Films adapted for the stage

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Postby cam » Thu May 29, 2008 1:25 pm

We recently saw Misery, the stage adaptation of the film with Kathy Bates and James Caan. Instead of the gradual realization of the evil of Annie Wilkes, the character was shown as evil from the very beginning. The acting was fine, by two of Canada's best actors, but the fault lay in the stage adaptation.

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Postby Zahveed » Thu May 29, 2008 8:19 am

Clerks

Just a straight forward comedic play. It wouldn't be very classy, but it'd work under the criteria. Maybe add a few elements from the sequel to lengthen it and give it some depth. That's right, I said depth.
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Postby Penelope » Thu May 29, 2008 7:26 am

An all-singing, all-dancing production of Airport '77.
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Postby Cinemanolis » Thu May 29, 2008 6:57 am

We all know many stage plays adapted for the big screen. Adaptations of screenplays for the stage are more rare. Which film would you like to see adapted for the stage? Or which screenplays would make a good play, considering the limitations of a stage production?


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