A Room with a View  1985

Synopsis by Hal Erickson Adapted by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala from the novel by E.M. Forster, A Room with a View is a shining example of Merchant-Ivory’s ability to achieve maximum quality and opulence at minimum cost. Set during the Edwardian Era, the film stars Helena Bonham Carter as Lucy Honeychurch, who like all proper young British ladies is compelled to tour Europe in the company of an older chaperone — in this instance, her spinster cousin Charlotte Bartlett (Maggie Smith). While in Italy, the ladies make the acquaintance of a wide variety of personalities; the most fascinating of their fellow tourists — at least in Lucy’s eyes — …

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Titanic: Blood and Steel

Dublin, Ireland 1910 synopsis The construction of the RMS Titanic offers a glimmer of hope to the downtrodden masses of Ireland in this historical mini-series starring Chris Noth, Kevin Zegers, and Neve Campbell. Belfast, Ireland: 1909. As construction on the Titanic gets under way in the Harland and Wolff shipyard, the investors behind the project see their ambitious endeavor starting to take shape. Meanwhile, the middle class project managers strive to get the details right, and the lower-class workers labor tirelessly to ensure that the ship will be finished in three years. All the while, Britain maintains its rule over …

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Howards End (BBC and Starz Drama Series

PREMIUM SPOTLIGHT ON ‘HOWARDS END’ PERIOD SET BBC SERIES WITH MATTHEW MACFADYEN, HAYLEY ATWELL, TRACEY ULLMAN, JULIA ORMOND, JOSEPH QUINN ‘HOWARDS END’BBC & STARZ PERIOD SET DRAMA Just three days before the start of the official airing, BBC One has finally released a trailer for their new period set drama HOWARDS END. The four episode drama starts airing this Sunday in four episodes, with Starz broadcasting the story of two couples caught in a swirling landscape of social and class divisions in turn of the century England sometime next year for the audience in USA. HOWARDS END, based on E.M. …

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