PS: Favorite Oscars Déjà Vu Best Picture Movie?

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The nomination of A Star Is Born (2018) in the Oscars 2019 Best Picture category bumps the total sets of same story Best Picture movies to seven. A notable mark for an award ceremony that over ninety-one years has demonstrated an aversion to reboots, remakes and sequels.

Which of these Oscar nominees that triggers a déjà vu* feeling is your favorite Best Picture retelling?  *same story movie sets based the on the same original source material or a revised version

See the list of Oscars stories twice nominated for Best Picture here: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls032428479/


Les Misérables 2012 | Déjà Vu Best Picture Nominee
Original Best Picture Nominee: Les Misérables (1935)

West Side Story 1961 | Romeo and Juliet Déjà Vu Best Picture Nominee
Original Best Picture Nominee: Romeo and Juliet (1936)
 Alternate Best Picture Déjà Vu: Romeo and Juliet (1968)

A Star Is Born 2018 | Déjà Vu Best Picture Nominee
Original Best Picture Nominee: A Star Is Born (1937)

My Fair Lady 1964 | Déjà Vu Best Picture Nominee
Original Best Picture Nominee: Pygmalion (1938)

Cleopatra 1963 | Déjà Vu Best Picture Nominee
Original Best Picture Nominee: Cleopatra (1934)

Heaven Can Wait 1978 | Déjà Vu Best Picture Nominee
Original Best Picture Nominee: Here Comes Mr. Jordan (1941)

Mutiny on the Bounty 1962 | Déjà Vu Best Picture Nominee
Original Best Picture Nominee: Mutiny on the Bounty (1935)
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West Side Story
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I like that remake too, nice spin on the classic.

West Side Story 1961 | Romeo and Juliet Déjà Vu Best Picture Nominee
Original Best Picture Nominee: Romeo and Juliet (1936)
 Alternate Best Picture Déjà Vu: Romeo and Juliet (1968)
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West Side Story because it's a classic by itself, you don't even need to judge how great it is by comparison to Shakespeare's play... and it's one of the all-time greatest musicals.

I loved A Star is Born, but now that the Oscar frenzy is over, I'm not sure whether the film will stand the test of time or will just be a gem of the 2010s, I'm glad for its success but then again, it was a directorial debut and a star-making role, so it's not like Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga had jeopardized everything in this film, they had more to win than to lose... Cooper, as an actor, knew how to inject great "acting" moments and Gaga and her teams knew how to make Oscar-worthy song, so the film worked well because it was well done but not that transcending... the hardest part was over with the "skeleton" of the original story.
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I think this is the same A Star Is Born (2018) vs. A Star Is Born (1976) vs. A Star Is Born (1954) vs  A Star Is Born (1937) type of conversation as our recent discussion  on Point of No Return (1993) vs, La Femme Nikita (1990). All these films are great, I just think they were made in different times and for different audiences who tastes differs. Just like A Star is Born are reflective of the time periods they were for, I think the two Nikita versions are reflective of the differing tastes of European and American audiences. I agree with your comments, I lthink the shine will wear off for A Star Is Born (2018), I think it was a great re-interpretation, but always thought it was over-hyped, especially a couple months back when the experts were projecting an Oscar sweep.
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