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Thread #63134   Message #1023483
Posted By: Stephen L. Rich
23-Sep-03 - 10:36 AM
Thread Name: BS: 'Blow the bloody doors off':American tra
Subject: RE: BS: 'Blow the bloody doors off':American tra
I haven't seen the remake, but I laugh like hell every time I see the original. How can you replace a cast which includes Michael Caine, Noel Coward, Benny Hill and I've forgotten how many others? It is, beyond any doubt, a classic. However, remakes in general tend to almost never be as good as the original no matter what country makes them.

For example,Alfred Hitchcock did a remake of his own film "The Man Who Knew Too Much". The second one is pale when compared to the original. It's the nature of remakes I'm afraid.