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Blue Planet II episodes drowned out by music | Letters

Eleanor Davison and Pat Brody are annoyed by the ‘intrusive’ music on David Attenborough’s new series, while George Pearce found the ‘pointless’ music score on the BBC’s adaptation of Howards End equally galling

I couldn’t agree more with Sam Wollaston (Last Night’s TV, G2, 13 November) about the intrusive background music in Blue Planet II. It is overbearing, annoying and insulting, as he says, though of course the photography is amazing. The next programme I had been looking forward to was Howards End. That was worse – conversation was often impossible to follow because of the intrusive, often strident, music and background street noises.

Eleanor Davison

Esher, Surrey

Howards End “sober” (This sober Howards End is a timely remake, 13 November)? I found it unwatchable because of the cacophonous, pointless, unsuitable music score, composed virtually throughout, even over dialogue. Plinky-plonky piano, overbearing string quartet (shrill violin). Even my deaf wife complained.
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Five Things You Didn’t Know About BBC’s “Howards End”

While many international productions do not achieve great popularity in the Us, the British television industry has had several shows break through. Shows like Downton Abbey, for example, have become smash hits all over the world. The BBC recently premiered a miniseries that appears poised to have an incredible impact in many areas. With the first episode debuting earlier this week, Howards End has already made waves. This four-part series may be a period piece, but it speaks to modern issues as well. Fans can look forward to thoughtful and entertaining discussions about issues like class and race in the

Five Things You Didn’t Know About BBC’s “Howards End
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The Furniture: 25 Years Trapped in Castle Dracula

"The Furniture," by Daniel Walber, is our weekly series on Production Design. You can click on the images to see them in magnified detail.

Bram Stoker’s Dracula turns 25 years old today. It is, appropriately, not dead. Not that a film can die, exactly, but this one has held onto its toothy vigor with particular success. Even the ridiculous way Keanu pronounces “Bewdapest” still charms. Eiko Ishioka’s Oscar-winning costumes seem simultaneously ancient and way ahead of their time. The same goes for the Oscar-winning makeup, which transforms Gary Oldman across centuries with bewildering commitment. The visual effects, which went unnominated, remain thrilling, a dizzying phantasmagoria of cinematic shadow-puppetry.

But I’m here to rave about the only nominated category that the film didn’t win. Production designer Thomas E. Sanders and art director Garrett Lewis were nominated, but they lost to Howards End. Hard to argue with that, of course.
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Howards End review – timely, careful remake explores class and race

Question at the core of Em Forster’s work of who will inherit England has perhaps never been as relevant since he first posed it

Time is a funny thing. To watch the most famous film version of Em Forster’s Howards End now is to watch the 1910 novel overlaid with another layer of history. Merchant Ivory’s rendition came out in 1992 and cemented the pair’s reputation – born in 1985 with their adaptation of Forster’s A Room With a View – as the purveyor of sumptuous Edwardian goods for the contemporary masses.

To watch it now is to be almost overwhelmed by the branding. Every scene is limned in golden sunlight, every costume ripples and rustles to perfection, hair is huge, vowels are rounded and wherever you turn either Helena Bonham-Carter or Vanessa Redgrave are Bonham-Cartering or Redgraving to the fullest limits of the law.

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Trailer for Howards End starring Hayley Atwell and Matthew Macfadyen

BBC has released a new trailer for the upcoming period drama Howards End. The miniseries is an adaptation of E.M. Forster’s classic novel of the same name and features a cast that includes Hayley Atwell, Matthew Macfadyen, Tracey Ullman, Julia Ormond, Philippa Coulthard, Joseph Quinn, Rosalind Eleazar, and Alex Lawther; watch it below…

Margaret Schlegel is an intelligent, idealistic young woman who is courted by the older Henry Wilcox, a self-made conservative businessman, after his wife Ruth Wilcox (Julia Ormond) dies unexpectedly and he becomes owner of Howards End. Meanwhile Margaret’s passionate and capricious younger sister Helen Schlegel (Philippa Coulthard) takes up the cause of Leonard Bast (Joseph Quinn) a young bank clerk who falls on hard times at work and at home with his partner Jacky (Rosalind Eleazar). In the absence of their late parents, the sisters’ loving but interfering Aunt Juley (Tracey Ullman) tries to keep
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‘Howards End’ Trailer: Kenneth Lonergan Follows ‘Manchester by the Sea’ With a New Take on the Celebrated Novel — Watch

