If you haven't seen the original Korean film "Oldboy" you definitely should! Of course, you all have heard my gripes before about how most Americans don't like to read subtitles. Again, you're missing out on great cinema and storytelling when you don't view foreign films. Whether you catch up with an old friend, or see the original for the first time it would be good to get on it because an American re-imagining of the film is coming out October 25 this year. This new vision is from the mind of the master himself, Spike Lee.
Now, I admit, I hate re-makes because I feel there is a reason that the film is being re-made which is... because the original did so well. However, when placed in the hands of an amazing director...I generally like seeing where they take the film. "Oldboy" is a gritty, visceral tale and it seems like the material was put in the right hands for someone to re-tell it. Spike is the reason I even thought it was possible for me to direct films and I've admired his work for a long time. So I look forward to seeing what he's cooked up! Anyone want to place a bet on where the signature dolly shot will be?