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The End of the Affair Double Feature (1955/1999)
The End of the Affair Double Feature
Actors: Deborah Kerr, Van Johnson, Ralph Fiennes, Julianne Moore, Stephen Rea
Directors: Edward Dmytryk, Neil Jordan
Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama
R     2000     3hr 26min

The End of the Affair (1999) — "This is a diary of hate," pounds out novelist Maurice Bendrix (Ralph Fiennes) on his typewriter as he recounts the lost love of his life in this spiritual memoir (based on Graham Greene's nov...  more »


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Actors: Deborah Kerr, Van Johnson, Ralph Fiennes, Julianne Moore, Stephen Rea
Directors: Edward Dmytryk, Neil Jordan
Creators: Neil Jordan, David E. Rose, David Lewis, Kathy Sykes, Graham Greene, Lenore J. Coffee
Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama
Sub-Genres: Indie & Art House, Love & Romance, Classics
Studio: Sony Pictures
Format: DVD - Black and White,Color,Widescreen - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 05/16/2000
Release Year: 2000
Run Time: 3hr 26min
Screens: Black and White,Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 2
SwapaDVD Credits: 2
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
Edition: Box set
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)
Languages: English
Subtitles: English

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Movie Reviews

A Great Dramatic Interpretation
M. H. Denekamp | Auckland New Zealand | 09/30/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Staying mostly true to the original near autobiographical book by Graham Greene, the director of the highly effective "The Crying Game", has produced another winner. The story of the writer Maurice Bendrix's affair with a best friend's wife is woven about the later events of his attempts to establish who his previous lover is now seeing. The main characters are strongly cast with Ralph Fiennes as Maurice and Julianne Moore as his lover. Scene setting, pace and photography are exceptional to convey the time about World War II in London. Preserving the interweaving of the srands from the book, has established a work that is constantly interesting yet still understandable. Changing one character, presumably to make the plot simpler, has lost one of Greene's messages from the book. Otherwise the other themes are there, with all the angst that Greene obviously felt in his own life and the real twist that comes at the end. With the added features of commentary by Julianne Moore and especially by the director, we can appreciate more fully the beauty of the film and the book itself. This is a great story, filmed beautifully, that will reward repeat viewing. Picture and sound quality are great."
Romanticism or Satire
Jasmine DeField | San Francisco, CA United States | 09/28/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This film certainly ranks highly as one of my all time favorite romantic stories. The pace is precise and builds a story that is quite involving and moving as well. The recent version is certainly presented in a much more captivating style in terms of cinematography. If you missed this film in the theatres, this is a must-have."
Sadly Beautiful
Beth Jones Henkel | louisville KY | 09/29/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Jordan's rendetion of the End of the Affair captures more of the temptous nature of Moore's character and the complexity this woman encases. Moore amazingly pulls it off while Fiennes role reprises that of the last few roles he has done... ie English Patient, Onegin, and Wuthering Heights. Fiennes plays these charactes adeptly but brings nothing new or individualistic to the role. The story wrought full of emotion sometimes bogs itself down and is slow prodding. Masterfully done, it's a maddening story but the characters emote so beautifully that you can't help but deeply appreciate it as is. The DVD version offers little else in the way of extras and the 1955 version offered little that I enjoyed."