The Mayor of Casterbridge

The Mayor of Casterbridge

DVD - 2003
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On a drunken impulse, Henchard sells his wife and daughter at a country fair. Years later, when he has become a respected and prosperous man, his wife and daughter seek him out in Casterbridge.
Publisher: [United States] : A & E Home Video, 2003.
ISBN: 9780767056540
076705654X
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (200 min.) :,sd., col. ;,12 cm.

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wiredonjava
Jan 05, 2016

I wanted to like this film as the scenery and acting were great. it's just that the behavior and reactions of the characters were unrealistic, which made the plot less believable. I wonder if the book portrayed the characters to have more insight and intellect in regards to informed decision making?

kurasawa1 Aug 18, 2012

Too commercial - not as true to the story as the Alan Bates one

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morebooksplease
Feb 11, 2011

Wow. We really really loved this. Fantastic performances in a story about pride, loss and love. I will admit there were lots of tears as the final credits rolled.

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heartofoak
Nov 18, 2010

Once I saw this movie, I became a huge fan of Ciaran Hinds. What makes Hinds brilliant & Hardy's character so engaging: is that he is flawed & human. You can empathize with his situation & understand his motivations- even when he makes the wrong choices (which he does again and again). The supporting cast is also tremendous, particularly his daughter, portrayed by Jodhi May. I was unprepared for the ending & admit I cried uncontrollably. Not many movies have moved me the way that Mayor of Casterbridge did, and I doubt anyone could outshine Mr. Hinds performance.

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MeganF May 13, 2008

MeganF thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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