Make It Again, Sam - A Survey of Movie Remakes (paperback)
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Make It Again, Sam - A Survey of Movie Remakes (paperback)

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Make It Again, Sam - A Survey of Movie Remakes

by Michael B. Druxman

8.5” x 11” size

286 pages

ISBN 9798887714233


In his latest book, Make It Again, Sam, author and film historian Michael B. Druxman examines the history of movie remakes, offering a look into the success or failure of filmmakers attempting to equal or even surpass the entertainment value or cultural significance of the original.

While numerous films have been remade to varying degrees of critical and commercial success, Druxman focuses on select titles, specifically theatrical releases originated from literary sources.  Inside these pages you’ll discover such much-filmed classics as Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, The Phantom of the Opera and lesser-known films that have seen re-titled remakes such as An American Tragedy (A Place in the Sun) and Red Dust (Mogambo). Other films covered include Mutiny on the Bounty, Goodbye, Mr. Chips and the various versions of The Maltese Falcon.

The films discussed in this volume involve both the silent and talking years of cinema, including sound remakes of silent films, such as the Biblical epics Ben-Hur and The Ten Commandments. Druxman offers not a scholarly analysis but an informative yet entertaining study and reference guide of the movies chosen, with production history, filmography, and critical reviews of the time. An ideal read for movie fans interested in “just the facts.”

Make It Again, Sam is generously illustrated with photographs and features a comprehensive listing of more than 500 well-known literary properties translated into multiple film adaptations.