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Films based on the great works of literature.  In many cases the films have become a classic in their own right!

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  • Persuasion
    by Professor G on September 16, 2015 at 6:35 AM
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    (2007) Jane Austen. Royal Navy captain Wentworth was haughtily turned down eight years ago as suitor of pompous baronet Sir Walter Elliot's daughter Anne, despite true love. Now he visits their former seaside country estate, rented by his brother-in-law, admiral Croft, so the financially stressed baronet can afford a fashionable, cheaper residence in trendy Bath. First the former lovers meet again on the estate, where they feel vibes again, but neither dares admit them until it seems too late. Yet the truth becomes clear, both have moved, but meet again in Bath.

  • Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde
    by Professor G on April 18, 2015 at 1:58 PM
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    (2003) Dr. Jekyll faces horrible consequences when he lets his dark side run wild with a potion that changes him into the animalistic Mr. Hyde.

  • David Copperfield
    by Professor G on April 23, 2014 at 9:31 AM
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    (2000) Charles Dickens' haunting semi-autobiographical tale of a boy who is sent away by his stepfather after his mother dies but manages to triumph over incredible adversities.

  • Dracula
    by Professor G on April 23, 2014 at 8:23 AM
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    (2006) BBC adaptation of Bram Stoker's "Dracula"

  • The Scarlet Letter
    by Professor G on August 20, 2013 at 1:54 PM
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    An early sound adaptation of Hawthorne's novel about social mores, intolerance, and ostracism in 17th Century Massachussetts.

  • The Canterville Ghost
    by Professor G on August 19, 2013 at 9:41 AM
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    Based on the humurous short story of Oscar Wilde.

  • Brave New World
    by Professor G on July 26, 2013 at 4:59 PM
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    In a future society based on pleasure without moral worries, love is prohibited but casual sex, now called 'engaging', is strongly encouraged. Everyone is kept happy with a legal drug, soma. People are hatched and cloned on conveyor belts to meet the requirements of five different social classes, from ruling Alphas to robot-like Epsilons. Bernard Marx is a different Alpha male with an inclination to thinking. He and a girl called Lenina Disney go visit a reservation of 'savages' where they meet a handsome young man John and bring him back to 'civilization'. John turns out to be the son of the director of the cloning authority, which causes a scandal and makes John a celebrity freak. John falls in love with Lenina but his desire is ruined by his antiquated sexual morale derived from reading Shakespeare. John hates the over-social but anti-emotional civilization, asks to be sent to live in isolation, and gets a job as a lighthouse guard. But even there he can't forget Lenina or escape his celebrity status. Written by Markku Kuoppamäki

  • The Glass Menagerie
    by Professor G on June 28, 2013 at 11:58 AM
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    Based on the play by Tennessee Williams - Amanda Wingfield dominates her children with her faded gentility and exaggerated tales of her Southern belle past. Her son plans escape; her daughter withdraws into a dream world. When a "gentleman caller" appears, things move to crisis point.

  • The Wings of the Dove
    by Professor G on February 22, 2013 at 3:24 PM
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    Based on the novel by Henry James. An impoverished woman who has been forced to choose between a privileged life with her wealthy aunt and her journalist lover, befriends an American heiress. When she discovers the heiress is attracted to her own lover and is dying, she sees a chance to have both the privileged life she cannot give up and the lover she cannot live without.

  • The Landlady
    by Professor G on February 15, 2013 at 5:31 AM
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    A short film based on the short story by Roald Dahl.

  • The Hunchback
    by Professor G on February 3, 2013 at 4:36 AM
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    A film adaptation of Victor Hugo's Le Bossu de Notre-Dâme

  • The Count of Monte Cristo
    by Professor G on October 4, 2012 at 6:43 PM
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    A young man, falsely imprisoned by his jealous "friends," escapes and uses a hidden treasure to exact his revenge

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