Brideshead Revisited

Brideshead Revisited

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Director: Julian Jarrold

Cast: Hayley Atwell, Ben Whishaw, Matthew Goode

     
 

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Evelyn Waugh's classic novel of love and the British class system has been given a polished screen adaptation in this film version from director Julian Jarrold. The tale opens during WWII, when Charles Ryder (Matthew Goode), an English military officer, is stationed at a country estate that has been converted into a military base.See more details below

Overview

Evelyn Waugh's classic novel of love and the British class system has been given a polished screen adaptation in this film version from director Julian Jarrold. The tale opens during WWII, when Charles Ryder (Matthew Goode), an English military officer, is stationed at a country estate that has been converted into a military base. Jarrold uses this time-frame and setting as a framing device, and then flashes back in time to Charles' days as a scholar in the 1920s. It becomes clear that he was raised in a middle-class household; though he was fortunate enough to have been accepted into Oxford, he doesn't belong to the British upper crust. At Oxford, Charles strikes up a friendship with twentysomething Lord Sebastian (Ben Whishaw). Charles is captivated by the splendor of Sebastian's life at his family's Brideshead Castle, and he finds himself drawn into a web of decadent comfort. For Sebastian, though, the familial estate represents a prison from which he longs to escape, and in desperation, he hits the bottle. Charles develops an infatuation with Sebastian's sister, Julia (Hayley Atwell), but also senses that his bond with Sebastian may be something far deeper than simple friendship. Also present at Brideshead is Sebastian and Julia's mother, Lady Marchmain (Emma Thompson), an ice water-veined woman still reeling from her abandonment some time prior at the hands of her husband. Though bitter, the matriarch perceives Charles as an emotional anchor for the increasingly unstable Sebastian, and therefore suggests that Charles join Sebastian and Julia on a trip to see their father (Michael Gambon) and his mistress (Greta Scacchi) in Venice. Unfortunately, the romantic bond between Charles and Julia deepens, which threatens to destroy Sebastian. This feature constitutes the second major version of Brideshead Revisited to reach viewers; an earlier, 11-hour miniseries adaptation ran on television in 1981.

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Product Details

Release Date:
01/13/2009
UPC:
0786936757989
Original Release:
2008
Rating:
PG13
Source:
Miramax
Region Code:
1
Time:
2:13:00

Special Features

Deleted Scenes; Fimmakers' Audio Commentary; "The World Of Brideshead" featurette

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Hayley Atwell Julia Flyte
Ben Whishaw Sebastian Flyte
Matthew Goode Charles Ryder
Emma Thompson Lady Marchmain
Michael Gambon Lord Marchmain
Greta Scacchi Carla
Jonathan Cake Rex Mottram
Patrick Malahide Mr. Edward Ryder
Thomas Morrison Hooper
David Barrass ship's barber
Anna Madeley Celia Ryder
Sarah Crowden Lady guest
Stephen Carlile English lord
Peter Barnes American professor
Richard Teverson Cousin Jasper

Technical Credits
Julian Jarrold Director
Robert Bernstein Producer
Jeremy Brock Screenwriter
Thomas Brown Art Director
Laura Cappato Production Manager
Susanna Codognato Art Director
Andrew Davies Screenwriter
Nicole Finman Executive Producer
Chris Gill Editor
Jess Hall Cinematographer
Tim Haslan Executive Producer
Hugo Heppell Executive Producer
Priscilla John Casting
Adrian Johnston Score Composer
Kevin Loader Producer
Eimer Ni Mhaoldomhnaigh Costumes/Costume Designer
Ben Munro Art Director
Alice Normington Production Designer
Douglas Rae Producer
Roseanne Samuel Makeup
Tom Sayers Sound/Sound Designer
James Saynor Co-producer
David M. Thompson Executive Producer
John Watson Production Manager
Hamid Zoughi Production Manager

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Brideshead Revisited
1. Charles [:00]
2. Oxford [:00]
3. Sebastian [:00]
4. "Not One Of Us" [:02]
5. Mother [:00]
6. Venice [:00]
7. Julia [5:31]
8. Invited [10:29]
9. No Choice [9:07]
10. Morocco [9:30]
11. Fate [8:05]
12. Negotiation [8:22]
13. The Conversation [5:29]
14. Stay [11:42]
15. Final Return [7:30]
16. End Credits [12:40]

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