Split Screen Podcast: Episode 01 – The Remake Of ‘Memento’
Episode 2 of the Split Screen Podcast kicks things off with another Hollywood to Bollywood remake. ‘Memento‘, a revolutionary movie which launched the career of one of the most prolific directors in Hollywood today, was remade into ‘Ghajini’, a superficially commercial Bollywood movie that angers both myself and Kathy to no end! Listen on for our angry rants, and be sure to leave us your comments, disagreements and soothing words to suppress our rage below or on Social Media.
If you’re not sure about what this podcast is about, here’s a refresher:
The Split Screen Podcast will compare and analyze movies that are adaptations of other works, directly with the source material that they were inspired by. The goal is to essentially determine how good or bad the adaptations were and, most excitingly, going off on long winded, expletive laced rants when they’re bad. The realm of these films contain adaptions of novels, comic books, other films or TV shows, or any other movies that were directly inspired by another piece of work. Split Screen will also introduce the world to a mother load of Indian, a.k.a., Bollywood movies that were ‘inspired’ by classic and cult films of Hollywood and other film industries, sometimes with hilarious cinematic results!
Kathy Gibson from Access Bollywood joins me once again to put into perspective both films and discuss how the classic ‘Memento‘ was remade into Bollywood’s ‘Ghajini‘, and which movie ultimately stays the most memorable for the audience. (pun, very much intended!)
- Who is Christopher Nolan?
- How ‘Memento‘ was made reflects the thought process of the main character.
- The Director of ‘Ghajini’ in no way credits Nolan for ‘Memento‘, instead attributes idea to coincidence.
- Aamir Khan grunts, a lot!
- Why does every character in South Indian movies have super strength?!
- Bollywood characters reflect a audience’s desire of chasing perfection.
- Ways in which ‘Ghajini‘ improves upon ‘Memento‘.
- Kathy’s Review of ‘Ghajini’
- My written analysis of ‘Memento & ‘Ghajini’ here.
Just like ‘Empire Strikes Back’ was the greatest movie of the original ‘Star Wars’ trilogy, thus is this, our second episode. In the next episode, Kathy and I get raving with another pair of movies in the third episode of the beginning of the Split Screen Podcast. ‘Return Of The Jedi’ was also amazing, and so shall the third episode be! All three episodes are available for download on iTunes and other services right now.
In the next episode, Kathy and I discuss how Bollywood superstar Hrithik Roshan in wants to be Tom Cruise, and may actually succeed to some degree, especially without all the craziness.
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