The Three Musketeers – Spring
Directed by: David Leitner
An adaptation of the 1993 movie.
The Three Musketeers is a 1993 film version of the classic story from Walt Disney Pictures and Caravan Pictures, directed by Stephen Herek from a screenplay by David Loughery and starring Charlie Sheen, Kiefer Sutherland, Chris O’Donnell and Oliver Platt.
The film is based on the novel The Three Musketeers (Les Trois Mousquetaires) by Alexandre Dumas, père. It recounts the adventures of d’Artagnan on his quest to join the three title characters in becoming a musketeer. The adaptation greatly simplifies and alters the story, and takes considerable liberties with French history.
The relationship between Athos and Milady de Winter is altered to make the two characters more sympathetic. In the book, Milady just married Athos to gain a fortune and when he found out about her Fleur-de-lis he hanged her from a tree and left her for dead. She survived and escaped, plotting revenge on Athos. In the film, Milady actually loves Athos and when he finds out that she is a criminal, he banishes her from his land but later realizes his mistake. After being cast out by Athos, Milady becomes an evil person in the novel. Her role in this film is a good deal more sympathetic; she helps the Musketeers by giving them the information they need just before she commits suicide by jumping off a cliff.
(From Wikipedia: The Three Musketeers (1993 Film))
The Importance of Being Earnest – Winter
Directed by: Rafi Poch
The Importance of Being Earnest, A Trivial Comedy for Serious People is a play by Oscar Wilde. First performed on 14 February 1895 at St. James’s Theatre in London, the play is a farcical comedy in which the protagonists maintain fictitious personas in order to escape burdensome obligations. Working within the social conventions of late Victorian London, the play’s major themes are the triviality with which it treats social institutions as serious as marriage, and the resulting satire of Victorian ways. Contemporary reviews all praised the play’s humour, though some were cautious about its explicit lack of social messages, while others foresaw the modern consensus that it was the culmination of Wilde’s artistic career so far. Its high farce and witty dialogue have helped make The Importance of Being Earnest Wilde’s most enduringly popular play.
(From Wikipedia: The Importance of Being Earnest)