It's still a treat to find the time and, frankly, the movie that gets us out of the house and into a theater. A movie that we probably wouldn't go to see is Park Chan-Wook's vampire pic Thirst but one thing has caught my attention.
It is - if all the reporting is to be believed - "loosely based" on Emile Zola's book Therese Raquin.
Not ringing any bells? Never had to take a "History of the Novel" course in grad school?
Put in one line, Raquin is a novel about a woman who kills her husband with the assistance of her lover.
Yeah. Go ahead. Start your list of movies that are also "loosely based" on Therese Raquin.
Next round...films "loosely based" on Romeo & Juliet.