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Writers (WGA):
Henry James (novel)
Ruth Prawer Jhabvala (screenplay)
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Release Date:
13 September 2000 (France) See more »
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Plot:
A man marries an heiress for her money even though he is actually in love with her friend. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
1 win & 1 nomination See more »
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(18 articles)
What Maisie Knew – review
 (From The Guardian - Film News. 24 August 2013, 4:08 PM, PDT)

‘Room With a View’ Screenwriter Ruth Prawer Jhabvala Dies at 85
 (From Variety - Film News. 3 April 2013, 11:12 AM, PDT)

Richard Robbins obituary
 (From The Guardian - Film News. 13 November 2012, 9:48 AM, PST)

User Reviews:
Better than the book, unless you enjoy convoluted phrases that would be incomprehendable were it not for semicolons!!! See more (66 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Kate Beckinsale ... Maggie Verver

James Fox ... Colonel Bob Assingham

Anjelica Huston ... Fanny Assingham

Nick Nolte ... Adam Verver

Jeremy Northam ... Prince Amerigo
Madeleine Potter ... Lady Castledean

Uma Thurman ... Charlotte Stant

Nicholas Day ... Lord Castledean
Peter Eyre ... A.R. Jarvis, Shopkeeper
Nickolas Grace ... Lecturer
Robin Hart ... Mr. Blint
Daniel Byam Shaw ... Principino at Five Years
Francesco Giuffrida ... Duke's Younger Son
Marta Paola Richeldi ... The Duchess
Rossano Rubicondi ... Duke's Older Son
Mattia Sbragia ... The Duke
Billy Monger ... Principino
Pauline Rayner ... Nursemaid
Susan Gutfreund ... Vivacious Guest
Arturo Venegas ... Italian Ambassador
Raymond Green ... Photographer
Anthony Bevan ... Butler
Neville Phillips ... Man Talking to Castledean
Paul Bradley ... Executioner
Lucy Freeman ... Lucy Moncreif

Philip Tabor ... William Davenport (as Phillip Tabor)
Catherine Aldrich ... Guest at Fawns
Isabel de Pelet ... Guest at Fawns (as Isabel De Pelet)
Richard MacRory ... Guest at Fawns (as Richard Macrory)
Caroline Burnaby-Atkins ... Guest at Fawns
Piers Gielgud ... The Ballet: Pasha
Antonia Franceschi ... The Ballet: First Queen

Philip Willingham ... The Ballet: Slave
William Dignon ... The Ballet: Little Prince
Ray Souza ... Dancer
Simon Humphrey ... Dancer
Leanne Codrington ... Dancer
Michela Meazza ... Dancer
Amy Bailey ... Dancer
Stephen Hughes ... Dancer
Michaela Burgess ... Dancer
Tippi Maravala ... Dancer
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Shireen Kadivar ... Mina (uncredited)
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Directed by
James Ivory 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Henry James (novel)

Ruth Prawer Jhabvala (screenplay)

Produced by
Paul Bradley .... executive producer
Richard Hawley .... executive producer
Ismail Merchant .... producer
Fabrizio Mosca .... associate producer: Italy
 
Original Music by
Richard Robbins 
 
Cinematography by
Tony Pierce-Roberts 
 
Film Editing by
John David Allen 
 
Casting by
Celestia Fox 
 
Production Design by
Andrew Sanders 
 
Art Direction by
Lucy Richardson 
 
Set Decoration by
Anna Pinnock 
 
Costume Design by
John Bright 
 
Makeup Department
Carol Hemming .... hair designer
Amanda Knight .... makeup designer
Elizabeth Lewis .... hair coordinator
Elizabeth Lewis .... makeup coordinator
Trefor Proud .... makeup artist
Andrea Schaverien .... hair colorist
Zoe Tahir .... hair stylist
Claire Matthews .... makeup artist: dailies (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Marcantonio Borghese .... production manager: Italy
Sarah Bradshaw .... production manager
Alexandre Déon .... production manager: Italy (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Filippo Fassetta .... second assistant director: Italy
Christopher Granier-Deferre .... first assistant director
Anya Gripari .... third assistant director
Emma Horton .... third assistant director
Adrian Toynton .... second assistant director
Paula Turnbull .... third assistant director
Fiona Spillard .... second assistant director (uncredited)
Sias Wilson .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Gill Ducker .... buyer
Joanna Foley .... assistant art director
Martin Foley .... draughtsman
Gary Fox .... dressing props
Mark Fruin .... stand-in props
Gianni Giovagnoni .... art director: Italy
Tony Graysmark .... construction manager
Roberto Magagnini .... property master: Italy
Mark McNeil .... stand-in props (as Mark Venn Mcneil)
Sebastiano Murer .... stand-in props: Italy
Mark Reynolds .... dressing props
Cinzia Sleiter .... set decorator: Italy
Graham Stickley .... props storeroom
Anthony Szuch .... drapes
Steve Westley .... dressing props
Arthur Wicks .... property master
Ashley Winter .... art department assistant
 
