la cage aux folles) born yesterday 1993 (born yesterday 1950) city of angels (wings of desire) diabolique 1996 (diabolique 1955) doctor dolittle 1998 (doctor dolittle 1967) down to earth (here comes mr. Jordan) father of the bride 1991 (father of the bride 1950) father of the bride, part 2 (father's little dividend) a fistful of dollars (yojimbo) flubber (the absent-minded professor) freaky Friday 2003 freaky Friday (1976) gaslight 1944 (gaslight 1940) goodbye, mr. Chips 1969 (goodbye, mr. Chips 1939) heaven can wait (here comes mr. Jordan) high society (the philadelphia story) the in-laws 2002 (the in-laws 1979) in the good old summertime (the shop around the corner) the italian job 2003 (the italian job 1969) the jungle book 1994 (the jungle book 1967) the killers 1964 (the killers 1946) the magnificent seven (seven samurai) the maltese falcon 1941 (the maltese falcon 1931) the man who knew too much 1956 (the man who knew too much 1934) miracle on 34th street 1994 (miracle on 34th street 1947) the money pit (mr. Blandings builds his dream house) never say never again (thunderball) the nutty professor 1996 (the nutty professor 1963) 101 dalmatians 1996 (101 dalmatians 1961) the out-of-towners 1999 (the out-of-towners 1970) the parent trap 1998 (the parent trap 1961) a perfect murder (dial m for murder) planet of the apes 2001 (planet of the apes 1968) pollyanna 1960 (pollyanna 1920) psycho 1998 (psycho 1960) the shakiest gun in the west (the paleface) the thomas crown affair 1999 (the thomas crown affair 1968) to be or not to be 1983 (to be or not to be 1942) white christmas (holiday inn) you've got mail (the shop around the corner) Make sure when you nominate a remake that you indicate which film it is a remake of. However, you don't need to say whether you consider this one of the best remakes or one of the worst remakes, that'll all sort itself out automatically once the tournament begins.