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2. In The Books Made Into Movies Genre, Captain Corelli’s Mandolin Failed

Captain Corelli’s Mandolin
Captain Corelli’s Mandolin

A romantic World War II novel set in the Greek islands should have been great fodder for the big screen. However, the screen adaptation of the bestseller Captain Corelli’s Mandolin just didn’t work. To be fair, the film does capture the picturesque setting well (how could it not). But it just didn’t capture the complex and emotional storyline well. The distracting accents, thin characters, watered down violence and historical disconnect made this highly anticipated film an epic fail.

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