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May 3! Episode 8 of Delibero and Reed Presents . . . Take 2 (and 3 and 4 and 5, etc.): Cinematic Redos Galore

On Friday, May 3, Linda DeLibero – Director, Film and Media Studies, Johns Hopkins University – and Christopher Llewellyn Reed – Chair of Film/Video at Stevenson University – will appear – yet again, once more, in Episode 8 of their ongoing collaboration – on Midday with Dan Rodricks on WYPR 88.1FM, Baltimore’s NPR News Station, during the second hour, 1-2pm, to discuss – right before the summer blockbuster season really begins – the history of Hollywood do-overs. Ah, Sequels, Prequels, Remakes and Reboots . . . some are great, while others, not so much. For every Aliens, Terminator 2 and Star Trek IV there is a Temple of Doom and a Phantom Menace. For every Godfather: Part II, there is a Godfather: Part III. For every Thomas Crown Affair, 3:10 to Yuma and Italian Job, there is a Total Recall or a Guess Who. And let’s not even try talking about the plethora of foreign films that have have been remade in America (most not so good). What about the directors, like Cecil B. Demille, who remade their own previous work, such as he did with The Ten Commandments? On the day that Iron Man 3 opens, and one week before the new version of The Great Gatsby opens, we’ll discuss this recycling phenomenon, when it works, and when it doesn’t, just in time for you to get ready for a summer filled with Star Trek Into Darkness, Fast & Furious 6, The Hangover: Part III, Much Ado About Nothing, Man of Steel, The Lone Ranger, and The Wolverine. Do you have a favorite sequel/prequel/remake/reboot? If so, add a comment to this blog post, and tune in on May 3 @ 1! If you can’t listen locally, you can live-stream the podcast here: http://www.wypr.org/listen-live And you can always download the podcast afterwards, either via iTunes or the Midday page: http://www.wypr.org/stationprogram/midday Enjoy the show!*

*Missed the show? Check out the podcast: Midday with Dan Rodricks: 2013.05.03_Remakes and Sequels