Brian De Palma’s adaptation of Steven King’s Carrie is one of the all time greats. That’s not to say that Kimberly Peirce can’t also do a wonderful and significantly different job and I like the casting of Chloe Moretz who shows real potential to transcend her little girl roots. At the same time, I don’t have a lot of faith in the current state of cinema that MGM even WANTS an interesting movie. How much do you want to bet this one comes in as PG-13?  I know that doesn’t mean much to a lot of people, but to me it’s a sign the studio is more concerned with mass audience potential than any kind of fidelity to the original material.

5 Responses to “Teasing Chloe Moretz as “Carrie””

  1. I found Moretz in Dark Shadows super annoying… then again, I found that movie insufferable except for Eva Green. LOL

    I like Moretz film choices, but it’s not working for me. I feel she’s trying too hard.

    Also…. long time no see, Craig! Nice to pop here by surprise xD

  2. Always nice to hear from you, Amy!

    I skipped Dark Shadows, but I liked Moretz in Kick-Ass and Let Me In

  3. Fidelity to the original material is not the issue in my opinion. The best Stephen King adaptation was The Shining and it was also the most unfaithful. Having said that i wouldn’t be interested to see a PG-13 Carrie. An adaptation of a classic (novel or film) can only be interesting if it engages with the source but also finds ways to be creative with it.

  4. An adaptation certainly doesn’t always have to show complete fidelity to the source. De Palma shifted in several important ways. But in this case, I think the basic story and what’s good about it is rooted in some pretty dark places and to soften that for a rating would be kind of a betrayal.

  5. So you agree with me but phrasing it as if you do not:)
    I said I would not like to see a PG-13 version of the story. My point is more general, that the dark places that you mention can come from other sources, not necessarily only from the book.

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