In the mid 19th Century, an enigmatic young woman moves to Yorkshire with a young son. Distancing herself from everyone in the village and their prying questions, she remains totally aloof ... See full summary »
In 1845 at Haworth on the Yorkshire moors sisters Anne, Charlotte and Emily Bronte and their father, a retired parson with failing eye-sight, are continually troubled by their drunken, irresponsible brother Branwell, who wastes every opportunity given him to become an artist. Charlotte fears for her own sight whilst Emily seeks refuge in writing about the imaginary land of Gondor but all three are fearful for their future should their menfolk die. Charlotte is impressed by Emily's work and encourages her to write a novel, inspired by a story told her by a former employer, which will become 'Wuthering Heights' All three sisters write novels, loosely based on their own experiences using androgynous masculine pen-names which are ultimately accepted for publication. Their success allows them to identify their true gender and to save the roof over their heads but Branwell's self-indulgence leads to his early death and both Emily and Anne succumb to sickness, dying young. An end title ...Written by
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In an Express newspaper interview on December 29 2016, director Sally Wainwright revealed that constrictions in running-time had meant cutting almost all of both scenes featuring her 'Happy Valley' actor James Norton. In fantasy sequences he was the dashing Duke of Zamora and had a duel with 'Napoleon' as the Duke of Wellington. He can be glimpsed as the latter in an early scene. See more »
Very 'Miss Austen Regrets' but because it is about the Brontes, obviously darker and sadder.
I would heartily recommend 'To Walk Invisible' as a heartfelt, insightful and quite succinct look into the world of the Bronte sisters. Any follower of their literature and fellow lover of period dramas would be amiss in not watching this venture.
Go for it. A lot of novelty in a subject as popular for chroniclers as the Brontes. It is interesting to see the family dynamics of the Brontes, especially as so much of their writing was a product of the same.
I am always on the lookout for interesting period dramas and this year has yielded very few which I would willingly rewatch. This one is one I definitely will.
I hope this review is helpful and it adds to your understanding of the Brontes and their incredible craft.
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