#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Angel Deverell comes of age in Edwardian Cheshire knowing she will be a great writer. Rising above her class (her widowed mother has a grocery shop), Angel finds a publisher and a wide audience for her frothy romances. With royalties, she buys an estate, then she’s smitten by Esme, a rake from local aristocracy and an artist of dark temperament. She hires Esme’s sister Nora, who dotes on her, as a personal assistant, and pursues Esme. Angel is grandly self-centered, coloring her world as if it were one of her novels. When the Great War breaks out and reality begins to trump her will, can Angel hold on to her man and her public?
Plot: Edwardian England. A precocious girl from a poor background with aspirations to being a novelist finds herself swept to fame and fortune when her tasteless romances hit the best seller lists. Her life changes in unexpected ways when she encounters an aristocratic brother and sister, both of whom have cultural ambitions, and both of whom fall in love with her.
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Everyone told me my dreams were lies.
Angel Deverell (Romola Garai) imagines herself to be a writer. Night after night she writes of her imaginative world. At school, she is ridiculed for her fantasies, and her mother (Jacqueline Tong) has no idea of her talent. A London publisher Theo (Sam Neill), publishes her first book despite her arrogance and his reservations. The novel is a bestseller. She writes another and another and another, and so on.
At the height of her fame, she meets the painter Esmé (Michael Fassbender), and is immediately stuck, even if he is even more arrogant that she is. And, sad to say, more untalented.
This is the key to this film. It is a satire of those stories of the period. There are only two serious people in the film. The rest are caricatures of popular characters and settings.
British writer Elizabeth Taylor’s novel, based upon Marie Corelli, a long-forgotten English novelist of the 19th Century, was translated to the screen by François Ozon (Swimming Pool, 8 Women), who also directed. He certainly captured the ego Corelli was reputed to have.
The life she lived or the life she dreamed? That is the question of this film. There is no doubt that for a few brief moments, Angel was never in touch with reality. It makes for great satire.
The Emperor’s New Clothes
My advice would be don’t waste your time with this film.
Large chunks were clearly meant to be ironic but much was also meant to be more darkly realistic. The result was a wildly veering mish-mash of genres which the director failed to navigate successfully.
Overall, the film felt like a mix between a 1940s melodrama and a 1970s made-for-TV two-part series, with a loathsome central character.
Two people in our group of 20 loved the film, so it must have something going for it. The rest of us were desperate for it to be over from about 20 minutes in. At one point, the main character gets sick, and from behind me and beside me I heard simultaneous mutters of “please die” and “thank god”. That was exactly how I felt.
I am sure the film was making all kinds of comments about art, literature, characterization etc etc but it all went sailing over my head. Driving home, I said as much to my flatmate, and he paraphrased Bill Hicks to me: “The film was bad. Don’t get suckered into believing it actually saying something complex and clever. It was bad. Leave it at that and walk away”.
Original Language en
Runtime 2 hr 14 min (134 min), 1 hr 59 min (119 min) (Germany)
Rated Not Rated
Genre Drama, Romance
Director François Ozon
Writer Elizabeth Taylor, François Ozon, Martin Crimp
Actors Romola Garai, Sam Neill, Lucy Russell
Country France, Belgium, United Kingdom
Awards 1 win & 3 nominations
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Dolby Digital, DTS
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Arriflex Cameras and Lenses
Laboratory Laboratoires Franay Tirages Cinematographiques (LTC), Paris, France, Technicolor, UK
Film Length 3,300 m (Portugal, 35 mm)
Negative Format 35 mm (Kodak)
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (master format), Spherical (source format)
Printed Film Format 35 mm