Rushed and missing the little things that made the original so good.
Otto Preminger's film "Laura" is considered by many classic movie fans to be a classic. There is a lot to love about the film...particularly Clifton Webb's and Dana Andrews' performances and well as the overall creepy mood. A little over a decade later, the story was remade for television and a one-hour timeslot. In hindsight, while enjoyable, I don't think they should have bothered. Why? Because the original is so very good and the remake in no way improves on the story and in most ways is disappointing. The biggest problem is the pacing. To squeeze it into the time slot, it sure seems as if the actors are talking quickly. Additionally, too many scenes were rushed and there isn't much sense of dread or suspense. Overall, watchable but a disappointment nonetheless.
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