room with a view
Room with a View (1986, James Ivory) by Aisha Townsend
A room with a view starring Helena Bonham-carter (Beatrix Lastrange from harry potter) as Lucy Honeychurch, based on a novel by E.M Forster written in 1908. It is about a girl who visits Italy with her cousin charlotte.
The film shows how Lucy struggles with her thoughts and individuality in such a tightly laced Edwardian period. She falls in love with a handsome, young, free spirited man George Emerson although he does not seem to have the same classy refinements as Lucy. The film is well written, sweetly funny and interesting. With a relatively small budget of around £2,000,000, it is amazing what has been achieved.
With the beautiful costumes, talented cast and superb setting in both Italy and England. Most reviewers embraced the new and exciting star, but some English critics focused in on her “loose” vowels and subtle errors of accent. I thoroughly recommend this film to anyone with even the slightest interest in costume drama. A brilliant, classic gem!