Oscars best picture winners best picture winners golden globes emmys san diego comiccon new york comiccon sundance film festival toronto intl film festival awards central festival central all events. The picture of dorian gray picture of dorian gray movie. Dorian gray on imdb dorian gray at the tcm movie database dorian gray at allmovie dorian gray at rotten tomatoes. Dorian makes a deal with the devil, trading his soul to keep his beauty and youth, while his picture ages and displays the effects of his corrupt life. They are the picture of dorian gray 1973 tv movie, dorian gray, and the league of extraordinary gentlemen. Released in june 1945 by metrogoldwynmayer, the film is directed by albert lewin and stars george sanders as lord henry wotton and hurd hatfield as dorian gray. While wildes wit remains firmly entrenched, theres also a gruesome vein of gothic horror, and. Dorian gray travels abroad for many years and when he returns to london, his friends are aged while he is still the same. Dorian gray has a dark and gory story, that was absolutely will portrayed in this movie, with the help of ben barnes, that wasnt as bad as they wanted to make he seem on his role, and colin firth.
In the 1945 version dorians transformation from a pure, innocent man to a man of sin is slow and tastefully done. One movie is very close to the book while the other two kill dorian in different ways. One example is a 43 year old character being as gray and balding as a 70 year old. The picture of dorian gray 2009stream and watch online.
Desperate to preserve the beauty captured in his exquisite portrait, dorian trades his soul for eternal youth leading him down a path of wickedness and murder in order to protect his horrifying. Dorian soon trades his soul for eternal youth and as his lust for pleasure grows, he resorts to murder to protect his secret. The secret of dorian gray does tend to get a little hokey at times. Colin firth, ben barnes, rebecca hall, ben chaplin, douglas henshall, rachel hurdwood, fiona shaw, oliver parker. Fearing the story was indecent, the magazines editor deleted roughly five hundred. Upon arriving in london, dorian gray ben barnes, immediately befriends lord henry wotton colin firth, a corrupt and calculating aristocrat, who draws him into a world of debauchery and decadence. Dorian gray full movie based on the novel by oscar wilde duration. I understand the aging process has to be overdone to get the full impact of dorians youth, but when you just increase the amount of baby powder used to make the actors hair look grayer, it.
This is the special readers choice edition which has been carefully designed for dorian gray and oscar wilde fans for extra easy reading. Aug 01, 2018 honestly, im very partial to the 2009 version. The picture of dorian gray is then a picture of his very soul. A corrupt young man somehow keeps his youthful beauty, but a special painting gradually reveals his inner ugliness to all.
Dorian gray is a 2009 british fantasyhorror drama film based on oscar wildes 1890 novel the. Overview of dorian gray, 2010, directed by oliver parker, with ben barnes, colin firth, rebecca hall, at turner classic movies. When dorian sees how incredible he looks in a newly painted picture of himself. Wottons vriend basil hallward ben chaplin schildert een portret van gray dat zoveel indruk op hem maakt.
The picture of dorian gray has been produced as an audiobook many times, with narrators including hurd hatfield who starred as dorian in the 1945 film, martin shaw, edward petherbridge, simon callow, simon prebble, simon vance, stephen fry, rupert graves, michael sheen, steven crossley, greg wise and michael page. Behind the scenes ben talks about how dorian changes. The young dorian gray befriends an artist, basil hallward, who quickly becomes obsessed and insists on painting a master portrait to truly. The portrait of dorian gray was first published in 1890 by oscar wilde. With george sanders, hurd hatfield, donna reed, angela lansbury.
Dorian gray full movie based on the novel by oscar. Nov 25, 2016 dorian gray full movie based on the novel by oscar wilde duration. Dorian gray dorian gray interview with colin firth. Young dorian arrives fresh on the london social scene and is taken under the wing of lord henry wotton who introduces him to. Shot primarily in blackandwhite, the film features four colour inserts in 3strip technicolor of. Jun 29, 2010 published on jun 29, 2010 upon arriving in london, the young and powerful dorian gray ben barnes becomes drawn into a world of debauchery and decadence by lord henry wotton colin firth.
