[Blogparade] Thursday Movie Picks #81

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Wanderer von Wandering through the Shelves hat vor längerer Zeit diese kleine Parade namens "Thursday Movie Picks" ins Leben gerufen und ich möchte 2016 nun mit einsteigen. Es geht darum, jeden Donnerstag eine Liste mit drei Filmen zu einem Thema zu posten. Da es sich ausserdem um eine englische Challenge handelt, werde ich die Liste zweisprachig machen. So kann ich auch gleich mein Englisch trainieren ;)

Includes English version :)

#80 Movies adapted from Movies of a Different Language
 
Ich merke schon, wie mich diese Parade jede Woche aufs Neue vor grosse Herausforderungen stellt. Diese Aufgabe hätte ich ohne Wikipedia niemals lösen können. Man kennt zwar einige Remakes, aber die meisten, die mir einfielen, waren englische Adaptionen von englischen Filmen. Zum Glück habe ich doch eine Liste mit mir bekannten Filmen zusammenstellen können :)

Now I'm starting to realize how much this series challenges me every week. I couldn't have coped with this task if it wouldn't be for Wikipedia. There are many well-known remakes but all I came up with were english remakes of english movies. Finally, I managed to make a list of three movies that I'm familiar with :)
  1. Aus dem Dschungel, in den Dschungel/Jungle 2 JungleDiesen Film habe ich als Kind mehrfach gesehen und fand ihn immer sehr witzig. Interessant, dass ich mich noch immer an einige Szenen erinnern kann, denn wirklich grosses Kino ist das ja eigentlich nicht... Die Verfilmung von 1997 basiert auf dem französischen Film "Un indien dans la ville" (Ein Indianer in der Stadt).

    As a kid I've watched this movie multiple times and I remember liking it. I think it's interesting that I still remember some of the scene, since this movie isn't really a great cineastic experiance... The 1997 remake is based on the French movie "Un indien dans la ville" (an Indian in the city).


  2. Insomnia/InsomniaChristopher Nolan. Keine weiteren Kommentare (ich liebe diesen Film!). Sein "Insomnia" basiert auf dem norwegischen Film "Todesschlaf". Das Original klingt zwar weniger spannend, ist aber bestimmt auch mal einen Kinoabend wert.

    Christopher Nolan. No further comments (I love this movie!) His "Insomnia" is based on the Norwegian movie "Insomnia". In German the title of the original (Todesschlaf = The Sleep of the Dead)  doesn't sound exciting but I still think this movie would be worth watching, too.


  3. Stadt der Engel/City of Angels Eigentlich mag ich keine romantischen Filme, aber als junge Teenagerin habe ich diesen Film geliebt. "Stadt der Engel"basiert auf Wim Wenders "Der Himmel über Berlin".

    I'm not really into romantic movies but as a teenager I loved this movie. "City of Angels" is based on Wim Wenders "Wings of Desire".


    Welche Filme fallen euch noch so ein?
    What other movies come to your mind?

Kommentare :

  1. Nice picks! Glad to see we match up with City of Angels. I remember finding Jungle to Jungle quite funny too. I should rent it for the kids sometime.

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    1. Thank you for your comment :)
      The kids sure will enjoy Jungle to Jungle, at least I did when I was young :)

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  2. Was mir spontan einfällt:

    "Vanilla Sky" / "Abre los ojos"
    "Martyrs"
    "So finster die Nacht" / "Let Me In"
    "Funny Games" / "Funny Games U.S."
    "The Returned"
    "Verblendung"
    "The Eye"
    "Oldboy"
    "Gracepoint" / "Broadchurch"
    "Dark Water" / "Dark Water - Dunkle Wasser"
    "The Grudge" / "Ju-On: The Grudge"
    "Ring"
    "Rezept zum Verlieben" / "Bella Martha"

    Gar nicht so einfach. Es gibt sicher noch mehr, aber im Moment fallen mir keine weiteren ein, selbst mit Hilfe des Internets. Einige Titel hätte ich noch, aber die befinden sich derzeit alle noch in der Planungsphase.

    LG
    Stephan

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    1. Wow, wie nicht anders zu erwarten, steuerst du eine riesige Liste bei - was dir so alles einfällt... Richtig beeindruckend!

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  3. I picked Insomnia as well. Such a great one! I've seen City of Angels, but it's been a long time. Don't really remember it that well.

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    1. Thank you for commentin :)
      Happy to hear you liked Insomnia as well, it's not a very known movie around here.

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  4. Good picks. Insomnia is one I've been meaning to see, it's in my queue just haven't gotten to it yet. City of Angels was too sticky sweet for me and I haven't seen Jungle 2 Jungle.

    I went for more obscure choices this week except for my bonus which was quite popular when it was out.

    Sorcerer (1977)-Four desperate men agree to transport a volatile shipment of nitro-glycerin over rugged terrain in the hopes of earning enough money to escape their present state. William Friedkin directed remake of the French classic Wages of Fear wasn’t a big success on its initial release but is a taut gritty drama. An international cast headed by Roy Scheider give intense performances. Perhaps not the equal of the original but on its own a solid suspenser.

    Human Desire (1954)-Fritz Lang helmed redo of Jean Renoir’s La Bête Humaine is hampered a trifle by the Hayes Code but his great cast, in particular Broderick Crawford and Gloria Grahame, and solid direction fill in the code demanded blanks. Loaded with sexual undertones.

    Intermezzo (1939)-American remake of identically named Swedish film also starring Ingrid Bergman served as her introduction to Hollywood. A world famous concert violinist becomes enamored with his daughter’s piano instructor. Feeling restless he invites her to tour with him, eventually they become involved and he leaves his family for her but soon realizes what he had originally. It’s a weepie loaded with beautiful music that’s worth catching for Ingrid’s stateside debut.

    Honorable Mention-Point of No Return (1993)-Stylish, glossy remake of Luc Besson’s La Femme Nikita with Bridget Fonda at the height of her brief heyday as the druggie turned government assassin. Not quite as sleek as the original but a propulsive engrossing thriller with Anne Bancroft a standout in her brief role as an etiquette teacher with an underlying fierceness.

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    1. Thank you for your comment :)

      I really recommend Insomnia and hope you'll get to see it soon! When it comes to City of Angels I think I wouldn't like it if I saw it now, but I was young once, too ;)

      Your choices all sound very worth watching (I should keep up with the older movies as well).

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  5. I haven't seen any of these, but I absolutely have to see Insomnia.

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    1. I hope you'll soon get the chancwe to watch Insomnia - it's a great movie :)

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  6. I don't know the first one but I love the 2nd movie-Robin Williams was excellent in this film. The 2nd film..meh-I have not seen the whole thing. I like the premise but I am not feeling Nicholas Cage as someone to fall for.

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    1. *g* Yeah, I'm not into Nicholas Cage anymore, either :D

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  7. Interesting picks. I've seen Insomnia pop on a few other lists, City of Angels too. I remember Jungle 2 Jungle!! My sister and I used to watch at my Nan's house whenever we were over there.

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    1. Thank you for your comment :)
      I've also seen those two mentioned on other blogs. And someone else with childhood memories of Jungle 2 Jungle - that's great! :D

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  8. Can't remember if I've seen Jungle to Jungle, but I didn't know it was remake.

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    1. Neither did I. I only found out when I was researching for this list :)

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