Monday, September 25, 2006

 

Inspired Remake

I generally don't like remakes. But talking about Grace Kelly, in the last post, and, a little while back, about Christopher Reeve directing Everyone's Hero, got me to thinking about the remake of Rear Window. Now, clearly, the remake does not match the cinematic genius of Hitchcock's original, but casting Reeve (amazingly affective in his first post accident role) as the man helplessly trapped in a wheel chair while witness to murder, was a stroke of brilliance. (And there was a certain level a braveness on everyone's part for doing this.) From the moment I read about the film being in production, I could not wait to see it. It's probably the single greatest remake idea ever. Film lovers should have both versions side by side in their film library.

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