Picture of dorian gray, the 1945 movie clip this curious cat secretly degenerate dorian hurd hatfield explains about the cat and wouldbe protege sybil angela lansbury makes a choice that will disappoint him, in writerdirector albert lewins the picture of dorian gray, 1945, from the oscar wilde story. The young dorian gray befriends an artist, basil hallward, who quickly becomes obsessed and insists on painting a master portrait to truly capture the image of his beauty. The novel begins with lord henry wotton observing the artist basil hallward painting the portrait of a handsome young man named dorian gray. Dorian gray has a dark and gory story, that was absolutely will portrayed in this movie, with the help of ben barnes, that wasnt as bad as they wanted to. It is dark and gritty and a very good movie to watch. Dorian gray, with its pastiche of horror and literary elements, fits into neither category and is therefore viewed as a gamble something a riskaverse industry in unwilling to take. Posing for a portrait, dorian gray hurd hatfield talks with lord henry wotton george sanders, who says that men should pursue their sensual longings. Picture of dorian gray movie clip opening, lord henry. Desperate to preserve the beauty captured in his exquisite portrait, dorian trades his soul for eternal youth leading him down a path of wickedness and murder in order to protect. Dorian gray mai essere schiavi delle proprie emozioni duration. The 1973 tv movie seems to be the closest to the book. Dorian gray, a young man of wealth and stature in late 1800s london, meets lord henry wotton while posing for a portrait by his friend basil hallward.
His interpretation, for which he uses a screenplay by toby finlay, is simply called dorian gray, and it brings a modern sense of the lurid to a classic story. Considered an eccentric, he was the leader of the aesthetic movement that advocated art for arts sake and was once imprisoned for two years with hard labor for homosexual practices. If only the film had shown redemption, instead of reveling in the sins of its protagonist, the film might have captured wildes soul on a picture of its own. Dorian gray dorian gray interview with colin firth facebook. A modern twist on oscar wildes story of a man whose selfportrait ages while he stays eternally young, where the central character is a woman. I wont say its the best adaptation, especially because it takes some liberties with the novel and im a stickler for accuracy. The picture of dorian gray isnt awful, though its certainly an instance in which an outright debacle would have made a much more interesting film. A main character, dorian gray, leads a hedonistic life, believing that a life serving senses and beauty is the most ideal one.
It tells the story of the title character, an attractive englishman whose image is captured in an enchanted. As regards sin and redemption, i think the metaphors are very complex. Dorian gray is a 2009 british fantasyhorror drama film based on oscar wildes 1890 novel the picture of dorian gray. Dorian gray is a story of one mans descent into the bowels of greed and world decadence. As a result, dorian gray is headed directtovideo in the united states. The adaptation is directed by oliver parker, written by toby finlay his first screenplay, and stars ben barnes as dorian gray and colin firth as lord henry wotton. Once the painting is complete, dorian realizes that it will always be young and attractive, while he will be forced to. When dorian gray arrives in london he immediately falls under the influence of lord henry wotton, leading to a life of increasing debauchery. The picture strikes me as being as much a metaphor for conscience as for sin. Dorian gray ben barnes is een knappe en ijdele jongeman. Released february 2nd, 2009, the picture of dorian gray stars george sanders, hurd hatfield, angela lansbury, donna reed the movie has a runtime of about 1 hr 50 min, and received a. In this new version, the transformation is all too quick. Mar 25, 2015 they are the picture of dorian gray 1973 tv movie, dorian gray, and the league of extraordinary gentlemen.
Dorian gray full movie based on the novel by oscar wilde. Its seen as one of the first gothic horror fiction stories and it was criticized as scandalous and immoral. Adaptations of the picture of dorian gray wikipedia. The picture of dorian gray oscar wilde wilde, oscar 18541900 an irishborn english poet, novelist, and playwright. Dorian grays relationship with alan campbell, for example. The picture of dorian gray 2009 stream and watch online. Dorian graymai essere schiavi delle proprie emozioni duration. Dorian gray a corrupt young man somehow keeps his youthful beauty eternally, but a special painting gradually reveals his inner ugliness to all. However, its atmosphere was what made it work for me. Young dorian arrives fresh on the london social scene and is taken under the wing of lord henry wotton who introduces him to the seedy pleasures of. Librivox recording of the picture of dorian gray, by oscar wilde. Published on jun 29, 2010 upon arriving in london, the young and powerful dorian gray ben barnes becomes drawn into a world of debauchery and decadence by lord henry wotton colin firth. Roughly, this novel can be deemed as a transgressional fiction.56 452 816 619 425 212 932 233 1515 911 152 207 498 824 1569 536 1123 870 881 79 535 169 786 43 689 1107 546 1080 782 1351 505 784 314