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A Room with a View
When Lucy Honeychurch and chaperon Charlotte Bartlett find themselves in Florence with rooms without views, fellow guests Mr Emerson and son George step in to remedy the situation. Meeting the Emersons could change Lucy's life forever but, once back in England, how will her experiences in Tuscany affect her marriage plans? Nominated for eight Academy Awards (1986), including Best Picture, and winner of three, this is one the most charming and delightful romantic comedies ever filmed.
Many regard this first Merchant/Ivory production of an E.M. Forster novel as a masterpiece. It was nominated for eight Academy Awards and won three, including Best Adapted Screenplay as well as the Oscars for Costume Design and Art Direction. While I agree it has its charm and several shining moments, the acting here is good, not excellent, and the storytelling with its frequent title cards is interesting, not awesome.
Specifically, Helena Bonham Carter was making her feature debut here and had not yet found her feet as a film star. She portrayed the central character Lucy Honeychurch like a tennis ball being batted back and forth by the other characters. She could scarcely keep up with veteran Maggie Smith playing…
I am extremely pleased and surprisingly so. Period pieces often contain a posh and elegant look to them, making the costume and set designs appear nearly impeccable during every outing but they can also tend lose touch with their own characters and rendering their conflicts/emotions soulless after awhile. However this is my first brush with the Ivory/Merchant/Jhabvala collective and I must say that they are an entirely new kind of beast in adapting period piece models/classical literature adaptations. In fact I could go as far as to say that their one film here felt more genuine of the era and honest to its characters than most of their contemporaries.
So we have an American behind the camera in James Ivory…
that pond scene!! and some of the dialogue - ha ha! :D watching this again after so many years brought back a lot of memories, and time even added a touch of "camp" to the proceedings.
but the acting and the scenery make this film "a view" worth re-visiting: seriously!
the cast is phenomenal, featuring a very young & beautiful helena bonham carter and the always smooth & sexy julian sands (both of whom have truly wonderful hair!); "a room with a view" has something for everyone. daniel day lewis is a hoot as the dwebish cecil.
so why not take a trip back into edwardian england, via greece and italy, all filtered through the misty lens of 1985 and that dynamic duo of merchant & ivory?
c'mon! you know you want to. ;)
A very nice and charming period piece!! Such a great cast. This was Helena Bonham Carter's film debut, and while not the best I've seen from her, still very impressive for your debut. Considering I've only heard him as Valmont in Jackie Chan Adventures, it's interesting to see Julian Sands in the flesh, and I really liked the way he portrayed his characters free-spiritedness!! Daniel Day Lewis was almost unrecognizable as the snobby Cecil Vyse. He may or may not have been wearing false teeth. There is also Maggie Smith and Judi Dench (can't go wrong with either of them), who bring a certain charm to every role they are in.
It all begins with a room "without" a view.…
Daniel Day Lewis' posture alone is a reason to watch this film.
Directed by - James Ivory
Written by - Ruth Prawer Jhabvala
Based on the novel of the same name by E.M. Forster
Starring - Maggie Smith, Helena Bonham Carter, Denholm Elliott, Judi Dench, Daniel Day-Lewis, Simon Callow, Rupert Graves & Julian Sands
Well, that was actually a lot better than I was expecting…
Based on the type of upper-class, post-Victorian, self-indulgent literature that I detest, James Ivory’s adaptation of A Room with a View is a solid and entertaining (if not guiltily so) film that makes the most of its costume drama influences and its English country setting. It focuses on the tale of Lucy Honeychurch (Bonham-Carter; Sweeney Todd, The…
Perfect casting. Part 2 is so gooooood
A profound period piece, sumptuously shot & lavishly performed.
It was fun to watch young Helena Bonham Carter. I’ve read E.M. Forster’s novel first and I really liked the movie. It was boring though. Rotten Tomatoes and Rodger Ebert gave perfect rating for this movie so I decided to watch it.
These stuck up bitches need to chill, they offered you the room because your rich asses wouldn't stop complaining about it.
Funnier than expected. Slower than anticipated. Interesting in the context of when it was produced. Will need to rewatch.
this needed more of daniel day lewis' sissy ass
Day Lewis stands out and shines.
This movie is what my life has been missing.
Lucy Honeychurch and Daenerys Targaryen the same person. DDL with what's most likely the best display of overacting I've ever seen this side of keanu :khaled:
Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!
Combined the average ratings (Critic's & Users) from IMDb, Rotten Tomatoes, Metacritic and Letterboxd, and then weighted and tweaked the results…