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"The Good Thief" - a remake of "Bob le flambeur" by Neil Jordan

PostPosted: Thu Oct 03, 2002 4:32 am
by bigpoppa_2059
I read that Neil Jordan's new film "The Good Thief", is a remake of Jean Pierre Mellville's wonderful 1956 thriller "Bob Le Flambeur", with Nick Nolte playing the role of Bob. Now while Jordan is obviously a great director ("The Crying Game" was one of the best films of the 90's), what are your opinions on remaking such a classic film? I mean, along with the films of Agnes Varda and Roger Vadim, Melville's films (particularly this one) paved the way for the French New Wave. Should such a masterpiece be remade?