Oscar Wilde Movies List

Oscar Wilde
Oscar Wilde
Dublin, Ireland
The Ballad of Reading Gaol

Oscar Wilde Filmography

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Das Bildnis des Dorian Gray
Director: Massimo Dallamano
Music Director: Peppino De Luca , Carlos Pes
Release date: 24-04-1970
The Importance of Being Earnest
Music Director: Benjamin Frankel , Benjamin Frankel , Eric Wood
Release date: 22-12-1952
The Fan
The Fan ( English )
Director: Otto Preminger
Music Director: Daniele Amfitheatrof
Release date: 01-04-1949
An Ideal Husband
An Ideal Husband ( English )
Director: Alexander Korda , Bluey Hill
Music Director: Arthur Benjamin
Release date: 14-11-1947
The Picture of Dorian Gray
Director: Albert Lewin
Music Director: Herbert Stothart
Release date: 01-03-1945
The Canterville Ghost
The Canterville Ghost ( English )
Director: Jules Dassin , Norman Z. McLeod , Julian Silberstein
Music Director: George Bassman , Douglas Shearer
Release Year: 1944
Flesh and Fantasy
Flesh and Fantasy ( English )
Director: Julien Duvivier
Music Director: Alexander Tansman
Release date: 29-10-1943
Lady Windermere's Fan
Lady Windermere's Fan ( English )
Director: Ernst Lubitsch , George Hippard , Ernst Laemmle
Release date: 26-12-1925
Salomé ( English )
Artist: Alla Nazimova , Earl Schenck , Louis Dumar , Arthur Jasmine
Release date: 15-02-1923
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Oscar Wilde Biography

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde (16 October 1854 – 30 November 1900) was an Irish writer and poet. After writing in different forms throughout the 1880s, he became one of London's most popular playwrights in the early 1890s. Today he is remembered for his epigrams, plays and the circumstances of his imprisonment, followed by his early death. Wilde's parents were successful Dublin intellectuals, and their son showed his intelligence early by becoming fluent in French and German. At university Wilde read Greats; he proved himself to be an outstanding classicist, first at Dublin, then at Oxford. He became known for his involvement in the rising philosophy of aestheticism (led by two of his tutors, Walter Pater and John Ruskin), though he also profoundly explored Roman Catholicism, to which he would later convert on his deathbed. After university, Wilde moved to London into fashionable cultural and social circles. As a spokesman for aestheticism, he tried his hand at various literary activities: he published a book of poems, lectured in the United States of America and Canada on the new "English Renaissance in Art", and then returned to London where he worked prolifically as a journalist. Known for his biting wit, flamboyant dress, and glittering conversation, Wilde had become one of the most well-known personalities of his day. At the turn of the 1890s, he refined his ideas about the supremacy of art in a series of dialogues and essays, and incorporated themes of decadence, duplicity, and beauty into his only novel, The Picture of Dorian Gray (1890). The opportunity to construct aesthetic details precisely, and combine them with larger social themes, drew Wilde to write drama. He wrote Salome (1891) in French in Paris but it was refused a licence. Unperturbed, Wilde produced four society comedies in the early 1890s, which made him one of the most successful playwrights of late Victorian London. At the height of his fame and success, whilst his masterpiece, The Importance of Being Earnest (1895), was still on stage in London, Wilde sued the father of his lover, Lord Alfred Douglas, for libel. After a series of trials, Wilde was convicted of gross indecency with other men and imprisoned for two years, held to hard labour. In prison he wrote De Profundis (1905), a long letter which discusses his spiritual journey through his trials, forming a dark counterpoint to his earlier philosophy of pleasure. Upon his release he left immediately for France, never to return to Ireland or Britain. There he wrote his last work, The Ballad of Reading Gaol (1898), a long poem commemorating the harsh rhythms of prison life. He died destitute in Paris at the age of forty-six. Description above from the Wikipedia article Oscar Wilde, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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