#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – British sisters Hilary du Pré and Jacqueline du Pré are both talented musicians, Hilary a flautist, Jackie a cellist. With regard to their musical prowess, they have always had a friendly competitive nature with each other, fueled in large part by the want of their pianist mother, Iris, for them to achieve musical greatness. But underlying this friendliness is a deep desire to be truly better than the other. Despite or perhaps in part because of her flamboyant performance style, the younger Jackie emerges from the shadows of older Hilary’s more triumphant childhood successes to become the renowned musician in the family. Although both continue with their music and both end up marrying (Hilary to Kiffer Finzi, and Jackie to pianist Daniel Barenboim), Hilary focuses on her home life, whereas Jackie focuses on her career. A seemingly odd request by Jackie to Hilary is later understood, but Hilary’s agreement to that request demonstrates the true nature of their loving but unusual sisterly relationship.
Plot: The tragic story of world-renowned cellist Jacqueline du Pré, as told from the point of view of her sister, flautist Hilary du Pré-Finzi.
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an interesting study of a sibling relationship
Hilary and Jackie is a film that can be appreciated on many levels. The performances of Ms. Griffith and Ms. Watson as the title characters were superb, but so were the actors that played the parents and husbands, and the two young actresses playing them as girls were terrific. All the people in the film were interesting. The film gives insight into the life of a musical genius with its rewards and triumphs as well as conflicts and sacrifices. There is also a psychological aspect at the heart of this film. From the beginning the two sisters have a bond, almost a symbiotic relationship, yet there is also intense competition. To make the presentation even more interesting the relationship is presented in two “acts”, the first told from Hilary’s perspective and the second from Jackie’s. Whose is more real? Does it make a difference? The final scenes as MS is taking its toll on Jackie are gripping. Both actresses were deserving of their nominations. This was great entertainment! Three and half stars!!!
Hillary and Jackie deals with the negative affects of fame and stardom, especially when you have been driven relentlessly to that stardom.
The movie starts off with a few shots of Hillary and Jackie, the two sisters after whom the film has been named, playing on the beach as young girls, which demonstrates the closeness that was felt between the two sisters. This is also a myth that is demonstrated throughout the film; that siblings are extremely loving and caring towards each other. Obviously, this is ideal, but it is rarely ever true, especially to the extent that Hillary and Jackie are.
The negative affects of stardom are hinted at early in the film when the girls first enter into competitions, and Jackie, the younger sister, is shown driving herself constantly to be as good as her older sister so that she can compete with her. Later in the film, Hillary puts her musical talents on the proverbial `back burner,’ and settles down with a husband, planning on a family life. Jackie, on the other hand, continues playing her cello for larger and larger audiences, becoming a more and more successful musician. Unfortunately, before too long she is confined to a wheelchair which, if I remember correctly, is the result of a stroke. I think that this misfortune was meant to be seen as a possible and maybe even probable consequence of a relatively typical young girl who drove herself too hard. This is an example of the theme that, unfortunately, genius is often associated with madness.
There was a lot of emphasis on the sky and the water in the first few scenes. The audience’s attention is called to the beautiful sunset, as well as the calm ocean, conveying a sense of peacefulness and freedom. Later in the film, after Jackie has begun her descent into madness, there was a lot of rain and overcast skies. This kind of weather usually gets a rather gloomy, depressing reaction.
Another element of cinematics that I noticed in this film was the way that Jackie’s descent into madness was presented. The film’s audience would see her playing beautiful music on her cello for a large on-screen audience, and then there would be a close-up of her head, and almost all of the sound would be cut out, except for a few deep, under-water sounding hums and gurgles. This showed that Jackie, although playing her cello outstandingly, was drifting in and out of reality. It was a method of foreshadowing that something was about to go very wrong with Jackie, and the moment that this is known for sure is when she finishes a concert and is unable to stand up on her own, needing to be carried out. This cinematic technique is very similar to that used in the movie `Shine,’ with Geoffrey Rush, one of my personal favorites.
Hilary and Jackie is an excellent character study that is presented as part of an engaging drama filled with beautiful scenery as stunningly convincing performances. It is a very realist film, and it’s effects are very well achieved through the quality direction, story, and cinematography. Don’t miss this one.
Original Language en
Runtime 2 hr 1 min (121 min)
Genre Biography, Drama, Music
Director Anand Tucker
Writer Hilary du Pré (book), Piers du Pré (book), Frank Cottrell Boyce (screenplay)
Actors Emily Watson, Rachel Griffiths, James Frain, David Morrissey
Awards Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 4 wins & 22 nominations.
Production Company British Screen Productions, Intermedia Films, Arts Council of England, Channel Four Films
Sound Mix Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Laboratory DeLuxe, UK
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm (Kodak)
Cinematographic Process Super 35
Printed Film Format 35 mm (anamorphic)