Far from the Madding Crowd (1998 film)

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Far from the Madding Crowd
Directed by Nicholas Renton
Produced by Hilary Bevan Jones
Written by Thomas Hardy
Philomena McDonagh
Starring Paloma Baeza
Nathaniel Parker
Jonathan Firth
Nigel Terry
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Release date 6 July 1998 (1998-07-06)
Running time 216 minutes

Far from the Madding Crowd is a 1998 drama television film adaptation of the Thomas Hardy novel of the same name.

Critical reception[edit]

Will Joyner of The New York Times wrote a positive review of the adaptation: "Strangely, and to its great credit, this new Far From the Madding Crowd, which was produced by Granada Television in Britain and WGBH in Boston, does not simply survive the viewer's tendency to compare and second-guess; it thrives upon it. At almost every turn of the deliciously gradual tale of romantic chaos, the new version is just as visually striking as the 1967 film -- some of the locations are virtually identical -- and is more naturally rendered dramatically, with a rough language truer to Hardy's blend of poetry and rural speech."[1]


  1. ^ Joyner, Will (8 May 1998). "TV WEEKEND; The 'Madding Crowd' Is Getting Crowded". The New York Times. Retrieved 23 December 2013. 

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