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Re: Films Again - all new
Aug 19, 2016, 21:12
I agree (on all 3 counts). The 1940 British version of Gaslight is superior to MGM's 1944 version. Much as I like Ingrid, I think MGM were aware as, legend has it, they bought up as many of the prints of the earlier version as they could lay hands on in an effort to suppress it.

There have been one or two re-makes that might be considered to be improvements ... Satan Met A Lady vs The Maltese Falcon springs to mind. Although both based on the same Dashiell Hammett novel they are two quite different films. Also quite a few silent films were re-made in the early talkie era, but I don't know that these count as re-makes in quite the same way.
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