Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Wilde



1997 British Feature

Cast: Stephen Fry, Jude Law, Tom Wilkinson, Vanessa Redgrave, Jennifer Ehle, Michael Sheen, Gemma Jones, Zoë Wanamaker and Ioan Gruffudd
Director: Brian Gilbert
Writer: Julian Mitchell, based on the book Oscar Wilde by Richard Ellmann

Synopsis:
The life of legendary wit Oscar Wilde, including his literary and theatrical triumphs, his love affair with Lord Alfred Douglas, and his infamous trial for "gross indecency".

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Ratings:
  • Internet Movie Database: 6.8/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes - Critics: 71% / Audience: 69%
  • OMG rating: 6/10

Buy/Rent:
  • DVD: Available
  • Soundtrack: Available
  • Book: Available



Trailer:


Awards:
  • BAFTA Award nominations for Best Supporting Actress (Ehle and Wanamaker).
  • GLAAD Media Award nomination for Outstanding Film - Wide Release.
  • Golden Globe nomination for Best Actor - Drama (Fry).

Notes/Trivia:
  • Richard Ellmann's 1987 biography Oscar Wilde, on which this film is based, won the Pulitzer Prize.
  • Casting Call: Sting and Theresa Russell.
  • Film debuts of actors Orlando Bloom and James D'Arcy.
  • The openly gay Stephen Fry has said that he was nervous about the love scenes with his heterosexual co-stars, but states that Jude Law, Michael Sheen and Ioan Gruffudd were quick to put him at ease.

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