Tuesday, June 02, 2009

No More Remakes!

It really, really bothers me when someone calls a movie that's based on a book a "remake" of another movie based on the same book. And then when they call the earlier movie version the "original." I've heard people do this a lot, especially with Pride and Prejudice (2005) and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. The latter doesn't even have the same title as the other movie based on that book! (The novel's title has "Charlie" by the way, not "Willy Wonka.") These movies, and dozens of others, are not based on any films; they are based NOVELS! So, therefore, they are not remakes, but new adaptations of those novels.

That's my rant. Good night.

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