CANNES REMAKES: The Fast Fashion of Film? – Jennifer Green comments

Cannes kicks off its inaugural one-day movie remakes market on Monday, with the intention of meeting media streamers’ ever-increasing demand for quick and disposable content. What seems like a juicy business opportunity for local talents also feels somewhat like cultural decimation, especially in this globalized day and age when massive numbers of consumers are used to carelessly discarding whatever trending fashion claims the moment. Why not revisit the originals, many of which are classics? Are remakes the fast fashion of film?

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