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The movie Jude was based on the book Jude the Obscure.

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Movie details for Jude

The movie was released in 1996 and directed by Michael Winterbottom, who also directed Welcome to Sarajevo (1997) and A Cock and Bull Story (2005). Jude was produced by Polygram USA Video. More information on the movie is available on Amazon.com and also IMDb.

Actors on this movie include Christopher Eccleston, Kate Winslet, Liam Cunningham, Rachel Griffiths, June Whitfield, Ross Colvin Turnbull, James Daley, Berwick Kaler, Sean McKenzie, Richard Albrecht, Caitlin Bossley, Emma Turner (II), Lorraine Hilton, James Nesbitt, Mark Lambert, Paul Bown, Amanda Ryan, Vernon Dobtcheff, David Tennant and Darren Tighe.

 

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British filmmaker Michael Winterbottom didn't make a particularly good film until Welcome to Sarajevo, and this curiously dry adaptation of Thomas Hardy's last novel is a good example. Christopher Eccleston plays Jude Fawley, a self-educated stonemason wh... Read More
British filmmaker Michael Winterbottom didn't make a particularly good film until Welcome to Sarajevo, and this curiously dry adaptation of Thomas Hardy's last novel is a good example. Christopher Eccleston plays Jude Fawley, a self-educated stonemason who dreams of attending university but identifies with the working class. Kate Winslet is his cousin Sue Bridehead, a young woman with suffragette leanings and a position as a teacher's assistant. When the two enter into an illicit union, they are condemned to the margins of society, ultimately resulting in a horrifying tragedy. Winterbottom takes an oddly lean approach to Hardy's deterministic story, which leaves a viewer feeling short on emotion just when one needs it for the from-bad-to-worse third act. Welcome to Sarajevo proved that Winterbottom needs a whole other level of personal involvement to make a film that inspires him. Jude isn't one of those lucky films. --Tom Keogh

Book details for Jude the Obscure

Jude the Obscure was written by Thomas Hardy. The book was published in 2005 by Kessinger Publishing. More information on the book is available on Amazon.com.

 

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1895. Hardy, English novelist and poet of the naturalist movement, whose powerfully delineated characters, placed in his native Dorset, struggle helplessly against their passions and external circumstances. Jude the Obscure is Hardy's last, and most contr... Read More
1895. Hardy, English novelist and poet of the naturalist movement, whose powerfully delineated characters, placed in his native Dorset, struggle helplessly against their passions and external circumstances. Jude the Obscure is Hardy's last, and most controversial, novel looks as Jude Fawley's ambitions to go to university are thwarted by class prejudice and his entrapment in a loveless marriage. His doomed love affair with his unconventional cousin has tragic consequences. See other titles by this author available from Kessinger Publishing.