A naïve young man. A lovelorn artist. A corruptible Lord. A deal with the Devil. It all paints a dark picture of a Victorian London and how the rich and infamous party at their peril. Here, the telling of time and its consequence of experience for life's treasures' takes its toll on the body, mind and soul. The haunting and bleak tale of power, greed, vanity and inevitable self-destruction is ever present amongst the deceit, opium dens and sin. Written by
After receiving the personalized cigarette box Dorian says "Thank you Harry". The character's name is Henry. However, both Harry and Henry are considered alternative versions of the same name. See more »
Lord Henry Wotton:
What are you?
I am what *you* made me! I lived the life that you preached... but never dared practice. I am everything, that you were too afraid to be.
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In the closing credits, one of the pieces of music played is listed as Haydn's "Sting Quartet" Op 76 No 4. See more »
Interesting how many reviewers who enjoyed this movie NEVER read the book. Please- take the 2 hrs to read it instead of watching this typical 21st century sell-out. Other than the scenery, there was nothing particularly enjoyable about this. Not all movie-goers (esp me who is female) care to see gratuitous sex and body parts. It is insulting to my intelligence that they think I can't grasp the story unless I'm fed visuals like a first-grader. Like one reviewer said, Wilde would be turning in his grave. Another example of directors trying to make a quick buck by trashing a classic. A wasted opportunity. Why Colin? Why?!?
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