From Book to Film: Part two

From Book to Film: Part two

In the previous installment of From Book to Film, we discussed two films that, though adapted from a novella and a novel, respectfully, differed from their source material in terms of narrative structure, adding, expanding upon or even skipping over plot points while still managing to create a strong, everlasting cinematic experience.
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For Remake’s Sake: A Continual Exploration into the Art of Story-Retelling - The Departed and Infernal Affairs

For Remake’s Sake: A Continual Exploration into the Art of Story-Retelling – The Departed and Infernal Affairs

To remake a film, one must fight against all the images, characters, lines and scenes of the original that play in your head like a never ending carousel going ‘round and ‘round and ‘round, and create something new and hopefully just as appealing. But with so much of the magic of film lying in the realms of unexpectedness, that unidentifiable factor that evokes emotion and establishes deep-rooted connections between the characters and audience is there an art or a point to retelling a story that worked well in the first place?
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A Banner Year: Five movies you should watch from 1999

A Banner Year: Five movies you should watch from 1999

It wasn’t so long ago that a single year could produce more than one film that could be put on a shelf amongst the greats. The most recent example is 2007, with "No Country for Old Men" and "There Will Be Blood" standing proud as prime exhibits of creative force and the possibilities of a year in film that shines a light on more than one masterpiece. But even these seemed two amongst thousands in an otherwise standard year.
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One You Might Have Missed: 13 Assassins

One You Might Have Missed: 13 Assassins

Set in the mid 19th century, “13 Assassins” follows a group of samurai warriors, a title which itself is fading in respect and necessity, who attempt to kill a sadistic Lord Naritsugu before he has a chance to take the throne and plunge the country into violence, death and despair. After Naritsugu ruthlessly kills innocent citizens, even taking to rape and dismemberment, Shinzaemon, a man well practiced in the fleeting way of the samurai, is brought in to council and eventually lead the small rebellion against the Lord’s tyrannical rule.
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Top Ten misquoted movies lines

Top Ten misquoted movies lines

With every big hit or blockbuster movie that comes out, fans and movie buffs alike quote scenes like they're Shakespeare. But often the exact lines get a bit miffed, perhaps jumbled in the process or misused in a reference, creating a sort of telephone-game like phenomenon.Here are ten movie lines that are repeatedly mis-repeated, and the correct lines as they were originally spoken in the films they came from.
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Top Movies of the year 2007

Top Movies of the year 2007

The first movie comes from the Zhang Yimou, a Chinese director known for his artistic and action packed films like Happy Times, Hero, House of Flying Daggers, and Riding Alone for Thousands of Miles. Now he brings his newest movie, Curse of the Golden Flower to America, after a spectacular release in China. This movie is the most expensive Chinese movie to date, and, with a budget of $45 Million, the special effects show.
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