Showing posts with label classic. Show all posts
Showing posts with label classic. Show all posts

Wednesday, March 17, 2021

[Review] - Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier

I am assuming most readers have already read the classic gothic tale REBECCA by Daphne du Maurier. I, for one, am late in the game with this novel. I saw the Albert Hitchcock Oscar-winning adaptation way back during my childhood, and while the plot details are scarce in my memory, I did like the film. In early January, I watched Netflix's 2020 remake starring Lily James, Armie Hammer (the less I talk about him, the better), and Kristin Scott Thomas. Even though the gothic-aspects were watered down compared to Hitchcock's vision, for the most part, I liked it enough to rewatch it twice. Later, I remembered seeing the book with a tie-in cover at a Walmart the previous month. I had almost picked up the book but decided against it at the last minute. Of course, I had regretted it after viewing the Netflix film, and luckily for me, the store still had the book in stock.

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Review - The Bedeviled by Thomas Cullinan

My second favorite Clint Eastwood film is the 1971 Gothic tale The Beguiled, based on the novel of the same name by Thomas Cullinan. Director Sofia Coppola remade the film in 2017, and, though it wasn’t nearly as good as the original film, I still liked it. I had never got my hands on a copy of the 1966 novel until Penguin Books published a new edition to tie-in with the remake. Unfortunately, I have never gotten around to reading the book, but it’s on my to-be-read list.

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Review - The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux

*This is a sponsored review. All opinions are 100% mine.

Why is it some so many people don't know the musical "The Phantom of the Opera" is based on the Gothic horror story Le Fantôme de l'Opéra by French author Gaston Leroux?

Originally, Le Fantôme de l'Opéra (translated as The Phantom of the Opera) was published as a serial from September 23, 1909, to January 8, 1910 in the French newspaper Le Gaulois. It was published in volume form in March 1910. The book has been reprinted many times over the last century. There have even been several retelling and sequels written by other authors. Also, there have been many stage, radio, film, and television adaptations, including the classic silent film starring Lon Chaney, Sr., and 1962's Hammer Horror version.