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Far From the Madding Crowd (2015)

Duration 1h 59m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story The book of the same name by Thomas Hardy Writers/Script David Nicholls Additional Info Apparently the book was intended to shock Victoria readers with veiled sexual references – not really evident in the version, which is the fourth to be brought to the screen. Director Thomas … Continue reading

At Middleton (2013)

Duration 1h 39m Rating (USA) R Source of story An original screenplay Writers/Script Glenn German, Adam Rodgers Additional Info Taissa Farmiga, who plays Edith’s daughter, is actually her much younger sister. Andy Garcia’s daughter, Daniella, is also in it. Nothing like a bit of nepotism – but they are fine. Director Adam Rodgers Starring Andy … Continue reading

Serena (2014)

Duration 1h 49m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story A book of the same name by Ron Rash Writers/Script Christopher Kyle Additional Info This movie spent a long time in post production. Because they needed to redo some dialogue, due to aircraft noise, they tried to buy Lawrence out of Hunger Games for one day. … Continue reading

The Sense of an Ending (2017)

Duration 1h 48m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story A book of the same name by Julian Barnes Writers/Script Nick Payne Additional Info Tony in the book is supposed to be an unreliable narrator, virtually impossible to achieve on screen I think. Director Ritesh Batra Starring Jim Broadbent, Charlotte Rampling, Harriet Walter, Michelle Dockery, Emily … Continue reading

Seeking a Friend at the End of the World (2012)

Duration 1h 41m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story An original screenplay Writer/s Script Lorene Scafaria Director Lorene Scafaria Starring Steve Carell, Keira Knightley, Adam Brody, Rob Corddry, Amy Schumer, Martin Sheen Elevator Pitch An asteroid is due to demolish earth in three weeks, but an insurance salesman still goes to the office. When he … Continue reading

The Outsider (2002)

Duration 1h 59m Rating (USA) R Source of story A book of the same name by Penelope Williamson (Known for her romantic fiction) Writer/s Script Jenny Wingfield Director Randa Haines Starring Tim Daly, Naomi Watts, Keith Carradine, David Carradine Elevator Pitch A young widow in a strict religious community, whose husband has been killed by … Continue reading

Jane Eyre (2011)

Duration 2h 0m Rating (UK) PG Source of story Novel of the same name by Charlotte Brontë Writer/s Script Moira Buffini Director Cary Fukunaga Starring Mia Wasikowska, Jamie Bell, Sally Hawkins, Simon McBurney, Judi Dench, Michael Fassbender, Imogen Poots Elevator Pitch A young woman who has been abandoned by her rich aunt finds a position … Continue reading

The Beguiled (2017)

Duration 1h 33m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story A novel “A Painted Devil” by Thomas P Cullinan and possibly the 1971 film written by Albert Maltz and Irene Kamp Writer/s Script Sofia Coppola Director Sofia Coppola Starring Colin Farrell, Nicole Kidman, Kirsten Dunst, Elle Fanning Elevator Pitch When an injured Union soldier is given … Continue reading

The Reader (2008)

Released 2008 Rating (UK) 15 Source of story A book of the same name by Bernhard Schlink (1995) Writer/s Script David Hare Director Stephen Daldry Starring Ralph Fiennes, David Kross, Kate Winslet, Bruno Ganz Elevator Pitch A middle aged lawyer in Germany of 1995 looks back over his life, particularly at a teenage love affair … Continue reading

Sliver

Released 1993 Rating 18 in UK Director Phillip Noyce Writer/s Joe Eszterhas Starring Sharon Stone, William Baldwin, Tom Berenger, Polly Walker, Martin Landau Source of story Novel of the same name by Ira Levin Elevator Pitch A youngish book editor moves into an apartment in the Sliver, which has previously been occupied by a woman … Continue reading

Sense and Sensibility

Released 1995 Rating U in UK Director Ang Lee Writer/s Emma Thompson Starring James Fleet, Tom Wilkinson, Harriet Walter, Kate Winslet, Emma Thompson, Gemma Jones, Hugh Grant, Robert Hardy, Alan Rickman, Greg Wise, Imelda Staunton, Imogen Stubbs, Hugh Laurie Source of story Book of the same name by Jane Austen Elevator Pitch When Mr Dashwood … Continue reading

Maggie’s Plan

Released 2016 Rating 15 Director Rebecca Miller Writer/s Rebecca Miller Starring Greta Gerwig, Ethan Hawke, Julianne Moore Source of story A short story by Karen Rinaldi Elevator Pitch A young woman, whose job is to bring young enterpeneurs to notice of industry, decides to become a single mother, but at the moment she is putting … Continue reading

An Officer and a Gentleman

Released 1982 Rating 15 in UK Director Taylor Hackford Writer/s Douglas Day Stewart Starring Richard Gere, Debra Winger, Louis Gusset Jr, David Caruso Source of story An original screenplay Elevator Pitch A group of young men and women enrol in Navy flight school training during which some of them take up with the young women … Continue reading

Brooklyn (2015)

Released 2015 Rating 12A Director John Crowley Writer/s Nick Hornby Starring Saoirse Ronan, Emory Cohen, Domhnall Gleason, Julie Walters, Jim Broadbent, Source of story Novel by Colm Toibin Elevator Pitch It is 1952. A young woman from the Irish backwoods emigrates to New York where she finds a new life and a husband, but is … Continue reading

Pitch Perfect

Released 2012 Rating 12A in UK Director Jason Moore Writer/s Kay Cannon Starring Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, Elizabeth Banks Source of story Book by Mickey Rapkin Elevator Pitch A female college a cappella group compete against a male group from the same university, gradually making their way to the New York finals. There are tensions … Continue reading

Carol (2015)

Released 2015 Rating 15 in UK Director Todd Haynes Writer/s Phyllis Nagy Starring Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara, Kyle Chandler Source of story Novel by Patricia Highsmith (The Price of Salt) Elevator Pitch In 1950s New York, a society wife forms a relationship with a young female shop assistant, who aspires to become a photographer, but … Continue reading

Shopgirl

Released 2005 Rating 15 in UK Director Anand Tucker Writer/s Steven Martin Starring Steve Martin, Claire Danes, Jason Schwartzman Source of story A novel by… Steve Martin Elevator Pitch A young woman moves to LA and gets a job in Sachs Fifth Avenue. She is briefly lonely but soon becomes involved with a rich older … Continue reading

The Lobster (2015)

Released 2015 Rating 15 in UK Director Yorgos Tanthimos Writer/s Yorgos Tanthimos, Epthymis Filippou Starring Colin Farrell, Olivia Colman, Ashley Jensen, John C.Reilly, Rachel Weisz, Ben Whishaw Source of story Original screenplay Elevator Pitch In an alternative reality adults are required to have partners in life, and those without them are sent to a hotel … Continue reading

The Adjustment Bureau

Released 2011 Rating  12A in UK Director George Nolfi Writer/s George Nolfi Starring Matt Damon, Emily Blunt, Terence Stamp, Anthony Mackie Source of story A short story by Phillip K Dick Elevator Pitch A potential US senator who may be even more goes a bit off the rails, so a group of mysterious men arrange … Continue reading

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