Cross-Cultural Remakes

Have you noticed that some films exist more than one time? This episode of Cinema Europe is all about remakes. It’s about what types of remakes there are, why they are produced and how they are perceived. The films Plain Soleil (1960) and The Talented Mr. Ripley (1997) are examined and compared in more detail.


Look forward to an exciting comparison and turn on the radio on Thursday, 15th February at 10am on 104.8fm and on stream!



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  • Constantine Verevis (2006) Film Remakes. Edinburgh University Press
  • Alejandro Pardo (2007) The Europe-Hollywood Coopetition: Cooperation and Competition in the Global Film Industry. Number Eight
  • Eduard Cuelenaere, Stijn Joye & Gertjan Willems (2011) Reframing the remake: Dutch-Flemish monolingual remakes and their theoretical and conceptual implications. International Journal of Cultural Studies. 15(1):85
  • Anna McLeish (2003) To Recycle is to Author is to Create is to Recycle. A Thesis in the MelHoppenheim School of Cinema. Retained from:
  • Michael Harney (2002) Economy and Aesthetics in American Remakes of French Films. As printed inDead Ringers- The Remake in Theory and Practice.Edited by Jennifer Forrest and Leonard Koos. State University of New York Press
  • Purple Noon (2022) In Wikipedia.
  • The Talented Mr. Ripley (film) (2022) InWikipedia.


  • The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999)
  • Plein Solail (1960)