The Remains Of The Day (DVD)

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The Remains Of The Day (DVD)

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James Ivory directed this quietly moving film set just prior to World War II. On the large English estate of Lord Darlington (James Fox), a discipline...

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“Romance versus duty”

published 20/02/2013

ProWell-acted, well-produced/directed, historically a...

ConsA little too long, difficulty for me in disassocia...

RELEASED: 1993, Cert. U RUNNING TIME: Approx. 135 mins DIRECTOR: James Ivory PRODUCERS: John Calley, Ismail Merchant & Mike Nichols SCREENPLAY: Ruth Prawer Jhabyala MUSIC: Richard Robbins MAIN CAST:- Anthony Hopkins as James Stevens Emma Thompson as Miss Kenton James Fox as Lord Darlington...

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Excellent

ProMoving, thought provoking, cast/characterisations,...

ConsNone really

- Story - A strict and rigid butler, who has given many decades of professional service in Darlington Hall, finds reason to reminisce about the various people he worked for and he slowly realises the errors in his misguided devotion to his job in the past. - More Info., Thoughts & Opinions - This...

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“Remains in Your Memory”

published 29/04/2001

ProWell acted, scripted, directed

ConsThe character of Stevens will always be Antony Hop...

This is a beautifully romantic film. Okay, it's not in the most obvious way, but this is the way true romantic films should be. In this adaptation of Kazuo Ishiguro's novel of the same title, Anthony Hopkins plays a Butler, Stevens, who is so loyal and dedicated to his job, that he appears almost...

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Excellent

ProSuperb acting and brilliant storyline.

ConsNone

The Remains Of The Day is a touching story of unrequited love and blind devotion to duty,based on the novel by Ishiguro Kazuo. The film actually opens in the future. Darlington Hall, family pile of the late Lord Darlington, (James Fox) recently denounced as a Nazi sympathiser, has been sold to an...

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“Remains of the Day”

published 10/02/2001

ProGreat cast, writing, score...

Consunfulfilling ending

I only watched this film because I bought Sense and Sensibility and it had been stuck on the end of the tape, but I was pleasantly surprised. It stars Emma Thompson and Anthony Hopkins as young housekeeper Miss Kenton and respectable butler Stevens respectively, with supporting roles from James...

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James Ivory directed this quietly moving film set just prior to World War II. On the large English estate of Lord Darlington (James Fox), a disciplined butler, Stevens (Anthony Hopkins), devotes himself to his duties with rigorous dedication. Like his father (Peter Vaughan) before him, Stevens lives to serve--to bring order and certainty to the estate's minutiae. Though Stevens has the opportunity to break free of this mold in the form of a romance with the spirited housekeeper, Miss Kenton (Emma Thompson), he chooses to remain within the safe structure of the household, even one that has misguided loyalties to Nazi Germany. Christopher Reeve and Hugh Grant costar as men hoping to show Lord Darlington the danger of his allegiances. THE REMAINS OF THE DAY is Merchant-Ivory's follow-up to HOWARDS END, which also starred Hopkins and Thompson; both actors were nominated for Academy Awards for their roles as dutiful servants in the later film.

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