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Tom's Midnight Garden [DVD]
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Tom's Midnight Garden is the magical tale of a young boy who is transported to a mysterious world of times past.
14 year old Tom is sent to stay with his Aunt and Uncle for the summer to avoid catching measles from his brother. One night, on hearing the grandfather clock strike 13, he sets off to explore and discovers the house has been transformed. He investigates further and opens the door to a magical, sunlit garden of a bygone age where he meets Hatty, a young orphan girl, and begins an incredible adventure.
Based on Philippa Pearce's timeless fantasy, Tom's Midnight Garden stars Greta Scacchi, James Wilby and David Bradley who later starred as Argus Filch in the Harry Potter series.
Tom's Midnight Garden is a charming adaptation of Philippa Pearce's children's story. It's the 1950s, and young Tom Long (Anthony Way) is sent to stay at the house of an Aunt (Greta Scacchi) and Uncle (James Wilby) while his brother is poorly. All seems drearily disciplined until the downstairs grandfather clock strikes 13, and Tom discovers a secret garden of enormous size. There he meets a girl named Hatty (Florence Hoath), who seems to be both a part of and the answer to the magical mystery. Through the changing seasons the garden ages, and so does Hatty. Eventually all is revealed: the importance of a tree struck by lightning, the reclusive landlady in the attic (Joan Plowright), and the present-day setting of the film's opening with a grown-up Tom watching the house being torn down. Some amusing computer trickery allows for the redecoration of the house each time Tom travels in time, and also allows him to pass through solid objects in supernatural fashion. All of which makes the movie a visual feast for children. Although adults will think it rather stiffly directed, the poignant tale about what happens to memories and friendships as we grow old shines through, helped immensely by composer Debbie Wiseman's luminous music score. --Paul Tonks --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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We may not be children, but I do have 4 of my own and know without a doubt that they were watching it and, though their ages range from 19 to 9, loved every minute as well. The way that all of the time lines are linked and tied together at the end is well thought. You can put yourself in the boy's shoes and know that given the chance you would have acted in the same way.
find I was still able to purchase on dvd I could not notice how much anthony had grown
since the choir he really did look too old for the part he played in my opinion
There are so many things wrong with it that there is not enough space here to describe. The most obvious failing is the casting of the child actors - The actor playing Tom is at least 3 to 4 years too old which makes the innocently naïve conversations he has with his Aunt/Uncle seem rather absurd and weird. His performance is also too mannered and unnatural to believe in. Even worse is the young actress playing Hattie, who simply cannot act all - I'm sure she tries hard but there was no performance at all from her other than to seemingly read lines out aloud from an imaginary book.
As if to illustrate the amateurish nature of this production there is a scene near the end where Tom and Hattie are sitting down in the snow putting on their ice skates ready to skate on the frozen river. As Tom slips his foot into the boot of the skate and then lifts his foot the end of the skate snags the ground and what can clearly be seen as a piece of 'snow carpet' is briefly lifted into the air. It is so obvious and so embarrassingly bad that I cannot believe they missed this in the editing suite. That they did, or just left it in anyway, gives you a sense of why this film ended up a failure. I don't think there were enough people involved in this project who cared.
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Love this movie! Just like the book. But for some reason this dvd had a few short scenes missing. It doesn't ruin it, but it makes it so that in a couple of places the movie... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Annie
Nicely produced film with good settings, I just found that the boy actor who played Tom was too old for the part.Published 3 months ago by Ryanswhiskey
These were mostly gifts so I haven't used them myself but they arrived when the were supposed to and are as described on the site. I am therefore delighted with themPublished 7 months ago by carol mills
I liked it a lot. Not sure if there was anymore episodes tho?Published 7 months ago by Amazon Customer
Beautiful Film! I had watched it years ago and it was great to be able to see it again. Films like this are not made for young people anymore!Published 8 months ago by rheailia
I loved this book as a child and remember seeing this on TV one time. I brought this DVD so I could reminisce and it is as great as I remember it being. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Lexi Halls