The Bostonians Movie Review Summary

Actors: Vanessa Redgrave, Christopher Reeve, Jessica Tandy, Wesley Addy, Madeleine Potter, Linda Hunt

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Based on Henry James novel, THE BOSTONIANS is a movie directed by James Ivory in 1984. The picture earned two nominations for the Academy Awards.
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The setting is Boston in 1875. Olive Chancellor is a wealthy suffragette who takes under her wings the young Verena Tarrant after having listened to one of her speeches.
She decides to educate the young woman and to prepare her for a glorious future dedicated to the cause of women's rights. The lawyer Basil Ransome will also fall in love with Verena who's soon torn between her love with the young man and her affection for the excluse Olive Chancellor.
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1600 to 1899 Romance/Love/Hugging    -   Yes Polit/Social/Race/Gender activism    -   Yes Plotlet:    -   women's rights Unmarried Love Triangle?    -   Yes

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Profession/status:    -   simply wealthy Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American Unusual characteristics:    -   Extremely cynical or arrogant


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast Forest?    -   Yes City?    -   Yes City:    -   New York    -   Boston Misc setting    -   resort/hotel    -   theater

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing Is this movie based on a    -   book

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