The Scarlet Letter (1995)

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An affair between a young woman and a pastor has disastrous consequences.


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  • Demi Moore and Gary Oldman in The Scarlet Letter (1995)
  • Joan Plowright in The Scarlet Letter (1995)
  • Robert Duvall in The Scarlet Letter (1995)
  • Gary Oldman and Roland Joffé in The Scarlet Letter (1995)
  • Roland Joffé in The Scarlet Letter (1995)

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Director:

Roland Joffé

Writers:

Nathaniel Hawthorne (novel), Douglas Day Stewart (screenplay)

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8 April 2007 | Elswet
8
| While Not Well Received, This Is Quite Well Done
I must inform you that that Roland Joffé has utterly bastardized Nathaniel Hawthorne's work with this film, but I find I must review the film as a film, rather than an adaptation due to the strength of the film itself in comparison to the original literary work. As an adaptation, it is a sexed-up, stylized-down piece of detritus. But as a film...

This work stands alone, as it will not bear up under scrutiny when compared against Hawthorne, but aside from that, this "based on" work is a fabulous dramatization of Hawthorne's story. I have to say the performances are marvelous, the story is captivating, and the emotion of the portrayals is wrenching.

I highly enjoyed this bastardization, and rate it at a 7.6/10 from...

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