Though I enjoyed the original film that was made by Brian DePalma, who I always felt was a modern-day Hitchcock. I really enjoyed this new movie about Carrie. Movies have been remade since their invention. And why not? I like watching how other directors handle the source material. This new take on the novel was very good and very close to the novel except for the more upbeat ending--which I appreciated because the ending of the book always bothered me. The direction and camera work in the new Carrie is refreshing, real, and very atmospheric. The hazy light in study hall, the greenness of the institutional lights in the interview room, the shadows and light in Carrie's house, the surreal use of blue-screen backgrounds all contribute to make this film play like an odd bad dream. Angela Bettis was remarkable in her portrayal of Carrie. Many folks complained that the other characters were played all wrong--well, that is wrong! And you would know that if you read the novel. Far more improved on the original was the relationship between Chris and Billy. The acting in this movie is excellent and the young cast is very talented. Being a miniseries, there was more time to flesh out characters and actually do the some of the scenes that DePalma wanted to do back in the 70's but couldn't do to time constrants and hasseling from the studio. I bought this DVD and I have it next to the DePalma movie on the shelf. My only complaint is that there were no extra features other than ads for upcoming movies. I even liked the music.