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Plot: A vain London playboy offers his soul in exchange for eternal beauty in this adaptation of the chilling tale by author Oscar Wilde. Seduced into the decadent world of Lord Henry Wotton (Colin Firth), handsome young aristocrat Dorian Gray (Ben Barnes) becomes obsessed with maintaining his youthful appearance, and commissions a special portrait that will weather the winds of time while he remains forever young. When Gray’s obsession spirals out of control, his desperate attempts to safeguard his secret turn his once-privileged life into a living hell.
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Another adaptation of the Oscar Wilde story. Film is about Dorian Gray (Ben Barnes), a man taken by the hedonism bug shown to him by Lord Wotton (Colin Firth). Upon having his portrait painted, Dorian comes to never age, but at what cost?
Clearly not faithful to the literary source, Oliver Parker’s film is an interesting misfire. As a sexy chiller it kinda works, having more in common with Hammer Films of the 70s than with Wilde’s prose. Yet it often feels like style over substance, blood or nudity for blood and nudity’s sake. While strong performances by Firth and late in the play by Rebecca Hall hold the attention, Barnes is bland and apart from being pretty, is unconvincing. Also irritating is Charlie Mole’s musical score, it’s good, it’s just not in the right movie!
The makers try to make a Gothic horror film from a Gothic horror novel, but never quite get to grips with the undercurrents of the story. Shame. 5/10
Handballs it in on just about every important (and engaging) aspect of the actual _Portrait of Dorian Gray_ story.
_Final rating:★★ – Had some things that appeal to me, but a poor finished product._
Really gripping story
Based on a book by Oscar Wilde i thought this will be interesting film and i was not disappointed. I never read the book so i don’t know how close the book is to the film but i must say the writer has done a great job updating this, with a story that really grip you.
The directer has done great job making it very dark but not too dark you can’t see thing. Making feel like you are in back street of London in 1800’s. The casting was top notch with newcomer Ben Barnes and an really outstanding performance by Colin Firth. Was really surprised to see Ben Chaplin from the comedy show “Game On”. He is not bad drama actor too.
You can really connect with characters in this film which it make it really interesting film to watch and an story that alway make you think. Must see.
Excellent modern adaptation, does Oscar Wilde justice
I attended the World Premiere of “Dorian Gray” at the 2009 Toronto International Film Festival. Starring Colin Firth and Ben Barnes, this newest adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s classic Gothic horror story was directed by Oliver Parker from a Toby Finlay script. Set in Victorian England, Gray (Barnes) and his mentor Lord Henry Wotton (Firth) embark on an adventure that will lead them down paths they could never have imagined. I’ll leave it at that for those unfamiliar with the story.
“Dorian Gray” is definitely a crowd pleaser. Ben Barnes is on screen almost every second from opening to closing credits and is frighteningly brilliant as the titular character. Together, Barnes and Firth carry the film.
As a period piece, art and set direction are unsurpassed. Roger Pratt’s cinematography flawlessly places the viewer into the hazy London setting and the costumes are stunning. Capturing both the deplorable conditions of the urban poor as well as the debauchery of the moneyed class is critical and perfectly executed here.
Parker’s take on the story is dark and surreal, placing slightly more emphasis on the real than imagined. Today’s technical abilities allow the images to be more explicit than in the previous black and white version of the story, so visual and special effects are dramatic and effective.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 52 min (112 min)
Genre Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Director Oliver Parker
Writer Toby Finlay, Oscar Wilde (novel)
Actors Ben Barnes, John Hollingworth, Cato Sandford, Pip Torrens
Awards 1 nomination.
Production Company Fragile Films
Sound Mix Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Arricam LT, Cooke S4 and Angenieux Optimo Lenses, Arricam ST, Cooke S4 and Angenieux Optimo Lenses
Laboratory Technicolor Creative Services (digital intermediate), Technicolor, UK
Film Length 3,066 m (Portugal, 35 mm)
Negative Format 35 mm (Kodak)
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (master format), Super 35 (3-perf) (source format)
Printed Film Format 35 mm