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4.4 out of 5 stars
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4.4 out of 5 stars
Far From The Madding Crowd [DVD]
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on 29 June 2016
This drama is well cast and the acting great. Beautiful scenery of the Dorset countryside.

I remember struggling through the book at school, and didn't enjoy it much. But in this DVD form, it holds the attention and engages the heart and mind. Like others of Hardy's stories in film, it draws you in and makes you think. You can't help debating the issues he raises. The characters are fascinating and all too human, and the viewer becomes engaged in their conflicts. Nobody is completely bad and nobody is completely good either. All the characters have depth and a common humanity that the viewer can't hep but relate to.

Fascinating and compelling, but not easy casual light viewing.
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on 28 June 2016
I had watched this series when it was first shown, and I'd honestly forgotten how good it was!
It sticks closely to the novel-dialogue, sequence of events etc. As this is one of my favourite books, I 'd have noticed any omissions/ deviations.
The actors were excellent- both those playing the main characters, and those portraying the 'rustics'-who brought a touch of humour to the series.
Special mention for Natasha Little's performance as the tragic Fanny Robin-very much as I would have imagined the character to be.
I shall watch this series again, many times.
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on 10 September 2017
For many years I've admired the Julie Christie - Alan Bates version of this tale and considered it to be the definitive version. In the Paloma Baeza - Nathaniel Parker film we have a strong challenger. Baeza is convincing in the difficult role of Bathseba and Parker provides the required stoicism and patience. I prefer 'Far from the madding crowd' over Hardy's grimmer works since the hero and heroine enjoy a happy ending in spite of the trials and tragedies along the away. Wonderful entertainment.
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VINE VOICEon 25 August 2016
Far From the Madding crowd is performed and filmed with skill. It sticks to the story which is probably Hardie's best. The other films are also up to the same level.
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on 24 April 2017
Great DVD.One of the best televised films of Hardy's novel.
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on 28 April 2017
5 stars for this brilliant film.
It`s really well worth a watch ;)
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on 26 September 2017
This is a stellar production - much better than the iconic Christie/Stamp one. However the picure quality of this copy was mediocre and the sound was so faint we had to turn the volume up to full. Buy yours somewhere else.
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on 25 March 2017
Very pleased with my purchase.
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on 25 July 2017
Didn't like it, not a patch on the original and the film felt claustrophobic.
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on 7 November 2015
Entertaining
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