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Kevin J. McGuire CIN-109-170 American Cinema Professor Benjamin Kukainis 2014SP – Distance Learning Burlington County College 21 March 2014 Discussion # 4 / “Modern Remakes” Remakes are a large part of the film industry, and have been ever since new advents in cinematography and graphic effects became enmeshed in Hollywood. What are your thoughts on remakes on classic films? Do they ruin the integrity of the original or do they provide a fresh perspective on beloved scripts and characters? If you need a refresher, or more information on famous film remakes, I suggest you click here . My thoughts on remakes are mixed- both positive and negative. On the positive side, the remake does offer an effects-driven, refreshed-look at the film; using technology that wasn’t available at the time the original was produced. On the negative side, film is
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Unformatted text preview: art and the original was created and released as an individual work to be admired or criticized by the audience. It deserves to hold it place in history and perhaps remakes tend to tarnish that original flavor it provided. The integrity of the original film should be respected in every way. However, the original served an audience at the time it was produced and shown in theatres; while the remake functions in the role of serving the present day audience- which has become accustomed to viewing all the current graphic and special effects. I say I’m mixed on this due to the fact that both sides of the argument seem to have merit; I guess it would depend on an individual’s point of view regarding film as art....
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  • Spring '14
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  • Burlington County, New Jersey, remake, Burlington County College, Kevin J. McGuire, Professor Benjamin Kukainis

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