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Ethan Frome

The movie Ethan Frome was based on the book Ethan Frome.

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Movie details for Ethan Frome

The movie was released in 1993 and directed by John Madden, who also directed Killshot (2006). Ethan Frome was produced by Miramax. More information on the movie is available on Amazon.com and also IMDb.

Actors on this movie include Liam Neeson, Gil Rood, Tate Donovan, Stephen Mendillo, Phil Garran, Virginia Smith, Annie Nessen, Katharine Houghton, Marcie Vaughan, Burt Porter, Rusty De Wees, Paul Donlon, Joan Allen, Robert Nutt (II), David Dellinger, W. Clark Noyes, Howard Boardman, Deborah Bremer, George Woodard and Tom Todoroff.

 

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Here's the film of a novel nobody liked in high school (but probably succumbed to when they read it in later life, as they should). Based on the book by Edith Wharton, it's one of those repressed romances of longing and regret carried out in real time and... Read More
Here's the film of a novel nobody liked in high school (but probably succumbed to when they read it in later life, as they should). Based on the book by Edith Wharton, it's one of those repressed romances of longing and regret carried out in real time and real life. Liam Neeson plays the humble Ethan, manipulated into marrying a plain and sickly woman (Joan Allen, every bit as good as she is in The Contender), who still manages to dominate him. When she grows so ill that Ethan requires help to care for her, they import her poor cousin (Patricia Arquette), who sparks thoughts in Ethan that never occurred to him with his wife. Neeson has a great fire within, as he confronts an array of possibilities that simply remain out of reach because the alternative is unthinkable in this tight-knit New England community. Arquette bubbles with life, while Allen can freeze blood at 100 paces with one of her icy glances. Slow-moving at times but worth it for the final payoff. Directed by John Madden (Shakespeare in Love). --Mark Englehart

Book details for Ethan Frome

Ethan Frome was written by Edith Wharton. The book was published in 1910 by BookSurge Publishing. More information on the book is available on Amazon.com.

Edith Wharton also wrote The House of Mirth (1905) and Age of Innocence (1920).

 

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Edith Wharton's least characteristic, yet most celebrated novel. Set against the bleak winters of New England, Ethan Frome is story of a farmer and his obsession with his wife's cousin.
Edith Wharton's least characteristic, yet most celebrated novel. Set against the bleak winters of New England, Ethan Frome is story of a farmer and his obsession with his wife's cousin.