Many films of the past have been so successful that their plot becomes recycled however many years later for a fresh interpretation to match the current social or cultural climate. However, how faithful to the remake remains to the original film is entirely in the hands of the writers and director, which more often than not is a recipe for failure. Editor Jaume Lloret takes a fascinating look at the phenomenon of remakes by presenting a selection side-by-side with the originals, in the supercut above. Including the likes of True Grit, Oldboy, and The Ring, the video provides a clear overview of what’s stayed the same and what hasn’t whether it be over a span of four years or 40.
Once you’re done, watch this supercut of the first and last scenes of cinema’s most iconic films.