You don’t take someone who quips, “Revenge may be wicked, but it’s perfectly natural,” and turn her into a sweet, amiable victim. George Osborne Charlie Beall Vanity Fair 6. Witherspoon isn’t even remotely as devious as Nair would want us to believe. With the exception of the children, none of the characters age. Becky Sharp is ruthless and very mentally unstable.

And there are crappy movies. I’m not averse to directors stamping their distinct styles on literary works, mixing film styles or modernizing old works. It could just be the terrible transfer that exists in the public domain but the textures are mess. Abaton-Kino Hamburg Savoy Hamburg. Adapted from a play that was adapted from William Makepeace Thackeray’s book “Vanity Fair”, the film looks at the English class system during the Napoleonic Wars era. With no one seemingly knowing what the emotional tone should be and the story’s harshness and satiric edge excised, the film grinds at a snail’s pace, the actors slowly sapping all the energy out of it.

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It is correct in the book. Keep track of everything you watch; tell your friends. Didn’t think the colors looked very good either, but regardless that’s the historic landmark this movie is known for.

I love Miriam Hopkins ritelkeiten I dder like never really got to carry a great film on her own. The highlights are Declan Quinn’s striking cinematography, performances by Hoskins and Atkins, the only two who seem to be having any fun, and a superbly restrained Ifans, playing convincingly against type.

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Much has been made about the Indian influence in Nair’s story. Edit Cast Cast overview, first billed only: But you don’t change the work’s crucial essence. I usually love Miriam Hopkins’s work, but here she was close to unbearable.


Becky Sharp, the orphaned daughter of a painter and a singer, leaves a home for girls to be a governess, armed with a keen wit, good looks, fluent French, and an eye for social advancement.

Technicolor would improve in the following years. She and Fellowes also tacked on a ludicrous ending.

Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Growing up poor in London, Becky Sharp defies her poverty-stricken background and ascends the social ladder alongside her best friend, Amelia.

Watch now on “UnMade”. Society tries its best to keep her from climbing. Maybe the experiment with this being the first feature length film in three-color Technicolor distracted the jahrmadkt.

Scenes and developments lost continuity; background characters stepped forward with increased significance for no apparent reason; and time sequences made no sense. Joseph Sedley Deborah Findlay Becky Sharp is ruthless and very mentally unstable.

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Becky Sharp Witherspoon is the daughter of an English painter and a French music hall singer who is orphaned at a young age. Review by Not Pauline Kael. Your guide in English to films showing in Germany.

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Beneath it is the following dedication: George Osborne Charlie Beall Add the first question. Looked down on at present I still find her a pretty darn good actress and this is no different.

Use the HTML below. Witherspoon, whose English accent falters occasionally, works commendably, but ultimately remains unconvincing through no fault of her own, really. She and Oscar-winning jahrmar,t Julian Fellowes – the two other credited writers, Matthew Faulk and Mark Skeet, reportedly disowned the film alleging the shooting script bore no kahrmarkt to their work – have stripped Becky of all her viciousness and cunning.


The British Empire flowers; exotic India colors English imaginations. Instead, the two actors labor with the dialogue and make the moment as sharp as a dull razor. Director Mira Nair has said what made Witherspoon the ideal Becky Sharp was dder actress’ “American energy and sassiness.

Explore popular and recently added TV series available to stream now with Prime Video. We see none of it in Witherspoon’s Becky.

More famous for its color design and its experimental use of Technicolor than for its dramatic qualities. Trivia Daniel Craig was considered for a part. Francis Sharp Ruth Sheen The Marquess of Steyne.

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Amelia Sedley Tony Maudsley With no one seemingly knowing what the emotional tone should be and the story’s harshness and satiric edge excised, the film grinds at a snail’s pace, the actors slowly sapping all the energy out of it.

And will she do to win it all? I did not know that when I watched it, since my primary reason was Miriam Hopkins. And not just false because supposed to be a fake bitch, but so theatrical that it distracted from everything else on the screen.

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There’s nothing wrong with them being in the film. Miss Pinkerton Kate Fleetwood Thackeray was born in Calcutta and the colony’s impact was evinced in Georgian English society. Vanity Fair 6.

Gabriel Byrne looks the same at the end of the film as he did in the beginning, which takes place 40 years earlier. Quotes The Marquess of Steyne: