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Three very memorable teen flicks of the 90s are based on old stories

I bet many of you didn't know that three of the most mentioned and beloved teen flicks of the 90s are based on old novels and two of Them have the two film versions.


Cruel Intentions was based on The very old french novel " les Dangerouses Liaisons" by Chordelos Laclos
There are two classic version which are Period pieces, if you'd like to check them out one day
Those other two versions are

Danagerous Liaisons
John Malcovitch as Valmont/ Sebastian
Glenn Close marquise Isabelle DeMertuil/ Kathryn
Michelle Pfieffer Madamme DeTourvel/ Annette Hargrove
Uma Thurman Cecile/Cecile Caldwell


DL trailer
http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=FbB2oBlP2uI


Valmont
Colin Firith Valmont/ Sebastian
Annette Benning Marquise Isabelle/ Kathryn
Meg Tilly Madamme DeTourvel/ Annete Hargrove
Fairuza Balk Cecile/ Cecile Caldwell

Valmont Trailer

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=llU4rz1Sdmg



Cruel Intentions Trailer

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Pk7sZvZUIGQ




Clueless is based in Jane Austin's novel "Emma"
With again two other movies done in the classic way.
One with Gywneth Paltrow and another made for tv with Kate Beckinsale


Emma with Gwyneth Paltrow
http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=hmMCTU_OIbY





Emma With Kate Beckinsale

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=bb868ylMKZw



Clueless
http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=yHDcD_xhwAo





And last but not least 10 things I hate about you is based on Shakespere's "The Taming of the shrew"
Sadly this one doesn't have a classic version

Re: Three very memorable teen flicks of the 90s are based on old stories

Yep, I think many of us do.

They're all clever adaptations of the classic stories, made for modern viewing.

And there actually is a 'classic' version of Taming Of The Shrew - it stars Elizabeth Taylor and it's from 1967.


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Re: Three very memorable teen flicks of the 90s are based on old stories

They're all clever adaptations of the classic stories, made for modern viewing

Agree and it's great that these fantastic stories exist in modern versions for people who doesn't like period dramas.
I find it crazy but understandable at the same that someone doesn't like this genre(period pieces).



And there actually is a 'classic' version of Taming Of The Shrew - it stars Elizabeth Taylor and it's from 1967


Woww thanks I didn't know that, I think now there is time for another adaptation but making it as period piece again.

It's funny how the only story by Shakespere which has a lot of adaptations is Romeo and juliet.
Film makers make this look like Romeo and Juliet is the only good novel Shakespere wrote.



Re: Three very memorable teen flicks of the 90s are based on old stories

Hamlet, Othello (both of which have modern adaptations), King Lear and A Midsummer Night's Dream have all been adapted several times (and that's just off the top of my head).

Re: Three very memorable teen flicks of the 90s are based on old stories

^ Yup, Othello was adapted into ''O'' starring Mekhi Phifer, Julia Stiles and Josh Hartnett (oh god, the casts from the 90's ruled).

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