“Art is the closest we can come to understanding how a stranger really feels.”- Roger Ebert
It seems like it would be a monumental task to adapt "The Picture of Dorian Gray".Dorian Gray is stunningly beautiful; the entire plot revolves around that, but attractiveness is subjective. You need every single person watching to think that Dorian is attractive and I don't think there's any actor with the right looks. With the book, a person reads Oscar Wilde's descriptions and then creates their own image. You can't do that with a movie.
While it's not a faithful…
Very reminded of "Atonement". I was not surprised to learn that Ian McEwan is a fan of the novel version of "The Go-Between". The new edition has a quote blurb describing how much he loved the book when he read it as a teenager. I would also love to know if Joe Wright has seen this movie and/or read the book.
While "Atonement" is a very emotional affecting film, I found myself not as moved by "The Go-Between". It was…