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Howards End

(DVD - 2005)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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Margaret and Helen Schlegel are sisters from a well-educated European family. A series of events brings them into a relationship with the very English Wilcox family. Both families also come into contact with Leonard Bast and his wife, a couple near the lowest tier of the rigid class system. Leonard's desire for cultural and intellectual status attracts the attention of Helen. Margaret must reconcile her independent spirit with her desire for companionship and a comfortable place in Edwardian society. Her moral strength is eventually able to resolve the tangle of opposites.
Statement of Responsibility: Merchant/Ivory Productions presents ; Sumitomo Corporation ... [et al.] ; produced in association with the Criterion Collection ; producer, Ismail Merchant ; directer, James Ivory
Title: Howards End
[videorecording]
Publisher: Irvington, NY : Criterion Collection ; Chicago, IL : Distributed by Home Vision Entertainment, 2005
Edition: Widescreen ed
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (ca. 142 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Notes: "Special edition"--Container
Original production: c1992
Based on the novel by E.M. Forster
Includes special features
Credits: Director of photography, Tony Pierce-Roberts ; art director, John Ralph ; editor, Andrew Marcus ; music, Richard Robbins ; screenplay, Ruth Prawer Jhabvala.
Performers: Vanessa Redgrave, Helena Bonham Carter, Emma Thompson, Anthony Hopkins ... [et al.].
Summary: Margaret and Helen Schlegel are sisters from a well-educated European family. A series of events brings them into a relationship with the very English Wilcox family. Both families also come into contact with Leonard Bast and his wife, a couple near the lowest tier of the rigid class system. Leonard's desire for cultural and intellectual status attracts the attention of Helen. Margaret must reconcile her independent spirit with her desire for companionship and a comfortable place in Edwardian society. Her moral strength is eventually able to resolve the tangle of opposites.
System Details: DVD
Other Language: Closed-captioned
Subject Headings: Social classes England Drama Sisters Drama Social conflict Drama Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Genre/Form: Feature films
Topical Term: Social classes
Sisters
Social conflict
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Additional Contributors: Ivory, James
Redgrave, Vanessa 1937-
Thompson, Emma
Hopkins, Anthony 1937-
Forster, E. M. (Edward Morgan), 1879-1970
Bonham Carter, Helena 1966-
Publisher No: HOW040
ISBN: 0780029135
Branch Call Number: DVD MOVIE H
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Jun 12, 2013
  • tazz3 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

enjoyable if your into english prim and proper movies

Dec 21, 2012
  • pemberely rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

i watched this and room with a view -merchany/ivory productions are SENSATIONAL-they have a certain flare and style i find irresisitable. my mom and my sisterand i can watch these gems over and over again...that's why i'm requesting howard's end and room with a view again...i'll also make sure to see their bollywood movies they made earlier!

Sep 30, 2012
  • howardpoole rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Not bad at all. Well scripted and interesting to follow. An excellent cast choice. I found the ending a little weak compared to the rest of the film.

Jul 20, 2012
  • wendybird rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

After hearing novelist Ruth Prawer Jhabvala talking about the creation of this Forster film (she wrote the screenplay), I decided to have a go. I'd watched on its original theatre release (1992), but thought -- I could do worse than spend an evening with the likes of Emma Thompson, Anthony Hopkins, Helena Bonham Carter & Vanessa Redgrave.
I was completely rewarded -- the film is not only a masterly translation of novel to screen, it is exquisitely film & magnificently acted. A lovely, lovely film, start to finish.

Jan 24, 2012
  • 8217549 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

i liked the movie now is time to read the book

Dec 08, 2011
  • macierules rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

I'm a huge fan of Merchant/Ivory productions. They always are so faithful to the original book- and there is noone who brings the Edwardian life to the screen any better!

Mar 28, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Howard's End is not an easy movie to sit through if you do not typically watch period films. The language and euphemisms are very old fashioned. But if you really sit back and watch the story unfold you will surely enjoy this film.

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Mar 28, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

bdls206 thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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Mar 28, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

A businessman thwarts his wife's bequest of an estate to another woman.

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Mar 28, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Margaret Schlegel: Unlike the Greek, England has no true mythology. All we have are witches and fairies.

Mar 28, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Margaret Schlegel: I deny it's madness.
Henry Wilcox: But you said yourself...
Margaret Schlegel: It's madness when I say it, but not when you say it.

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  • bdls206 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

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