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Hollywood has been remaking Japanese films for decades, but now Hollywood studios — as part of a worldwide strategy to boost box office in overseas markets — are starting to remake their own films for Japan, with Japanese talent.

One example is “Sideways,” the 2004 Alexander Payne film about a failed writer and fussy oenophile who finds love in California’s wine country. The 2009 Japanese remake kept the title, but otherwise adapted the original for local tastes, while rounding off the hero’s prickly — and interesting — edges.

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