My article in Splice (Auteur Publishing) Remaking the Dream, Psycho, Psycho, Rear Window, Disturbia?, Cape Fear, Cape Fear.
This article will look at remakes, specifically remakes in the crime genre, after all it is no secret that the audience has an overwhelming appetite for crime, so why not sell the same story twice, or thrice? What is any crime story, but a remake? A murder, a heist, a mystery, whether it’s Marlow or Morse, Columbo or Porfiry1, real life or even Rick Deckard (Blade Runner, dir. Ridley Scott, 1982) whether it is the detective or the PI, comedy or Se7en (dir. David Fincher, 1995) the elements are the same, murder, mystery and suspense.
1 Porfiry was the detective in Dostoyevsky’s Crime and Punishment, now acknowledged by Peter Falk as the inspiration for the character of Columbo.
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