‘Howards End’ Trailer: Kenneth Lonergan Follows ‘Manchester by the Sea’ With a New Take on the Celebrated Novel — Watch
BBC has released a new trailer for “Howards End,” an upcoming miniseries adaptation of the E.M. Forster novel that was previously made into a Merchant-Ivory film. Kenneth Lonergan wrote this new take on the book, which stars Hayley Atwell. Watch the trailer below.

Read More:‘Howards End’ Photos: Kenneth Lonergan and Hayley Atwell Bring the Classic Novel to Television

Here’s the synopsis, which is appropriately wordy: “Margaret Schlegel (Atwell) is an intelligent, idealistic young woman who is courted by the older Henry Wilcox (Matthew Macfadyen), a self-made conservative businessman, after his wife Ruth Wilcox (Julia Ormond) dies unexpectedly and he becomes owner of Howards End.

“Meanwhile Margaret’s passionate and capricious younger sister Helen Schlegel (Philippa Coulthard) takes up the cause of Leonard Bast (Joseph Quinn) a young bank clerk who falls on hard times at work and at home with his partner Jacky (Rosalind Eleazar). In the absence of their late parents,
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‘Howards End’ Trailer: Kenneth Lonergan Follows ‘Manchester by the Sea’ With a New Take on the Celebrated Novel — Watch

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‘Howards End’ Trailer: Kenneth Lonergan Follows ‘Manchester by the Sea’ With a New Take on the Celebrated Novel — Watch
BBC has released a new trailer for “Howards End,” an upcoming miniseries adaptation of the E.M. Forster novel that was previously made into a Merchant-Ivory film. Kenneth Lonergan wrote this new take on the book, which stars Hayley Atwell. Watch the trailer below.

Read More:‘Howards End’ Photos: Kenneth Lonergan and Hayley Atwell Bring the Classic Novel to Television

Here’s the synopsis, which is appropriately wordy: “Margaret Schlegel (Atwell) is an intelligent, idealistic young woman who is courted by the older Henry Wilcox (Matthew Macfadyen), a self-made conservative businessman, after his wife Ruth Wilcox (Julia Ormond) dies unexpectedly and he becomes owner of Howards End.

“Meanwhile Margaret’s passionate and capricious younger sister Helen Schlegel (Philippa Coulthard) takes up the cause of Leonard Bast (Joseph Quinn) a young bank clerk who falls on hard times at work and at home with his partner Jacky (Rosalind Eleazar). In the absence of their late parents,
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Hayley Atwell: driven and dangerous new queen of period drama

As Agent Carter she was a muse to superheroes. Directors praise the professional example she sets. Now she is ascending into the period drama stratosphere in the new TV adaptation of Howards End

It was Hayley Atwell who, four years ago, predicted that her 30s and 40s would not be the years when she started worrying about roles drying up, but rather the decades in which she would thrive as an actor. “I’m meant to be an older actor rather than a teen or a 20s starlet,” she said. She is now 35. “I didn’t feel comfortable with the pursuit of that: I wanted to know who I was as a human being first.”

After years working in classy and well-received dramas – she is also well-known to Marvel fans as secret agent Peggy Carter in the Captain America films and the Agent Carter TV spin-off – Atwell is about to gain a broader audience.
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Hayley Atwell: driven and dangerous new queen of period drama

As Agent Carter she was a muse to superheroes. Directors praise the professional example she sets. Now she is ascending into the period drama stratosphere in the new TV adaptation of Howards End

It was Hayley Atwell who, four years ago, predicted that her 30s and 40s would not be the years when she started worrying about roles drying up, but rather the decades in which she would thrive as an actor. “I’m meant to be an older actor rather than a teen or a 20s starlet,” she said. She is now 35. “I didn’t feel comfortable with the pursuit of that: I wanted to know who I was as a human being first.”

