- Mar 10, 2001
I am sure this has been a topic on here before, but I haven't found it. My question to those "in the know" is why so many remakes of foriegn films are coming out...and by respected directors! I want to see Insomnia because I like Nolan and love Pacino's work. Then I find it is a remakes of a not-so-old movie that, yup, is in rotation on IFC (and now is stored in PVR for me). Vanilla Sky is a remake of another not-so-old film (almost new film, from the sound of it). So we go from remaking older films as new ones to remaking new films as newer ones and hope that American audiences won't know the difference (or find out that they aren't new). Is this a trend that will continue for some time? It's frustrating when there are so many sources for stories that they have to turn to freshly created works as a source for the Hollywood machine. Sad. Ideas? Why? Who to blame? Huh?