The Jungle (1914)
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The novel was adapted for the screen by Anna Waterhouse and Joe Shrapnel, the duo who penned Race, the Jesse Owens biopic. They are currently working on an adaption of Upton Sinclair's The Jungle. The adaptation will be directed by James Kent, who helmed Testament Of Youth. It is being produced by Ridley Scott’s Scott Free production company.
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Sinclair penned close to one hundred books in his lifetime, his 1927 book "Oil!" was the basis for the Oscar winning "There Will Be Blood". 'Jungle' is an early 1900's novel which focuses on Chicago’s meat packing district and its horrific conditions.
Originally written to demonstrate the exploitation of immigrant workers, the book inadvertently led to the establishment of the Food and Drug Administration and is still read by many cautious eaters and animal lovers today.
Schwimmer intends to adapt the film in a much more character-driven manner, no word if he will keep it period or update it to a contemporary setting.
The 1906 novel, penned by muckracking journalist Upton Sinclair, follows the exploits of a Lithuanian immigrant named Jurgis who experiences firsthand the macabre and squalid conditions of the American meatpacking industry.
Upon finishing the novel myself, I almost fell into a depression-induced coma. So for me it is really hard to imagine Ross Geller bringing such an opaque story to the big screen.
Call me a cynic, but I cannot imagine this adaptation will be executed as well as other Sinclair adaptations such as Paul Thomas Anderson's "There Will Be Blood." What do you think?
David Schwimmer, who will probably be known as Ross Gellar from Friends until the end of days, is pursuing an adaptation of The Jungle by Upton Sinclair. In an interview with Empire, Schwimmer announced has intentions to adapt the film in a much more character-driven manner. Sinclair’s classic novel put an early spotlight on the meatpacking industry, focusing on Chicago’s meat packing district and its horrific conditions. The Jungle inadvertently led to the establishment of the Food and Drug Administration and is still read by many cautious eaters and animal lovers today.
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Before I lose you younger readers who cannot watch older movies, Fritz Lang’s Metropolis was the Avatar of 1927, minus the box office intake. Now do I have your attention? Despite the grandiose nature of the sci-fi opus, it flopped and was heavily re-cut, but prior to today, Metropolis is a sci-fi version of Upton Sinclair’s The Jungle, with all of the cozy religious themes one can handle. It’s a masterpiece – visually, musically, and technically. Yet, even with that high praise, rarely anyone alive had seen the complete version, once a near three-hour film.
Over time, the deleted footage was deemed lost. Much like the deleted Spider Pit sequence from 1933′s King Kong, finding this footage would be the Holy Grail of cinema. Well, in 2008, the most complete version of Metropolis was found in Argentina of all places (considering this was a German production during the
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