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Title:
A room with a view
Author:
Merchant, Ismail.
Edition:
Special edition.
Publication Information:
[England] : BBC Video ; Burbank, CA : Distributed in the USA and Canada by Warner Home Video, [2004]

©2004
Physical Description:
2 videodiscs (117 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Summary:
Based on the novel by E.M. Forster.

Set in the early 1900's. "Tells the story of the coming of age of Lucy Honeychurch (Helena Bonham-Carter). Longing to burst free from the repression of British upper class manners and mores, she must wrestle with her inner romantic longings to choose between the passionate George (Julian Sands) and the priggish but socially suitable Cecil (Daniel Day-Lewis)"--Container.
General Note:
Videodisc release of a 1985 British motion picture.

Special features: disc 1. new restoration supervised by director James Ivory and cinematographer Tony Pierce-Roberts; commentary from Simon Callow, Ismail Merchant, James Ivory and Tony Pierce-Roberts; disc 2. archive promotional appearances by Daniel Day-Lewis and Simon Callow; BBC report on the film's success in the U.S.; E.M. Forster remembered; film scrapbook with never-before-seen photos and memorabilia; Merchant Ivory tribute.
Language:
English

French

Spanish
Reading Level:
MPAA rating: Not rated.
Geographic Term:
ISBN:
9780790791470

9781419816963
UPC:
794051197924

794051239525
Format :
DVD

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Adapted by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala from the novel by E.M. Forster, A Room with a View is a shining example of Merchant-Ivory's ability to achieve maximum quality and opulence at minimum cost. Set during the Edwardian Era, the film stars Helena Bonham Carter as Lucy Honeychurch, who like all proper young British ladies is compelled to tour Europe in the company of an older chaperone -- in this instance, her spinster cousin Charlotte Bartlett (Maggie Smith). While in Italy, the ladies make the acquaintance of a wide variety of personalities; the most fascinating of their fellow tourists -- at least in Lucy's eyes -- is free-spirited George Emerson (Julian Sands). Aware that her cousin is becoming too familiar with Emerson, Charlotte demands that Lucy return to England posthaste. Lucy complacently settles for the tiresomely traditional courtship of nerdish Cecil Vyse (Daniel Day-Lewis) -- and then Mr. Emerson moves into the neighborhood. Lucy now finds herself on the horns of a dilemma: Should she opt for a safe, proper marriage to Cecil, or the bohemian unpredictability of the charismatic Emerson? A winner of three Academy Awards, A Room with a View is not what one could call fast-moving, but fans of the Merchant-Ivory team will enjoy luxuriating in the film's leisurely pace and stimulating cast of characters. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi