The first film was made shortly after the book's release -- the 1955 Edward Dmytryk film starring Deborah Kerr, Van Johnson, Peter Cushing, and John Mills. Half a century later, Neil Jordan decided to revisit the story with Ralph Fiennes, Julianne Moore, and Stephen Rea in 1999. Fiennes played Bendrix, the writer, Moore was his once-mistress, and Rea played the husband. Moore received an Oscar nomination for Best Actress, while Roger Pratt earned a nod for Best Cinematography. And now, dun dun dun, you can check out the Academy Award-nominated adaptation for free as part of our Free Flick of the Day series.
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*The British author, not the actor who recently popped up in New Moon. His pen also brought us that little destructive book mentioned in Donnie Darko.