I haven’t seen The Great Gatsby yet, but I can tell already that it just doesn’t add up. The production seems to have missed the point—it’s not about the glitz and glamor and pop songs—it’s about the death of dreams and the danger of being a complete and total sellout, ironically enough. Here are 10 other literary adaptations that were kind of out of control. His Dark Materials: The Golden Compass (2007) When you adapt a children’s fantasy novel about goin’ off to kill God, you kind of have to tone that down for the multiplex audiences, and put a lot of polar bears on the promo materials. The Great Gatsby (1974) It’s happened before! Gatsby (Robert Redford) is a leering douchebag who is still in love with Daisy, and we can’t understand why, because Mia Farrow plays her as a hysteric gasbag. And while Luhrmann’s adaptation seems to favor color and sparkles, this movie is just a sea of white and a celebration of nostalgia—ironic for a book known for its color symbolism and …
Part Five of Kelly’s Horror Movie Marathon finds her watching two films about grieving parents facing supernatural challenges in their new homes.
Whether or not you’re a fan of Woody Allen this American Masters documentary is an exemplary study of the artist.
Axel Foley, the Terminator, Supergirl, Mozart, and God all make appearances in this week’s Box Office Flashback to December 10, 1984.
Thanksgiving is for lovers. Wait, what? Join Kelly Stitzel as she explores the soundtrack of one of Woody Allen’s best films, Hannah and Her Sisters.