In this era of globalization, audiences enjoy faster access to a wide range of films from different continents. The proliferation of foreign films has threatened Hollywood's stable and secure position as the dominant film industry, forcing them to come up with new stories for different tastes.
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Hollywood has been criticized mainly for butchering a good adaptation source, especially for works that were a kind of remake of popular foreign films. However, there have been significant exceptions that eventually led to the creation of important and memorable works.
1) The Magnificent Seven
- Director: John Sturgess
- Production: 1960
- IMDB rating for the movie: 7.7 out of 10
- Inspired movie: Seven Samurai
- Director: Akira Kurosawa
- Production: 1954 Japan
This American western tells the story of seven is a mercenary hired to defend a small Mexican village against a group of unscrupulous outlaws. This successful film, using metaphors and tools more familiar to the western audience, was a kind of remake of the eternal epic "Seven Samurai" by one of the most important directors in history, Akira Kurosawa.
In "Seven Samurai", instead of professional revolvers, The poor villagers employ seven samurai to not only protect them from bandits, but also teach them basic defense skills. Despite having similar storylines, both films have unique cultural allegories on their own. The 2016 remake of "Delaware Seven" with the presence of familiar faces such as Denzel Washington and Chris Pratt was also successfully done and contained sequences with a dose of more violence.
2) Star Wars: A New Hope (Star Wars: A New Hope)
- Director: George Lucas
- Production: 1977
- IMDB rating for the movie: 8.6 out of 10
- Movie Inspired by: The Hidden Fortress Director: Akira Kurosawa Production: 1958 Japan>
The Star Wars franchise is one of Hollywood's most defining and powerful franchises, but without Akira Kurosawa's samurai masterpiece as a source of inspiration, it may never have achieved the iconic status it does today. While both Star Wars and The Hidden Fortress are considered political adventure films based on the good versus evil stereotype, their similarities are impossible to ignore.
In addition to the stories told by two villagers or Told by a humanoid robot, both films feature renegade princesses who instigate a rebellion against an evil empire. Add to these cases battles between old enemies and also the tendency to use wipes to transfer scenes.
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- Director: Martin Scorsese
- Product: 2006
- IMDB rating for the movie: 8.5 out of 10
- Film inspired: Infernal Affairs
- Directors: Andrew Lao, Ellen Mac
- Product: 2002 Hong Kong
We talked about the battles between good and evil, "Departed" and "Infernal Affairs". are two other great examples of this, albeit with less fantasy elements and more realism.
If we put aside the difference in settings, both of these crime dramas are built around two characters; A secret agent and a spy among the police force trying to get used to their double lives. In addition to giving audiences one of the most surprising plot twists possible, "The Departed," the 2006 Oscar winner for best picture, is also excellent from a characterization perspective. Hong Kong drama not only provides an insight into the culture of Hong Kong, but also breaks the inconsistency between law and morality and ultimately creates a more nihilistic atmosphere for the audience.
4) Hachi: The Story of a Dog (Hachi: A Dog's Tale)
- Director: Lasse Hallstrom
- Product: 2009
- IMDB rating for the movie: 8.1 out of 10
- Ilmham movie Taken: Hachiko Monogatari
- Director: Seijiro Koyama
- Made: 1987 Japan
Two movies that are guaranteed to play during the credits At the end, the audience is crying. These films are based on the true story of a dog named Hachiko who waited for his owner for nearly ten years despite his owner's untimely death. Known. However, "Hachiko Monogatari" is still worth watching due to its more faithful adaptation of the original story and its more heartwarming ending than its Hollywood counterpart.
5) The Lake House
- Director: Alejandro Agresti
- Production: 2006 IMDb rating for the movie: 6.8 out of 10 Movie inspiration: Il Marie Mare)
- Director: Lee Seung-Hyun
- Product: 2000 South Korea
Love at first sight rarely happens, and these two films prove it. Although "Khanei Ro Barkeh" and "Il Marie" were not well understood at the time of their release due to some story contradictions, over time, fans gained loyalty for this unconventional romantic story.
