Theater video tags: film adaptation

The Color Purple

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Watch the trailer for the theatrical adaptation of the Tony Award-winning musical The Color Purple, based on Alice Walker’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of the same name. Directed by Blitz Bazawule with a screenplay by poet and playwright Marcus Gardley, the film stars Fantasia Barrino, Danielle Brooks, Halle Bailey, Colman Domingo, Corey Hawkins, H.E.R., Phylicia Pearl Mpasi, and Taraji P. Henson.

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Living

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Living is a film directed by Oliver Hermanus with a screenplay by Nobel Prize–winning author Kazuo Ishiguro, adapted from Akira Kurosawa’s 1952 film Ikiru, which was inspired by Leo Tolstoy’s 1886 novella The Death of Ivan Ilyich. Set in 1950s London, Bill Nighy plays a hardworking civil servant who reflects on his life while facing a fatal illness.

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Spoiler Alert

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Watch the trailer for the film adaptation of Spoiler Alert: The Hero Dies: A Memoir of Love, Loss, and Other Four-Letter Words (Atria Books, 2017) by Michael Ausiello, starring Jim Parsons, Ben Aldridge, and Sally Field with a screenplay by David Marshall Grant and Dan Savage.

Three Thousand Years of Longing

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Watch the trailer for Three Thousand Years of Longing, adapted from the title story of A. S. Byatt’s collection of fairy tales for adults, The Djinn in the Nightingale’s Eye (Random House, 1997), directed by George Miller and starring Idris Elba and Tilda Swinton.

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Pinocchio

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“From my many wanderings on this earth, I had so much to say about imperfect fathers and imperfect sons, and about loss and love.” In this film adaptation of the classic tale written by Italian writer Carlo Collodi, Pinocchio begins with Gepetto mourning the death of his son and carving a puppet from a tree growing above the boy’s grave. The stop-motion Netflix film is directed by Guillermo del Toro and Mark Gustafson, and features a cast including Cate Blanchett, David Bradley, and Ewan McGregor.

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