Sound Department
Philip Alton .... dialogue editor (as Phillip Alton)
Nigel Bennett .... sound recordist
Martin Cantwell .... foley editor
Alessandro Cattanio .... boom operator: Italy
Nina Hartstone .... dialogue editor
Peter Holt .... foley editor
Robert Ireland .... assistant sound editor
Dominic Lester .... sound re-recording mixer
Gilberto Martinelli .... sound mixer: Italy
Nigel Mills .... supervising sound editor
Robin O'Donoghue .... sound re-recording mixer
Amie Stephenson .... sound trainee
David Stephenson .... sound mixer
Richard Street .... sound re-recording mixer
Robin Whittaker .... assistant sound editor (as Robin Quinn)
Colin Wood .... boom operator
Greg Steele .... adr mixer (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Tiberio Angeloni .... special effects (uncredited)
Franco Galiano .... special effects coordinator: Italy (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Alasdair MacCuish .... senior data operator: MPC
Susi Roper .... optical effects producer
Gavin Digby .... digital compositor (uncredited)
Gregory Salter .... digital compositor (uncredited)
David Smith .... optical cameraman (uncredited)
Jelena Stojanovic .... digital compositor (uncredited)
 
Stunts
William Willoughby .... stunt performer (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Arnaud Borrel .... still photographer
Fred Brown .... best boy electric
Pete Cavaciuti .... Steadicam operator (as Peter Cavaciuti)
Aldo Colanzi .... key grip: Italy
Colin Corby .... second camera operator
Tommy Finch .... gaffer
Claudio Frollano .... best boy electric: Italy
Sam Goldie .... camera trainee
Rawdon Hayne .... focus puller
Leo Holloway .... video assist operator
Malcolm Huse .... key grip
Erica Lennard .... still photographer
Fernando Massaccesi .... gaffer: Italy (as Nando Massaccesi)
Spencer Murray .... clapper loader
Seth Rubin .... still photographer: Italy
Jack English .... still photographer (uncredited)
Mark Packman .... electrician (uncredited)
Marco Sticchi .... electrician (uncredited)
Michael White .... electrician (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Shaila Rubin .... casting: Italy
Chuck Douglas .... extras casting (uncredited)
Louis Elman .... adr voice casting (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Dan Grace .... wardrobe master
Laura May .... wardrobe mistress
Janet Tebrooke .... wardrobe supervisor
Sally Turner .... assistant costume designer
 
Editorial Department
Jo Dale .... assistant editor
Giles Gardner .... first assistant editor
Jaquelin Pelzer .... second assistant editor (as Jaqueline Peltzer)
Perri Pivovar .... assistant editor
Sylvia Wheeler .... negative cutter
John Dowdell .... hd colorist (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Geoff Alexander .... music arranger: orchestral arrangements (as Geoffrey Alexander)
Simon Chamberlain .... musician: solo piano
Marcia Crayford .... orchestra leader
Phillip de Groote .... musician: solo cello (as Philip De Groote)
Sally Ann Ewins .... orchestra contractor
Harry Rabinowitz .... conductor
Phil Todd .... musician: solo saxophone
Kirsty Whalley .... score recordist
Kirsty Whalley .... score mixing (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Cengiz Asiliskender .... driver
Hayati Asiliskender .... driver
Waseem Barlas .... driver
Mac MacLean .... transportation captain (as Mac Maclean)
 
