Writer’s Block: Subtitles please

There are many foreign films among my favorite movies. I guess my current favorite is The Lives of Others

If after a generation, an American film maker discovers a foreign film and thinks he/she can add something by remaking it, that’s one thing, but I don’t think a foreign film should be remade simply because Americans are too lazy to read subtitles, as with Let Me In/Let the Right One In and The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. Let Me In was a very good movie, arguably great, but it was diminished for me by having seen the original so shortly before seeing the Americanized version. I anticipate the same will be true of Fincher’s TGWTDT remake. (I’ve said all of this before)

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