Posts tagged with oscar-wilde

May 3 2018

A bit of a stretch


The title of this Dangerous Minds article ("MEET THE PRIEST WHO WAS OSCAR WILDE’S LOVER AND PARTLY THE BASIS FOR ‘DORIAN GRAY’") is a little misleading. The guy in question became a priest well after his alleged affair with Wilde, and he doesn't seem to have had much to do with the character of Dorian Gray...

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Aug 16 2017

Dora Gray?


According to Variety, Lionsgate is developing a gender-swapped version of Oscar Wilde's novel The Picture of Dorian Gray. The film will be directed by Annie Clark (better known as the musician St. Vincent). I have...

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Aug 23 2012

"Only the shallow know themselves."


Flavorwire recently posted an audio clip (via Open Culture) of Oscar Wilde reciting two verses of his 1897 poem The Ballad of Reading Gaol. It's initially tough to make out Wilde's voice, but if you listen carefully...

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May 22 2012

Another one I'll be skipping


Rupert Everett is planning to make his directorial debut with a movie about Oscar Wilde's final days. According to Variety, the biopic The Happy Prince will be a "comedy with tragic undertones", but if it's really a nonfiction account, I'm not sure where the comedy's going to come from...

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May 3 2011

The new-old version of Dorian Gray

The Barnes and Noble Review has posted an article about the recent re-release of Oscar Wilde's The Picture of Dorian Gray. Wilde's novella was originally published in a heavily-edited form in a m...

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Apr 26 2011

Boys gone Wilde

Uh. So the cast of the current revival of Oscar Wilde's The Importance of being Earnest are promoting the show by doing Wilde-esque readings of Jersey Shore transcripts:...yep. That happened.

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Jul 30 2009

Not for the young'uns

I didn't realize this was coming out so soon...

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Jan 30 2009

Movie news from around the 'net

Amanda Seyfried is going to star in an upcoming adaptation of Oscar Wilde's A Woman of No Importance...Jamie Bell will play the lead in Tintin and Daniel Craig will play Red Rackham......and they ...

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May 21 2008

Books I don't care about are going to be made into movies I won't see

According to this, they're going to make a movie out of R.L. Stine's Goosebumps series (big when I was in sixth grade), according to this they're making another Nicholas Sparks adaptation (ugh!), ...

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May 24 2006


Variety has announced an upcoming film version of Oscar Wilde's A Woman of No Importance, starring Annette Bening, Sean Bean, and Lindsay Lohan. (Er... what?)

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Dec 21 2004

Oscar Wilde

Son of an Irish ear and eye doctor and a flamboyant nationalistic poet, Oscar Wilde is best known for his deliciously giddy plays "The Importance of Being Earnest" and "An Ideal Husband". His oth...

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