The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone (2003 film)
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|The Roman Spring of Mrs Stone|
|Written by||Tennessee Williams
|Directed by||Robert Allan Ackerman|
|Theme music composer||John Altman|
|Country of origin||United States|
|Running time||114 minutes|
|Original network||Showtime Networks|
|Original release||May 4, 2003|
The Roman Spring of Mrs Stone is a 2003 TV movie remake of the 1961 film The Roman Spring of Mrs Stone, based on the 1950 novel of the same title by Tennessee Williams. It first aired in the USA by Showtime Networks on 31 March 2003 and released on DVD by Showtime Entertainment in 2004.
Shot on location in Dublin and Rome, the film was directed by Robert Allan Ackerman and produced by James Flynn and Morgan O'Sullivan from a screenplay by Martin Sherman based on the Tennessee Williams novel.
The film stars Helen Mirren, Olivier Martinez, Anne Bancroft and Brian Dennehy with Rodrigo Santoro, Victor Alfieri and Suzanne Bertish: it follows the odessey of Karen Stone, an actress who loses her husband to a heart attack. In Rome, she meets a contessa and another man with other romantic intentions and interests that have nothing to do with Mrs. Stone. It is Bancroft's final film appearance.
Nominations and awards
The film received five Emmy Awards nominations, including
- Lead Actress: Helen Mirren
- Supporting Actress: Anne Bancroft
- Outstanding Music: John Altman
- Outstanding Directing: Robert Allan Ackerman
- Outstanding Costumes: Dona Granata (costume designer) and Gill Howard (assistant costume designer)
- Nomination for Best Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
- Best Performance by an Actress in a Mini-Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television - Helen Mirren.
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