CCU22: A Room with a View (1986)

A Room With a View was a well-received and Academy awarded film that recently got the Criterion Collection blu-ray treatment, and Aaron West and I discussed it on the Criterion Close-Up podcast. Merchant Ivory Productions deserve to be seen in high-definition.

Criterion Close-Up

Mark and Aaron start the New Year as members of CriterionCast, and jump into the world of Merchant Ivory. With such a lavish, large production with quite an ensemble of characters, there is a lot to say. We discuss the social constraints placed upon the characters, and how some groups have opposing world views that resemble traditional versus modernity, while also touching on the nature of wealth, class, and even gender. We also enjoy discussing how the film surprisingly works as a dry comedy, and we are pleased to have Merchant & Ivory back in print in the Criterion Collection.

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Outline:

0:00 – Intro, Criterion Cast Announcement
7:00 – New Year’s Discussion
13:30 – Ghost of Trevor
14:55 – CriterionCast Blu-Ray discussion
19:35…

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