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A Room with a View [DVD] [2007]

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  • Actors: Elaine Cassidy, RafeSpall, Laurence Fox, Sophie Thompson, Mark Williams
  • Directors: Nicholas Renton
  • Format: PAL, Widescreen, Anamorphic, Colour, HiFi Sound
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.77:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 12
  • Studio: Contender Entertainment Group
  • DVD Release Date: 6 Jan. 2009
  • Run Time: 90 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000UX59DU
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 20,640 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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A fresh look at the classic novel by E.M. Forster. This new interpretation of the novel, by award winning writer Andrew Davies (Bleak House, Pride & Prejudice) is framed poignantly by Lucy's nostalgic return to Italy after the First World War. Starring a line up of fresh British talent including, Timothy and Rafe Spall as Mr Emerson and his son George, Elaine Cassidy as Lucy Honeychurch, and Laurence Fox as Lucy's arrogant suitor Cecil.

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3.3 out of 5 stars

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Ford Ka VINE VOICE on 4 April 2009
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
When one has a Merchant-Ivory production to compare oneself to, one has to be extra careful and quite apparently the authors of the movie failed to remember about this warning. They were apparently aware of the existence of the earlier version and tried to do their best to do something different. And they failed.
The moments of the movie which are good are not very different from the 1986 version. Well, there is not much one can do with Florence but I guess there is something one could do to make the Florentine part not look as if some scenes were exactly reshot with a different cast.
There are parts of the new movie which are different - we get a Roman bit (not really included in the novel...) which is nice and colourful (in general, this version is much more subdued than the 1986 one) but it only presents Cecil in a completely wrong light. When he can't kiss Lucy we can't help but wonder (even though the script includes a bit too many allusions to his homosexuality ;) why it is so difficult for him.
And then there is the whole structure of the movie. The book (and Merchant/Ivory movie) is set within a time frame of the year. Lucy and Charlotte arrive in Florence in the spring, the English part takes place in the summer, the conflict coincides with the arrival of the autumn, and Lucy is back in Florence in the early spring with George. You don't believe me? Well, don't take my word for it. Read the book!
This modest time frame was apparently not enough for producers - they had to add to the novel another time frame and make Lucy revist Italy in 1922, some years after George... was killed in the Great War.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By MysteriousGirl on 1 Jun. 2014
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I first watched the original Merchant Ivory classic screen adaptation of A Room with a View when I was in my early teens. The film and subsequently the book is something I cherish, so much so that I now own a first edition.

The film introduced me to the wonders of Italy, the book to the splendid prose, humour and subtlety of a most brilliant writer and thanks to a delectable film soundtrack, the wonders of Puccini. This is more than a book to me, it's characters are real; I see their characteristics and mannerisms in friends, family and aquaintances. Miss Bartlett and her manipulative, yet perfectly mannered behaviour or Reverand Beeb and his liberal, laid back attitude to the world and religion; his ability to come across as more realist than religious.

The main theme is the awakening of a young woman who is 'transformed' by Italy; a country with art, passion and beauty, non polluted by social class structures and behaviours. Although Lucy is chaperoned in Italy, she is able to immerse herself in Italian culture, unrestricted by the stifles of polite Edwardian society.

The 1985 film stays utterly true to Forster's book and in a field of tall grass and beautiful violets, George walks towards Lucy, grabs her in his arms and kisses her with the backdrop of Florence and the iconic Santa Maria Del Fiore in the background! The most romantic and visually stunning scene of the film.

There are many studies on Forster to be read; synopsis and critique of this book will always talk around Forster's subtle hits of homosexuality underlined throughout the novel; the suggestion that reverend Beep is in fact in love with George is so Grossly overstated in Andrew Davis version.

A Room with a View dominated a large portion of Forster's writing career.
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44 of 50 people found the following review helpful By Mr. G. Ferguson on 7 Nov. 2007
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A Room with a View is E.M. Forster's most optimistic and romantic novel. Davies' adaption, sadly, manages to ignore both these elements. It is neither optimistic nor romantic. The first is a failure in structure, the second a failure in characterisation.
Davies' script is structured around Lucy's return to Florence, years after her first visit when she met the love of her life, George Emmerson. This story, the romantic backbone of the book, is told in flashback. The ending is out of place and depressing. Instead of the optimism Forster initially intended, we are left feeling melancholy and empty.
Also I failed to empathise fully with any of the characters. Generally it was well acted, but I felt that the cast were not giving one hundred percent and not emotionally engaging with the characters as envisaged by Forster. Elaine Cassidy was good as Lucy, but her portrayal was not as good or as convincing as Helena Bonham-Carter's. Timothy Spall was particularly disappointing, as was Sophie Thompson, two character actors who I normally admire very much. And the contrasts between the liberated George and the repressed Cecil were simply not well drawn - in many ways they were too alike.
One scene that was particularly badly done was the bathing scene at the magic lake. In the original film, this scene is charged with homoeroticism and does not shy away from male nudity. In contrast, there is a prudishness to the Davies' version, surprising for a writer who usually extracts every ounce of sexuality from a story.
All and all, a disappointment. Not bad, just not as good as it could have been, and poor in comparison to the peerless 1985 original.
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