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Vietnamese literary film adaptations fail

The tragic level of box office receipts of most films adapted from books is examined by film critic Nguyen Phong Viet. Low gross income doesn’t necessarily reflect a movie’s true value. However, around 90% of low-end movies obviously only attract a limited audience. Many recent low-box-office films involved screenplays adapted, borrowed or inspired by renowned […]

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10 best Jane Eyre movie adaptations, ranked

Charlotte Brontë’s most popular work, Jane Eyre, published in 1847, has been adapted many times and in many ways. The novel’s discussion of Christianity, social class, feminism and romance caused ripples during its publication that have lasted until today. RELATED: 10 Underrated Vintage TV Shows & Dramas, Ranked Although set in Victorian England, the story […]

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Hubble, Bubble, Toil, and the problem with Macbeth’s film adaptations

Toshiro Mifune in “The Blood Throne” by Akira Kurosawa twitter.com/the_proud_rebel I’m starting to think I have a Macbeth problem. Over the past three years or so I have watched at least twelve different adaptations of the Scottish play, and with Joel Coen’s play Macbeth’s tragedy on the horizon I don’t see myself stopping anytime soon. […]

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10 best non-English Shakespeare movie adaptations

When it comes to classical English literature, William Shakespeare’s plays remain the ultimate classics. The bard’s contributions to the English language are invaluable, considering his plays, poems, and the many words and phrases he coined. But over the years, many non-English speaking countries have incorporated Shakespeare into popular culture through cinema. RELATED: 10 Best Shakespeare […]

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10 film adaptations that have nothing to do with their source

Adaptations can always be a hit or miss with the audience. Sometimes the adaptation skyrockets, exceeding audience expectations while embodying the identity of the source. Other times, he falters and lets the audience down, berating everything that made the source material so great. Of course, it all depends on the source. RELATED: 10 Terrifyingly Frustrating […]

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10 Junji Ito Short Stories That Deserve Their Own Film Adaptations

Whether or not someone is familiar with Junji Ito’s work, anyone even vaguely familiar with J-horror and manga has likely encountered horror /ero-guro grotesque collection of non-conformist. Often dealing with cosmic and ancestral themes of doom and bodily horror like David Cronenberg, Ari Aster or John Carpenter, Ito’s stories are full of uncomfortable pages; they […]

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10 terribly frustrating novel movie adaptations that really should have been good

Usually book fans are excited to hear when their favorite novel is about to hit the big screen. Their beloved story receives visuals and sounds that stay with audiences forever after seeing it come to life. But also, the incarnation of the characters by well-known or aspiring actors is a huge thing to look forward […]