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Plot: In late 19th-century England, Jude aspires to be an academic, but is hobbled by his blue-collar background. Instead, he works as a stonemason and is trapped in an unloving marriage to a farmer’s daughter named Arabella. But when his wife leaves him, Jude sees an opportunity to improve himself. He moves to the city and begins an affair with his married cousin, Sue, courting tragedy every step of the way.
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Hardy’s Jude the Obscure faithfully portrayed
Winterbottom keeps the temperature of the searing original novel in his faithful, brilliantly realised film adaptation. Hardy was sick when writing Jude, out of sorts, and the bleak tale has in some quarters been credited more to bile than his muse. Jude’s fate is certainly more damning than other Hardy heroes such as Tess, and the final third of this tale requires a strong heart to get through.
Jude Fawley is a self-educated stonemason looking to enter the hallowed halls of (a thinly-disguised) Oxford. Class and snobbery combine to crush that dream, but he fights and wins his other dream, to secure the love of his cousin Sue. Headstrong and independent, a prototype Suffragette, she will face her own stern test and be found wanting.
Christopher Eccleston inhabits the character fully. The scene in the pub where he recites the Lord’s Creed in Latin, then challenges the undergrads to judge if he got it right, is painful and poignant. Winslet is stunning as the admirable but infuriating Sue Brideshead whose choices in life are oblique but all-too-real. A cold draft of air oozes from her expression every time she shuns Jude. There isn’t a missed beat in Winslet’s portrayal of a woman who goes from supremely confident to utterly lost.
Winterbottom would go on to tinker and experiment, unsuccessfully, with Hardy’s Mayor of Casterbridge in The Claim. Here, he keeps it strictly BBC, evoking the early industrial age magnificently in his cobbled streets and fog-shrouded spires. An array of British acting talent fill out the supporting roles superbly, most notably Liam Cunningham as the put-upon Phillotson, and Rachel Griffiths as pig-hugging Arabella, whose rising fortune sways in counter-point to Jude’s slow, inexorable decline. In one scene where she encounters her estranged son at a fairground, the interaction between woman and child is both naturalistic and magical. The expression on the face of Little Jude’s sister is priceless. Perhaps a happy accident, perhaps genius from the director, but all the more tragic for what follows.
One of the most ill-fated couples in British literature are vividly brought to life in this film, designed to satisfy fans of the novel. Hardy, one feels, would approve.
Entertainment is Forsaken.
In this day and age, hollywood cranks out hundreds of films made for one purpose. The almighty dollar. The first thing that caught my attention while watching this film is its lack of any entertainment value from the very beginning. No gimmicks, no effects to draw your money. This is possibly the best movie I’ve ever seen. In fact, it is more than a film, it is an experience. Jude progresses so that its closing moments strike so much agony into your heart, you are changed. It is the type of film you can only experience once. Any added viewings would only be analyzing it. Jude is the epitome of what true, high, fine art should accomplish. A feeling you can never recreate. If you enjoy art you will love this film, and if you look for entertainment, you will be so shocked by it, you will never look at films the same way. Since seeing Jude, all other films seem bland and heartless. The final punch is so powerful it will make even endings like those in The Rear Window and The Sixth Sense seem mediocre and even predictable. Anyone with 3 dollars or a library card should do themselves the favor and experience a piece of life only found in this movie.
Original Language en
Runtime 2 hr 3 min (123 min), 1 hr 58 min (118 min) (TV) (Germany)
Genre Drama, Romance
Director Michael Winterbottom
Writer Hossein Amini (screenplay), Thomas Hardy (novel)
Actors Christopher Eccleston, Kate Winslet, Liam Cunningham, Rachel Griffiths
Awards 5 wins & 6 nominations.
Production Company PolyGram Filmed Entertainment
Sound Mix Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Camera Panavision Cameras and Lenses
Laboratory Technicolor, London, UK
Film Length 3,431 m
Negative Format 35 mm (Kodak and Fuji)
Cinematographic Process Panavision (anamorphic)
Printed Film Format 35 mm