Old vs New, Which Peter Wins?
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Funny Games, starring Tim Roth and Naomi Watts, is a 2007 psychological thriller based on a 1997 Austrian film of the same name. Roth and Watts play a married couple, George and Ann Farber, TV savings, who visit their lake house for some rest and relaxation. Their son Georgie and their dog are also with them. We soon learn only terror is in store with the family when strangers show up requesting eggs and then begin messing with them for fun. The strangers break George’s leg, destroy their cell phones and kill their dog. They hold the family hostage and force them to play sadistic games under threats of violence and death. The are tortured and terrorized while their captures take joy in their fear and pain. Georgie tries to flee and is killed. George and Ann fight through their grief and try to fight their way free. George is killed in the process. An unconscious Ann is thrown in the middle of the lake to drown. The movie ends with the two psychopaths knocking on the door of another family’s lake house asking for eggs, presumably to restart the cycle of violence and murder. This movie is not for the faint of heart!

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August 1st

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Paul The Original And Paul The Remake
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When a foreign film is remade, it’s frequently a red light for movie goers. But they need not have these concerns in the case of Funny Games since both the original 1997 Austrian film and the 2007 American remake were written and directed by Michael Haneke.

Both films follow the same plot of a middle class family being terrorized by two psychotic young men. One of the strengths of Haneke is how he works with his actors and helps them to put their own personalities into their roles. This is true in the case

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June 17th

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George For George, Who Was Best?
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Funny Games is an extremely popular film that was remade in the year 2007 with a cast of major Hollywood actors. In this incarnation of the story, Tim Roth takes the main role of George. Since Funny Games received an update for a modern audience, it is safe to mention that Roth makes several changes in regards to the attitude of the character he portrays. Fans from all over the globe responded with mixed feelings about the job he did in the film.

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April 23rd

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The cast of the Funny Games remake
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Funny Games is the 2007 English language remake of a 1997 movie of the same name. It tells the story of two seemingly well-educated brothers who wreak murderous havoc on a family who have just arrived at an idyllic vacation home. The main characters are played by Naomi Watts, Tim Roth, Michael Pitt and Brady Corbet.

Naomi Watts is an English actress who played the role of Ann. She moved to Australia from England at age 14 after her father passed away. She began taking acting classes shortly after arriving there and soon after met her lifelong friend Nicole Kidman. She had a number of movie roles spanning the late 80s and early 90s, but she finally got her big break in David Lynch’s Mulholland Drive. Her roles in The Ring and The Ring 2 validated her as a Hollywood success, and that led to her being cast in critically acclaimed movies such as King Kong and Eastern Promises. Watts has been nominated for two Oscars.

George is played by Tim Roth, an English actor who was born in 1961. Roth developed his penchant for imitating accents at a young age when he spoke in a cockney accent to fit it better at school. His ability to speak in various American English dialects has led to his being cast in a large number of feature films. His first big hit in America was in Quentin Tarantino’s 1992 classic, Reservoir Dogs, a movie shown on popular TV channels often. Check out directstartv.com if you haven’t seen it yet. That success led to other big roles in Tarantino’s Pulp Fiction and the collaborative Four Rooms.

Michael Pitt played Paul, the brother who was the brains behind the operation. Before Funny Games, Pitt played a minor recurring role on Dawson’s Creek and appeared in such films as Delirious, The Hawk is Dying and Last Days, in which he played a role that was reminiscent of Kurt Cobain.

Brady Corbet starred as Peter, the younger brother. Corbet had previously appeared in several seasons of 24 and previously made his feature film debut in the 2003 film, Thirteen.

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March 9th

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Who Was The Better Ann Farber?
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The film Funny Games (2007 remake) is great thriller to enjoy. There was an original made back in 1997. This film was considered Australian while the remake is not. One if the other differences are the actors. There are not many other differences from the original and the remake.

This film is about a family who takes a trip to their lake house. While getting settled in, the neighbors decide to come over and request some eggs. They then return not to long later asking for more. When Ann

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October 19th

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What Changed For The Remake of The Funny Games?
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Funny Games is a 1997 Austrian psychological thriller. It was remade for United States audiences in 2007 with the same name. Both were directed by Michael Haneke. So what changed for the remake of Funny Games?

There were basically no changes. The 2007 version is a shot-by-shot remake of the original. The only differences are the actors, setting and language. The original film was set at a German lake house, while the newer version

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October 15th

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Was The Original The Better Movie?
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Funny Games was centered around a young family that were vacationing at their lake house. What the young family didn’t realize is that their vacation home was the next stop for two sadistic men. The family winds up being held against their will forced to take part in sadistic games that the two men came up with for their amusement.

Funny Games first was produced in 1997 by Haneke. The movie was made in German, but had an audience for

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October 13th

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The Original Movie – Funny Games 1997
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After seeing a creepy psychological thriller recently, I was curious to watch the the original movie – Funny Games, 1997. This Austrian version was made ten years before the US release. Both were directed by Michael Haneke.

The two films are virtually identical. The actors, language and location are different. Everything else is the same. The 2007 version is a shot-by-shot remake of the 1997 film.

George and Ann visit their lake house with their son, Georgie, and their dog. Two strangers show up at the door asking for eggs. The strangers begin making mischief,

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October 10th

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A Summary Of The Funny Games
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Funny Games, starring Tim Roth and Naomi Watts, is a 2007 psychological thriller based on a 1997 Austrian film of the same name. Roth and Watts play a married couple, George and Ann Farber, who visit their lake house for some rest and relaxation. Their son Georgie and their dog are also with them.

We soon learn only terror is in store with the family when strangers show up requesting eggs and then begin messing with them for fun. The strangers break George’s leg, destroy their cell phones and kill their dog.

They hold

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