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Wings of the Dove Movie Review Summary

Actors: Helena Bonham Carter

Detailed Plot Synopsis of Wings of the Dove

Helena Bonham Carter is back in a costume drama here, appearing as Kate Croy. Kate's mom is dead and her dad's a drunkard, but she's been taken in by a wealthy aunt who wants to find her niece a suitable, i.e., rich, husband. Kate, though, is in love with Merton, an impoverished journalist, whom Auntie dismisses as a marriage prospect. So Kate concocts a scheme whereby Merton romances Milly, an American heiress who is conveniently at death's door. Hopefully Milly will be so swept away by her feelings for Merton that she'll bequeath him her fortune, allowing Kate and her lover to live happily ever after. At first, Kate's strategm seems to be working, but there are pitfalls she hadn't counted on.
This report prepared by Elana Starr








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Script Analysis of Wings of the Dove

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1900-1920's Romance/Love/Hugging    -   Yes Lover is...    -   not quite a crook, but doing something bad

Main Character

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

Setting

Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   Italy City?    -   Yes City:    -   London    -   dirty, grimy (like New York)    -   dangerous    -   wealthy

Writing Style

Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing    -   touching of personal anatomy    -   seeing breasts    -   seeing nude female butt    -   sex under blankets Any profanity?    -   Occasional swearing Is this movie based on a    -   book

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