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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Anne is investigating the life of her grand-aunt Olivia, whose destiny has always been shrouded with scandal. The search leads back to the early 1920s, when Olivia, recently married to ... See full summary »
In a suburb of London, young Jamie is escaping sport hours, to avoid being the victim of his comrades. Young Ste, his neighbor, is beaten by his father, and comes to sleep overnight. They discover new feelings, sleeping in the same bed.
This fictionalized story, based on the family life of writer James Jones, is an emotionless slice-of-life story. Jones here is portrayed as Bill Willis, a former war hero and now successful... See full summary »
It's the mid-nineteenth century. Adult siblings Felix Young and Eugenia Munster were born and raised in Europe and have a somewhat bohemian lifestyle reflective of their travels throughout ... See full summary »
Two male English school chums find themselves falling in love at Cambridge. To regain his place in society, Clive gives up his forbidden love, Maurice (pronounced "Morris") and marries. While staying with Clive and his shallow wife, Anne, Maurice finally discovers romance in the arms of Alec, the gamekeeper. Written from personal pain, it's E.M. Forster's story of coming to terms with sexuality in the Edwardian age. Written by
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King's College, in England, permitted the production to film there after much consideration. This was not over the film's subject matter, but due to the fact that many scholars consider the novel on which the screenplay is based an inferior work. See more »
During one of the earlier scenes while Maurice and others are reading/translating with a professor/dean, Maurice is seen clearly wearing a wristwatch. While wristwatches did exist at the time they were rare, and were considered working class so would not have been worn by a gentleman. The wristwatch would not become common until the first world war, when they were given to soldiers to allow them to see the time while both hands were engaged. See more »
This film, from the E.M. Forster novel, was Merchant-Ivory's follow up to their 1986 hit "A Room with a View", and bears the typical Merchant-Ivory slow pace and splendid period detail. Essentially, its a love story about Maurice (James Wilby), who is struggling with his homosexuality. He harbours a secret crush for his university friend (played by Hugh Grant), but in this era (early 1900's), when homosexuality was a criminal offense, the pair must suppress their feelings. The story, although quite simple, is very moving, and the ending is truly beautiful. The love scenes, between Wilby and Rupert Graves (playing the beautiful, working-class Scudder)are tasteful yet stirringly erotic. The actors are afforded a literate script by Kit Hesketh-Harvey and James Ivory, and as such the performances are uniformly excellent. Wilby in particular makes his character heartbreakingly real.
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