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Plot: In this story-within-a-story, Anna is an actress starring opposite Mike in a period piece about the forbidden love between their respective characters, Sarah and Charles. Both actors are involved in serious relationships, but the passionate nature of the script leads to an off-camera love affair as well. While attempting to maintain their composure and professionalism, Anna and Mike struggle to come to terms with their infidelity.
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An inspiration to Goths everywhere
If you’re researching the beginnings of today’s Goth movement, be sure to look at this complex tale of Sarah Woodruff (Meryl Streep), a secretive, pale-skinned outcast in a 19th century English coastal town. Known to the locals as “poor tragedy,” she sketches spooky self-portraits, always dresses in black and haunts the sea wall waiting for the return of a Frenchman who seduced and abandoned her. With a single, unforgettable look and such dialogue as “my only happiness is when I sleep; when I wake, the nightmare begins,” Sarah bewitches visiting Londoner Charles Smithson (Jeremy Irons, in what turned out to be his big break), a paleontologist and “gentleman of leisure.” The tricky screenplay by Harold Pinter contrasts the story of Sarah and Charles with the lives of actors Mike and Anna, who are playing them in a film. Offscreen, Anna is anything but Victorian, indulging in an on-location affair with Mike while her husband is away. The contrasts between the two couples born 100 years apart make for one of the most intriguing films of the early 1980s, and the performances by Irons and Streep are predictably outstanding.
Top quality performances
Fantastic performance from Jeremy Irons, and of course Meryl Streep is flawless. 1981’s interpretation of a period piece, contrasted with ’81 present day. I am a huge fan of late 70s and early 80s movie conventions for quality movies – slower pace, more left to the viewer to discern. Brilliant. If you like period pieces and amazing acting, you will like this.
If you like Meryl Streep I also recommend Sophie’s Choice and Silkwood. Jeremy Irons’ debut was in Brideshead Revisited (avail on Netflix), an early 80s miniseries — worth checking out, he’s great in it. Another good specimen of his acting is in Reversal of Fortune. But there are lots more.
Original Language en
Runtime 2 hr 4 min (124 min)
Genre Drama, Romance
Director Karel Reisz
Writer John Fowles (novel), Harold Pinter (screenplay)
Actors Meryl Streep, Jeremy Irons, Hilton McRae, Emily Morgan
Awards Nominated for 5 Oscars. Another 9 wins & 15 nominations.
Production Company Juniper Films
Sound Mix Mono
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Panaflex Camera and Lenses by Panavision
Laboratory Rank Film Laboratories, Denham, UK (processing), Technicolor, London, UK (prints)
Film Length 3,390 m (Sweden)
Negative Format 35 mm (Eastman 100T 5247)
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm