Fortunes of War

Fortunes of War

Director: James Cellan Jones

Cast: Alan Bennett, Kenneth Branagh, Jeremy Brudenell

     
 

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Originally produced for the BBC, the seven-part Fortunes of War was adapted from Olivia Manning's "The Balkan Trilogy" and "The Levant Trilogy." Kenneth Branagh and Emma Thompson, who in 1987 were husband and wife, star as Guy and Harriet Pringle, a British couple who move to Rumania in 1939. As the war clouds gather, Guy becomes involved in politicalSee more details below

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Originally produced for the BBC, the seven-part Fortunes of War was adapted from Olivia Manning's "The Balkan Trilogy" and "The Levant Trilogy." Kenneth Branagh and Emma Thompson, who in 1987 were husband and wife, star as Guy and Harriet Pringle, a British couple who move to Rumania in 1939. As the war clouds gather, Guy becomes involved in political resistance activities, which tends to make him neglectful of Harriet, who'd just as soon remain aloof from world events. While Guy goes off on such missions as destroying the German supply lines along the Danube, Harriet attempts to maintain decorum in her home-a task rendered well nigh impossible when such "guests" as Prince Yakimov (Ronald Pickup) drop in. Separated in mid-war, the Pringles are reunited in Greece, where the lonely Harriet becomes involved with handsome army officer Jeremy Brudenell. Then it's off to further adventures in Alexandria, Cairo, and finally, Damascus. Fortunes of War was first telecast in America from January 17 to February 28, 1988, as part of PBS' Masterpiece Theatre series.

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Product Details

Release Date:
05/17/2005
UPC:
0794051219329
Original Release:
1988
Rating:
NR
Source:
Bbc Warner
Time:
6:47:00
Sales rank:
4,154

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Closed Caption; Biographies

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Scene Index

Side #1 -- Side A
1. Within Our Means [4:13]
2. Eyes in the Dark [4:48]
3. Animated Society [5:12]
4. Minds of the People [3:17]
5. Peculiar Behavior [7:48]
6. A Shot in the Dark [3:28]
7. Help at All Costs [5:04]
8. Students of All Ages [4:24]
9. Miracle Performance [7:37]
10. A Friend in Need [3:36]
11. Christmas Party [5:01]
12. Credits [1:48]
1. Most Secret Plans [4:49]
2. Gallant Garments [4:46]
3. New Plans [5:18]
4. Rumors of Invasion [3:50]
5. Subterfuge at Home [6:08]
6. Holiday in the Mountains [4:41]
7. Unwanted Guest [5:34]
8. A New Sophie [6:40]
9. Opening Night [5:12]
10. A City Falls [4:41]
11. Squandered Fortune [2:13]
12. Credits [1:27]
1. Parade Route [4:12]
2. A Spot of Tea [5:28]
3. Without a Trace [5:08]
4. Name of the Father [4:40]
5. National Unity [6:42]
6. Dedicated to Duty [2:53]
7. Reporting Assignment [5:41]
8. Changing of the Guard [3:38]
9. The List [5:40]
10. Belief in Normality [6:01]
11. The Orient Express [8:15]
12. Credits [1:34]
1. Room & Board [3:58]
2. Around Every Corner [5:44]
3. A Distorted View [5:08]
4. The War Effort [4:44]
5. Risk Beyond Reason [5:21]
6. Particular Friends [7:07]
7. Defeatist Talk [3:56]
8. Saying Goodbye [3:14]
9. Formidable Defense [4:14]
10. The Sounds of Battle [6:00]
11. Official Requisition [6:46]
12. Credits [1:37]
Side #2 -- Side B
1. New Arrivals [4:07]
2. Finding Work [4:52]
3. A Visit to the Pyramids [6:23]
4. Run Rabbit Run [4:55]
5. The Eye in the Sky [5:28]
6. Oppressive Occupation [4:29]
7. Burying the Dead [4:56]
8. A New Director [4:22]
9. Twilight Observation [5:47]
10. Unexpected News [4:33]
11. All in the Details [4:50]
12. Credits [1:36]
1. Night on the Town [5:37]
2. Naked Imperialism [4:03]
3. The Walking Dead [5:25]
4. Broken Hearts [7:21]
5. Wonders of the World [4:58]
6. Old Friends [3:16]
7. A Conscientious Objector [4:35]
8. Order & Responsibility [4:25]
9. Problem of Punctuality [6:39]
10. War of Intervention [4:33]
11. A Last Minute Decision [4:52]
12. Credits [1:27]
1. My Sunshine [5:08]
2. By Invitation Only [6:10]
3. The Road to Damascus [3:59]
4. Friendly Pursuit [5:58]
5. No Tears to Shed [3:40]
6. A New Moon [6:43]
7. Broken Hearts [4:15]
8. Beating the Odds [3:28]
9. Race to the Top [6:25]
10. Wedding Celebrations [6:09]
11. Preferred Sanity [5:16]
12. Credits [1:57]

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