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Room with a View Movie Review Summary

Actors: Helena Bonham Carter, Daniel Day Lewis, Maggie Smith

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Few filmmakers are as effective as the Merchant-Ivory team! In “A Room with a View,”
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this Academy Award-winnng team take another E.M. Forster novel and bring it to
cinematic life (Forster seems a favorite of theirs!). Starring Helena Bonham Carter and
Daniel Day Lewis, the film divides its setting between two locations--Florence and England.
And it is Edwardian England, a time that evokes “manners and mores of another era”!
At times scathing in its attacks, it is also hilarious, amusing, entertaining, and a little bit
frustrating! Dame Maggie Smith plays the overbearing chaperone to this ever-proper
young English lady Carter. Cinematically the film is excellent and is held together by a
musical score that will entrance you for all its 117 minutes. It is of another era, and while
not “gone with the wind,” it nonetheless is history. It seems such a simpler time, a simpler
life. Alas, sigh, not so! But the movie makes a grand impact.


The review of this Movie prepared by Bill Hobbs



Script Analysis of Room with a View

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1900-1920's Romance/Love/Hugging    -   Yes

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Profession/status:    -   simply wealthy Age:    -   a teen Ethnicity/Nationality    -   British

Setting

Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK    -   Italy

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death Any profanity?    -   None

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