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Brideshead Revisited (2008)

 -  Drama | Romance  -  25 July 2008 (USA)
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A poignant story of forbidden love and the loss of innocence set in England prior to the Second World War.

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The memoirs of Captain Charles Ryder who is stationed at Brideshead Castle during WWII and remembers his involvement with the owners of the Brideshead estate: the aristocratic yet Catholic Flyte family and in particular brother and sister Sebastian and Julia. Written by Anonymous

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painter | oxford | heir | england | catholic | See more »

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Every temptation has its price. See more »

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Drama | Romance

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Rated PG-13 for some sexual content | See all certifications »

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25 July 2008 (USA)  »

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Regreso a Brideshead  »

Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£375,270 (UK) (3 October 2008)

Gross:

£874,658 (UK) (10 October 2008)
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After Charles "betrays" Sebastian in Venice, there is a shot of an altarpiece in an Italian church, with a depiction of the "Martyrdom of St. Sebastian." You can identify him by the arrows protruding from his body. See more »

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The Venetian drummers have instruments fitted with Mylar drumheads (Remo Pinstripes) that were not manufactured before WWII. Calfskin heads or ones that resembled calfskin would have been more appropriate for the time. See more »

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Sebastian Flyte: It was my fault for bringing you to Brideshead. Run away. Run far away and don't ever look back.
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Featured in Siskel & Ebert: Episode dated 26 July 2008 (2008) See more »

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With the Rumba Playing
Music & Lyrics by Terry Davies
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Brilliant performances!
4 May 2010 | by (Texas) – See all my reviews

I saw the 13 hour mini series in the early 80's. I read the novel after that. And this two hour plus version holds up VERY well. The script is tight without ever seeming to be rushed. In fact the pace is very deliberate without dragging. Director Julian Jarrold floats the story through the haze of remembrance wistfully without being morose.

There are many good reasons to see this film, not the least of which is that it is an honest adaptation of Waugh's famous novel. But for me it was the performances by Emma Thompson, Matthew Goode, and Ben Wishaw that stood out the most. All three, and the rest of this talented cast, were true to the novels telling of unrequited love, longing, oppression, all under the massive shadow of Brideshead Manor. Emma Thompson should have at least been nominated for an Oscar for her domineering, oppressive and controlling Lady Marchmain. Matthew Goode was good. But Ben Wishaw was brilliantly tragically frail.

Comparisons between this feature length film and the 13 hour mini series from the early 80's are unfair. The only fair question to ask is not whether or not it lived up to the longer television version, but whether or not it was true to Waugh's novel. It was.


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