I am still on holiday, so only a very quick post from me today.
The other day I was sitting there, watching True Grit. The Coen Brothers remake with Jeff Bridges and Matt Damon, and I greatly enjoyed myself. The film was dirty, really grubby and to a great extent somewhat realistic in terms of how I imagine they would have looked and lived. Rooster at least.
I love the original True Grit, nobody beats The Duke after all, but, for a new generation, I really think this True Grit has the makings of becoming a classic in its own right. But, should this be allowed? Can a remake gain classic status? I know the remakes have been around a long time, and I am no film historian so perhaps my question has already been answered out there?
Another case in point is the Cape Fear with Robert DeNiro, and, from what I have heard, for I have not seen it yet; The Evil Dead, has all the capacities to become a great film. I guess that goes down into a sub group, but still could a remake become a cult film? Or does it leave the cult status behind when it became mainstream enough to warrant a big budget remake?
Thoughts? Discussions? Let’s see if we can build a nice dialogue on this post.