There’s must be something in Hollywood’s water, for remakes are popping up like never before – maybe the water’s recycled? Remakes, however, are not a new phenomenon, as they’ve been around almost as long as original films, such as with 1918’s “The Squaw Man,” a remake of a 1914 film of the same name.
One thing we don’t see much anymore is directors remaking their own films. Cecil B. DeMille remade The Ten Commandments, Hitchcock remade The Man Who Knew Too Much and William Wyler remade These Three. If three of the all-time greats thought remaking their own film was a good idea, then why not remake their decisions?
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There’s nothing wrong with applying a new director’s vision to an established property in order to breathe new life into it, but there’s something undeniably alluring about an artist returning to a past work.
So, on that note, read on for our list of living directors who should consider revisiting one of their films, for one reason or another. And, as always, if you have anyone you’d like to add to the list, drop a comment below and let us know!