God save me from the Russians. Faria tells Edmund of a vast treasure, in case he should ever escape. While Dumas' Count of Monte Cristo is hardly Shakespeare, is it a vital and vibrant work of French fiction that has transcended both culture and time. I don't mean to offend anybody who says they liked this movie. Unfortunately, Abbe Faria dies and it was so sad.
To begin, he arranges to have Albert Mercedes and Mondego's son kidnapped and held for ransom. The final conspirator in Dantes' destruction is civil servant Villefort James Frain , whose ambitions are imperiled by his Bonapartist father Freddie Jones , intended recipient of the troublesome letter. Therein, they will find a masterwork of depth and resonance. Basically this is the story, with some sub-plots involving Napoleon, some kind of pirates, a magistrate and his father, a new friend and a girl who once was the fiancé of the count, and now is the wife of his former best friend. Reference is made to adultery and an out-of-wedlock birth. Pearce does a masterful job as an aristocratic snake.
They come back and get what they got coming to 'em. Edmond escapes, and turns to Fernand for help, but Fernand instead turns him over to the pursuing Gendarmes. Although Dantes has a new true friend that would never betray him, a vast fortune and freedom all he wants is the revenge that has consumed him for all those years. He loves his career aboard a merchant vessel, and the love of his life is waiting to marry him when he returns home. So if you have high expectations of authenticity, the book is the way to go - or at least the older adaptation starring Chamberlain. Ah well--an entertaining film with a cast that's fun to watch. I wouldn't change the length of the book for all the skittles in the rainbow, but it is intimating to look at.
In my opinion, the greatest sin of this script is the too much focus on Mondego, so that the revenge Dantés exerts on other three conspirators is hardly explained one of Them ends up not even appear in the film. What kind of joke is this? Fernand and Danglars inform on Edmond regarding Bonaparte's letter. The scenes between the two are some of the better parts of the story. Everything about it feels long--from the words, to the sentences, to the scenes. V V V V V V V A young sailor from Marseille named Edmont Dantes is falsely accused of being a traitor and a spy for Napoleon, exiled on the island of Elba at the time. Movies, especially those that appeal to the early-adolescent sensibility that used to be nourished by Dumas and his ilk, tend to be driven more and more by special effects, canny product placements, bouncy soundtracks and allusive pop-cultural smirks. Abbe Faria also tells Dantes about tons of gold and jewels that he has hidden on the island of Monte Cristo.
And Dantes doesn't just run off and kill people. For more information, see our , and. But his world starts to crumble when he and his friend Mondego Guy Pearce have a chance encounter with the exiled Napoleon. I highly recommend that you all see it, trust me on this. Jim Caviezel never disappoints me with his performances, and this one had me swimming in awe, almost to the point where I didn't notice the solid performances by Pearce and Harris. Au contraire, I loved it! I never thought I would fall in love with Dantes! Edmond has a desirable life; youth, good looks, and a beautiful fiance, Mercedes Dagmara Dominczyk.
The prisoner, Faria, is an old priest that promises Dantes to teach him everything he knows if he aids in the digging the tunnel to the outer wall. In the novel, Dantes and Mercedes did not rekindle their relationship. Trust me, nothing has been given away. He also reminded me of another character I love, who is Francis of Lymond. Dantes was in such despair he was going to starve himself to death. To be honest, I do have to say that the woman playing Mercedes was not convincing, nor was the actor who played her son, Albert, but in the face of the other great performances, this is not really a big issue.
Edmund was the most remarkable character, of course. To Jay Wolpert: I definitely have to tell you that you really rocked the house with the screenplay you made. The Count comes to see, through his friendships with the next generation of all the major players, how his actions cause grief and suffering that extend beyond the targets of his own revenge. There were so many films that will take the infamous ephemeral dive. Great performances, exciting story, and a fun wit, this film has everything that was terrific in Dumas' original novel and then twists it all up to adapt perfectly to the screen but doesn't stray to far. A ripping yarn that's survived many movie adaptations, Alexandre Dumas pere's The Count of Monte Cristo, published in 1844-45, offers up more than 1000 pages of love, betrayal, action, intrigue and intricately plotted revenge the challenge for filmmakers has always been paring it down to manageable size.
You've just been offered the job of your dreams. I absolutely loved how it was done. Several students have seen the film and have made the same comment I have made--this is film for people who have never read the book. The Count clearly views himself as an avenging angel, almost as a god himself, on a divine mission to punish the wicked. There are several stories being told throughout and I found all of them interesting: Dantes' betrayal, -style time in prison where Dantes makes a close friend, the historical story of Napoleon's return, and Dantes' search for revenge. Bailey grew up in North Idaho where she was encouraged from a young age to love reading, writing and learning; as a result, storytelling is a major part of her life. It's as if every idea that ever popped into Dumas' delirious brain makes an appearance in the book.
Ye gods and little fishes! Dagmara Dominczyk plays Mercedes, Richard Harris plays Abbe Faria and a young Henry Cavill plays Albert Mondego. Perhaps we need to be somewhat frightened of the Count ourselves; perhaps it is a warning, slyly inserted well to the beginning of the revenge scenario. The deputy public prosecutor, Villefort, sees through the plot to frame Dantès and is prepared to set him free. It is like my younger sister knowing all the buttons to push to get me so agitated that I could scream. However, there are unexpected complications that threaten Dantès' carefully conceived plans. Years later, upon Harris's death, Jim escapes, falls in with some pirates, finds the treasure and decides that the time has come for him to take revenge on the ones who did him wrong.
I never thought I would like something like this book. Dantès then reveals that Valentine is alive. The novel offers new avenues of investigation and critical commentary in almost every chapter, and I would love to spent more days trying to put all my ideas in order, but I am also beckoned by the other books I have started reading, so I will try to go on fast track from here on: - Like Dickens, Dumas has issues with his portrayal of women. As I started nearing the end and seeing how all of these small details were coming back into play, I was completely stunned by complex the plot was. The Great Illustrated Classic was my very favorite book when I was about 8 or so. So, the reference point for most people is the film from the 30s, which also apparently was not true to the Dumas story. In fact, I propose that the grandest of bitchslaps be henceforth referred to as a Monte Cristo Bitchslap because of the masterful manner in which Edmond Dantès delivers one colossal bitchslap after another to all who wronged him.