Far from the Madding Crowd (1998 film)

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Far from the Madding Crowd
Written byThomas Hardy
Philomena McDonagh
Directed byNicholas Renton
StarringPaloma Baeza
Nathaniel Parker
Jonathan Firth
Nigel Terry
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original language(s)English
Producer(s)Hilary Bevan Jones
Running time216 minutes
Original release6 July 1998 (1998-07-06)

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-TV 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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