Who Has The Remote? Recommends Watching Classic Films before Their Remakes

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Who Has The Remote? released a list of classic films to watch before viewing their remakes. The recommendations come on the back of a People Magazine piece which stated that 20th Century Fox has secured the rights to the 1955 film Guys and Dolls.

WhoHasTheRemote.com today released its list of classic movies that it believes viewers should watch before their remakes. The announcement comes after a People Magazine piece on the upcoming remake of 1955’s Guys and Dolls which starred Frank Sinatra and Marlon Brando. Who Has The Remote? looks forward to watching the modern version, but it also believes that audiences should view the original first. In addition, the site recommends watching the following classic films, often available via dish network promotions, before viewing their remakes.

Ocean’s 11 (1960): Frank Sinatra plays Danny Ocean who recruits some of his fellow World War II soldiers (Peter Lawford, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis, Jr., and Joey Bishop) to carry out a massive heist of several Las Vegas casinos. The audience is privy to the amazing intricacies of the group’s plan which makes for a very entertaining story, just as it does in the 2001 remake starring George Clooney and Brad Pitt.

The Women (1939): Norma Shearer, Joan Crawford, and Rosalind Russell play friends in Manhattan in a film that focuses on gossip and infidelity through humor. One of the most interesting things about it is that even though the women are constantly talking about men, there isn’t a man to be seen in the entire production. The remake of the same name was released in 2008, and though it was true to the backbone of the story, it features more modern themes.

The Shop Around the Corner (1940): James Stewart and Margaret Sullavan play coworkers who don’t get along. Little do they know that they’re falling in love through anonymous letters. The two overcome misunderstandings and crossed wires before they reveal their identities. The plot may sound familiar as it is central to that of You’ve Got Mail (1998), starring Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks. In the remake, homage is paid to the original through the name of the bookstore: The Shop Around the Corner.

Who Has The Remote? believes that reworking films to suit modern audiences is a good thing; it brings familiar stories to new generations. Most times, though, the originals are even better than their remakes. WhoHasTheRemote.com recommends watching the classic films on which new movies are based before viewing the modern versions.

About WhoHasTheRemote.com:
Who Has The Remote? is a website that discusses happenings in film, television, and the lives of actors and actresses. Among their list of topics are recommendations for movies and TV series.

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