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Who, I wonder, had the bright idea of adapting Oscar Wilde's 'Lady Windermere's Fan' and changing the time and venue from 1892 London to 1930 Amalfi?
Watching this movie one realises just how good the BBC production with Margaret Leighton was. Oscar Wilde is theatre and should be produced as such. It doesn't work as a movie - unless, of course, it's filmed theatre, as with the incomparable version with Dame Edith Evans as Lady Bracknell in 'The Importance of Being Earnest'.
This unexciting adaption, in which Lord George Windermere becomes Mr Robert Windermere, and his wife Mrs Windermere, is just about saved by some good acting. That's about all that can be said for it.
If this movie proves to be a commercial success, the producers might be tempted to do 'An Ideal Husband' set in 21st Century Hong Kong with the Earl of Caversham becoming Mr Robert Cave!