Criterion Prediction #113: Funny Games, by Alexander Miller

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  1. FictionIsntReal says:

    I’ve only seen his American remake. In what ways is it inferior to the original?

  2. Alexander Miller says:

    It’s been a while but one issue is its existence; it’s hard to get over the “this movie exists because people don’t like to read subtitles”. The cast is great with Michael Pitt, Naomi Watts and Tim Roth but it felt like a shot-for-shot remake of the original; since I had watched the 1997 version first it felt redundant to watch it over again. However if the tables were turned I might admire the 2007 version more, so I guess part of it is influence/preference, but at the end of the day the Haneke’s original has more staying power. Michael Pitt does some great work in the later though. Thanks for reading !

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