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One Damned Call Film Analysis

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One Missed Call by the French director Eric Valette was one of the most known films in the early 2000’s. Mostly known for the incredible thrill it gave audiences, but not a lot of people are aware that this 2008 film was a remake of a 2003 Japanese film One Missed Call by Takashi Miike. This is mostly because the original was Japanese and the remake is an American film, but if you took the two films and put them right beside each other and not taking the actors in consideration they are almost exactly the same. So why did Eric Valette remake the film?
When it comes to the casting, many things are the same just as they are different. In the Japanese take, the characters are more distant from each other. They produce last minute friendship.
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Valette took Miike’s film and made it into his own by trying to relate to modern culture. When I asked my peers if they heard the film, they only recognised the remake. I noticed in the remake, and maybe this is just because of the technology change, but the coloring was completely different. Miike used mostly greens, whites, and reds. Valette didn 't have a color pattern. Also, Valette rearranged certain parts from the original, in the original you didn 't know about any children till towards the end. When we watch our remake, the first scene is of a little girl in a burning building, talk about foreshadowing. One important change that I noticed is that Miike did not have a scene in the beginning of the film of a girl drowning, but Valette did in fact have that…show more content…
Miike’s 2003 film, had more of an old, rustic feel to it, maybe that was the way it was produced or maybe they did not have as good of equipment as the 2008 film. I did notice a lot of the directing, in the sense of the camera placement and the angles were much different. In the 2008 version, the scene where the third friend tries to get the TV show to ‘get the demon out of her’, we see that the camera is more focused on her than her surroundings. In the 2003 film, the camera was focused on her and her surroundings. The statues don 't make faces and move when our actress looks at them, she sees the killer when no one else can. All of this still does not explain why Valette remade One Missed Call. What is the only difference between the two films, besides the directing? One film was made in 2003, the other in 2008? There were completely different directors? Not even that, the answer is simple, Americans are lazy. When Takashi Miike filmed One Missed Call, he did it in japan with Japanese actors. Instead of Americans putting on subtitles, we just remade a whole new
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