The LibertineDirector: Laurence Dunmore, Johnny Depp, John Malkovich, Samantha Morton
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A man who lives for pleasure finds his hedonism betrays him in time in this film adaptation of the play by Stephen Jeffreys. The second Earl of Rochester, John Wilmot (Johnny Depp), was a notorious figure in 17th century Europe; well-respected as a poet and author, Wilmot also earned no small degree of gossip for his freewheeling sex life and appetite for decadence. Wilmot was close friends with Charles II (John Malkovich), the powerful and Machiavellian ruler of England, and enjoyed a passionate romance with Elizabeth Barry (Samantha Morton), an actress of note. But Wilmot's seemingly charmed life took a turn for the worse when he wrote a satirical play lampooning his friend Charles II; the monarch failed to see the humor, and exiled the author from Britain. Wilmot found little solace in his relationship with Barry, especially after he contracted syphilis and began drinking heavily as the disease tore away at his body and his mind. The Libertine was produced in part by John Malkovich, who played the role of John Wilmot in a production of Stephen Jeffreys' original play.
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Cast & Crew
|Johnny Depp||John Wilmot, Second Earl of Rochester|
|John Malkovich||King Charles II|
|Samantha Morton||Elizabeth Berry|
|Rosamund Pike||Elizabeth Malet|
|Tom Hollander||Sir George Etherege|
|Johnny Vegas||Charles Sackville|
|Clare Higgins||Molly Luscombe|
|Chase Bailey||Executive Producer|
|Steve Christian||Executive Producer|
|Louise Goodsill||Executive Producer|
|John Hayes||Sound/Sound Designer|
|Ralph Kamp||Executive Producer|
|Max Keene||Art Director|
|Michael Nyman||Score Composer|
|Patrick Rolfe||Art Director|
|Peter Samuelson||Executive Producer|
|Marc Samuelson||Executive Producer|
|Roger Savage||Sound/Sound Designer|
|Ben Van Os||Production Designer|
|Dien van Straalen||Costumes/Costume Designer|
1. You Will Not Like Me [3:49]
2. The Earl of Rochester Returns to London [3:29]
3. The Earl and His Subjects [4:27]
4. A Thief and a Rogue [3:50]
5. The Royal Figure Beckons [5:17]
6. In Which Rochester Meets Elizabeth Barry [4:54]
7. Elizabeth Had her Shakespeare, You Can Be Mine [10:35]
8. They Say Men Fall Three Times [4:47]
9. Still Life With Rochester [4:48]
10. The Different States of Orphelia [5:52]
11. Rochester Returns Home [4:05]
12. Elizabeth Calls on Rochester [4:38]
13. The King's Plan [2:20]
14. The King Conspires With Elizabeth [2:31]
15. The Play [12:13]
16. Rochester As Dr. Bendo [:01]
17. The King Finds the Earl [2:57]
18. Coming Home to Die [4:13]
19. A Death Bed Convert [4:47]
20. Saving the Monarchy [2:01]
21. A Child Out of Passion [6:06]
22. Tried to Speak the Truth [5:29]
23. Rochester's Epilogue [2:59]
24. End Credits [1:28]
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Death of Wyndham
Rochester in Disguise
Estate Grounds & Dinner Table
Rochester Drunk at Desk
Backstage "Man of Mode"
Deathbed - Full Sequence
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I thought Johnny Depp played an excellent role in "The Libertine". However, the content of the movie left a lot to be desired. I love Johnny Depp in everything else he done.
The Libertine was truly underrated. Johnny Depp was excellent as John Wilmot, Earl of Rochester. John Wilmot was such a complicated man and shocked his contemporaries with his doubts about religion and blunt verse that dealt with sex and assults on the royal court. Johnny Depp caught all of this and more. I believe this was ONE of Johnny Depp's best performances and he should be recognized for it. I loved the movie, it's one to see over and over again.
I must say that this movie is fantastic. Johnny Deep is amazing he draw's you in right from the begining and holds you there. John(Malkovich) and Samantha(Morton) are great.The movie didn't get much press but really should have...
When this movie opens, Johnny Depp tells us we will not like him. What he should have said was that we would not like his film. The title character proclaims his debauchery and hedonism from the start. While he does appear an immoral character, he spends the better part of this film doing noble things or helping the less fortunate. The story never truly evolves. Due to poor editing there is also a lack of continuity. As always Johnny is enjoyable to watch (even when he is rife with syphallis) but he cannot carry this film.
This movie is just disgusting all around. Brilliant performance from Depp. Does anyone expect less?
Johnny Depp's acting was good as always. I just found the movie disgusting and stopped watching after about 30 minutes.
i saw the libertine when it got limited release on the big screen and i just bought the dvd and now i like it more than ever...this movie from the opening prologue alone will get your attention.if you like Johnny Depp,period time peices(this was based on 17th Century England)John Malkovich(he was EXCELLENT) and Samantha Morton,i STRONGLY recommend buying this for your collection.
I truley enjoyed this film. Johnny Depp did a wonderful job. It should have exceeded more then how it did. Johnny Depp is such a cameleon, that he can range from a character like this to a teen heart throb. I love this film.