Pride is a fantastic modern retelling of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, a flirtation of characters who are richer, and those who are poorer.
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A captivatingly colorful and whimsical retelling of Alice in Wonderland, Furthermore pushes the boundaries of imaginative and intriguing.
by Sebastian Brito
The filmLion of the Desert, directed by Moustapha Akkad, is a pivotal period piece in Libya’s history for a multitude of reasons. Released in 1980, the film’s 2 hour and 53-minute runtime transcend that of its longevity, transporting the viewer to the early twentieth- century wartime era. This desert masterpiece is about Libyan leader, Omar Mukhtar, played by Anthony Quinn, fending off Italian oppression under the command of General Rodolfo Graziana, played by Oliver Reed and Benito Mussolini, who was played by Rod Steiger. Akkad directs a very realistic portrayal of fascist Italy in the pre- World War 2 era, not shying away from introducing heartbreaking deaths and dark visuals throughout the film. Regardless of its cruelty, the film also develops themes of resilience and optimism spearheaded by Mukhtar.
The legend, Omar Mukhar is a wise and educated Bedouin, entrusting his faith in God to…
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A fantastical retelling of the Russian Baba Yaga mixed in with a Cinderella-esque wicked stepmother/sisters.
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One of the greatest love stories of literature, Pride and Prejudice tells the tale of wealthy and proud Darcy and prejudiced Elizabeth. And with retellings abound, there's no doubt that even though most diehard Jane Austen fans will always prefer the original PnP, the following are more than worth their pages.
Overall, I enjoyed Wilder Girls and thought it was a great YA dystopian. I did hope for a bit more than government running experiments on hapless teens, but the writing was good, the characters were likable enough, and there was a twist that I didn't expect.
Nothing like a dead great-aunt to haunt you. This book was a fun, flirty read, with a haunting ghost who happens to be your dead great-aunt who wants nothing more than to dance with handsome (living) men and get her stolen necklace back.
Adding emotion to stories can be one of the more difficult aspects of writing. Sure, a writer knows what their characters are feeling, but can they make a reader *feel* the characters' emotions?
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