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A Room with a View (1985)

Unrated | | Drama, Romance | 11 April 1986 (UK)
When Lucy Honeychurch and chaperone Charlotte Bartlett find themselves in Florence with rooms without views, fellow guests Mr Emerson and son George step in to remedy the situation. Meeting... See full summary »

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When Lucy Honeychurch and chaperone Charlotte Bartlett find themselves in Florence with rooms without views, fellow guests Mr Emerson and son George step in to remedy the situation. Meeting the Emersons could change Lucy's life forever but, once back in England, how will her experiences in Tuscany affect her marriage plans? Written by Bridget Jones

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Drama | Romance

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Also Known As:

Soba s pogledom  »

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$3,000,000 (estimated)

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$20,966,644 (USA)
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Trivia

During the process leading up to placing trade ads for the Oscar nominations, Daniel Day-Lewis made it known he was not interested in campaigning for an Oscar nomination. As a result the production company concentrated on promoting Denholm Elliott in the supporting actor category. Elliott was enthusiastic in participating in the process and eventually won an Oscar nomination. See more »

Goofs

The very highlight of the soundtrack is Puccini's beautiful aria "O mio babbino caro", from the opera Gianni Schicci - even though the story is set in the Edwardian era (very early years of 20th century) and the opera in question wasn't premiered until 1918. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Charlotte Bartlett: This is not at all what we were led to expect.
Lucy Honeychurch: I thought we were going to see the Arno.
Charlotte Bartlett: The signora distinctly wrote, South rooms, with a view and close together, instead of which she has given us North rooms without a view and a long way apart.
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Connections

Referenced in Bob's Burgers: Broadcast Wagstaff School News (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Lucy Ashton's Song
(uncredited)
Poem written by Walter Scott
Recited by Helena Bonham Carter
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NEVER GET TIRED of this wonderful film
17 February 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Although I've seen it many times, I stumbled upon it on TMC the other night, and although it was late, absolutely HAD to watch it all again. Maybe I should buy my own copy???

Daniel Day-Lewis is the most 'sublime' and although he was offered the role that went to Julian Sands, he chose Cecil. And his acting speaks quiet volumes when Lucy has refused him and before going up to his bedroom, sits on the stair and calmly puts on his shoes.

The music, the scenery, and the period feel of the entire movie is just so perfect. So no wonder I didn't go to sleep, even though I've seen the movie 30+ times. It's just that good!! Denhom Elliot must also be mentioned - it was once said of him "don't ever get in a scene with him or a cute animal because nobody will pay attention to the other 'star'.


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