All Genres: Romance, Drama, Mystery
Release Year: 2002
Country: USA, UK
Rating: 5.5 (0)
Languages: English, French
Director: Neil LaBute
Sound: DTS, Dolby Digital, SDDS
- The past will connect them. The passion will possess them.
Writing by: A.S. Byatt – (novel)
David Henry Hwang – (screenplay) and
Laura Jones – (screenplay) and
Neil LaBute – (screenplay)
Produced by: Len Amato – executive producer
David Barron – executive producer
Barry Levinson – producer
Stephen Pevner – co-producer
Guy Tannahill – line producer
Paula Weinstein – producer
Cast: Gwyneth Paltrow – Maud Bailey
Aaron Eckhart – Roland Michell
Jeremy Northam – Randolph Henry Ash
Jennifer Ehle – Christabel LaMotte
Lena Headey – Blanche Glover
Holly Aird – Ellen Ash
Toby Stephens – Fergus Wolfe
Trevor Eve – Cropper
Tom Hickey – Blackadder
Georgia Mackenzie – Paola
Tom Hollander – Euan
Music: Gabriel Yared
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Plot Outline: A pair of literary sleuths unearth the amorous secret of two Victorian poets only to find themselves falling under a passionate spell.
Plot: Roland Michell is an Americian trying to make it in the difficult world of British Academics. He has yet to break out from under his mentors shadow until he finds a pair of love letters in the textbook that once belonged to one of his idols, a famous long dead Victorian poet. Michell, after some sleuthing around, narrows down the suspects to a woman not his wife, another well known Victorian poet. Roland enlists the aid of a Dr. Maud Bailey, an expert on the life of the woman in question. Together they piece together the story of a forbidden love affair, and discover one of their own. They also find themselves in a battle to hold on to their discovery before it falls into the hands of their rival, Fergus Wolfe.
Crazy Credits: We know about 1 Crazy Credits. One of them reads:
In the closing credits, the cast is divided into three categories: The Immortals (for the gods of Olympus), The Mortals (humans, etc.), and The Mythologicals (As Themselves). The latter are the non-human characters supplied by special effects.
Goofs: We know about 3 goofs. Here comes one of them:
Continuity: When Maude is in her car waiting for Roland to come out of the museum, her window is down. When he gets in the car and they begin talking, it is rolled up.
Trivia: There are 1 entries in the trivia list – like these:
- A large part of Church Street in Whitby was dressed to give it the appearance of a 18/19th century fishing town. Gwyneth Paltrow insisted that the whole place was screened off so that she was not visible to the small crowd of on-lookers. Jeremy Northam, however, took time to go and talk about the film to the bystanders. Miss Paltrow also turned down an offer from the local dignitaries to meet the mayor and be shown around the town. The Whitby Gazette carried a massive banner headline declaring “PALTROW SNUBS WHITBY”.