• Jan 8, 2018 5:00 pm
  • 49:05 mins

Amanda Klein is an Associate Professor in film history, theory, and aesthetics at East Carolina University. She co-authored Cycles, Sequels, Spin-offs, Remakes, and Reboots: Multiplicities in Film and Television. Disney recently announced a line-up of live-action films that include: The Jungle Book, Beauty and the Beast, Pinocchio, and the Sword in the Stone. Many of these will be re-makes of the originals, much like Cinderella in 2015. A number of sequels are also coming up this year. The number of sequels and remakes begs the question, “Where has originality gone?” Dr. Klein explains why sequels are good and bad.

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