Filmdom's epic copycats

Two indie documentaries look at the art of copying - sometimes wholesale - in cinema.

IF done for the right reasons, there is no shame in copying as two upcoming documentaries explore this cinematic "crime".

Remake, Remix, Rip-Off looks at how Turkish cinema "borrowed" extensively and liberally from Hollywood and became a movie-making capital; while Raiders! focuses on three childhood friends who got the thumbs-up from Steven Spielberg when he found out they were reuniting a quarter of a century later to finish a shot-for-shot remake of his Indiana Jones classic Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981).

Both documentaries will get a one-off screening at the Singapore Cult and Underground Film Festival (SCUFF), organised by alternative cinema collective SCUM (Society for Cult & Underground...

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