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Director:
Writers:
E.M. Forster (from the novel by)
Kit Hesketh-Harvey (screenplay) ...
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Release Date:
18 September 1987 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
After his lover rejects him, a young man trapped by the oppressiveness of Edwardian society tries to come to terms with and accept his sexuality. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. Another 3 wins & 1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
Touching Love Story See more (69 total) »

Cast

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Directed by
James Ivory 
 
Writing credits
E.M. Forster (from the novel by)

Kit Hesketh-Harvey (screenplay) and
James Ivory (screenplay)

Produced by
Paul Bradley .... associate producer
Ismail Merchant .... producer
 
Original Music by
Richard Robbins 
 
Cinematography by
Pierre Lhomme 
 
Film Editing by
Katherine Wenning 
 
Casting by
Celestia Fox 
 
Production Design by
Brian Ackland-Snow 
 
Art Direction by
Peter James 
Brian Savegar 
 
Costume Design by
Jenny Beavan 
John Bright 
William Pierce (co-costume designer)
 
Makeup Department
Carol Hemming .... hair stylist
Mary Hillman .... makeup artist
Paolo Mantini .... assistant hair stylist
 
Production Management
Raymond Day .... production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Kevan Barker .... first assistant director
Lee Cleary .... second assistant director
Simon Moseley .... third assistant director
John G. Phelan .... second assistant director (as John Phelan)
Michael Zimbrich .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Amanda Ackland-Snow .... assistant set dresser
Bill Coogan .... stand-by props
Dennis Fruin .... property master
Robert Hill .... stand-by props (as Rob Hill)
 
Sound Department
Tom Freeman .... assistant sound editor
Max Hoskins .... assistant sound editor
Alan Killick .... dialogue editor
Richard King .... sound re-recordist
Howard Lanning .... footsteps editor
Tony Lenny .... sound editor
Andrew Morris .... boom operator (as Andy Morris)
Anna Shepherd .... assistant sound editor
Mike Shoring .... sound
 
Stunts
Adrian Ffooks .... stunts
Harvey Kip .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Gerry Altman .... clapper loader
Jack Collins .... gaffer
Steve Costello .... best boy
Tim Dodd .... camera focus (as Tim Dodds)
Kevin Fraser .... grip
John Gardey .... still photographer
Katya Grenfell .... still photographer
Nigel Willoughby .... camera operator
Tony Woodcock .... camera operator
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jane Burton .... wardrobe assistant
Ray Usher-Cooper .... wardrobe master (as Raymond Usher Cooper)
 
Editorial Department
Andrew Marcus .... assistant editor
Stacia Thompson .... apprentice editor
John Dowdell .... telecine colorist (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Choir of Kings College Cambridge .... chorus
Brian Masterson .... music recordist
Mark Potter Jr. .... music editor
Harry Rabinowitz .... conductor
Robert Stewart .... music associate (as Bob Stewart)
 
Other crew
Chris Allies .... title designer
Ben Barker .... production assistant
Nicky Kentish Barnes .... production assistant
Lorely Farley .... continuity
Joe Friedman .... location scout
Natasha Grenfell .... location manager
Sunil Kirparam .... production accountant
Arbell Lowther .... secretary to producer
Maggie Parsons .... location manager
Mira Stout .... unit publicist
Joyce Turner .... production coordinator
Will Tyler .... production accountant (as William Tyler)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Runtime:
140 min
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.66 : 1 See more »
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Trivia:
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 »
Goofs:
Continuity: Wigmore Hall, where the boys meet in one scene, was known as Bechstein Hall until 1917. It was owned and operated by the German piano manufacturer Carl Bechstein & Sons. In1916 Britain seized German property in Britain. The hall was renamed Wigmore Hall on its reopening in 1917. So "Wigmore Hall" did not exist when the scene in the film (pre-war) takes place.See more »
Quotes:
Alec Scudder:[Writing a letter to Maurice] Pretend to the other gentlemen that you want a stroll. It's easily managed. Then come down to the boathouse. Dear Sir, let me share with you once before leaving Old England if it's not asking too much.See more »
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Soundtrack:
Symphony No.6 (Pathétique)See more »

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39 out of 43 people found the following review useful.
Touching Love Story, 18 October 2003
Author: Mariannah from Vienna, Austria

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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