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The Bostonians

The movie The Bostonians was based on the book The Bostonians.

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The movie was released in 1984 and directed by James Ivory, who also directed Quartet (1981), Heat and Dust (1982), Room With a View (1986), Maurice (1987), Slaves of New York (1989), Howard's End (1992), A Soldier's Daughter Never Cries (1998), The Golden Bowl (2000) and Divorce, Le (2003). The Bostonians was produced by Geneon. More information on the movie is available on Amazon.com and also IMDb.

Actors on this movie include Christopher Reeve, Vanessa Redgrave, Jessica Tandy, Madeleine Potter, Nancy Marchand, Wesley Addy, Barbara Bryne, Linda Hunt, Charles McCaughan, Nancy New, Jon Van Ness, Wallace Shawn, Peter Bogyo, Martha Farrar, Dusty Maxwell, J. Lee Morgan, De French, Maura Moynihan, June Mitchell and Lee H. Doyle.

 

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Before their breakthrough successes with A Room with a View, Howards End, and The Remains of the Day, the Merchant-Ivory filmmaking team refined their literary adaptation skills with this 1984 drama, adapted from the classic novel by Henry James. Although... Read More
Before their breakthrough successes with A Room with a View, Howards End, and The Remains of the Day, the Merchant-Ivory filmmaking team refined their literary adaptation skills with this 1984 drama, adapted from the classic novel by Henry James. Although the film can only begin to approximate the internal dialogues that make up much of James's fascinating fiction, it retains the central conflict of the post-Civil War drama, which takes place just as women are beginning their struggle for equality. The story involves a triangle of conflicting relationships, in which a repressed lesbian (Vanessa Redgrave) engages in a subtle, unspoken tug-of-war with a Southern lawyer (Christopher Reeve) for the affections of a young woman (Madeleine Potter) who is just coming into her own as a young suffragette. Although the film is slow and dry compared to Merchant-Ivory's later efforts, it's eminently respectable (as you might expect) and is highlighted by Redgrave's superb, Oscar-nominated performance as the story's feminist heroine. The supporting cast is equally impressive, and includes Jessica Tandy, Linda Hunt, Wallace Shawn, and Wesley Addy. --Jeff Shannon

Book details for The Bostonians

The Bostonians was written by Henry James. The book was published in 1945 by Dial Press. More information on the book is available on Amazon.com.

Henry James also wrote Portrait of a Lady, The Wings of the Dove (1902), The Golden Bowl (1904), The Turn of the Screw (1915) and Washington Square (2004).

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