Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Dorain Gray Review

If you've ever looked in the mirror and wished that you could stay this way forever than you'll relate to Dorian Gray.

The movie came out last year overseas but its still on circuit at a Cinema Neouveo and is a must see.

The movie is based on the only novel by Oscar Wilde to be published titled The Portrait of Dorain Gray, the novel tells of a young man named Dorian Gray, the subject of a painting by artist Basil Hallward (Ben Chaplin). Basil is impressed by Dorian's beauty and becomes infatuated with him, believing his beauty is responsible for a new mode in his art. Dorian meets Lord Henry Wotton (Colin Firth) , a friend of Basil's, and becomes enthralled by Lord Henry's world view. Espousing a new hedonism, Lord Henry suggests the only things worth pursuing in life are beauty and fulfillment of the senses.

Ben Barnes

Ben Barnes (Chornicles of Narnia) plays Dorian Gary as the male lead and his character plays on every humans beings weak point..our vulnerability to time. The question that came running through my mind during the film is what would i do to for immortality and all the pleasure that comes with it.

At some point in my own life I wished I could have lived as a 20 year old for the rest of my life, the women the parties, the drugs and all the irresponsibility that comes with being at that age.

The movie is more about the consequences of your actions cathcing up with you yet you're able to hide them from the public eye, think a hobo that doesn't get a phuza face but continues to sniff glue and drink methalated spirits without looking like a hobo. There is a line that the main charetcter uses in the movie, where he says he can do anything he wants to do as the world watches him gleam.

The movie is shot well with beatufil backdrops, with a story line that keeps you glued top your seat and jumping off it at the same time as more than a drama its also a thriller.

I could go on about this film for a while  but to sum it up its Faustian theme who is the protagonist of a classic German legend. Though a highly successful scholar, he is unsatisfied, and makes a deal with the Devil, exchanging his soul for unlimited knowledge and worldly pleasures. Faust's tale is the basis for many literary, artistic, cinematic, and musical works. The meaning of the word and name has been reinterpreted through the ages. Faust, and the adjective Faustian, are often used to describe an arrangement in which an ambitious person surrenders moral integrity in order to achieve power and success: the proverbial "deal with the devil." The terms can also refer to an unquenchable thirst for knowledge.

All I can recommend is that you do yourself a favour and watch this movie, it will change your outlook on life and how much you value your youth. Check out the trailer and you decide.


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