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Silas Marner

The book Silas Marner was made into the movie A Simple Twist of Fate.

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Book details for Silas Marner

Silas Marner was written by George Eliot. The book was published in 2003 by IndyPublish.com. More information on the book is available on Amazon.com.

George Eliot also wrote The Mill on the Floss (2006).

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Movie details for A Simple Twist of Fate

The movie was released in 1994 and directed by Gillies MacKinnon, who also directed Hideous Kinky (1998). A Simple Twist of Fate was produced by Walt Disney Video. More information on the movie is available on Amazon.com and also IMDb.

Actors on this movie include Steve Martin, Gabriel Byrne, Laura Linney, Catherine O'Hara, Alana Austin, Alyssa Austin, Alaina Mobley, Callie Mobley, Victoria Evans, Elizabeth Evans, Stephen Baldwin, Byron Jennings, Michael Des Barres, Tim Ware, David Dwyer, Tom Even, Ed Grady, Amelia Campbell, Danny Nelson and Kellen Crosby.

 

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A Simple Twist of Fate, Steve Martin's second adaptation of a classic (after his Roxanne-ization of Cyrano de Bergerac), is a melancholy, dramatic comedy about a recluse coming out of his shell. Suggested by George Eliot's Silas Marner, this isn't a cutes... Read More
A Simple Twist of Fate, Steve Martin's second adaptation of a classic (after his Roxanne-ization of Cyrano de Bergerac), is a melancholy, dramatic comedy about a recluse coming out of his shell. Suggested by George Eliot's Silas Marner, this isn't a cutesy picture akin to Father of the Bride. It's much more heartfelt, gentle, and satisfying, as long as you accept its traditional and predictable conclusions. Scorned by life, Michael McCann (Martin) lives in an auburn-tinted town and goes on with his colorless life. That is, until an abandoned child is left on his doorstep, and he adopts her. A custody battle ensues years later with far too many cheap, unconvincing courtroom dramatics in which money is the root of all evil, but the tone and wholesomeness of the story are special. Gabriel Byrne pulls off a nearly unplayable role as the town's aristocrat with fine underplayed support by Catherine O'Hara and youngster Alana Austin. The wonderful score is by Cliff Eidelman. --Doug Thomas