11 defining moments of Spike Lee's remake of 'Oldboy'

November 27, 2013 5:37 AM

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11 defining moments of Spike Lee's remake of 'Oldboy'

New Delhi: Nobody ever accused Spike Lee of an overabundance of subtlety. He's an unapologetically bold filmmaker, one who hasn't shied away from using a tattered American flag or a 'Dead End' sign as hard-to-miss metaphors. But this also works to his benefit: Lee's films rarely fail to leave an impression.

So that Lee would take on a remake - or 'reinterpretation,' as he calls it - of Park Chan-wook's grotesque revenge melodrama 'Oldboy' is perhaps fitting. He's one of few filmmakers who would take the original's famous, lengthy tracking shot of a hammer-wielding beat-down of a hallway of bad guys, an...

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