Film Remakes Galore: Is Hollywood Out of Ideas?

Today, the world of cinema is dominated by remakes. And while Hollywood has always taken inspiration for its stories from pre-existing tales, it seems that this is being taken a step further, with films that already exist being re-made over again.

Film remakes have existed for a long time, with the first being The Great Train Robbery. Released initially in 1903, it makes today’s world of remakes seem laughable as this film was remade just a year later in 1904. Copyright protection was a grey area at the time, and this remake was released under the same name and was near identical to its predecessor.

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