Dolores Claiborne Movies & Media Adaptations

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In 1995, Taylor Hackford directed a cinematic Dolores Claiborne, which was adapted from the novel by Tony Gilroy. While the movie has been compared to a gaslight melodrama of the nineteenth century, with a sneering police officer, played by Christopher Plummer, and a wicked villain of a husband, played by David Stathairn, and a troubled daughter, played by Jennifer Jason Leigh. However, Kathy Bates's Dolores is no fainting/wailing victim tied to the railroad tracks. Her performance has been described in this movie as "sweet and fierce, hesitant and determined . . . brushing aside the calculations of the story with the sheer force of her humanity."

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Beacham's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction and Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults
Dolores Claiborne from Beacham's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction and Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults. ©2005-2006 Thomson Gale, a part of the Thomson Corporation. All rights reserved.
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