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The Scarlet Letter

The movie The Scarlet Letter was based on the book The Scarlet Letter.

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Movie details for The Scarlet Letter

The movie was released in 1995 and directed by Roland Joffé, who also directed Killing Fields (1984) and City of Joy (1992). The Scarlet Letter was produced by Buena Vista Home Entertainment. More information on the movie is available on Amazon.com and also IMDb.

Actors on this movie include Demi Moore, Gary Oldman, Robert Duvall, Lisa Joliffe-Andoh, Edward Hardwicke, Robert Prosky, Roy Dotrice, Joan Plowright, Malcolm Storry, James Bearden, Larissa Laskin, Amy Wright, George Aguilar, Tim Woodward, Joan Gregson, Dana Ivey, Diane Salinger, Jocelyn Cunningham, Francie Swift and Sheldon Peters Wolfchild.

 

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In yet another example of Demi Moore's astonishing narcissism, this appalling adaptation of Nathaniel Hawthorne's Great American Novel becomes a teary, talk-show-worthy story of a woman rediscovering the erotic, of interrupted love, of a brave-but-beleagu... Read More
In yet another example of Demi Moore's astonishing narcissism, this appalling adaptation of Nathaniel Hawthorne's Great American Novel becomes a teary, talk-show-worthy story of a woman rediscovering the erotic, of interrupted love, of a brave-but-beleaguered heroine's personal struggle against male stupidity. Never mind that this has little to do with Hawthorne's magnificent, protofeminist book, which is a million times more relevant today than this film could ever be. Director Roland Joffé (The Killing Fields) deserves to be horsewhipped for colluding with Moore's self-fascination, while Gary Oldman should be kicked in the pants for allowing the novel's main character to come off as an inconsequential ninny. Making matters worse, Robert Duvall can be seen ridiculously dancing with a deerskin on his head. If this film were a joke, it would be a very bad joke. But it's not, and that's worse. --Tom Keogh

Book details for The Scarlet Letter

The Scarlet Letter was written by Nathaniel Hawthorne. The book was published in 2002 by Penguin Classics. More information on the book is available on Amazon.com.

 

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Set in the harsh Puritan community of seventeenth-century Massachusetts, this tale of an adulterous entanglement resulting in an illegitimate birth engendered the first true heroine of American fiction. Introduction by Nina Baym Notes by Thomas E. Connol... Read More
Set in the harsh Puritan community of seventeenth-century Massachusetts, this tale of an adulterous entanglement resulting in an illegitimate birth engendered the first true heroine of American fiction.

Introduction by Nina Baym
Notes by Thomas E. Connolly