Passion Jun 24, 2013 17:33:36 GMT -5
Post by Christian on Jun 24, 2013 17:33:36 GMT -5
I have seen the original. I can't remember there being anything about a twin sister in the original, but I could very well be wrong.
What's interesting though, is just how DePalma used that idea and ingeniously turned it into a motif of guilt, further elevating the great ending.
I was never a fan of the original, which I though was quite overrated; flat and unconvincing. In fact, I though it was so mediocre that I felt it would take nothing less than a monumental effort on De Palma's part to make it worthwhile. I said several times Brian would have to completely disassemble and reinvent the film in order to make it interesting.
Well, Brian did just that.
So what De Palma did, was to take took what was very much a plot-based movie (hinging on a rather ludicrous plot twist at that), and turned it into something much more visual. This has to be one if the absolute best re-makes I've seen. It's really nothing like the original: only the skeleton remains. And that's the way any remake should be done.