Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Dorian Gray (2009): review- 6/10

Dorian Gray's soul is corrupted by a hedonistic, cynnical philosophy: the external evidence for this can only be seen in a portrait kept in an attic.

We see Dorian Gray lose his moral sense (at first through lust, later through callousness, anger and murder) but there are no real obstacles to this progress- except for the entreaties of his friends- and this lack of narrative tension means that the plot does not work dramatically.

But the film is a brave one: it is dreamily and elegantly filmed in London.

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