Enchanted by ‘A Room with a View’: Both the Book & the Movie

Am in the middle of the novel ‘A Room with a View’ and the trailer on Youtube of the 1985 movie brought back lovely memories. Would love to watch this movie again and if only our theatres screened old movies.

Helena Bonham Carter is so baby-faced beautiful (and I feel underrated as an actress) and Daniel Day Lewis is excellent in this. Somehow he reminds me of Sasha Baron Cohen in this role. It’s a minor comic character but he gains my sympathies. That’s the early brilliance of the actor. When I first watched it I had no clue who he was. Maggie Smith and Judi Dench are marvellous in this too. Oh wow, all that talent.


I’ve never been to Italy or the English countryside and this makes me yearn for both.

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8 Responses to Enchanted by ‘A Room with a View’: Both the Book & the Movie

  1. is this the one the sister-in-law married an Italian peasant and the brother-in-law went to Italy to bring her back and he fell in love with the Italian peasant too? That’s my favorite E.M. Forster’s novel.

    • bookjunkie says:

      not that one..but now I must read/watch Maurice too 🙂 Love his novels.

      • Just took a look at my bookshelf. The one I like is Where Angels Fear to Tread. Maurice is so-so to me. I don’t understand Passage to India at all. I understand the plot but don’t get the philosophy behind it. I feel so stupid.

        • bookjunkie says:

          I’ve only read Passage to India (plus the movie)…must get to the rest. Now I’m thinking about the philosophy…yeah didn’t quite totally get it too. A tad evasive…maybe I need to look at it again.

  2. Kirsten says:

    Julian Sands is totally gorgeous by the way. Haha.

  3. I love this book and the film was beautiful, too. Thank you for reminding me of it.

    • bookjunkie says:

      I first watch this in the 80’s when I didn’t quite understand it all but all I knew was that it was terribly emotive and beautiful.

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