Since i love writing blogs here on Spill, and since i dont have any new movies to review i thought i would write a response to an interesting question proposed on Ain't It Cool News
That question being "Is A Remake OK If The Guy Who Made The Original Film Is The Person Remaking It?" Now apparently this question has been raised because (As you can read on Ain't It Cool News) Donald Wrye is remaking his own movie - Ice Castles.
Now first an foremost I strongly dislike most remakes. Unless its George Romero's Dawn of The Dead. Im all about getting more zombie flicks. Most of the time the remakes are a waste of time and money. I would much rather see a studio put money into funding an original film or even a sequel/reboot than to make a good film over again.
What i dislike even more is remakes of foreign films that are new. Im mainly talking about Let The Right One In. It came out this last year and did everything perfectly. The Screenplay was written by the author of the original book which just added to the goodness. So why do we bother making a remake the following year in America? Complete bull crap! The only good that can come of it is that people will go out and see the original.
Now back the the original question of directors making the same film a second time. For the most part i would view it as the same idea as any other remake. If you are a skilled director and have talent that I dont have please make a film you have not made before. I would love to see every director use his/her talents in the best way possible. So why make the same film twice?
Unless, the original film a director made is very personal and the first time making the movie they did not have the appropriate budget or skills to craft it the way they wanted to. Or in someone like Robert Rodriguez case; He made his first film on 7,000 dollars to get money to become a real director. And when given the chance to make a real movie he basically remake his first film (El Mariachi) the way he intended.