Tuesday, February 16, 2021

THE KING AND I TO GET NEW MOVIE ADAPTATION! GERARD DEPARDIEU, CECILE DE FRANCE, XAVIER DOLAN, BENJAMIN VOISIN LEAD PERIOD SET MOVIE ADAPTATION OF BALZAC'S LOST ILLUSIONS

  THE KING AND I GETTING  
A NEW MOVIE ADAPTATION
The many times adapted story of  Anna Leonowens who sets sail from England for Bangkok, the capital of Siam, to take the position of schoolteacher for the royal court of the King of Siam, will be made into a movie by
The 1956 original movie was famous for Deborah Kerr's ballgowns
Paramount. The scary thing is that the producers plan " to reimagine this classic story with a contemporary perspective that explores diversity and the contrasting worldviews of the characters by drawing from real history and the musical." God help us all!

   LOST ILLUSIONS   
NEW BALZAC ADAPTATION
Speaking of period set dramas, check out the first photo from new French movie LOST ILLUSIONS an adaptation of Honoré de Balzac's novel
The movie is coming this October
"Les illusions perdues" or Human Comedy. Directed and written by Xavier Gianolli, it sees Benjamin Voisin playing Lucien de Rubempré, a young, lower class poet, who is madly in love with the baroness Louise de Bargeton. The risk of scandal forces them to flee to Paris where they hope to live and love freely. Lucien soon finds rejection and loses the baroness’s support. He finds himself alone, penniless, hungry, and humiliated until the day he seeks revenge by writing controversial – yet banal – articles. Inside the Paris he so coveted, he finds a cynical world where everything – and everyone – can be bought and sold. Can he find his way and remain faithful to his hopes and
First photo from the new movie adaptation of Lost Illusions
dreams? Gerard Depardieu, Cecile de France and Xavier Dolan also star in the film scheduled for October 21st release.

12 comments:

  1. I laughed at your "God help us all" comment. LOL I mean, this movie is about diversity and acceptance.. is it not?? How can you make it more so?!

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    1. I have absolutely no doubt that they will find a way to piss us off majestically as they always do, these wokeists!

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  2. I totally laughed too, Jax. I believe there are some projects that would do well being rethought with a modern take. But you run into trouble messing with a classic.

    It's like when they do that with films based on religious text. There's a built-in audience who'll love it if you stay true to the story and are respectful to the material. Doesn't happen often they don't end up alienating what should be their prime audience.

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    1. But nothing can stay classic anymore, absolutely not. They have to dig everything up from the grave and give it an unholy new treatment.

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  3. These days I don't watch much drama series like I used to...I am too old for that :-)

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    1. I think I watch them more as I get older :)

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  4. Have a feeling I've seen that dude Xavier Dolan in somethin'... Don't know what, though. Oh well 🤷‍♂️

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    1. Some ten years ago he won a lot of award for directing, writing and staring in I KILLED MY MOTHER and MOMMY movies. He is very outspoken, methinks, when it comes to LGBT agenda and such things.

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  5. I never watched the original King and I so don't have much interest in a remake but Lost Illusions could be fun.

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    1. The original was mostly hear sweaping the floors of the royal palace with her massive skirts and lots of scary drum music :)

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  6. Sounds about right for this generation to eff up a classic in the name of being woke. Hard pass on this remake for me.

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    1. I wonder if Anna will be black in this one?

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