#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Terence Davies’ The House of Mirth is a tragic love story set against a background of wealth and social hypocrisy in turn of the century New York. Lily Bart is a ravishing socialite at the height of her success who quickly discovers the precariousness of her position when her beauty and charm start attracting unwelcome interest and jealousy. Torn between her heart and her head, Lily always seems to do the right thing at the wrong time. She seeks a wealthy husband and in trying to conform to social expectations, she misses her chance for real love with Lawrence Selden.
Plot: A woman risks losing her chance of happiness with the only man she has ever loved.
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Stunning acting, stunning directing, stunning movie!
This is such an evocative and moving film. A must see.
In all honestly Davies direction does take some getting used to. No quick editing for him! Yes the pace was slow, it concentrated on the actors faces longer than usual. However I felt this was necessary in order to show the tension of the people and the lethal nature of the words spoken
The cast were wonderful. Stoltz was ideal as Seldon. He was cool and suave and attractive. I also enjoyed Laura Linney as Bertha -she really sold me on being a very nasty woman. The main star, Gillian Anderson, performed with grace, poise and charisma. This woman can convey emotions – just look into her eyes. She does not need to speak to tell you how Lily is feeling. She was mesmerizing. For example, when Lily was flirting with Seldon you somehow could feel her discontent.
Her descent into hell was heartbreaking. One scene, when Lily is at her lowest, will stay with me for a long time. The hopelessness was obvious, as if she was slowly dying. She was beyond caring for anything – and it showed in her eyes – dulled and weary.
Gillian Anderson brought Lily through a myriad of emotions. We loved her, pitied her, wanted to slap her! She was cynical and manipulative, a total flirt and then she fell. The gamut of emotions Anderson went through was incredible and to take the audience with her was a miracle.
This movie leaves an impact. It will not be a blockbuster (too intelligent and too wordy for that.) God forbid should we make an audience pay attention and think in a movie. The movie, unlike most period dramas, really brought home how nasty life was. Vicious and unforgiving to those who did not play the game.
If you can, go and see it. I promise it will be worth it.
Faithful Interpretation of Wharton’s Bitterness Towards Society
I haven’t read “The House of Mirth” by Edith Wharton yet, but I intend to now. This movie interpretation captured Wharton’s acidity towards NY society more than Scorcese’s “Age of Innocence” did, which focused more on personal failings.
Here a magnificently beautiful Gillian Anderson’s character is stupid and stubborn, but doesn’t really do anything wrong that society manipulates and revenges on her. She is absolutely superb with a very wide-ranging performance and it’s a real shame she’s being overlooked in end of the year awards.
The costumes are absolutely gorgeous. Having worked at a Hudson River estate museum I thought the movie absolutely captured the feeling of those hazy summers out of the city then was astounded to see it was all filmed in Scotland (which would explain the rocky coasts that were the only thing that confusingly didn’t look like the Hudson).
The long movie is a bit slow and I think my mind wandered such that I missed a crucial plot point here or there – not sure we needed all the twinkling on the water shots.
Laura Linney plays against type as a practically evil duplicitous friend (worse than her wife in “The Truman Show”).
It was interesting to compare this to Jane Austen interpretations which tend to emphasize the humor of her pot shots at silly society figures, but those folks were in small towns, not the big leagues where raised eyebrows affect fortunes. For society types, this is The Show.
Ebert (and my mother) gave it negative reviews because they absolutely refused to believe that a woman in her social class in 1906 had no other choices besides marriage but I think it was historically accurate, as Wharton was writing, bitterly, about a society she had observed (in a line from George Eliot to Hardy’s Tess and Crane’s Maggie). The women coming out of the theater agreed that we’d want to see it again.
(originally written 1/28/2001)
Original Language en
Runtime 2 hr 15 min (135 min)
Genre Romance, Drama
Director Terence Davies
Writer Edith Wharton, Terence Davies
Actors Gillian Anderson, Dan Aykroyd, Eleanor Bron
Country United Kingdom, France, Germany, United States
Awards 6 wins & 29 nominations total
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Camera Arriflex 535B, Hawk C-Series and Angenieux HR Lenses
Laboratory DeLuxe, London, UK
Film Length 4,014 m (Spain)
Negative Format 35 mm (Kodak Vision 200T 5274, Vision 500T 5279)
Cinematographic Process Hawk Scope (anamorphic)
Printed Film Format 35 mm (Kodak Vision Premier 2393)