Matthew Bourne

Matthew Bourne

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Maurice (1987) – A film by James Ivory (Trailer)

"Maurice" is a 1987 British romantic drama film based on the novel of the same name by E. M. Forster. It is a tale of gay love in early 20th-century England, following its main character Maurice Hall from his school days through university, until he is united with his life partner.

"Maurice" was produced by Ismail Merchant via Merchant Ivory Productions and Film Four International, directed by James Ivory, and written by Ivory and Kit Hesketh-Harvey, with cinematography by Pierre Lhomme. The film stars James Wilby as Maurice, Hugh Grant as Clive and Rupert Graves as Alec. The supporting cast included Denholm Elliott as Dr Barry, Simon Callow as Mr Ducie, Billie Whitelaw as Mrs Hall, and Ben Kingsley as Lasker-Jones.

With English or Greek subtitles



Mr. Ivory and Ismail Merchant have long since learned to breathe life into their material without excessive reverence, in a manner that is as decorous as it is dramatic. As might be expected, the costumes, settings and cinematography are once again ravishing. — The New York Times

The team of producer Ismail Merchant and director James Ivory has created another classy film of a classic novel with their stunning adaptation of E.M. Forster's Maurice. — Boston Globe

Rich in atmosphere, its leisurely pace dwells on repressed passions in Edwardian society. — Empire

"Maurice", based on a posthumously published novel by E. M. Forster, is a well-crafted pic on the theme of homosexuality. — Variety

The film is so well made and acted, because it captures its period so meticulously. — Chicago Sun-Times

In this forthright screen version of E. M. Forster's posthumously published novel. Directed by James Ivory and produced by Ismail Merchant, who show the same literate skill and the same fidelity to their source that marked "A Room With a View". — Christian Science Monitor

Maurice succeeds because [Merchant/Ivory's] trademark flatness is appropriate for the subject. — Washington Post


Watch the trailer



Maurice (1987)

A film by James Ivory


Based on "Maurice" by E. M. Forster


Cast

James Wilby ... Maurice Hall
Hugh Grant ... Clive Durham
Rupert Graves ... Alec Scudder
Denholm Elliott ... Doctor Barry
Simon Callow ... Mr. Ducie
Billie Whitelaw ... Mrs. Hall
Barry Foster ... Dean Cornwallis
Judy Parfitt ... Mrs. Durham
Phoebe Nicholls ... Anne Durham
Ben Kingsley ... Lasker-Jones
Patrick Godfrey ... Simcox
Mark Tandy ... Risley
Kitty Aldridge ... Kitty Hall
Helena Michell ... Ada Hall
Catherine Rabett ... Pippa Durham
Peter Eyre ... Rev. Borenius

Direction: James Ivory

Screenplay: Kit Hesketh-Harvey
Director of Photography: Pierre Lhomme
Costume Design: Jenny Beavan, John Bright
Montage: Katherine Wenning
Music: Richard Robbins
Producer: Ismail Merchant
Production company: Merchant Ivory Productions and Film Four International
Production: England, 1987

Language: English

Running time: 140 minutes

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See also

Maurice (1987) – A film by James Ivory – James Wilby, Hugh Grant, Rupert Graves (HD 1080p)

James Ivory and the making of a historic Gay Love Story

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