A room with a view (1985)


Room with a view

Directed by – James Ivory

I have never really been a fan of English classics, but since I really liked this one – am guessing to be developing an aptitude for it afterall. Based in an EM Forster novel of the same name, the film is about a young couple in love in a typical british classical era, but with more characters of “free” thinking to entertain this time. Daniel day lewis was absolutely remarkable as the boring intellectual in love, as were the other well performed actors. Maggie Smith’s role as lucy’s annoying chaperone is good too. It might look I liked the side dishes more than the main menu but that’s not true. It was a beautifully adapted film, even bookworms would not find the scope to complain.

The Remains of the Day (1993)

The Remains of the Day

Director – James Ivory
Now, that’s called a classic. An English classic, to be precise. The film is adapted from the novel of the same name by Kazuo Ishiguro which won the Man booker prize in fiction category in 1989. For me, it was a window to the actual world of the English ‘sophisticated’ gentlemen, the mannerisms and the ‘talk’. I don’t know if to agree with the IMDB one-liner about the film which says “A butler who sacrificed body and soul to service in the years post World War II realizes too late how misguided his loyalty has been.” But anyway, watch it for the sake of ‘good cinema’ cos it is one!