The Woman in White

The Woman in White

DVD - 2014
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A young drawing master, Mr. Hartright (Andrew Lincoln), is hired by the fretful Mr. Fairlie (Ian Richardson) to teach his two nieces, Marian (Tara Fitzgerald) and Laura (Justine Waddell). On his way to their house, Hartright is startled by a mysterious encounter with a ghostly woman dressed in white. When he meets Fairlie's nieces, he is struck by Laura's resemblance to the woman in white, and tells Marian and Laura of the ethereal woman. Determined to learn all they can about the woman in white, the girls find themselves drawn into a vortex of secrets, crime and treacherous involvement with the fascinating, but sinister, Count Fosco (Simon Callow).
Publisher: [Great Britain] : WGBH Boston Video, [2014], ©1997.
ISBN: 9781593753924
1593753926
9781621720201
Branch Call Number: DVD FICTION WOM
Characteristics: 1 DVD (120 min.)
Additional Contributors: Collins, Wilkie 1824-1889. Woman in white.

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firefly5
Jun 08, 2017

Interesting period drama. I did a lot of fast forwarding with this dvd. It was okay.

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ELLECAREY
Apr 04, 2017

The acting was first rate and the villain was the most intriguing of any I've ever encountered. And this from someone who has read almost all of Dickens' novels. Very edge of seat suspense-Hitch himself would be impressed, but then I have always enjoyed Masterpiece Theater. Another Masterpiece Theater favorite with a great villain is Clarissa.

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SmartyJo
Apr 24, 2016

A decent effort to turn this great classic into a movie but if you haven't read the book, you might have difficulty tracking all the twists of turns of this mystery thriller.

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empbee
Jan 23, 2014

Well acted and suspenseful. I enjoyed this movie.

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musicv
Oct 10, 2012

i really liked this movie. it made me want to read the novel. Very well acted.

bbryon Aug 21, 2011

Loved it. Great supsense and a surprise ending. I thorough enjoyed it. If you like period movies, this one is great!!!

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Janice21383
Jun 14, 2011

Damn straight, straitgate. I was so disappointed, given the acting talent. W-w-w-why did people like Wilby, Redgrave, and Richardson get involved; surely they were old enough to know better? Only see this first if you haven't read the novel, don't intend to, and breathe primarily through your mouth.

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straitgate
Jun 04, 2011

I give this a one star having read Collins' novel. I can't believe they had the nerve to even call this "The Woman in White" and not "A New Take on the Woman in White" or something. If Collins were alive he'd litigate. I understood before watching that in order to fit a 500+ page novel into 2 hours they'd have to abridge greatly. However, what I was not expecting was that they'd COMPLETELY change the storyline!! I don't want to give anything away for the viewer or the reader but this is definitely NOT the Collins' story. And I don't mean slight changes in plot or leaving out a character. I mean fundamental changes in the structure of the story and the relationships between characters. The acting was OK but the despoilment of the novel ruined it for me within 30 minutes.

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JuniperAvenue
Apr 20, 2011

I was unfamiliar with this film (and novel), and found myself surprisingly involved in the story. Good acting and suspenseful plot twists.

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BDLange
Sep 20, 2010

This is a very well acted movie. I really enjoyed it.

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jessadam2
Apr 18, 2013

surprisingly good movie. Both women were very attractive. And I was glad to see both had survived the ordeal.

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