|The pride of French intelligence returns.|
May 7, 2010 (NY, LA)
Music Box Films
Jean Dujardin, Louise Monod, Rudiger Vogler, Alex Lutz, Reem Kherici, Pierre Bellemare
Director: Michel Hazanavicius
Screenwriter: Michel Hazanavicius, Jean-François Halin
Genre: Comedy, Adventure
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July 18, 2012 - 10:48
I'm not sure I am with you on that. I take it you're thinking of the recnet spate of released and announced Hollywood adaptations of anime/manga titles? (There's no American connection in these Evangelion films, at least not so far as I know.) While it's true that most Hollywood remakes of foreign films are ill-advised and/or dreadful, they're not _all_ bad and I'm not hostile to cross-cultural remakes per se. More broadly speaking, there's no shortage of great films from many countries' cinemas that owe a great deal to cross-cultural artistic currents. To bring it back to specifics, I am intrigued rather than off-put by the idea of an American Cowboy Bebop; the heavy Western art influences on that series make it potentially a great fit for the Hollywood treatment. I guess what I'm saying is that I'd rather take the remake issue on a case-by-case basis. In other words, if the Cowboy Bebop adaptation turns out to be a terrible film that fulfills fans' darkest forebodings, then it will only prove that this version by these people was terrible, not that an American version should never have been attempted.