Letterboxd Showdown: Favourite Remakes

Remakes are often dismissed by modern audiences as lazy products that attempt to capitalise far too heavily on the established appeal of an original film. However, it is valid to argue that the existence of a remake could prove to be far more fascinating and enthralling through new interpretations, and more immersive world-building. The ability to produce a worthy remake is far more difficult than creating an original piece, as the pressures behind filmmakers are far greater, and thus it should be celebrated when a remake actually manages to burst through that bubble and establish itself as a cinematic reference point. I am sure many of you would cry foul at my choices, but it is better for myself to be honest and justify to the best of my abilities on why I personally admire these cinematic re-imaginations.

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  • An Autumn Afternoon
  • Macbeth
  • Ghost in the Shell
  • The Departed
  • Charlie and the Chocolate Factory