Monday, August 11, 2014

Stage Adaptation Film Festival (21st – 23rd August 2014) - A celebration of translation of the theatrical drama onto the silver screen

A Potpourri of Vestiges Feature

Stage Adaptation Film Festival, Festival Poster, American Center, Cinedarbar
"Stage Adaptation Film Festival" Poster
Cineastes in Delhi and surrounding areas are up for a grand cinematic feast. The Embassy of the United States of America in collaboration with Cinedarbaar is organizing a three day film extravaganza—‘Stage Adaptation Film Festival’—for the diehard enthusiasts of world cinema from 21st – 23rd August at the American Center Auditorium, 24, Kasturba Gandi Marg, New Delhi - 110001. ‘Stage Adaptation Film Festival’ celebrates the translation of the theatrical drama onto the silver screen and would showcase 6 Popular Adaptations.

Please find below the Press Release and Schedule of the festival.

Friday, August 1, 2014

Death in Venice (1971): Luchino Visconti's haunting tale of thwarted homosexual love

Bogarde mesmerizes in the role of an avant-garde composer in search of ideal beauty

By Martin Bradley

Featured in IMDb Critic Reviews 

Death in Venice, Poster, Directed by Luchino Visconti
Death in Venice (1971) By Luchino Visconti
IMDb Ratings: 7.6
CastDirk Bogarde, Romolo Valli, Mark Burns
Country: Italy | France
Language: English | Italian | Polish | French
Runtime: 130
ColorColor (Technicolor)

Summary: In this adaptation of the Thomas Mann novel, avant-garde composer Gustave Aschenbach travels to a Venetian seaside resort in search of repose after a period of artistic and personal stress. But he finds no peace there, for he soon develops a troubling attraction to an adolescent boy, Tadzio, on vacation with his family. The boy embodies an ideal of beauty that Aschenbach has long sought and he becomes infatuated. However, the onset of a deadly pestilence threatens them both physically and represents the corruption that compromises and threatens all ideals.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

V for Vendetta (2005): James McTeigue's exemplary adaptation of Alan Moore's highly influential graphic novel

A tale of a masked vigilante's struggle against a fascist regime in a futuristic dystopia

A Potpourri of Vestiges Guest Post

By Nikhil Gupta

Featured in IMDb Critic Reviews

V for Vendetta (2005) By James McTeigue
IMDb Ratings: 8.2
Genre: Action | Drama | Sci-Fi
Cast: Hugo Weaving, Natalie Portman, Rupert Graves
Country: USA | UK | Germany
Runtime132 min

SummaryThe futuristic tale unfolds in a Great Britain that's a fascist state. A freedom fighter known as V uses terrorist tactics to fight the oppressive society. He rescues a young woman from the secret police, and she becomes his unlikely ally.