One of my favorite movies is ICE CASTLES, an old movie from the late 70’s, I think. They’re just released a new version (just in time for the winter Olympics), and I watched it last night. I have to admit that this is a more family-friendly version, but it lacks the emotional depth of the original . . . I always cry buckets in the original, and I think I shed about two tears in the remake.
The writer in me wonders why the difference, and it wasn’t because I missed the swear words. It was because they cut a subplot that dealt with the extreme mental pressures involved in such high stakes competition . . . and as any writer knows, the higher the stakes, the more involving the story.
In any case, it’s still a fine film, and one you can show to your children (the new version). If you love ice skating, you ought to check out ICE CASTLES.