The Wings of the Dove (1997)

It’s also a film adaptation, this time of a novel by Henry James. Well, historical movies about Belle Epoque are often adaptations, and if we want to see what this distant time was like, cinema can offer an imitation.

Costumes in this movie are very good:

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And the heroes come in Venice (I love Venice). And Helena Bonham Carter is a very good actress, and there’s also Michael Gambon, I like his works very much, but – but I didn’t like this movie.

I think a movie about the passion should be made with passion, but this movie is cold. And the second problem is, I think, a problem created by Henry James. He wants to make me believe that a reporter in this time cannot earn enough to have a family, but it’s not true. Of course he and his wife wouldn’t live like millionaires, but they could marry and live a normal life.


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