Friday, February 18, 2011

What if the villains were actually the good guys? - Friday Night Se...

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What if the villains were actually the good guys? - Friday Night Se...
Slide show: Every classic story has two sides. From "Star Wars" to "Oz" we look at the best revisionist takes Every once in a while, an author or a filmmaker will revisit a classic story with a new perspective that makes us rethink everything we thought we knew about it. The destruction of the Death Star was a terrorist act. Superman was a spineless, corrupt tool of U.S. foreign policy. And Satan was misunderstood. These are a few of the counter-claims made in revisionist versions of classic stories. We've assembled some choice examples in this slide show, which was inspired by a Russian revision of "The Lord of the Rings" that portrays Mordor as a haven of science and reason, and the wizard Gandalf as a power-mad agent of superstition. Add your own favorites in the comments section -- and if Glinda the Good Witch of the North offers to make you popular, run like hell. Cinema's great declarations of love In honor of Valentine's Day, we bring you transcendent moments of passion, from "Moonstruck" to "Anchorman"...
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