Book vs. Movie: The Picture of Dorian Gray (2009)

Hello folks!
I finally have some spare time, so prepare for a bunch of Book vs. Movie posts in the next weeks!
The 2009 adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s only novel, The Picture of Dorian Gray is to be the kick-off for this. Ben Barnes stars as the eponymous young lad who longs for eternal beauty.

 

The Plot:
Dorian Gray is a young, wealthy and good-looking man. When his friend Basil Hallward paints a picture of him – capturing his beauty – Dorian makes a wish: If only he would stay as young and wonderful as the Dorian on the canvas and the painting would grow old in his stead. Soon before long it turns out his wish came true. But of course that’s not as pleasant as it seems… Continue reading