These International Films Inspired American Remakes

American remakes of international films can be hit or miss, and there seem to be two schools of thought on this topic: the attempted erasure of foreign cinema versus art imitating art. It’s no surprise Hollywood tells great stories, but Hollywood is also inspired by the great stories being told internationally. When a foreign film begins to receive commendation in its country of origin, the American film industry sees an opportunity for profitability with an American remake. Whether attempting to add to the story, take things in another direction, or just pay homage to a great piece of work, the hope is a remake will bring along some of the same success as its source material.

Hollywood has long been inspired by international films. Here are 8 international films that inspired an American remake.Read MoreMovieWeb – Feed

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