Word out of Hollywood plans to do a remake of the classic film Casablanca – Why?


CasablancaTHUNDER BAY – There is word out of Hollywood that plans are underway to do a remake of the classic film Casablanca. The iconic film released in 1942 starred Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman. It is, and remains a classic.

There are many classic movies that simply put should be left to stand alone as they were originally done, and do not need modern ‘remakes’. In my opinion that includes Gone with the Wind, Casablanca, From Here To Eternity, and counting even newer ‘classics’ like The Breakfast Club, and Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. Likely you would have a long list of others that likely every movie fan would create as ‘do not remake’ movies.

Perhaps it is time that Hollywood starts respecting that the talents of the past deserve to be cherished rather than remade?

Gone with the Wind is a classic that can never be remade – and to do so would only dim what were the talents that created the original.

No one has suggested re-touching Leonardo Di Vinci’s Mona Lisa in order to clarify her iconic smile. No one should be remaking movie classics.

Producers, writers and Hollywood in total should be seeking out new and original ideas rather than stealing from the past.

James Murray