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Added by Elfflame on 27 Jun 2008 07:43
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Taming of the Shrew in a modern Seattle High School. A great translation.
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Oliver Twist in Modern day with Music.
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Clueless (1995)
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Not the original pair, but the nephew of the original and his new partner. I like this take on the idea. Not really a remake, but more a sequel. It's a good way to go about the remake idea.
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Enchanted (2007)
A truly modern-day fairy tale.
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A new, more realistic version of Cinderella.
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Frankenweenie (1984)
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Hamlet (2000)
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What if Peter Pan finally did grow up? What sort of adult would he be?
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I, Robot (2004)
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Monty Python does Lewis Carroll.
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Maqbool (2003)
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Mary Reilly (1996)
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Most Zorro stories these days start with an heir taking over the Zorro name, but this did it in an intriguing way by making the "heir" not only someone unrelated to the original, but also rather a clutz at first.
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King Arthur and the Knights search for the Holy Grail...sort of. Monty Python takes on Arthurian times and legends.
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The rediculousness of the Christ tale, as told by Monty Python.
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Omkara (2006)
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The traditional Robin Hood tale, but portrayed by animals.

An interesting side-note here. For a bit of time in the medieval ages, there were a set of animal stories that were extremely popular among the common folk, and the main character was a fox. So this movie is almost a blending of the two ideas, in a way.
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The language was Shakespeare, but the setting was pure modern-day. Baz Luhrmann did an excellent job translating the Shakespearean English in a way that even modern-day teenagers could take interest in.
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Hamlet as told from the POV from Rosencratz and Guildenstern. An incredible and hilarious take on what happens to characters of a play when they're not "onstage."
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A list of movies where the story is well-known and shown from a new point of view, or in a new setting, or otherwise provides new details to the story that existed before.

Fairy tales with a new twist.
Shakespeare's tales told in a new way.
A remake that adds a new twist to the original story.

Any ideas welcome.

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