Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Affairs of the Heart Series 1|
Genres: Drama, Television, Mystery & Suspense
Classic tales of love and loss based on the fiction of Henry James All the dramas and desires of late Victorian high society are on display in these vintage adaptations of the writings of Henry James. Romantic tales of lov... more »
SEVEN EPISODES OF ROMANTIC LITERATURE TURNED VIDEO
Harold Wolf | Wells, IN United States | 10/09/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Five stars for American born (1843), turned British subject prior to death, author Henry James and his tales of romantic conquest in an English setting. Stories are primarily Victorian era, as Henry James himself died in 1916. He left behind many very interesting stories and in this DVD set, seven of them have been brought to life in a fun way.
Each of the episodes is based on a separate book. Author James has a way of leaving the ending a surprise. Not always does boy get girl, or girl get boy, or all's-well-that-ends-well. You CAN expect the unexpected. That is the delight of this set. Some are romantic tragedy, some comedy, some suspense, a full smorgasbord of high living played out with a wide range of accomplished British actors and actresses.
Episode 1: "Catherine" based on "Washington Square"
Episode 2: "Adela" based on "The Marriages"
Episode 3: "Miss Tita" based on "The Aspern Papers"
Episode 4: "Grace" based on "Covering End"
Episode 5: "Milly" based on The Wings of the Dove"
Episode 6: "Flora" based on "Glasses"
Episode 7: "Mary and Louisa" based on "The Tone of Time" and "The Real Thing"
If you don't know of Henry James and his writing, the included biography on the DVD set will help. After seeing this group of his stories, you'll be looking for more from his books. With "Affairs of the Heart" you could enjoy him for a week, one DVD segment per day. More likely, however, you'll not be able to put 23 hours between watching each episode.
With Henry James having written over 50 published works, let us hope there will be an "Affairs of the Heart Series Two" in the future."
An example of good acting
Bretfan | Douai, France | 05/05/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I bought this series, at first for Jeremy Brett, who plays in the episode "Grace", a witty and charming one. Brett is, as usual, a dashing and perfect performer. (people who wish to provide this unfairly underrated actor with a posthumous Bafta may go to facebook:"posthumous BAFTA for Jeremy Brett). But in fact, I enjoyed very much all the episodes. The stories are enthralling, deep, behind a light appearance. The actors are very good and their delivery is perfect. Moreover there are english subtitles, very helpful for people who can't hear...and for foreigners. I'm delighted with this series."