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Schrader gives probably the best movie-adaptation from one of our time's most witty and wicked writers., 7 October 1998
McEwan's novel was placed in a not-better-defined hot town by the sea.
Director Schrader decides to place the story in a cold and foggy Venice.
Surprisingly, this choice sorts its aim, probably thanks to the pendant
given by Walken's icing looks and Everett's cold English beauty. So, the
atmosphere around the plot is completely different from the novel to the
movie, but the perfect morbid reaction is the same. The unstoppable gain of
sickness of the book is perfectly intact on screen. Schrader gives probably
the best movie-adaptation from one of our time's most witty and wicked