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Arts & Culture

Movies on the Radio: Best and Worst Remakes

Movies on the Radio
Keith Weston
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WUNC

Film remakes can introduce a beloved film to a new audience or take a mediocre movie to a new level of greatness. But when a remake is badly executed, it can butcher a cherished classic. On this edition of “Movies on the Radio,” film experts Marsha Gordon and Laura Boyes pick apart the artistry of a remake.

 

They discuss the importance of casting and how remakes adapt to changes in historical context. Host Frank Stasio talks with Gordon, film professor at North Carolina State University, and Boyes, film curator at the North Carolina Museum of Art, about listener picks for the best and worst film remakes.

 
 
 
Robocop, Remade in 2014
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UuVphAuRo7Q
 
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty Original from 1947

 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hdHKldF3UPM
 
The Ladykillers Remake, 2004 
 
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BVL6AjybCZ0
 
Point Break Remake, 2015
 
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SQvPRb4HADE
 
Charlie and The Chocolate Factory Remake, 2005
 
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OFVGCUIXJls
 
The Thing Remake, 2011
 
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Txjm94GnrPA
 
Oceans 11 Remake, 2001
 
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=imm6OR605UI

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