Doc
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May 27th, 2012 at 1:28:54 PM permalink
Quote: pacomartin

The following six movies were remade (often faithful to the original), but the remake is much more famous.
Name the remakes (the year of the remake is a hint).


A Fistful of Dollars


The Man Who Knew Too Much
DorothyGale
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May 27th, 2012 at 1:45:09 PM permalink
Hmmm, I thought #3 was the Magnificent 7 ... but that was 1960 ...

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pacomartin
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May 27th, 2012 at 2:57:41 PM permalink
No correct answers yet. It might be too difficult, so I'll provide more clues.

Here is a quiz from cracked.com.
The following six movies were remade (often faithful to the original), but the remake is much more famous.
Name the remakes (the year of the remake is a hint).


Remade in 1983 (same movie name / same theme / updated setting)


Remade in 1972 (art film remade as a low budget horror film).
(The director would become one of the best known horror film directors )
The film was remade again by a different director in 2009.


Remade in 1964 (shot by shot remake of Japanese film set as Western)


Remade in 1956 (same director as the original film / photo shows scenes from original and remake)


Remade in 1941 (original and remake had same name, it's obviously a thriller)


Remade in 1939 (one of the biggest movies of all time)
Doc
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May 27th, 2012 at 4:25:28 PM permalink
Quote: pacomartin

No correct answers yet.


You mean both of my answers above were incorrect???

Or did you mean I didn't answer all of the questions?
pacomartin
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May 28th, 2012 at 1:48:20 AM permalink
Quote: Doc

You mean both of my answers above were incorrect???

Or did you mean I didn't answer all of the questions?


I meant you didn't answer all of the questions. I wanted other people to take a chance, so I will answer you in PM.
paisiello
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May 28th, 2012 at 2:28:50 PM permalink
Here are my guesses:
Scarface

The Last House On The Left

A Fistful Of Dollars

The Man Who Knew Too Much

The Maltese Falcon

The Wizard Of Oz
paisiello
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May 28th, 2012 at 2:37:01 PM permalink
Quote: DorothyGale

Hmmm, I thought #3 was the Magnificent 7 ... but that was 1960 ...

--Ms. D.



I thought so, too. However there were actually two movies made in 1964 based on Kurosawa films, one of them much better known than the other so I guessed that one.
paisiello
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May 28th, 2012 at 2:41:34 PM permalink
Quote: edvosik

Casablanca
(I don't know how to hide the answer.)



Good answer. How did you manage to get this one?

FYI to hide the answer and other tricks when posting see the "Click here for formatting codes (opens in a new window)" link at the lower bottom right of the screen in the editting window.
ThatDonGuy
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May 28th, 2012 at 2:58:22 PM permalink
Here's one: the credits include a note of thanks to a hospital, even though there are no hospitals (or, IIRC, doctors, for that matter) in the movie.
pacomartin
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May 28th, 2012 at 11:46:12 PM permalink
Quote: paisiello

Here are my guesses:



You are 6 for 6. Excellent game. To be fair to Doc he did guess two of them right, which I didn't want to acknowledge until someone tried for all six.
Either you have a good sense of movies, or you are a good googler.

Although many people have seen a Wes Craven movie, his 1972 debut is usually known only to horror movie fans. Even fewer people know that it was an art house movie, because he is usually not credited as writing an adaptation.

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