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Remake

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In cinema, a remake is a work that has the same story, and often the same title, as a work that was made earlier. The term is generally used in reference to a movie which uses an earlier one as the main source material, rather than in reference to a second, later movie based on the same source. For example, 2001's Ocean's Eleven is a remake of the 1960 film, while 1989's Batman is a re-interpretation of the comic book source material which also inspired the 1966 movie. In the history of cinema, remakes have generally been considered inferior to the earlier versions by film critics and cinema-goers alike, but there have been memorable exceptions to that generalization. See the list of film remakes for examples.

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