Tag Archives: Remakes

Ninotchka & Silk Stockings: WRM Podcast with Drew Hamilton

Big changes are coming to We Recycle Movies! First and foremost, because of the popularity of the Anna Karenina podcast last month, Drew and I have decided to do bimonthly podcasts for your listening pleasure! You can listen to them … Continue reading

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Some Oscars History WRM Style!

Tonight are the 84th Academy Awards, so in honor of Hollywood’s big night I thought I’d share some Oscar history with you, We Recycle Movies style.  I went through all 84 years and 492-odd nominated films to crunch the numbers … Continue reading

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A Star Is Forced Upon The Audience For Two Painful Hours (1976)

I think it says a lot for my commitment to this project that I actually sat through all of the terrible 1976 “A Star Is Born” starring Barbra Streisand and Kris Kristofferson.  I almost gave up the project right here. … Continue reading

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A Greater Star Is Born (1954)

The 1954 version of “A Star Is Born” (starring Judy Garland and James Mason) is undoubtedly the best.  Made when the studio system was teetering towards disaster,  the film perfectly captures the contradiction of Hollywood in the ‘50s: filled to … Continue reading

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The First Star Is Born (1937)

The original “A Star Is Born” (1937 starring Janet Gaynor and Frederic March) is a Depression-era fable about the joys and sorrows of Hollywood.  Though the first of its name, the story is actually lifted from an earlier Depression-era fable … Continue reading

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Remake: The Girl(s) with the Dragon Tattoo (Some Musings on a Trailer)

I admit I am conflicted about the American remake of “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.”  My conflict comes from one question: can (and should) remakes add material to “improve” on the original? After watching the official trailer released by … Continue reading

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Remake: The “Arthur”ian Legends

I struggled with how to start this blog. Should it be witty to show our fun side? Academic to show our serious side? I rocked between several different post ideas in the effort to make a good first impression, but … Continue reading

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