James Ivory

A Room with a View

A Room with a View

Merchant Ivory Productions, led by director James Ivory and producer Ismail Merchant, became a household name with A Room with a View, the first of their extraordinary adaptations of E. M. Forster novels. A cherubic nineteen-year-old Helena Bonham Carter plays Lucy Honeychurch, a young, independent- minded, upper-class Edwardian woman who is trying to sort out her burgeoning romantic feelings, divided between an enigmatic free spirit (Julian Sands) she meets on vacation in Florence and the priggish bookworm (Daniel Day-Lewis) to whom she becomes engaged back in the more corseted Surrey. Funny, sexy, and sophisticated, this gargantuan art-house hit features a sublime supporting cast–including Simon Callow, Judi Dench, Denholm Elliott, and Maggie Smith–and remains a touchstone of intelligent romantic cinema.

Film Info

  • James Ivory
  • United Kingdom
  • 1986
  • 117 minutes
  • Color
  • 1.66:1
  • English
  • Spine #775

Special Features

DIRECTOR-APPROVED SPECIAL EDITION:

  • New, restored 4K digital transfer, supervised by director James Ivory and cinematographer Tony Pierce-Roberts, with 2.0 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • New interviews with Ivory, Pierce-Roberts, costume designer John Bright, and actors Helena Bonham Carter, Simon Callow, and Julian Sands
  • Segment about Merchant Ivory Productions from a 1987 episode of NBC Nightly News
  • Trailer
  • PLUS: An essay by film critic and author John Pym
    New cover by F. Ron Miller

Purchase Options

Special Features

DIRECTOR-APPROVED SPECIAL EDITION:

  • New, restored 4K digital transfer, supervised by director James Ivory and cinematographer Tony Pierce-Roberts, with 2.0 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • New interviews with Ivory, Pierce-Roberts, costume designer John Bright, and actors Helena Bonham Carter, Simon Callow, and Julian Sands
  • Segment about Merchant Ivory Productions from a 1987 episode of NBC Nightly News
  • Trailer
  • PLUS: An essay by film critic and author John Pym
    New cover by F. Ron Miller
A Room with a View
Cast
Maggie Smith
Charlotte Bartlett
Helena Bonham Carter
Lucy Honeychurch
Denholm Elliott
Mr. Emerson
Julian Sands
George Emerson
Daniel Day-Lewis
Cecil Vyse
Simon Callow
The Reverend Mr. Beebe
Judi Dench
Miss Lavish
Rosemary Leach
Mrs. Honeychurch
Rupert Graves
Freddy Honeychurch
Patrick Godfrey
The Reverend Mr. Eager
Fabia Drake
Catharine Alan
Joan Henley
Teresa Alan
Credits
Director
James Ivory
Produced by
Ismail Merchant
Screenplay
Ruth Prawer Jhabvala
Photography
Tony Pierce-Roberts
Music
Richard Robbins
Editor
Humphrey Dixon
Costume design
Jenny Beavan
Costume design
John Bright
Production design
Gianni Quaranta
Production design
Brian Ackland-Snow
Makeup
Christine Beveridge

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