Excellent production and cast in the tale of an English butler torn between blind devotion and unrequited love. Nominated for every major Academy award, including Best Picture!
Pivotal moment as Henry (Anthony Hopkins) reveals the death-bed instructions left by his wife, son Charles (James Wilby), his wife Dolly (Susan Lindeman) and daughter Evie (Jemma Redgrave) commenting, in the Merchant-Ivory adaptation of E.M. Forster's Howards End, 1992.
Rapid events as we meet Margaret (Emma Thompson) reading a letter from sister Helen (Helena Bonham Carter) to Aunt Juley (Prunella Scales) then return to the titular house where Paul (Joseph Bennett) revokes his promise, in Howards End, 1992, from Ismail Merchant and James Ivory.
Helen (Helena Bonham Carter) has just returned home from a lecture to sister Margaret (Emma Thompson) and brother Tibby (Adrian Ross-Magenty) when Leonard (Samuel West) arrives seeking his umbrella, in the Merchant-Ivory production of Howards End, 1992.
Lord Darlington (James Fox), with friends, observes the accident with Mr. Stevens senior (Peter Vaughan), then consults with his son, the butler Mr. Stevens the younger (Anthony Hopkins), in The Remains Of The Day, 1993.
An early encounter between butler James Stevens (Anthony Hopkins) and new housekeeper Miss Kenton (Emma Thompson), regarding his father, also a servant, in the Ismail Merchant-James Ivory drama The Remains Of The Day, 1993.
Howards End -- text os
Bridge of Dragons -- Open-ended Trailer from HBO
The Remains of the Day -- 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.
The Remains of the Day -- Anthony Hopkins and Emma Thompson star in this moving story of a butler's steely devotion to his master and the high-spirited young woman who threatens to crack his reserve.
Trailer for Howards End.
Encounter of three social classes of the England at the beginning of the century : the victorian capitalists (the Wilcoxes) considering themselves as aristocrats, whose only god is money ; the enlightened bourgeois (the Schlegels), humanistic and philanthropist ; and the workers (the Basts), fighting to survive. The Schlegel sisters' humanism will be torn apart as they try both to softly knock down the Wilcox's prejudices and to help the Basts.
E.M. Forster's turn-of-the-century account of two sisters and their brother, living together in London, whose lives become entwined with a wealthy family. Many Oscar nominations including Best Picture!
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