Other crew
Myleeta Aga .... publicist
Charles Antelme .... assistant location manager
Karole Armitage .... choreographer
Rahila Bootwala .... production accountant
Joanna Burnaby-Atkins .... assistant location manager
Rizwan Chowhan .... key floor runner
Jason Costelloe .... film assistant
Lara dall'Antonia .... production secretary: Italy
Gillean Dickie .... administrator: Merchant Ivory office, London
Anna Hall .... production coordinator
Linda Hartley .... stand-in
Jonathan Hook .... location manager (as J.J. Hook)
Becky Jones .... assistant location manager
Ali Keshavji .... production runner
Sunil Kirparam .... accountant
Elizabeth Lewis .... researcher
James Linton .... stand-in
Matteo Marangoni .... assistant: James Ivory, Italy
Christian McWilliams .... key location manager
Justin Miller .... assistant accountant
Mary P. Murphy .... administrator: Merchant Ivory office, New York (as Mary Murphy)
Aisling O'Brien-Hall .... assistant coordinator
Giorgia Onofri .... script supervisor: Italy
Penelope Perry .... production coordinator
Mark Richards .... assistant: Uma Thurman
Barbara Ruggeri .... production coordinator: Italy
Louise Savage .... stand-in
Marla Shelton .... assistant: James Ivory
Jill Streater .... copyist
Gwenn Stroman .... assistant: Anjelica Huston
Katherine Teakle .... unit nurse (as Katie Teakle)
Chris Terrio .... assistant: James Ivory (as Christopher Terrio)
Tim Tubbs .... assistant: Karole Armitage
Dmitri Vigneswaren .... production runner
Julia Wilson Dickson .... voice coach (as Julia Wilson Dixon)
Beverly Winston .... script supervisor
Sam Connelly .... assistant: Ms. Thurman (uncredited)
Darren Harrison .... runner (uncredited)
Theo J. Hyman .... runner (uncredited)
Roger Phillips .... title designer (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Michael Carr .... grateful thanks
Jon Culverhouse .... grateful thanks: Burghley House
Sarah Culverhouse .... grateful thanks: Burghley House
Caroline De Cabarrus .... grateful thanks
Lady Levene .... grateful thanks: Portsoken
Lord Levene .... grateful thanks: Portsoken
Fabrizio Massimo .... grateful thanks: Castello Massimo
Lord Tollemache .... grateful thanks: Helmingham Hall
 
Crew believed to be complete


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MPAA:
Rated R for a sex scene
Runtime:
130 min
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
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Trivia:
According to costume designer John Bright, Cosprop provided lace and sequined dresses for the principal actresses: 28 outfits for Uma Thurman, 15 for Anjelica Huston and 20 for Kate Beckinsale.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When the merchant delivers the golden bowl to Charlotte, he examines two pictures on the table behind the sofa. As he sets them down, the one on the right (seen from behind it) is placed so that it scrunches up the cloth runner. After Charlotte arrives, and he is explaining the coincidence of the subject couple asking about the bowl, the picture is seen again (from the front) and the cloth runner is smooth, as if recently ironed.See more »
Quotes:
Amerigo:What is it you want from me?
Maggie:I want a happiness without a hole in it! I want the bowl without the crack!
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Reflections of Evil (2002)See more »
Soundtrack:
Sarabande, from 'Pour le Piano'See more »

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15 out of 20 people found the following review useful.
Better than the book, unless you enjoy convoluted phrases that would be incomprehendable were it not for semicolons!!!, 25 May 2001

OK, so we need Henry James for character exposition. That complements beautifully the wonderful cinematography of all these great castles in England and Italy. Of course, the source of all these riches is alluded to with the real grainy film of the coal miners in AmericanCity. I haven't found yet the line in the novel by Thurman: "But the miners would prefer the train to a museum" when Nolte describes to her how he will buy both sides of the street and the train tracks between in order to build his museum. The reason the language sounds stilted is that much of the dialogue was lifted verbatim from the novel.....what little dialogue there is. And of course, the fascinating 'beasts unleashed' flavor of the sexual intercourse scene is NEVER to be found even alluded to in the novel.

By the way, Edward II is buried in Gloucester Cathedral. That question comes up, but is NEVER answered in the movie, and you THINK it is going to be the little point that breaks up their alibi: "We went to Gloucester Abbey, where there is some king buried, Edward II or Richard II." The acting is superb, the scenery gorgeous and the psychological incest between Nolte and his daughter is discreetly and appropriately exemplified. As HJ says, talking together in the castle gardens, they did indeed resemble husband and wife. The adultery of the other two was almost foreordained.

The social habits of this age when women had no independent means of making a living is underlined. See this in conjunction with "House of Mirth" and you'll thank your lucky stars you live in 2001. As much sexism as still exists in the workplace, we have indeed come a LONG way, Baby!!!! Thurman's sense of imprisonment is palpable, and I wonder how many women went stark raving mad over their dependency, a form of slavery all the more odious for it not being recognized.

I wonder if ALice James had any part in the writing of this novel. After reading this, she must have felt much better about her 'plight'. Although I wish for the maiden ladies of that day, that they might have been able to adopt or have babies without the social stigmas of the time......a great joy in life that shouldn't be linked with the social tyranny of 'catching a man'.

Return to a time when people used their minds for things other than writing better software, as their country and Constitution are taken over by greedy ignorant barbarians intent on destroying the planet. It's a great movie.!!!

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