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A Room With A View

Discussion in 'Italian Music, Film and TV' started by Regina Juno, Jan 21, 2015.

  1. Has anyone seen the Masterpiece Classic A Room With A View? The same story has also been made into a film, but I particularly like Masterpiece Classics because they do an exceptional job with depicting details and dialogue from classic books. This is an adaptation of an E.M. Forster novel set in Tuscany. You can watch many Masterpiece Classics online for free form the PBS channel.
  2. I've heard about the movie, but I'd not watched it. I did read the book, though. It was very interesting. Now I am curious about the movie as well. So it does keep up with the book? That's wonderful. It usually doesn't happen.

    You'd watched it? Did you like it?
  3. I watched it many years ago when it came out in 1985. It is a beautiful film and very easy to watch, though I haven't read the book. The scenery is stunning and has an excellent cast. The accompanying soundtrack also adds to the atmosphere.
  4. I was curious and I checked it out at Imdb (here's the link: )
    Both Maggie Smith and Judy Dench act! This was a surprise!! I'd not known that and had I known it, I would have seen the movie long ago. I absolutely adore both of them. Helena Bonham Carter is also in the cast - one of my favourites as well.

    Here are some lovely photos I'd found:
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  5. I have seen the movie many times. It's luscious and simply enchanting. The first time I ever saw it, I felt absolutely mesmerized by it. I couldn't stop thinking about it. It really inspired me enormously. Thank you for reminding me of it. It brings back very happy memories to me. As a matter of fact, I feel like watching it again tonight... :)
  6. These are some awesome photos you have attached. Yes, the very star studded cast also makes the move more attractive to watch. Since, I was kid back in 1985, I did not watch the movie when it first came out. It is interesting to see the difference in the actors from back then.
  7. I haven't heard of it but Masterpiece Classic or Theater has some good shows. I like to watch different content and cultures, just to see how they differ from the U.S. I'll probably check this one out soon.
  8. I've heard of it a little bit, but I've never seen it. Though if Dame Maggie Smith is in it, I might just have to watch it now! :D It certainly looks interesting though!
  9. It's very interesting. Just a few days ago, it was on the telly again and I enjoyed it! These photos I'd shared a few weeks ago perfectly capture the essence and the charm of the movie, and of course, the beautiful and stunning countryside. If you consider that it was filmed in 1985, it's more than excellently done. A little long, but oh well. They also showed Tea with Mussolini. I don't know which one is better... they're both very good.
  10. I think I've seen this movie some years ago, but I am not 100% honest to be sure. It has 7,4 on imdb, so it has to be a good movie. I'm going to look for it to see if I can see it again.
  11. Looks like I'll be on the PBS channel from now on.
  12. When I saw the title of the post, I thought if one of Matisse's paintings. It is the one where the window shades open up to a landscape. Apparently, I am wrong in regard to the reference. It is nice that the masterpiece theater movies can be watched online. Ian wondering about the basic plot of the movie. I do not think anyone posted it here. Anyone willing to give a summary?
  13. I am under the impression I posted this here before, but here it goes again. A nice classic.

    "A Room with a View"
  14. I have seen the film and i remember the book had a resurgence in sales as a result. It is a wonderful story and made all the better as it is set in one of my favourite cities in the world, Florence. The film is also set in Rome and England and won three oscars plus a host of other awards.

    I remember ''A room with a view'' was also adapted for television here in the UK back in 2006, Laurence Fox, Sinead Cusack, Timothy Spall and Mark Williams were the stars. I did not enjoy this as much as the movie however, i felt that the movie remained very true to the book with little deviation and the characters were played to perfection.
  15. Based on those screenshots, that movie looks really good. I love well made period drama. I read the book early last year. I think if you're going to read a classic book about Italy, 'A Room with a View' is an excellent choice. The book has what I later learned is one of the most famous quotes about Italy: "'Then the pernicious charm of Italy worked on her, and, instead of acquiring information, she began to be happy." But my personal favorite quote is about how to become a charming woman: "From a Leonardo she had become a living woman, with mysteries and forces of her own that eluded even art." I think the high culture of Italy is something that I've been missing in my life, and as a woman I can't wait to go.
  16. I remember that young Rupert Graves is in it, right? Just look at this nice and cute face.

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