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Watch This Side-by-Side Comparison of 25 Films and Their Remakes

Movie remakes and reboots have become the norm in Hollywood, with every existing property, it seems, becoming fair game for a do-over—regardless of its previous success or failure. (See: Josh Trank's Fantastic Four.) The video above by Barcelona-based filmmaker Jaume R. Lloret creates a visual dialogue about the remake trend by placing scenes from the original films side-by-side with their remakes, revealing the similarities and differences between the two, without making judgments as to which is better.

The supercut features 50 films from the past 56 years, with several genres represented. There are shot-for-shot remakes like Gus Van Sant’s Psycho (1998) and Michael Haneke’s Funny Games (2007), remakes that share a title but deviate from the original story like David Cronenberg’s The Fly (1986), and a couple of head-scratchers that fans of the originals are still angry about. It's impossible to fully appreciate which elements the remakes borrowed from the original films, because this video only includes a few seconds of each film. But it does work as an interesting jumping off point to go back and watch the pairings to compare and contrast.

Obvious differences can be seen in some of the short snippets, like the switch from a male to a female protagonist in Evil Dead (2013). But the more subtle differences are in the way scenes are framed and how dialogue is altered, which requires seeing the films in their entirety. Lloret includes a few obscure selections, and a couple of films that some viewers may not recognize as remakes, like Martin Scorsese's Oscar-winning The Departed (2006), which was a remake of the Chinese crime-thriller Infernal Affairs (2002), or Terry Gilliam's 12 Monkeys (1995), which was based on Chris Marker's short film, La Jetée (1962).

Watch the supercut above to see some of the choices the remake directors made, as well as the choices that Lloret made as an editor in putting this piece together.

[h/t Hypebeast]

Banner image via Jaume R. Lloret on Vimeo

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The Most Searched Shows on Netflix in 2017, By State

Orange is the New Black is the new black, at least as far as Netflix viewers are concerned. The women-in-prison dramedy may have premiered in 2013, but it’s still got viewers hooked. Just as they did in 2017, HighSpeedInternet.com took a deep dive into Netflix analytics using Google Trends to find out which shows people in each state were searching Netflix for throughout the year. While there was a little bit of crossover between 2016 and 2017, new series like American Vandal and Mindhunter gave viewers a host of new content. But that didn’t stop Orange is the New Black from dominating the map; it was the most searched show in 15 states.

Coming in at a faraway second place was American Vandal, a new true crime satire that captured the attention of five states (Illinois, Kansas, Massachusetts, Minnesota, and Wisconsin). Even more impressive is the fact that the series premiered in mid-September, meaning that it found a large and rabid audience in a very short amount of time.

Folks in Alaska, Colorado, and Oregon were all destined to be disappointed; Star Trek: Discovery was the most searched-for series in each of these states, but it’s not yet available on Netflix in America (you’ve got to get CBS All Access for that, folks). Fourteen states broke the mold a bit with shows that were unique to their state only; this included Big Mouth in Delaware, The Keepers in Maryland, The OA in Pennsylvania, GLOW in Rhode Island, and Black Mirror in Hawaii.

Check out the map above to see if your favorite Netflix binge-watch matches up with your neighbors'. For more detailed findings, visit HighSpeedInternet.com.

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Monthly Internet Costs in Every Country

Thanks to the internet, people around the world can conduct global research, trade tips, and find faraway friends without ever leaving their couch. Not everyone pays the same price for these digital privileges, though, according to new data visualizations spotted by Thrillist.

To compare internet user prices in each country, cost information site HowMuch.net created a series of maps. The data comes courtesy of English market research consultancy BDRC and Cable.co.uk, which teamed up to analyze 3351 broadband packages in 196 nations between August 18, 2017 and October 12, 2017.

In the U.S., for example, the average cost for internet service is $66 per month. That’s substantially more than what browsers pay in neighboring Mexico ($27) and Canada ($55). Still, we don’t have it bad compared to either Namibia or Burkina Faso, where users shell out a staggering $464 and $924, respectively, for monthly broadband access. In fact, internet in the U.S. is far cheaper than what residents in 113 countries pay, including those in Saudi Arabia ($84), Indonesia ($72), and Greenland ($84).

On average, internet costs in Asia and Russia tend to be among the lowest, while access is prohibitively expensive in sub-Saharan Africa and in certain parts of Oceania. As for the world’s cheapest internet, you’ll find it in Ukraine and Iran.

Check out the maps below for more broadband insights, or view HowMuch.net’s full findings here.

Map of Internet costs in each country created by information site HowMuch.net.
HowMuch.net

Map of Internet costs in each country created by information site HowMuch.net.
HowMuch.net

Map of Internet costs in each country created by information site HowMuch.net.
HowMuch.net

Map of Internet costs in each country created by information site HowMuch.net.
HowMuch.net

Map of Internet costs in each country created by information site HowMuch.net.
HowMuch.net

[h/t Thrillist]

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