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Entries Tagged as 'Based on novel'

Blood In the Moonlight

August 26th, 2011 · 4 Comments

“The best thing about Red Dragon (Universal), the second adaptation of Thomas Harris’ 1981 novel, is that it reminds you how scary and seminal the first adaptation — Michael Mann’s Manhunter (1986) — was. This new movie, directed by Brett Ratner, recycles the same narrative, many of the same lines, and even some of the […]

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Tags: Based on novel · Dreams and visions · Father/son relationship · Forensic evidence · Interrogation · Master and pupil · Murder mystery · Psycho killer · Reconstructing Crime Scene · Shootout · Woman in jeopardy

Our Man In Jakarta

August 18th, 2011 · 4 Comments

“Some of the more didactic critics asked in their reviews, “What kind of film is this — is it a love story, is it a thriller, is it a political story?’ You could say that it unsuccessfully fails to fuse these elements, but to ask why deal with all those elements together, why not choose […]

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Tags: Based on novel · Dreams and visions · Drunk scene · Love Triangle · Prostitute · Reckless Driver

Come Play With Us, Danny

August 3rd, 2011 · 2 Comments

“The real problem is that Kubrick set out to make a horror picture with no apparent understanding of the genre. Everything about it screams that from beginning to end, from plot decision to the final scene — which has been used before on The Twilight Zone.” Stephen King interviewed for Playboy Magazine, June 1983 The […]

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Tags: Ambiguous ending · Based on novel · Bathtub scene · Dreams and visions · Famous line · Father/son relationship · Midlife crisis · Mother/son relationship · Paranoia · Psycho killer · Road trip · Supernatural · Woman in jeopardy