Inspired this thread
There was some discussion about the need to remake the classic movie King Kong. I was reminded of a class discussion in intro to theater, where the Prof made the claim that a remake is never as good as the original, and my bulls**t meter started airhorning in my ear, and I laughed at the Prof. He called me on it and I vehemently disagreed with his statement. He asked me to name one remake better than the original, and stuck on the spot I couldn’t think of one.
In hind sight, I still disagree with the prof. With better technology, better understanding of the craft, better budgets, better actors, if you can come up with a good script, and a director with vision, theres no reason why remakes wouln’t regularly be better than the original.
And now I have two examples one film, one song.
Me and Bobby McGee
Any other examples, thoughts?