December 19th, 2010

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The Notable Films of 2011: Part Two

Bel Ami
Opens: 2011
Cast: Uma Thurman, Robert Pattinson, Christina Ricci, Kristin Scott Thomas
Director: Declan Donnellan, Nick Ormerod

Summary: In Belle Epoque-era Paris, a former French soldier from the lower class returns from Algeria and becomes a journalist. Through a series of affairs with well-connected women, he uses his looks and smarts to make his way up the social ladder.

Analysis: Though sharing the same name as Europe's most prestigious hardcore gay porn studio, a fact that made many a headline writer's day when "Twilight" hunk Robert Pattinson was cast, the film is actually an adaptation of acclaimed French author Guy de Maupassant's second novel in 1885. The story is familiar, a young man basically screws over and just plain screws his way into high society, yet it's also considered one of the great books of its time and remains a perennial favourite in certain countries.

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Story Update

Title: Resurrection
Author: octoberland
Characters/Pairing: Edward/Bella
Rating: M
Category: Romance/Angst
Spoilers: NM AU
Summary: New Moon inspired. BxE. Vamp/human. Jake is just a friend. Rated M for themes of depression/suicide/light lemons and violence later on. Focuses on E/B repairing their relationship.

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