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Sunday, August 7, 2011

Dorian Gray (Movie!)

Dorian Gray
Directed By: Oliver Parker
Release Date: September 9, 2009
Length: 112 minutes (1 hour, 58 minutes)
Date Watched: 24/7/2011

Review: I've had this DVD for quite a few months. I finally had the chance to watch it; I have to admit that even thuogh I haven't read Oscar Wilde's The Picture of Dorian Gray, off of which it's based, I definitely enjoyed the movie. I might even rewatch it sometime soon :D.

The main character, Dorian Gray, at first meeting him, struck me as a very thoughtful man, someone who thought his way through things. Harry, his best friend and somewhat of what I'd call a mentor, definitely changes young Dorian's way of thinking about the world. That, and Dorian becomes addicted to have sex with every pretty woman his eyes land on. Harry unquestionably brought out that side of Mr. Gray. You can see the influence that Harry made on him.

The portrait painted of Dorian by one of Harry's friends was quite the talk while it was being displayed. But as Dorian's general attitude changed, the portrait morphed into a scary zombie-looking Dorian. It was pretty intense, but it still had an appealing air to it that made me want to keep watching. I'm still trying to figure out exactly how that picture was the reason that Dorian became immortal. Sadly, I didn't start paying complete attention to the TV screen until about a quarter through the film. Will definitely have to rewatch soon LOL. :)

Overall, I really liked this movie, and I'm looking forward to reading The Picture of Dorian Gray sometime possibly before the year is out.

and a half :)


Eugine said...

Wow, sounds good!
I think the reason why Dorian Gray became immortal is because his portrait got older instead of him. So the real Dorain is captured in his youth forever.
Never seen the movie nor read the book but I had the story told to me by my sister, I think ;)
She wanted to watch the movie so badly maybe we'll watch it together :)

Lauren said...

I've never heard of the movie or the book, but both sound interesting. Hmm, maybe I'll have to check one out sometime soon. Thanks for the review! :)

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