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Brideshead Revisited
     

Brideshead Revisited

3.8 5
Director: Evelyn Waugh

Cast: Evelyn Waugh

 

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Brideshead Revisited 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This miniseries is not a mystery, nor a comedy, nor an action series. It is a drama in the truest sense. While the pace is slow each episode makes you anxious to move on to the next episode. There 12 epsiodes totaling about 12 hours. So the story has plenty of time to unravel. The plot involves an upper class young man played by Jeremy Irons who is not wealthy and his friendship with a super rich upper class family called Marchmain. The time period is from the 1920's to the beginning of the Second World War. There are no war scenes. You must like high drama with strong characters and great acting suplemented with grand photography. If you enjoy those features then you will be thrilled with the 1981 version of Brideshead Revisited.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I write from the point of view of a costumer. There is no better depiction of the time of the Roaring Twenties until World War II. I also write from the point of view of a literature major. Evelyn Waugh's work is presented very faithfully, here.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This series hooks you right away. It creates a vivid world that you fully inhabit while watching. Also the theme song will totally get stuck in your head. It launched the career of Jeremy Irons, but all the actors are fantastic, especially Anthony Andrews as Sebastian. One of the great depictions of all time, I think. The only reason I wouldn't give it a rating of outstanding is that the later episodes were a bit dry. That's probably true to the book though. Features achingly beautiful passages from the novel throughout.
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Magdalena25 More than 1 year ago
I thought this movie started with the "friendship" of 2 men but it ended up being a homosexual love affair. It is not presented as so but what straight 19-year old men frolic in botanical gardens, eat strawberries and drink champagne under the shade of a tree and buy each other flowers.Not to mention that a grown man is obsessed with his Nanny and his teddy bear which he carries everywhere. I finally turned it off when they were sunbathing in the nude on the rooftop. I love British Period Dramas and Anthony Andrews especially but not this. I couldn't get past the 1st DVD.