A captivating and devastatingly real piece of fiction
Hot on the trail of his Oscar-nominated Incendies, Canadian director Denis Villeneuve furthers his rapidly growing acclaim with Prisoners, a captivating and deeply affecting mystery thriller that doesn’t relinquish its hold until long after the credits roll.
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Another novel adaptation this way comes.
At first doubts were cast over The Help as it seemed that it, like many others before it, would be centered on a hurriedly made screenplay. More recent book adaptations, such as One Day, are rushed into production which makes the films suffer as they fail to live up to the reputation of the novel. The screenplay for The Help was not rushed; in fact the timing couldn’t have been better. The script was finished around the same time as the book, because the rights to adapt the novel were sold to little known director, and close friend of the author, Tate Taylor back in 2008.
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