After years working in classy and well-received dramas – she is also well-known to Marvel fans as secret agent Peggy Carter in the Captain America films and the Agent Carter TV spin-off – Atwell is about to gain a broader audience.
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‘Howards End’ Trailer: Kenneth Lonergan’s TV Adaptation Starring Hayley Atwell

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Following the awards season run for “Manchester By The Sea,” Kenneth Lonergan decided to take a detour from the big screen, and head to television where he’s written a mini-series adaptation of E.M. Forster’s “Howard’s End.” The book has already been adapted in the beloved 1992 Merchant/Ivory jam, but a series allows audiences to go a bit deeper with the characters.

If you’re not up on your literature, the story focuses on two sisters (Hayley Atwell and Philippa Coulthard), the former of whom is wooed by an older widower (Matthew MacFayden), the latter of whom attempts to help a young bank clerk (Joseph Quinn).

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‘Shakespeare Wallah’ Restoration: Merchant Ivory Classic Gets Bollywood-Infused New Poster

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‘Shakespeare Wallah’ Restoration: Merchant Ivory Classic Gets Bollywood-Infused New Poster
The latest Merchant Ivory film to get the full restoration treatment from Charles S. Cohen and his Cohen Media Group is the sumptuous 1965 drama “Shakespeare Wallah,” combining the legendary production duo’s love of family drama, canny political commentary, and a hearty dose of literally Shakespearean entanglements. It’s just one of the 30 films being re-released by Cohen as part of a remastered library includes 21 feature films and 9 shorts and documentaries.

Merchant Ivory Productions was founded in 1961 by producer Ismail Merchant and director James Ivory — together, they produced 44 films. Founder and Oscar-nominated director Ivory has collaborated with Cohen, and serves as creative director, on the restoration, re-release, and promotion of each of the 30 films. Other recent titles of note include “Howards End” and “Maurice,” with plenty more to come.

Read More:Merchant Ivory Films’ Sumptuous Re-Release Gets A Star-Filled New Trailer — Watch

This new “Shakespeare Wallah” restoration came from the 35Mm
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Emma Thompson: Harvey Weinstein Is “A Predator”, Tip Of The Iceberg

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Emma Thompson: Harvey Weinstein Is “A Predator”, Tip Of The Iceberg
Oscar-winning actress Emma Thompson calls Harvey Weinstein a predator in a new interview with the BBC, and says the disgraced Miramax co-founder is just “the top of a very particular iceberg.” In the interview set to air later today on BBC Newsnight, the Howards End actress says harassment is “endemic” to the Hollywood system, and that Weinstein is “at the top of the ladder of a system of harassment and belittling and bullying and interference and what my mother would…
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‘King Lear’: Anthony Hopkins, Emma Thompson To Reunite For BBC2 & Amazon

‘King Lear’: Anthony Hopkins, Emma Thompson To Reunite For BBC2 & Amazon
Colin Callender’s Playground and Sonia Friedman Productions are teaming for a contemporary TV movie version of King Lear, with a starry ensemble led by Anthony Hopkins and Emma Thompson. The duo is reuniting after seminal early ’90s collaborations Howards End and The Remains Of The Day. Richard Eyre will helm the Shakespeare adaptation with principal photography starting this month. King Lear will premiere on BBC Two in the UK in 2018 with Amazon Studios co-producing and…
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Film investors’ fear of the Bard is burying my Richard II, says James Ivory

Film investors’ fear of the Bard is burying my Richard II, says James Ivory
Veteran director claims financiers think he’s crazy for attempting Shakespeare adaptation

He directed Merchant-Ivory classics such as The Remains of the Day, Howards End and A Room with a View, but American director James Ivory is struggling to interest investors in his latest project. The problem, it seems, lies with his writer: William Shakespeare. For more than five years, Ivory has tried in vain to raise money for a cinema adaptation of Richard II.

Despite 50 years of critical acclaim and Oscar recognition, plus British actors Tom Hiddleston and Damian Lewis lined up to star in his production, financiers are refusing to part with their money. “They look at you like you’re crazy,” he said. “There is an assumption that there is no money to be made from such an investment.”

