Saturday, January 29, 2005

American Remakes

test screening of HITCHHIKER'S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY "...Speaking of Trillian, needless to say, the arc of her and Arthur falling for each other felt really out of place and was entirely gratuitous."

Reminds me of the following:
* Red Dwarf USA or White Dwarf.
* Office remake 'a flop' ""Daniels makes the same mistake that Coupling did by basically copying the original so much that you might as well just ignore this and buy the DVDs from BBC Video.".
* American market adapts British TV for new audience "Even from the start, the show faced changes by crossing the Atlantic. Some of the spicier sex jokes were cut, and the half-hour episodes were shortened eight minutes to inject commercials."
* Faulty Towers "John Cleese was a bit baffled with the Amanda's: "I asked the American company how the adaptation was looking, and they told me `It's looking good - we've only made one change.' They wrote out Basil Fawlty, which I found incomprehensible.""

A list of remakes here. Doesn't look like they've attempted Press Gang, yet.
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