Remake is a term that is not part of the dictionary of the Royal Spanish Academy (RAE). It is an English word that can be translated as reissue.
The concept is used in our tongue to name a type of adaptation of an artistic work. A remake is a new version of a movie or a television series that repeats its history with enough fidelity and that maintains the same characters.
The remake, therefore, usually consists of narrating the same thing that was narrated previously, but using different actors or modifying the context of the story, to name a few of the most frequent changes.
The rise of remakes in the film industry reveals a lack of creativity and fear of betting on innovation. Hollywood studios prefer to raise a movie which has proven successful in the past and is re-shot with minimal changes. In this way, there is less room for new stories and different movies.
On many occasions it is not possible to repeat the success of the original film or to have the support of the critics and the public. However, it is also true that there are many other remakes that have been more praised and praised than even the feature films in which they were inspired. Examples of this are:
– ”Heat”. In 1995 was when the premiere of this film was held, which was a new version of a television movie entitled “LA Takedown.” Both productions were directed by Michael Mann, but the last one was the one with which he felt most satisfied and with which he achieved the support of the public thanks, among other things, to the interpretations of its protagonists: Robert De Niro and Al Pacino.
– “Scarface”. Under this title are two identical films: the original, starring Paul Muni, and its remake, which was the one that achieved success and good reviews. The great work carried out by actor Al Pacino, screenwriter Oliver Stone and director Brian de Palma contributed to this.
-“Her parents”. Although very few people know it, this American comedy, one of the most successful in recent decades, is a remake of an indie feature film from the 90s that came to be called “Meet the parents.” The humorous duo of Ben Stiller and Robert De Niro was largely responsible for the remake having a real boom at the box office.
In many cases, in United States remakes of other films are made countries. It is a way of taking what was successful in other parts of the world and adapting it to the American culture, bringing the proposals to the English language and with actors recognized by the local public.
An example of a remake is “War of the Worlds”, a film directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Tom cruise which premiered in 2005. This film is based on another namesake of 1953, which had Byron haskin What director already Gene Barry as the protagonist.