The Portrait of A Lady

The Portrait of A Lady

DVD - 1998
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Isabel Archer is a 19th-century young woman of daring independence and equally fierce desires. But her head-strong innocence is no match for the manipulations of her duplicitous friend Madame Merle and the devious Gilbert Osmond.
Publisher: New York : Polygram Video, ©1998
Branch Call Number: DVD ADULT
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (144 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in


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Nicr Sep 10, 2017

Tolerable, though disappointing, adaptation of the Henry James novel. Suffers from its director's auteurist impulses. Nicole Kidman cries a lot.

May 06, 2016

A movie is never the same as the book. I watched it as an independent story.

hania4987 Aug 20, 2014

I don't know how it is possible to ruin a Henry James story, but this movie is a prime example. The collective star power does nothing to uplift it. Skip it!

Oct 21, 2013

Dated sad Henry James story on the struggle of women, especially the spirited young ones, in rich settings of the high society in 1870's Europe. Times may be different but James' quotes sound true today as well (see IMDb or read the book)

martyarty May 15, 2013

That isn't the only thing Barberton library does wrong.

May 15, 2013

This was a terrible movie. Suffered through the whole thing thinking it would get better. It didn't.
Don't waste your time.


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Oct 21, 2013

Mr. Touchett: Things are always different from what they might be.
Gilbert Osmond: I know plenty of dingy people. I don't want to know any more.
Isabel Archer: I'm rather ashamed of my plans. I make a new one every day.
Ralph Touchett: I call a person rich when he can meet the requirements of his imagination.
Ralph Touchett: I love you but without hope.
Isabel Archer: Why should there be pain then? That's not the deepest thing.
Ralph Touchett: Pain's deep... but it passes, after all. It's passing now but love remains.


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