14 August 2007

Two remakes

I saw two movies remade recently. Before I say what I thought of them, I'd be curious to know others' opinions.

Remake 1: The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946, John Garfield, Lana Turner; 1981, Jack Nicholson, Jessica Lange).

Remake 2: The Big Clock (1948, Ray Milland, Charles Laughton, Maureen O'Sullivan), and No Way Out (1987, Kevin Costner, Gene Hackman, Sean Young).

Strictly speaking, the latter pair isn't really a remake; it's two separate movies based on the same story. Still, it's interesting to compare them.

Your thoughts?