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The Canterville Ghost (1997)

Unrated | | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance | TV Movie
An American millionaire moves into an historic and imposing mansion, which comes complete with its very own eccentric ghost.

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An American millionaire moves into an historic and imposing mansion, which comes complete with its very own eccentric ghost.

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First film of James D'Arcy. See more »

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Virginia Otis: Mother says I am to forget you.
Lord Cheshire: I wouldn't want you to disobey your mother.
Virginia Otis: Yes.
Lord Cheshire: Well, if you must forget me, may I at least have something to remember you by?
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Version of Kentervilski duh (1962) See more »

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Too serious moralistic adaptation with almost none of Wilde's wit
9 June 2015 | by (Sri Lanka) – See all my reviews

This is a really bad adaptation. To start with, Oscar Wilde's wit is almost completely absent here. It is also too serious, too moralistic (with absurd morality of modern secular west applied anachronistically to past), and way too sappy romantic. In contrast, Oscar Wilde made witty fun of seriousness, all kinds of morality, and sentimental romanticism, in his creations. While it is excusable, when adapting works to art, to cut, add, or change, details of plots, characters, and settings, to suit the audience & medium, adapters should take care to remain within the spirit of the original to be counted successful. Inability of the makers of this production to do that is obvious. They should have done better to create an original work under a new name. But they chose to borrow and destroy.


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