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The Bostonians

  • NR
  • DVD
  • 1 disc
  • Region 1 USA/CA (info)
  • Director James Ivory brings Henry James's classic novel THE BOSTONIANS to the screen in this evocative, historical adaptation filled with exciting, exacting performances. The story centers on the fight between an ardent feminist and a southern gentleman for a charismatic faith healer's daughter. Basil Ransom (Christopher Reeve), a conservative lawyer, woos the youthful, charming, and articulate Verena Tarrant (Madeleine Potter in her first film role), but he objects to her involvement in the suffragist movement and to Olive Chancellor (Vanessa Redgrave), Verena's feminist mentor. The relationship between Redgrave, Reeve, and Potter is mesmerizing to watch, and Reeve, better known for his role in SUPERMAN, is handsomely dynamic as the lover Verena cannot deny. Jessica Tandy, Linda Hunt, and Nancy Marchand costar in this strong ensemble film shot in stunning New England locations. THE BOSTONIANS was Merchant Ivory Productions' second adaptation of a Henry James novel, following THE EUROPEANS.
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): BOS010

  • Credits
    Christopher Reeve, Vanessa Redgrave, Linda Hunt, Jessica Tandy
  • Critic Reviews
    "...Ably and enthusiastically adapted for the screen....The performances, especially that of the astonishing [Redgrave], generate an urgency and momentum to match [Henry] James's own."
    New York Times

    Included in The New York Times "10 BEST FILMS OF 1984"
    New York Times

    "...Ivory has a strong eye for moments of human contact and confrontation..."

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