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What is the movie Sommersby about?

A man returns to his home town after a lengthy absence spent fighting in the US Civil War. Although his apparent character transformation arouses his wifes and others suspicions, everyone is delighted when his tobacco-growing scheme is profitable for the whole town. Just as he is settling into an idyllic routine with his family, he is accused of the murder of a man killed many years before. Sommersby/Film synopsis

By Raquel Stecher In a world where movie audiences embarked on a journey to another era… one genre reigned supreme: the period piece. Costume dramas, literary adaptations, historical biopics… at one point it seemed like every major Hollywood star was clamoring to be in a period drama. And who could blame them? Period pieces are portals to the past and when done well can please both audiences and industry tycoons Does Netflix have Sommersby?. These visual spectacles relished in the details… the costumes, the hair, the make-up, the interior decor, the antiques were all part of the fun.

These films were also a fantastic way for an actor to hone their craft and deliver lines penned from the great writers and thinkers of the past. Based on the play Les Liaisons dangereuses by Christopher Hampton which was in turn based on the 1782 French novel of the same namethis sumptuous period piece is set in 1760s France.

It begs the question: what happens when the wealthy elite have everything they could ever want, but still find themselves bored out of their minds? The film stars Glenn Close as the Marquise de Merteuil, a wealthy socialite who makes a bet with the equally rich Valmont John Malkovich. A chance for Valmont to bed the Marquise. This film is a feast for the eyes! Much attention was paid to the 1760s French wardrobe, hairstyles, and interior decor it won Oscars for Best Art Direction and Costume Design as well as Adapted Screenplay.

The story was remade as Valmont 1989 and Does Netflix have Sommersby? Intentions 1999. Perhaps one of the best known and loved Edith Wharton adaptations, director Martin Scorsese brings viewers to Gilded Age New York with The Age of Innocence.

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This lush costume drama stars Daniel Day-Lewis as Archer, a lawyer who falls for Countess Olenska Michelle Pfeiffer. There is so much in the way of visual details to take in including the architecture, costumes and close up shots of antiques. The cast also includes Geraldine Chaplin, Richard E. Grant and Norman Lloyd and the film won an Oscar for Best Costume Design. There are many Edith Wharton adaptations but Ethan Frome is by far Does Netflix have Sommersby?

favorite. Set in turn-of-the-century New England, the film stars Liam Neeson as Ethan Frome, the long-suffering husband of Zeena Joan Allen. His wife is both chronically ill and emotionally cruel. The family sends for her cousin Mattie Patricia Arquette to take care of Zeena full-time.

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Ethan finds some semblance of happiness when he falls in love with Mattie. However, the story takes a turn you may not expect. On Does Netflix have Sommersby?

surface, this is a cozy homefront story about four sisters and their mother scraping by while their father is off fighting in the Civil War. The cast includes Kirsten Dunst, Samatha Mathis, Claire Danes, Christian Bale, Gabriel Byrne, and Mary Wickes in her final film role. The Bronte sisters enjoyed a resurgence of interest in the late 20th century.

Does Netflix have Sommersby?

It stars two of my favorite actors: Samantha Morton as Jane Eyre and Ciaran Hinds as Rochester. It seems like almost every single Jane Austen novel was adapted sometime in the 1990s. Sense and Sensibility, directed by Ang Lee, stands out for its cast, costumes, on-location shooting, and for boasting some of the most memorable scenes from recent film history. The cast also includes Kate Winslet, Greg Wise, Hugh Laurie, Imelda Staunton, and more.

It was nominated for seven Academy Awards and Emma Thompson won for Best Adapted Screenplay. Does Netflix have Sommersby? particularly enjoyed both and.

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Hamlet 1996 stands out as one of the best Shakespeare adaptations ever made. Kenneth Branagh wrote, directed, and starred in this tragic tale of Prince Hamlet of Denmark, who seeks revenge against his uncle for the murder of his father. Kate Winslet as OpheliaJudi Dench, Rufus Sewell, Derek Jacobi, Robin Williams, Billy Crystal, Richard Attenborough, Gerard Depardieu, Jack Lemmon, Charlton Heston, and the list goes on and on.

While it was a critical success and received Academy Award nominations, it is mostly overlooked, which is an utter shame. Director Jane Campion has enjoyed a resurgence with her brilliant Western film The Power of the Dog and was first nominated for Best Director with her fantastic Does Netflix have Sommersby?

piece. My favorite of hers, though, is The Portrait of a Lady 1996 —an incredibly underrated film. It boasts a stellar cast including John Malkovich, Christian Bale, Shelley Duvall, John Gielgud, Shelley Winters, Barbara Hershey, Mary-Louise Parker, Richard E. It also has my favorite score of all time with hauntingly beautiful music by composer Wojciech Kilar.

Another period piece that I believe deserves more love is Washington Square 1997. Jennifer Jason Leigh stars as Catherine, the homely daughter of a wealthy doctor Albert Finney.

She falls for a gold digger Ben Chaplinwho is goaded by her aunt Maggie Smith to target the vulnerable Catherine.

The novel was adapted five decades Does Netflix have Sommersby? as starring Olivia de Havilland and Montgomery Clift. Directed and co-written by James Ivory, the story is based on E. It explores the story of Maurice James Wilbya young man at university who falls for fellow student Clive Hugh Grant.

When a fellow classmate goes to jail for indecency, homosexuality was illegal back then, Clive tries to go straight. It was nominated for the Oscar for Best Does Netflix have Sommersby?

Design. Raquel Stecher has been writing about classic films for the past decade on her blog Out of the Past. Follow her on her blog or find her on Twitter and, and.

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