Hollywood remakes of Asian films
Again, back to the topic of adaptation of Hollywood foreign films. Here they do not like to buy films in the States abroad. Instead, they make remakes of the most successful projects. Let's take a look, which of the films in Hollywood peeped from Asian cinematographers
The loudest of remakes, known to the whole world - is, of course, the "Magnificent Seven"
A classic western about the adventures of fearless and desperate guys with colts. It has two sequels, teleadaptation and a recently released remake. But at the same time, as you all, most likely, you know, he himself is a remake. It is based on the philosophical drama of Akira Kurosawa "Seven Samurai". The original is much deeper, but the American adaptation is more spectacular.
It should be noted that this is not the only Western, which is borrowed from Kurosawa. In 1964, Sergio Leone shoots the first "spaghetti western" from the "dollar trilogy" - "For a Fistful of Dollars" with Klin Eastwood in the title role.
Like the G-7, this film also has two sequels (only more successful ones). And just like G7, he has a prototype - the samurai drama of Akira Kurosawa "The Bodyguard" of 1961
But this time Kurosawa seemed to have forgotten to ask permission, and he sued. As a result, the authors of "Fistfuls" were forced to pay 100 thousand dollars and 15% of the fees. According to Kurosawa, the painting “A Handful of Dollars” brought him more money than his own “Bodyguard”.
And as with G7, the film has a more modern remake - Lone Hero with Bruce Willis, only the action is postponed to the times of Prohibition.
Another of the most famous remakes is Godzila. The original Japanese film was released in 1954 and has a huge number of sequels.
In 1998, the States decided to remove their version of the story
And in 2014, to the 60th anniversary of the original painting, to reshoot it again
Continue to walk on borrowing from Japanese cinema horror movie "Call". The original story about a girl from the TV filmed in 1998, Hideo Nakata based on the novel Koji Suzuki
Since then, this horror has received several remakes, the most famous of which is the Hollywood "Call" Mount Verbinski
Well, on this, I think, finish the walk.In the next part, if it is interesting, we learn that Hollywood peeked in Hong Kong and Korea
Used footage from feature films
"The Magnificent Seven", dir. John Sturges
"Seven Samurai", dir. Akira Kurosawa
"For a Fistful of Dollars", dir. Sergio Leone
The Bodyguard, dir. Akira Kurosawa
Lone Hero, dir. Walter Hill
Godzila, dir. Isiro Honda
Godzila, directed by Roland Emmerich
Godzila, dir. Gareth edwards
"Call", dir. Hideo Nakata