Marc Fennell on Hollywood Remakes

On this clip of Flicked, Australian film critic and journalist Marc Fennell asks why the American film industry keeps making their own adaptations of popular Asian horror films.

*Add-on 11/15/2015:

  • an interesting feedback from Sarah, a classmate: “Asian films, not influenced by Christianity or religions with good and evil, don’t focus on good vs. evil narratives and instead is unsettling in its ambiguity and lack of reason or control and the last line says that remakes of these films are unsuccessful because they try to force these narratives into good vs. evil archetypes and explain them to the audience.”

 

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