Two story films. It follows two lonely people living two years apart in two different dimensions. Connecting through a magical mailbox, the two embark on a series of romantic adventures, while tragedy strikes in the dark and threatens to destroy their beautiful happiness. Although "Ile Marie" has the honor of being the Top film due to its masterful poetry and melancholic atmosphere, "House on the Pond" is a remake that should not be overlooked, even because of the incredible chemistry between Sandra Bullock and Keanor Reeves.
6) Eight degrees below zero
- Director: Frank Marshall Product: 2006 IMDb rating for the movie: 7.3 out of 10 /li>
- Film inspired: Antarctica
- Director: Kuriyoshi Kurahara
- Production: 1983 Japan
Another remake based on a true story that has dogs as its main source of attraction. "Eight Degrees Below Zero" features the late Paul Walker as one of the explorers who is caught in a moral challenge for having to abandon his dogs in Antarctica.
This American remake of the Disney company takes a simpler approach And there is more joy than depicting this rescue operation. On the other hand, the original Japanese classic film is not afraid to show the harsh reality of what happened on the 1958 trip.
7) The Ring
- Director: Gore Verbinski
- Product: 2002
- IMDB rating for the movie: 7.1 out of 10
- Inspired movie: Ringu
- Director: Hideo Nakata
- Made: 1998 Japan
Late 1990s, the huge success of "The Ring" In Japan, it became a classic horror film. based on a novel by Koji Suzuki, the 2002 gothic horror film The Ring deals with the mystery of a cursed videotape that kills its listeners within seven days. The publicity of those years injected renewed enthusiasm into the horror genre in the West and led to remakes in Hollywood. 2002's "The Ring" is considered one of the best Hollywood adaptations of Japanese horror films, mainly due to Naomi Watts' warm performance and Hans Zimmer's memorable score.
8) Godzilla )
- Director: Gareth Edwards
- Production: 2014
- IMDB film rating: 6.4 out of 10
- Inspired film : Gojira
- Director: Ishiro Honda
- Production: 1954 Japan
The longest franchise in history is "Gojira", or rather "Godzilla", which has become one of the most popular monster symbols in the history of cinema. Undeterred by the failure of 1998's Godzilla, Hollywood won over audiences and critics with 2014's Godzilla. Some of them are skeptical about this adaptation. They believe that the remake lacks sympathetic characters. The original Japanese film made in 1954 spares no effort in portraying Godzilla as an avenging force of destruction and also inducing this monster as a consequence and by-product of the terror caused by the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
9) because A Fistful of Dollars
- Director: Sergio Leone
- Production: 1964
- IMDB rating for the movie: 8 out of 10
- Movie inspired by: Yojimbo
- Director: Akira Kurosawa
- Production: 1961 Japan
Maybe it won't be wrong if we say without The great Italian director Sergio Leone, Clint Eastwood would not have existed, and in the same way, without the presence of the legendary Akira Kurosawa's "Yojimbo", we would have been deprived of Sergio Leone. The 1961 Japanese film tells the story of a housekeeper with excellent swordsmanship skills who, when he enters a small town, discovers that there is a land dispute between two criminals. In "For a Fistful of Dollars", swords have been replaced by guns, and respectful battles have no place in the wild and cunning nature of the West.
Spaghetti Western made in 1964 with its iconic anti-hero such as "The Nameless Man" and its revolutionary cinematography has a high place. in the history of cinema. This Leone classic undoubtedly revived the declining western genre.
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10) Last Man Standing
- Director: Walter Hill
- Production: 1996
- IMDB Movie Rating: 6.4 out of 10
- Movie Inspired: Yojimbo (Yojimbo)
- Director: Akira Kurosawa
- Product: 1961 Japan
Serious moviegoers are well aware of the connection between "Yojimbo" and "A Fistful of Dollars", but many do not know that this work by Walter Hill is a loose adaptation of Akira Kurosawa's masterpiece.
"The Last Man Standing" With the presence of prominent stars such as Bruce Willis and Christopher Walken, it depicts the ongoing war between the Italian and Irish mafia. The film takes place in an era when the American society witnessed the emergence of numerous organized crimes due to the imposition of many prohibitions. "The Last Standing Man" reminds the audience of the old battles between criminals in the history of cinema with a lot of interesting sequences of armed conflicts.