A Room with a View (2007 film)

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A Room With a View
Room with a view 2007 itv.jpg
Region 2 DVD release
Created by Andrew Davies
E. M. Forster (novel)
Directed by Nicholas Renton
Starring Elaine Cassidy
Rafe Spall
Sophie Thompson
Composer(s) Gabriel Yared
Country of origin UK
Original language(s) English
Producer(s) IWC Media
Running time 93 minutes
Original network ITV, STV, UTV
Original release 4 November 2007

A Room with a View is televised adaptation of E. M. Forster's novel, A Room with a View, written by Andrew Davies. It was announced in 2006[1] and filmed in the summer of 2007. A Room with a View was broadcast on 4 November 2007, on ITV.

Laura Mackie, ITV director of drama, has said that this adaptation "captures the spirit of Forster’s most memorable novel, but delivers it in a fresh, engaging way for a modern audience."[2]

It was the first time real-life father and son Timothy and Rafe Spall had acted together.


A Room With a View tells the story of Lucy Honeychurch, a young Englishwoman in 1912 who visits Italy with her cousin, Charlotte Bartlett. While there, they meet a host of interesting characters, including the novelist Eleanor Lavish, the tourist Mr Emerson, and his son, George.

George falls in love with Lucy, while in Florence, but Charlotte whisks her charge away. It is only when they return to England that Lucy meets George again; by this time, however, Lucy is engaged to Cecil Vyse.

While the novel ends with Lucy and George marrying and returning to "the room with the view" for their honeymoon, this adaptation included its own ending, with George being killed in World War I and Lucy returning in 1922 to the room in Florence, where it is implied she begins a new romance with an Italian man.[3]



Gabriel Yared composed the original thematic score for the film. The piece 'Entree en Foret' from his score for Island For Pachyderms was featured in the film as well.


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