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By Adrienne McIlvaine, TWCC
It's always a risk when filmmakers try to update classic films for modern times -- some have succeeded while others fell short. Read on to see which reboots nailed it and which left us cold.
Scarface 1932 vs 1983
Sorry, Paul Muni, but there’s only one Tony Montana (or Camonte, in the 1932 version) and his name is Al Pacino. Howard Hawks and Richard Rosson earned critical acclaim for their violent 1932 film that chronicles the rise and fall of the cold-blooded gangster, but Brian de Palma’s gonzo version perfectly coincided with the glam and gratuitous excess of the coked-up 1980s. Pacino radiates paranoid charisma and Michelle Pfeiffer exudes Miami cool in an early career-defining role.
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