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Six Degrees Movie Game #8: The Remake Always Rings Twice

by Dave Umbricht

I’ve been thinking about Jessica Lange.

She may be the remake queen.  She played Fay Wray’s part in the 70’s version of King Kong, was in Cape Fear and did TV movies of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Streetcar Named Desire, Sybil, and Grey Gardens.

So in honor of this, let’s use one more remake she made and go from when the Postman rang once with John Garfield (an actor you should seek out if you don’t know him) to when Jessica made him ring a second time with Jack Nicholson.

I look forward to seeing your trails in the comment section below.

Jessica Lange

Jessica Lange


John Garfield

John Garfield


About Dave Umbricht

Dave Umbricht is a self proclaimed "guy who knows a couple of things". However, he has never claimed to know them well. Genetically predisposed to love movies, at age ten he felt really cool being the only fourth grader who knew of the film "My Dinner with Andre", thanks to Siskel & Ebert. For the next twenty years he pretended to have seen the movie until he finally watched it at age 28 and understood what all the fuss was about. He attempted to watch all of the films on Ebert's Great Movies list by age 40. He failed.

4 comments for “Six Degrees Movie Game #8: The Remake Always Rings Twice

  1. May 13, 2011 at 7:50 am

    Wow! Trying to connect the two POSTMAN films wasn’t easy, but this is what I came up with:

    John Garfield was in THE POSTMAN ALWAYS RINGS TWICE with Lana Turner, who co-starred with John Gavin in IMITATION FOR LIFE. John Gavin played the boyfriend in PSYCHO, which also starred Martin Balsam. Balsam played the judge in Scorsese’s remake of CAPE FEAR, which co starred Jessica Lange, who starred in the remake of THE POSTMAN ALWAYS RINGS TWICE.

    • May 16, 2011 at 7:04 am

      Well played yet again! You are most definitely THE MAN at this game. 🙂

  2. May 13, 2011 at 7:54 am

    Sorry, I’m an idiot. The title is Imitation OF Life, NOT Imitation For Life.

    • May 16, 2011 at 7:05 am

      No, that doesn’t make you an idiot, especially when you consider the millions that have never heard of the film, regardless of how you wrote it! 🙂

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