Thursday Movie Picks: Child Actors Venturing Out of Typecasting

Hey, guys!
Welcome to another entry for Thursday Movie Picks.
It’s a series hosted by Wandering through the Shelves, so if you want to join the party, head over to her blog! It’s pretty easy: check out each week’s topic and come up with 3 to 5 movies that fit the theme.
This week I’ll talk about child actors who ventured out of their formerly typecasted roles. Out of all the TMP posts this year, this one was hardest one for me. So, please bear with my rather weird choices!

#1 Swiss Army Man – Daniel Radcliffe

After growing up being Harry Potter, Daniel Radcliffe made a drastic change to his image by appearing in Swiss Army Man. Just check out the trailer and you’ll see what I mean.

#2 Sin City – Elijah Wood

After playing rather adorable and dorky characters for most of his career, Elijah Wood took a different turn with Sin City. The boy who played Huckleberry Finn and appeared in Oliver Twist and Flipper was probably killed by the guy Wood plays in Sin City.

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Book vs. Movie: Everything is Illuminated

Hello, my beloved readers!
Another day, another book vs. movie post. Today I want to talk about the rather weird novel Everything is Illuminated by Jonathan Safran Foer and its adaptation!

The Plot:

Jonathan, a young American, travels to Ukraine to find the woman who had saved his grandfather’s life during the Nazi invasion. He enlists the help of both Alex and his grandfather who run an agency specialized in that kind of thing. All of them end up finding more than they had bargained for…

Book vs. Movie:

Okay, I’ll kick it off with the novel. The special thing about this book is that it tells two stories. We have Jonathan who travels to Ukraine and cruises the countryside in search of his grandfather’s past. And then we have the story of Trochenbrod, the Jewish shtetl he is looking for.
For some reason, the book reminded me a lot of Nick Cave’s And the Ass saw the Angel. Not because the story is similar, but because both books gave off the same vibe.

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