TITLE

Twist

AUTHOR(S)
Scheck, Frank
PUB. DATE
June 2004
SOURCE
Hollywood Reporter -- International Edition;6/22/2004, Vol. 384 Issue 22, p76
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article focuses on the motion picture "Twist." It is not even the first such updating of the novel "Oliver Twist," written by Charles Dickens, who, like novelist Williams Shakespeare, must have surely spun out of his grave by now thanks to these constant plundering. In this motion picture, Nick Stahl, a talented young actor who seems to specialize in playing angst-ridden youth, stars as Dodge, a young male prostitute and junkie whose boss keeps a stable of such young boys. Writer-director Jacob Tierney, who since he's only in his early 20s no doubt read Dickens' novel not that long ago, dutifully trots out various characters and situations updated from the original. The motion picture is slightly redeemed by the strong performances of the talented cast, which also includes Stephen McHattie as a politico client who takes a strong interest in Oliver.
ACCESSION #
13682228

 

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