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Howards End: Starz Unveils Photos from Hayley Atwell Limited Series

Fans of classic literature are in for a treat. Recently, Starz released new photos from their upcoming TV series adaptation of Howards End.Based on the novel by E.M. Forster, the limited drama "is the story of two independent and unconventional sisters and the men in their lives seeking love and meaning as they navigate an ever-changing world." The cast includes Hayley Atwell, Matthew Macfadyen, Julia Ormond, Tracey Ullman, Joseph Quinn, and Alex Lawther.Read More…
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Howards End review – a welcome return to the big screen

Emma Thompson and Anthony Hopkins star in a gorgeous restoration of the Merchant Ivory period drama

A new 4K restoration to celebrate its 25th anniversary means director-producer duo James Ivory and Ismail Merchant’s 1992 period drama is back on the big screen. Their gorgeous, textured adaption of Em Forster’s 1910 novel is fierce and deeply romantic, political, emotion-led, respectful of music and literature, impeccably dressed and, in one of the characters’ own words, “overexpressive”. A bit like its heroines, then, the Schlegel sisters, Margaret (Emma Thompson) and Helen (Helena Bonham Carter), champagne socialists whose progressive values and philanthropic impulses are tested by their emotional connections to men who sit both above and below them on the socioeconomic ladder. “The poor are poor; one is sorry for them, but there it is,” growls the wealthy Henry Wilcox (Anthony Hopkins), the wealthy owner of Howards End and Margaret’s eventual suitor.

But
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First images from Howards End starring Hayley Atwell

Starz has released four images from the upcoming adaptation of E.M. Forster’s classic novel Howards End. Scripted by award-winning screenwriter Kenneth Lonergan (Manchester By the Sea), the miniseries stars Hayley Atwell, Matthew Macfadyen, Tracey Ullman, Julia Ormond, Philippa Coulthard, Joseph Quinn, Rosalind Eleazar, and Alex Lawther; take a look below…

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Margaret Schlegel is an intelligent, idealistic young woman who is courted by the older Henry Wilcox, a self-made conservative businessman, after his wife Ruth Wilcox (Julia Ormond) dies unexpectedly and he becomes owner of Howards End. Meanwhile Margaret’s passionate and capricious younger sister Helen Schlegel (Philippa Coulthard) takes up the cause of Leonard Bast (Joseph Quinn) a young bank clerk who falls on hard times at work and at home with his partner Jacky (Rosalind Eleazar). In the absence of their late parents, the sisters’ loving but interfering Aunt Juley (Tracey Ullman) tries to keep the young
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‘Howards End’ Ep On How Starz Period Drama Is Relevant Today – TCA

The executive producer and cast of Starz’s upcoming miniseries Howards End were on hand at TCA today to talk about how the period piece is still relevant to modern times. Based on the classic E.M. Forster novel with Oscar-winning Manchester by the Sea scribe Kenneth Lonergan writing the TV adaptation, the four-part drama explores the story of two independent and unconventional sisters and the men in their lives seeking love and meaning as they navigate an ever-changing…
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‘Howards End’ Photos: Kenneth Lonergan and Hayley Atwell Bring the Classic Novel to Television

‘Howards End’ Photos: Kenneth Lonergan and Hayley Atwell Bring the Classic Novel to Television
Nearly a year after the Merchant-Ivory adaptation of “Howards End” returned to theaters, Starz is set to premiere its miniseries version of the classic E.M. Forster novel. Kenneth Lonergan is writing the new limited series, which will air next year. Find four new photos from “Howards End” below.

Read More‘Howards End’ Photo: Kenneth Lonergan–Written Adaptation Heads to the Small Screen

Here’s the official synopsis, in case you’re not up to date on your classics: “Margaret Schlegel (Hayley Atwell) is an intelligent, idealistic young woman who is courted by the older Henry Wilcox (Matthew Macfadyen), a self-made conservative businessman, after his wife Ruth Wilcox (Julia Ormond) dies unexpectedly and he becomes owner of Howards End.

“Meanwhile Margaret’s passionate and capricious younger sister Helen Schlegel (Philippa Coulthard) takes up the cause of Leonard Bast (Joseph Quinn) a young bank clerk who falls on hard times at work
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