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The Picture of Dorian Gray (2007)

A contemporary adaptation of Oscar Wilde classic tale of vanity.

Director:

Duncan Roy

Writers:

Duncan Roy (adaptation), Oscar Wilde (novel)
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Cast

Credited cast:
David Gallagher ... Dorian Gray
Noah Segan ... Basil Hallward
Christian Camargo ... Henry Wotton
Aleksa Palladino ... Sibyl Vane
Michael Godere ... Gabriel (as Michael Goduti)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Réal Andrews ... Preacher
Michael Bellisario ... James Vane
Fern Britton ... Self
Wayne Chang ... Theatre Patron
Alexis del Banco ... Dorian's Crew (as Alexis Savino)
Jaymie Dornan ... Young Dorian
Louise Flory ... Dorian's Crew
Allison Gabriel ... Dorian's Crew (as Allison King)
J. Teddy Garces ... Dorians Chauffeur
Grace Garland ... Lina
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Storyline

"The Picture of Dorian Gray" is the classic tale of vanity written by Oscar Wilde updated and adapted by Duncan Roy. Artist Basil Hallward has become obsessed with Dorian Gray whose beauty is the focus of a new portrait/installation. When the young Dorian sees the installation for the first time he resents the portrait wishing it would grow old and ugly instead of him. Henry is the cynical, intellectual friend and agent of Basil Hallward who befriends Dorian in spite of his friendship with Basil. Henry is responsible for Dorian's transformation from angel to devil. Written by Anonymous

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Mystery | Thriller

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At one stage, both Marianne Faithfull and Stephen Fry were attached. See more »

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Disjoint, confusing
31 July 2007 | by JetBoySee all my reviews

At the Outfest screening in July 2007, the director told us "If you haven't read the book, this picture will make no sense. For those of you who have read the book, I sincerely apologize." He also said "This is a difficult film." We thought he meant difficult to make, but after seeing it we realize he meant difficult to watch. He said his intent was to remake "The Picture of Dorian Gray" with the gay undertone highlighted. For whatever reason, he chose to throw out conventional film narrative style and make an experimental film. The result is dream-like, confusing, and disjoint. It's a hard film to make sense of, even if one knows the story well. If you aren't already familiar with the story, you'll have no idea what is going on.

The film does succeed in making explicit the gay subtext of the story and previous adaptations, but don't expect a conventional film.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 July 2007 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Third Rock Films See more »
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