|About the Book|
This book was written to demonstrate how cross-cultural film remakes have transformed the well–established Hollywood cinema since the mid–nineties of the last century. Starting from the theoretical background and general issues on remakes, through detailed analysis of classical Hollywood cinema compared with several Japanese, German, French and Spanish films and their remakes, the book concludes that although Hollywood screenwriters still use the classical methods to make their movies appealing to the American audience, they are fully aware of the underlying cultural and strategic differences that reside within foreign films, and they exploit them as much as they can. After discussing these issues from the filmmakers’ side, we have another key question: how do these strategies work on the viewer considering internal and external factors? With psychological and cultural analysis these questions are also going to be answered. The conclusion summarises these elements and leaves open the discussion for further analysis.