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Title:
Maurice
Author:
Merchant, Ismail.
Publication Information:
[United States] : Criterion Collection : Distributed by Home Vision Entertainment, 2004.
Physical Description:
2 videodiscs (140 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Summary:
E.M. Forrester's story of two Edwardian-era Cambridge graduates that fall in love, but must abide by British society's strict norms regarding homosexuality.
General Note:
Title from container.

Originally released as a motion picture in 1987.

Based on the novel by E.M. Forster.

Special features: luminous new high-definition digital transfer; new video interviews with director James Ivory, producer Ismail Merchant, actors James Wilby, Hugh Grant and Rupert Graves, and screenwriter Kit Hesketh-Harvey; over 30 minutes of deleted and alternate scenes, including a reconstructed opening sequence; original theatrical trailer.
Language:
English
Contents:
disc 1. Feature -- disc 2. Special features.
Reading Level:
MPAA rating: R.
ISBN:
9780780026766
UPC:
037429179024
Format :
DVD

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Director James Ivory brings his subdued, "Masterpiece Theater" style to a forbidden subject -- homosexual love. Maurice is based on E.M. Forster's suppressed 1914 novel that was held back from publication until after his death. The film takes place at Cambridge, before World War I, when homosexuality was outlawed in Great Britain. Clive (Hugh Grant), an aristocratic Englishman with a life of privilege, suddenly shocks his close friend Maurice (James Wilby) by declaring his love for him. Maurice is initially stunned by the pronouncement, but in the end finds himself giving Clive a passionate kiss and telling him that he loves him as well. Clive, in the stiff-upper-lip British manner, considers their love to be more of an intellectual concept, but Maurice becomes passionate about the affair. Clive, afraid of being exposed as a homosexual, backs off and breaks up with Maurice for marriage, family, and politics. Maurice is crestfallen, but then he has a passionate affair with Clive's gamekeeper, Scudder (Rupert Graves), and Maurice and Scudder decide to risk their reputations by openly living together as lovers. ~ Paul Brenner, Rovi