It was just this August when we heard that David Mamet would be writing and directing a new film about Anne Frank for Disney. Whoa — Mamet, Frank and Disney? Quite a combo; such a weird combo, in fact, that it seemed really unlikely to work. If current reports are correct, it didn’t. Read More »
One of the most famous stories of the Holocaust is that of Anne Frank, a young girl who kept a diary of her family’s attempts to evade the Nazis during their occupation of the Netherlands. Her father survived and after the war had her diary published wherefore it quickly became one of the most well known records of the suffering and atrocities of the time.
Disney have announced that they will be producing an adaptation of her story to be written and directed by David Mamet. This movie will be the next in a long line of Anne Frank stories for the big screen. The first adaptations came in 1959 with a Hollywood version, The Diary of Anne Frank, directed by George Stevens from the Pulitzer Winning play of 1955, and a Yugoslavian TV version. Since then, the play has had many revivals and several further film and TV iterations have been issued, including a very recent BBC serial.
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