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To the Lighthouse (1983)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama  -  23 March 1983 (UK)
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A faithful dramatization of Virginia Woolf's novel. A lecturer, his family, the spinster Aunt Lily, an old friend, and a student, Charles Tansley, spend a summer in an isolated house in ... See full summary »

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Mrs. Ramsay
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Mr. Ramsay
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Lily Briscoe
Lynsey Baxter ...
Nancy Ramsay
Pippa Guard ...
Prue Ramsay
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Charles Tansley
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Augustus Carmichael
Nicholas Gecks ...
Paul Rayley
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Andrew Ramsay
Craig Warnock ...
Jasper Ramsey (aged 14)
Jessie Walker Stewart ...
Cam Ramsay (aged 7)
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James Ramsey (aged 6)
Kristin Milward ...
Marie
Simon Dutton ...
Jasper (aged 24)
Nicola Wright ...
Cam (aged 17)
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A faithful dramatization of Virginia Woolf's novel. A lecturer, his family, the spinster Aunt Lily, an old friend, and a student, Charles Tansley, spend a summer in an isolated house in Cornwall just before World War I. The stern Mr. Ramsay scolds everybody, while Mrs. Ramsay is the linchpin in keeping the family together. Aunt Lily paints, and the family talk about sailing to the lighthouse, but the trip is always postponed. Written by Will Gilbert

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Some literary works should not be made into films and this is one of them!
26 December 2013 | by (Russe,Bulgaria) – See all my reviews

This long film ( almost two hours) should not have been made at all. Knowing very well the style and characteristics of Virginia Woolf as a writer, I think that her novels are not suitable to be put onto screen. They hardly have a plot, they put much emphasis on language ( which cannot be shown on screen—it is not by chance that in the film characters speak their thoughts—this is a literary device and I would say—a sign of weakness) and on perceptions, thoughts, associations, philosophical analysis etc. All this is impossible to show through images. Literature and cinema are two different kinds of art. Literature works with words and language, cinema –with images. No wonder this film is a failure. It is trivial and boring although the actors do their best. I have mixed feelings about Virginia Woolf as a writer. I like some features of her works and I do not like others. Still, I must say that her books are good literature. But they do not make good films—it is as simple as that. Movie directors should understand this and leave them alone.


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