Friday, July 31, 2009

Trailer - Dorian Gray

This movie looks interesting, like it might have a decent fantasy/thriller vibe. Anyone read the original Oscar Wilde story it was based on?

12 comments:

JG said...

No, but I saw the original version with Angela Lansbury and George Sanders. I notice it's just called "Dorian Gray," not "The Portrait of Dorian Gray." Have they written out that particular plot point?

Harry Markov: daydream said...

I have read the book. It's perhaps my most favorite novel ever. I am excited about this movie. :) Thanks for the trailer. I think it will be a very different adaptation and angle from the actual book, but sounds awesome.

Rhiannon Hart said...

This looks halfway decent. I think they'll keep the portrait part of the story, but have just dropped it from the title because it sounds snappier.

Anonymous said...

It is one of my favorites. Does not seem too popular these days, but I have always loved Oscar Wilde. This movie has Colin Firth, always a plus.

Mishel said...

Thanks for posting this! I hadn't heard of it. I'll have to check out the original book though. The only reason I've heard of Dorian is because of The League of Extraordinary Gentleman, sad huh?

Stewart Sternberg said...

I read it. Of course. And it is essentially a 'think' piece, with theme being front and center. I'm sure they'll twist it, throw in some gratuitous action and sex, and mix in some ADHD Generational nonsense. What next? Charles Dickens in Space?

Yahzi said...

Dorian Gray was in a character in "League of Extraordinary Gentlemen." After the movie, my 12-year nephew asked what other stories the character was in.

I told him none - just one old short story.

He couldn't understand it. All of the characters he was used to were super-franchised, like "Harry Potter and the 7 novels of longishness."

Charles Gramlich said...

I saw this and it definitely looks interesting. I'll probably catch this one.

xalwaysdreamx said...

I've never read it (heard lots about the plot already), but that trailer has really intrigued me!

--Sharry

Karen said...

@Rhiannon
I think you're right, using just the name is shorter for the movie marquees.

Asara Dragoness said...

I'll have to watch that trailer when I get home. I read the original for school waaay back in the day. I still have it, actually, and had to let my sister-in-law borrow it after we watched the League of Extraordinary Gentlemen and I was the only one who knew who he was.

I'm with Stewart here, curious to see how badly "Hollywood" mauls the story to make it acceptable to today's moviegoing populace.

Daelith said...

This looks like it will be good. I have the book somewhere in my massive TBR pile. I really should read it before seeing the movie.