A Letter To Elia
Martin Scorsese narrates and co-directs a documentary on the late filmmaker Elia Kazan
On Film4: 20 Apr 2:50AM
John Schlesinger's handsome takes on Thomas Hardy's novel about the profound effect a beautiful and liberated woman has on three men in 19th Century Wessex. The director elevates the film above the level of ordinary literary adaptations by not being totally in awe of his source, managing to take its themes and add knowing nods to his contemporary audience. It helps that he employs such an iconic cast.
Finch, Bates, Stamp and particularly Christie are all mesmerising, while Nic Roeg's cinematography and the outdoor settings are breathtaking.
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