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wings of the dove 1

(UK 1997 101m) DVD1/2

Horror hath overwhelmed me

p  David Parfitt, Stephen Evans  d  Iain Softley  w  Hossein Amini  novel  Henry James  ph  Eduardo Serra  ed  Tariq Anwar  m  Edward Shearmur  art  John Beard  cos  Sandy Powell

Helena Bonham Carter (Kate Croy), Linus Roache (Merton Densher), Alison Elliott (Millie Theale), Elizabeth McGovern (Susie Stringham), Charlotte Rampling (Aunt Maude), Alex Jennings (Lord Mark), Michael Gambon (Lionel Croy),

When Helen Hunt received her Academy Award it wasn’t without a hint of incredulity, as if she, too, in good humour, realised the injustice.  In her speech she told of how, when she saw Judi Dench in Mrs Brown, she believed she’d seen the Academy Award winner.  Judi was gracious in defeat, and it’s true Judi would have been a far more deserving winner.  Yet giving Judi the award would have been recognition for a lifetime’s work, and perhaps a greater injustice lurked in the shadows…to Helena Bonham Carter. (more…)

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