Poll Suggestion: Born in the 17th and 18th Century Top Contributors to Modern Film

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Who do you believe has made the most impact in writing in modern cinema that were born in the 17th and 18th centuries?

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Ed Jones (XLIX)

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Breumaster

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Yay! :D
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Ed Jones (XLIX)

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Heinrich von Kleist
His STARmeter is only 2,000 above Me! And I'm a nobody!! LOL


H.K.


Me E.J.




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Ed Jones (XLIX)

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Gotthold Ephraim Lessing



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Breumaster

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I guess I gotta have to watch 'Mary Queen of Scots'? :D
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Ed Jones (XLIX)

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At #9 is


He's well known enough. He has made a world wide impact in films.
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Ed Jones (XLIX)

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This is what made Johann a good addition!!!!

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Ed Jones (XLIX)

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Ed Jones (XLIX)

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Since this was suggest by two pollmakers, I included it.
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As much as it hurts me as a student of Germanistics, I am afraid that Schiller, Lessing, and Kleist did not impact cinema very much.
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Ed Jones (XLIX)

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The world is full of unknowns. Me included.
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albstein

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Well they are giants of German literature but "unknowns" to cinema.
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Hmm. It may seem not so obvious, but
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Ludwig van Beethoven
Johann Sebastian Bach
Antonio Vivaldi
Franz Schubert
George Frideric Handel
may be the greatest contributors under this poll's criteria.
Not only the music, but the source for biopics also.

PS: well, I understand that "writing the music" is called "composing" )))
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And some key writers as "writers" that are missed (blame the meter):
Marquis de Sade
Stendhal
Thomas Moore
Jonathan Swift
Heinrich von Kleist

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Ed Jones (XLIX)

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Since this was suggest by two pollmakers, I included it.
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he-he,
without Stendhal the result looks more like "suggested by maTHEpa"

Ed, sorry, I didn't mean to suggest Heinrich von Kleist who was initially suggested by Breumaster, my point was the five mentioned are metered as it would be better no meter at all. But be sure, I'd suggest Kleist as a key writer.
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Kleist was borderline because of STARmeter.
He may get no votes because of this. Or at best 2-6 votes in a poll
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FYC:

Giacomo Casanova

the Marquis de Sade

Alexander Pushkin, who wrote Eugene Onegin and Mozart and Salieri, which inspired 1984's Amadeus (next to much indirect influence as he is considered the "father" of Russian literature)
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The Marquis de Sade may have been the Hugh Heffner of his time!
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I would not be so sure that Sir Peter Levin Shaffer had ever read some of Pushkin's.

And I wonder how the page of Casanova could be so empty if he has more influence comparing to Heinrich von Kleist.
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Casanova inspired so many movies, but did not write em!
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I understood impact in a broader way and did not know that the poll was only concerned with authors whose books were adapted as movies. If that is the case, I concur that Casanova shouldn't be there. But the list has nothing to do with the fact that Casanova was more influential overall than Kleist.

As for Amadeus, the Wikipedia page of Shaffer's play says: Amadeus was inspired by a short 1830 play by Alexander Pushkin called Mozart and Salieri. Whether that qualifies as Pushkin being adapted I am not so sure.
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I'm looking for the writers that have has more of their works turned into productions.
I left out one particular century as it contained William "You know who". That poll would have been a no brainer as he has over 1400 works to his credit. Look at these that are not even made yet!


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De Sade, by the way, wrote The 120 Days of Sodom, which was the basis of Pier Paolo Pasolini's Salò (1975). Wikipedia says it is a loose adaptation but if you go by IMDb he is not credited. There have been other adaptations of his works, but they are rather minor. Nevertheless, one shouldn't underestimate de Sade's cultural impact, considering how important he was for a number of notable philosophers.
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I wish more people were as versed in literature as you are. But ya gotta make polls for the masses. If you say, do you know about De Sade, they would go like, "Yeah I saw that guy on Graham Norton just last week" !
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No, that wasn't on Graham Norton - it was James Corden (sorry, couldn't help it!)
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I wanted to put him in badly, but sadly Giacomo Casanova has no real recognizable contribution except the Playboy: Bedtime Stories!!! And his own life that is!



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