Room with a View

Room with a View

Room with a View

  Italy in 1907: the young Englishwoman Lucy Honeychurch (Helena Bonham-Carter) travels together with her elderly, prudish cousin Charlotte Bartlett as a chaperone (Maggie Smith) to a study leave in Tuscany. To their disappointment, it did not succeed in the two English ladies, get the Pensione Bertolini in Florence in two rooms with views of the magnificent city of the Renaissance. Fortunately, both the ordinary and somewhat crude, Mr. Emerson (Denholm Elliott) and take his son George (Julian Sands) who spontaneously agreed to swap the room with the ladies – an offer that the stern Charlotte Bartlett accepts, but only after some hesitation. Finally, the kindly-meant offer is contrary to etiquette.

Distrust of the chaperone is entirely justified, because during a joint picnic with other English guests the small pension occurs between Lucy Honeychurch and George Emerson secretly exchanged a kiss. Actually meant innocently, accidentally breaks the present Charlotte Bartlett travel from all over the undue haste and shipped back in their eyes, Lucy on the parental estate. There, she threatens the advances of the pompous snob Cecil Vyse (Daniel Day-Lewis), succumb to, until one day arise Emerson in the neighborhood. Now, Lucy must decide whether they like so far only ever wants to do what demand the conventions and expectations of her, or whether they might have preferred to follow their emotions …

in the guise of a negotiated airy costume comedy of Director James Ivory in its literary adaptation of a novel by EM Forster, the seemingly irreconcilable differences between spontaneity and zest for life on one side and subjection to social norms and expectations standesgeprägte on the other side – clearly and with exquisite optics demonstrated by the two geographical poles Italy and England.

The beautifully appointed with the finest Puccini aria – sung by the New Zealand star soprano Kiri Te Kanawa – backed film won three Oscars for best adapted screenplay, best costumes and best equipment. To this day, James Ivory’s Room with a View is / A Room with a View as a milestone in the literature, which established the boom of the later years. Equally so subtle and pleasant entertaining masterpiece for romantics, Italy fans and literature fans.

(Joachim Kurz)

Title: room) with a View (# Original Title: A Room with a View – TV-Tip of the Week Country of production: United Kingdom Year of production: 1986 Length: 108 (Min)

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