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|DVD REVIEW: Brideshead Revisited|
|Written by Trent Daniel|
|Friday, 23 January 2009 11:37|
“Brideshead Revisited” is a drama starring [[Matthew Goode]], [[Ben Whishaw]], [[Haley Atwell]], [[Emma Thompson]] and [[Michael Gambon]]. Directed by [[Julian Jarrold]].
This adaptation tries very hard to address the novel’s key themes. However, the core questions explored in Waugh’s novel are so ambitious and profound, the film simply runs out of time and can only scratch the surface of the themes explored in-depth in the novel (though I have not seen it, other critics have noted that an acclaimed mini-series for BBC television in the early 1980’s starring Jeremy Irons is still the superior version, mainly because the miniseries’ length gave it time to explore the novel’s core questions in greater detail).
Again, there is a sense that any theatrical version of this story that aims for a reasonable length (this version clocks in at 133 minutes) will clearly be biting off more than it can chew. Still, fans of period British dramas should still find much to enjoy in this film. Even if it does not quite measure up to the formidable novel, it is still worth visiting.
|Last Updated on Friday, 23 January 2009 11:50|