Bet, The

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Producer: Ronald Waller

Year: 1969

Format: DVD  Running time: 23 mins.

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Inspired by Anton Chekhov's story, this film version vividly captures the boredom, frustration, hysteria and near madness experienced by a man who bets a wealthy friend that he can isolate himself in a single room for five years. In the film version, learning and becoming a better human being initiates the action. In both versions materialist gain is the catalyst - "two million" in the story and a yacht in the film. A study of the differences between the film and the short story will education viewers about both film and literature. An exploration of the film¹s use of color, quick cuts, flash frames and sound will be of interest to those studying film.

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