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    Jeffrey Kare
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    Of the past 93 Oscar winners for Best Picture, about 8 of them have since been redone on the big screen. Among them are…

    All the King’s Men
    Around the World in 80 Days
    Ben-Hur
    Cimarron
    Hamlet

    Mutiny on the Bounty
    Rebecca
    West Side Story (coming soon)

    Although some others were redone with different titles such as Grand Hotel (as 1945’s Week-End at the Waldorf), It Happened One Night (as 1945’s Eve Knew Her Apples and 1956’s You Can’t Run Away From It), and Tom Jones (as 1976’s The Bawdy Adventures of Tom Jones). A Japanese interpretation of Unforgiven was made back in 2013. Several more were even redone on the small screen (which ironically also includes Around the World in 80 Days and Rebecca). While there have been a number of screen adaptations of Charles Dickens’ Oliver Twist over the years, the 1968 Best Picture winner Oliver! is the only one in existence that is based more on the 1960 stage musical adaptation in particular.

    If a film won Best Picture, shouldn’t it be left alone? Obviously, Hamlet is excusable because many different people have provided different interpretations of that classic story for centuries through various forms of different media. However, Matt Neglia of Next Best Picture mentioned during their podcast review of last year’s adaptation of Rebecca (which he was mixed/positive on overall) that he personally thinks that any movie that wins the Oscar for Best Picture should never be redone.

    What does everyone else think?

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    Now, a television miniseries adaptation of Michael Ondaatje’s novel, The English Patient, which also served as the basis for the 1996 Best Picture winner, is in the works at BBC.
    https://deadline.com/2021/08/the-english-patient-tv-adaptation-bbc-emily-ballou-miramax-1234817054/amp/?__twitter_impression=true&fbclid=IwAR1LmnelmWhYfTQzwGa2p_uAog6XMHaH_dJKDlB0POzOc4Ui7kkLoeDCguI

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    I would actually dig In The Heat of The Night being remade as True Detective S3 kind of limted series. Or Marty being remade for modern times. It really depends on the film and how the idea of a remake is approached.

     

     

     

     

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    Hollywood is going to remake, reboot, reimagine every movie ever made. It is what it is.

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    Ben Hur by Timur was so awful. But I suppose Ben Hur with better director and better crew and better actors could work. Henry Cavill versus Adam Driver. Or Michael Fassbender versus Tom Hardy. The Director could be Ridley Scott with his usual crew

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    Hollywood isnt going to let an Oscar win for Best Picture stop them from remaking Titanic. Even if a hypothetical remake of Titanic made only $1B and would be considered a major dissapointment in the box office compared to the original version which grossed $2B+, Hollywood is going to remake it cuz a potential $1b is a profit in almost any scenario (and it’s practically guaranteed to be a box office hit).

    Most likely LOTR is guaranteed to be remade in the future as well.

     

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    Gone with the Wind will probably be remade as a miniseries. Most of those super long BP winners based on books or actual events could translate into the TV format.

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    Hollywood isnt going to let an Oscar win for Best Picture stop them from remaking Titanic. Even if a hypothetical remake of Titanic made only $1B and would be considered a major dissapointment in the box office compared to the original version which grossed $2B+, Hollywood is going to remake it cuz a potential $1b is a profit in almost any scenario (and it’s practically guaranteed to be a box office hit). Most likely LOTR is guaranteed to be remade in the future as well.

    If they remake Titanic better let Jack share the table with Rose this time.

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    I would love a Gigi remake, I sat to watched that movie expecting nothing, hell even I hate musicals but that movie was such a delight.

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    ^A remake of Gigi would on paper be more excusable given that the 1958 version is nowadays considered to be one of the lower tier Best Picture winners. While the most recent Broadway revival of a stage adaptation back in 2015 wasn’t successful, they were at least able to update aspects of the plot that haven’t aged well. Especially by having the song ‘Thank Heaven for Little Girls’ performed as a duet between Mamita and Aunt Alicia as opposed to a solo by Honoré Lachaille.

    Gone with the Wind will probably be remade as a miniseries. Most of those super long BP winners based on books or actual events could translate into the TV format.

    While I do agree with that, a major problem any new screen iteration of Gone with the Wind would run into is casting. Like who could possibly even live up to the standards set by the cast of the 1939 classic, especially Vivien Leigh’s legendary performance as Scarlett O’Hara?

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    I can see remakes of Casablanca, The Apartment, The Godfather films, and Terms of Endearment happening in the future.

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    I can see remakes of Casablanca, The Apartment, The Godfather films, and Terms of Endearment happening in the future.

    A Terms of Endearment remake is in the works with Oprah as Aurora & directed by Lee Daniels.

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    I can see remakes of Casablanca, The Apartment, The Godfather films, and Terms of Endearment happening in the future.

    I known for a fact that Paramount has tried several times to remake The Godfather 1. But no director in all Hollywood(so far) has accepted

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    This is something I literally didn’t know about until just now: a new film adaptation of All Quiet on the Western Front is on the way courtesy of Netflix. That means this will be the third year in a row where what many people will consider to be a remake of a much lauded Best Picture winner gets released. Although it’s not a remake, just a new adaptation of the original source material.

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    All About Eve
    The Last Emperor

    The Sunne in Splendour.
    I prefer my roses white

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