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Original Fame director blasts remake

07 October 2009

Sir Alan Parker, director of the original Fame movie, is not a fan of the recent remake.

The British director helmed the much loved original in 1980, and the remake's director - Kevin Tancharoen - recently revealed that he had Parker's blessing to make the movie. However, Parker insists that isn't the case.

He told the Telegraph, "I have never had a single phone call from anyone - the studio, the producers - about the remake. No-one spoke to me about it. To say so is absolute nonsense.

"Because the copyright is owned by the studio, as with almost all American feature films, they can do a remake like this. It's extremely galling. There is no other area of the arts where you can do that.

"It's a bit like being mugged."

Parker wasn't the only one who wasn't a fan of the new movie, it was also savaged by critics.

Source: Yahoo! Movies