A Room with a View (2007 film)
|A Room With a View|
Region 2 DVD release
|Created by||Andrew Davies
E. M. Forster (novel)
|Directed by||Nicholas Renton|
|Country of origin||UK|
|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 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."
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.
- Elaine Cassidy as Lucy Honeychurch
- Rafe Spall as George Emerson
- Laurence Fox as Cecil Vyse
- Timothy Spall as Mr Emerson, George's father
- Timothy West as Mr Eager
- Sinéad Cusack as Miss Lavish
- Elizabeth McGovern as Mrs Honeychurch
- Mark Williams as Mr Beebe
- Sophie Thompson as Charlotte Bartlett
- Tom Stewart as Freddy Honeychurch
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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- Hemley, Matthew (30 May 2007) Timothy Spall and son to star in Forster classic for ITV, The Stage
- Hellicar, Michael (1 November 2007) Timothy Spall was horrified when his son wanted to become an actor: Now they're co-stars in a new TV drama, Daily Mail