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'A Star Is Born' And More Movies You Probably Didn’t Realise Were Remakes

October 21, 2018 1:09 PM
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'A Star Is Born' And More Movies You Probably Didn’t Realise Were Remakes

Unless you’re 100 years old and have a good knowledge of every movie that Hollywood has ever made, there’s a good chance you’ll be unaware of which films out there aren’t originals.

That’s right, movies including A Star Is Born, The Sound Of Music, and Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey are all actually remakes of previous projects, proving that there’s nothing wrong with taking a pre-existing idea and making it better.

The 2010 comedy, starring Paul Rudd and Steve Carrell, is actually a remake of a French film made in 1998 called Le Dîner de Cons. The plot centres around a rising executive who has to bring the biggest buffoon he can find to a monthly dinner in order to boost his career.

Everyone's childhood favourite was made in 1993 but was technically adapted from a film called The Incredible Journey back in 1963. The original movie didn’t have actors voicing the animals and was instead driven by a narrator.

The 1996 movie became famous for pushing boundaries, with Robin Williams and Nathan Lane playing two gay characters who were raising a son together. The idea for the film came from a French/Italian production called La Cage Aux Folles that was produced a decade earlier.

The musical is one of the most well-known on Planet Earth, but only came to fruition after a German film called The Trapp Family was released back in 1956. It was this project that went on to inspire the musical over nine years later.

The 1987 movie follows the plot of three bachelors who take on the role of father when one of them has a child. The film spawned four remakes since then, but was itself adapted from 1985 French comedy called Three Men And A Cradle.

The 2018 movie, starring Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga, is a remake of the 1937 film of the same name. It centres around a hard-drinking musician who discovers and falls in love with a young singer, while attempting to battle his own personal issues as her star rises.


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