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Sons & Lovers

 
 
msolga
 
Reply Sun 9 Mar, 2003 07:08 am
Just watched the first half of Sons & lovers on TV tonight & was quite impressed by many aspects of the production:

Sons And Lovers
8:30 pm Sunday 9 March 2003


"...averaged 7.4 million or nearly one in three viewers. It had 400,000 more viewers than 'Hornblower'." The Guardian

"...excellent. The script is spare, but strong, honest and free of cliché". The Times

"...a grand gripping adaptation of the novel.." The Daily Mail

A two-part dramatisation of DH Lawrence's Sons and Lovers begins on ABC TV on Sunday March 9 at 8.30pm. Sarah Lancashire, Hugo Speer, Rupert Evans and Esther Hall head the cast of this story that begins in 1885 when refined, intellectual Gertrude Coppard (Sarah Lancashire) meets and marries handsome Nottinghamshire miner Walter Morel (Hugo Speer).

As the sexual attraction between Gertrude and Walter wanes, their social, cultural and personal differences become ever more apparent. Walter takes to drinking heavily, and Gertrude puts all her love and frustrated ambition into raising sons William and Paul and daughter Annie.

As William and Paul grow up, Gertrude finds William's (James Murray) success with women increasingly difficult to deal with. William moves to London to work, and Gertrude's jealousy turns to Paul's (Rupert Evans) flirtation with a local girl, the intense and sensitive Miriam Leivers (Lindsay Marshal). Then tragedy strikes the family with the sudden death of William.

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Before further discussion on this particular production, I'd be curious to know if any of you have seen it ... And what you thought.
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LarryBS
 
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Reply Sun 9 Mar, 2003 07:10 am
Is this an Australian production? Sounds like a BBC.
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dlowan
 
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Reply Sun 9 Mar, 2003 07:12 am
BBC, I believe - I just taped it!
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msolga
 
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Reply Sun 9 Mar, 2003 07:14 am
LarryBS

A British production, but first shown in Oz tonight.
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msolga
 
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Reply Sun 9 Mar, 2003 07:31 am
Well, if anyone HAS seen it, I'd be interested to know what you think. I loved the novel & have read it a few times. Also enjoyed the old B & W film version of the book.

I won't say much else now, in case I find I'm talking to myself! Very Happy
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msolga
 
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Reply Sun 9 Mar, 2003 08:38 am
Just checked out the 1960 film version. An excellent film, but I had no idea it had received so many awards & nominations. Check this out:



Awards for
Sons and Lovers (1960)


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Academy Awards, USA
Year Result Award Category/Recipient(s)
1961 Won Oscar Best Cinematography, Black-and-White
Freddie Francis


Nominated Oscar Best Actor in a Leading Role
Trevor Howard


Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Mary Ure


Best Art Direction-Set Decoration, Black-and-White
Thomas N. Morahan
Lionel Couch


Best Director
Jack Cardiff


Best Picture
Jerry Wald (I)


Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium
Gavin Lambert
T.E.B. Clarke



BAFTA Awards
Year Result Award Category/Recipient(s)
1961 Nominated BAFTA Film Award Best British Actress
Wendy Hiller



British Society of Cinematographers
Year Result Award Category/Recipient(s)
1960 Won Best Cinematography Award
Freddie Francis



Golden Globes, USA
Year Result Award Category/Recipient(s)
1961 Won Golden Globe Best Motion Picture Director
Jack Cardiff



National Board of Review, USA
Year Result Award Category/Recipient(s)
1960 Won NBR Award Best Director
Jack Cardiff


Best Picture



New York Film Critics Circle Awards
Year Result Award Category/Recipient(s)
1960 Won NYFCC Award Best Director
Jack Cardiff
Tied with Billy Wilder for Apartment, The (1960).

Best Film
Tied with Apartment, The (1960).


Writers Guild of America, USA
Year Result Award Category/Recipient(s)
1961 Nominated WGA Award (Screen) Best Written American Drama
Gavin Lambert
T.E.B. Clarke




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