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Lemony Snicket's a Series of Unfortunate Events

Lemony Snicket's a Series of Unfortunate Events

Lemony Snicket's a Series of Unfortunate Events

Every chapter of LEMONY SNICKET’S A SERIES OF UNFORTUNATE EVENTS is a twisted thriller of stalking, death, and lurking. It has a unique blend of horror, humor, and pathos, but it also has biting social commentary. In his introduction, Lemony Snicket explained that when writing a series of ghoulish tales it's important to make sure the reader knows how many chapters there are.

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Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events (also simply known as A Series of Unfortunate Events) is a 2004 American adventure black comedy film directed by Brad Silberling. It is a film adaptation of A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket, covering the first three novels: The Bad Beginning (1999), The Reptile Room (1999), and The Wide Window (2000). The film stars Jim Carrey in the title role, Liam Aiken, Emily Browning, Timothy Spall, Catherine O'Hara, Billy Connolly, Cedric the Entertainer, Luis Guzmán, Jennifer Coolidge and Meryl Streep, as well as Jude Law as Lemony Snicket (the pen name of American writer Daniel Handler). (Source:

Nickelodeon Movies purchased the film rights to Daniel Handler's book series in 2000 and soon began development of a film with Barry Sonnenfeld attached to direct. Handler adapted the screenplay and courted Jim Carrey for Count Olaf. Sonnenfeld eventually left over budget concerns in January 2003 and Brad Silberling took over. Robert Gordon rewrote Handler's script, and principal photography started in November 2003. A Series of Unfortunate Events was entirely shot using sound stages and backlots at Paramount Pictures and Downey Studios. The film received positive reviews, with many praising its production values and performances (particularly Carrey's performance), while some criticized its comical tone and short length – only focusing on the first three books in the series. The film also grossed $211 million worldwide and won the Academy Award for Best Makeup and received three nominations for Best Art Direction, Best Costume Design, and Best Original Score at the 77th Academy Awards. (Source: en.wikipedia.org)

 

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