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Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004)

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Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004)


Jim Carrey
Liam Aiken
Emily Browning
Timothy Spall
Catherine O'Hara
Billy Connolly
Cedric the Entertainer
Luis Guzman
Jennifer Coolidge
Meryl Streep

Directed by Brad Silberling
Distributed by Paramount Pictures

Till today, when i see strange events happening i will say, “A series of unfortunate events.” This movie has added a phrase to my vocabulary, not because of the fact that it is a great movie, nor the fact that the actors were exceptional, nor the part played by the ensemble cast of stars. The movie has added this phrase because after seeing the wonderful display of evil by Count Olaf (Jim Carrey).

After purchasing the rights to the movie, due to the financial concerns the movie suffered many setbacks but Paramount got Dreamworks on board to help in financing of the project and signed Brad Silberling to direct the movie.

The visual effects of the movie had some scenery designed using forced perspective techniques, combined with matte paintings. Industrial Light & Magic handled the CGI and due to the riskiness of working with infants, four scenes involving Sunny Baudelaire required CGI with motion capture technology.

The story and movie adaptation covers three of Lemony’s books The Bad Beginning, The Reptile Room, and The Wide Window, being the first three books in A Series of Unfortunate Events.

The story is of three children whose parents died in a fire and left them with a considerable amount of money.

Their Uncle Count Olaf, who wants the money for himself, was ready to do anything required to make sure that the children are murdered. This led to a tale of unfortunate events.

The thing that makes me dip my hat for Jim in this movie is the various alias of Count Olaf which he had to play and he played well.

The three children, Violet (Emily Browning), Klaus (Liam Aiken), and Sunny (Kara and Shelby Hoffman) were also exceptional in the movie especially Emily Browning.

I don’t know why but i have seen this movie for more than 6 times, and each time i find myself smiling.


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