A simple twist of fate is a 1994 american comedy-drama film directed by gillies mackinnon the screenplay by steve martin is loosely based on the 1861 novel silas marner by george eliot martin stars, along with gabriel byrne , laura linney , catherine o'hara and stephen baldwin. A simple twist of fate directed by gillies mackinnon written by steve martin suggested by the novel silas marner, by george eliot director of photography, andrew dunn edited by humphrey dixon music by cliff eidelman production designer, andy harris produced by ric kidney released by touchstone pictures running time: 106 minutes.
Nobody ever accused steve martin of not taking chances, and with the captivating heart-tugger a simple twist of fate he took the all-out plunge of basing this film on no less than george eliot's 1861 novel, silas marner--that grim morality play most of us did not escape having to read in high school.
Title: a simple twist of fate (1994) 63 /10 want to share imdb's rating on your own site use the html below. Silas marner is in one sense the story of the title character, but it is also very much about the community of raveloe in which he lives much of the novel’s dramatic force is generated by the tension between silas and the society of raveloe.
I read silas marner at the beginning of the year for my classics challenge, too - yes, it's a deceptively-simple tale, beautifully-written i'm not familiar with a simple twist of fate but shall look out for it. It’s steve martin’s genius that took silas marner, published by elliot in 1861, and turned it into one of my favorite movies a simple twist of fate was released in 1994 and i could watch this film over and over martin wrote the screenplay and stars in the film.
A simple twist of silas marner by lydia sampson in the middle of the 19 th century, englishwoman mary anne evans was afraid she wouldn’t be taken seriously as a writer unless she published under a man’s name.