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Pandaemonium (2000)

Friendship and betrayal between two poets during the French Revolution.

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Mary Wordsworth
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John Thelwall
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Michael Harbour ...
Walsh
William Scott-Masson ...
Tom Poole
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Dr. Gillman
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Jacqueline Defferary ...
Miss Holland
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Andrew Crosse
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Friendship and betrayal between two poets during the French Revolution.

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Biography | Drama

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Rated PG-13 for drug content | See all certifications »
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18 April 2001 (France)  »

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$15,000,000 (estimated)
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Andy Serkis is best known for his role of Gollum on a blockbuster film franchise The Lord of the Rings in all 3 sequel films while Dexter Fletcher is best known for his part on a TV series Hotel Babylon & his prominent role on a 1998 Guy Ritchie film ... See more »

Goofs

When William and Dorothy Wordsworth arrive at Coleridge's cottage and they go in search of Sarah Coleridge, the baby, Hartley is sitting on Sarah's lap with bare feet. When Sam introduces the Wordsworths to the baby a second later, he is wearing red boots/booties. See more »

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Samuel Taylor Coleridge: Like one that on a lonesome road doth walk in fear and dread, and having once turned 'roud walks on and turns no more his head, because he knows a frightful fiend doth close behind him tred. 'Tis a strange place this limbo, not a place yet named so.
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The Cast Listing credits starts with Coleridge in modern day London. The soundtrack is Olivia Newton-John's 1980's hit, Xanadu. See more »

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References Xanadu (1980) See more »

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Xanadu
Written by Jeff Lynne
Published by EMI Songs Ltd.
Performed by Lisa
Courtesy of Almighty Records, London
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Visually beautiful, well crafted, but esoteric.
7 October 2002 | by (Orange County, CA USA) – See all my reviews

A drama first and biopic second, "Pandaemonium" tells of the midlife of renown classical wordsmith and critic Samuel Taylor Coleridge who's life was not terribly interesting though he was on the cutting edge of 19th century neoromantic poetry. Probably taking some liberties for dramatic purposes, the film involves the poet's relationships with William Wordsworth, his opium addiction, his troubled marriage, and, of course, his struggle with the demons of the creative process. Visually beautiful, well acted, but a tad theatrical with some annoying interjections, Pandaemonium" is probably too esoteric for the film-going public at large. A splendid effort which will likely be most appreciated by those into classical literature - particularly 19th century poetry. (B)


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