Why Spielberg Traded Cape Fear To Scorsese For Schindler’s List

“Schindler’s List” won Steven Spielberg his first Academy Award for Best Director, and it’s hard to imagine anyone else helming the film.

Cape Fear” is a little different in that Martin Scorsese’s 1991 version is a remake of a 1962 thriller directed by J.

Lee Thompson.

Scorsese reused the score by Bernard Herrmann and reused actors like Robert Mitchum and Gregory Peck. We don’t have to imagine what it would be like for someone other than him to helm “Cape Fear,” because someone else already did.However, if things had gone differently, we could have seen Scorsese direct “Schindler’s List” and Spielberg tackle the “Cape Fear” remake….The post Why Spielberg Traded Cape Fear to Scorsese For Schindler’s List appeared first on /Film.

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