• 电影名称 The Way We Live Now

  • 中文名称 如今世道
  •  类型  戏剧 / 爱情
  •  国家  英国
  •  语言  英语
  •  时长  5 hr (300 min)
  • 上映时间 11 November 2001 (UK)
Another fine Sunday night filler from Andrew Davies and the BBC. Basedon one of Anthony Trollope's later and less well known novels, this six-part story (300 minutes) covers the short but spectacular career inLondon of Augustus Melmott, financial fraudster extraordinaire. Melmottis a Victorian Rober...
A truly unique look at Trollope. The adaptation, direction and musicalscore aredone with high style, wit and a decadent spirit that is rare in the morereservedBritish period pieces that one might expect from the BBC. It is immenselyentertaining. I heartily recommend it....
We're still talking at home about David Suchet's performance, he'srepulsive, horrifying, lying, charismatic, ugly, likable, credible andincredible. If he had been in an A movie, he could of had all the awards. Ithought there weren't any actors like this around anymore. His character isCitizen Kane c...
One of Trollope's longest tomes, 'The Way We Live Now' is a tale of greedand downfall in London during the 1880's boom. It tells the tale of avisiting conman, Melmotte, who decides this time to stay in his chosendestination after having been forced to leave Vienna in haste after causinganother of t...
The man who wrote the 1995 mini series 'Pride and prejudice' (AndrewDavies) has adapted another (less well known) classic; Anthony Trollope's'The way we live now'.Although this series is by no way in the same league as Pride andPrejudiceit is still excellent. The plot certainly kept me enthralled ov...
"The Way We Live Now", like most Victorian period satire, looks intothe lives of numerous characters sorting through the intrigues andfoibles of romance, wickedness, power, and the pursuit of peerage andproperty. A lightly perfumed costume flick which tilts unabashedlybetween comedy and drama, this ...
This adaptation of the novel is dramatic and exciting, whilst there isjusta hint of humour. David Suchet portrays the monstrous character ofMelmotteexceedingly well, but the main essence of brilliancy was contributed byAndrew Davies, who never ceases to amaze me with his marvellousscreenplays,Pride ...
I fell across the DVD of this purely accidentally when I was perusingthe shelves in our little country library. What a masterpiece! LoveTrollope, but haven't read this one yet, so that is a joy in store. Iwas glued to this - hardly found the energy to go to my day job - andwas very rude to anyone wh...
The Way We Live Now is yet another British TV adaptation of the worksof Anthony Trollope. Like The Pallisers and The Barchester Chroniclesthis is yet another mini-series to savor. The rich setting of 1870'sLondon society is boldly brought to the screen. David Suchet gives theperformance of his caree...
Not as boring as the James adaptations, first rate performances withthe usual aristos pretending money isn't everything, and the promise ofAmerica shimmering on the horizon. Cillian Murphy and Miranda Otto bothhave their stardoms explained by these roles, as does Matthew Mcfadyenposing as a "waster"...
I admit I had never heard of this TV movie until a few weeks ago, as itnever arrived on Italian TV. However I managed to buy the British DVDand I must say I'm glad I did. It's set in 1870, but the similaritieswith our own age are staggering, you're going to laugh and shiver atthe same time... Trollo...
This dark drama/sometime comedy based on Anthony Trollop's novel isprobably my favorite miniseries of all time. David Suchet and ShirleyHenderson steal the show. Their acting and interpersonal dynamics areamong the best to ever grace the screen. Matthew McFadden and CherylCampbel, too, are are amazi...
Well, I finished watching the 2001 miniseries, written by AndrewDavies. A lot was altered from the book and since I wasn't the biggestfan of the book, you'd think I would love it, right? Wrong! I knowAndrew Davies is famous for sexing up all his adaptations but this wasridiculous, even for him.I wil...
This is, by far, one of the best BBC Drama series that I have ever seenin my entire life. Although the story takes a while to start off, theseries and especially the end will not disappoint you. I am no fan ofthe BBC costume drama's (they have made so many, I almost lost thecount) but since I was a ...
Rather than a review of this wonderful addition to theMasterpiece Theatre library, I'd like to single out praise for a member ofthe cast, the wonderful Jim Carter as Mr. Brehget, the Jewish banker.You saw him as the father in "The Singing Detective", and as one of theactors outrageously dressed as a...
My friends and I were watching this on Netflix, and we couldn'tunderstand why they picked a girl to play a daughter to an Englishwoman that was so obviously NOT English herself. We were saying, "herskin tone is off, and she looks almost Mexican???". Turns out, PalomaBaeza is this. What is wrong with...
"The Way We Live Now", a BBC/WGBH co-production, is powerful, andfeatures some fine acting and well-written scenes, as well as lushsettings and costumes, but it's obvious even to those who haven't readAnthony Trollope's novel that the story has been "jacked up" for modernviewers. On its own terms, t...
For those who've read Trollope's novel, this adaptation might at timesfeel like a bit of a departure, since like most book adaptations, thefilm takes some artistic liberties.But in this case, they work. By turns, this production reminded me of'The Age of Innocence', 'Angels & Insects', and even thos...
Anthony Trollope wrote the novel, but the TV mini-series was adapted bythe brilliant Andrew Davies (also Pride and Prejudice). The book is adeep and witty dissection of the financial world of get-rich-quick. Themini-series catches Trollope's wit and lets us see what we could onlyimagine in the book....
The first rate sets, costumes and acting provide a lovely context forthis complex web of love stories. Here are several love triangles thatintersect and overlap.The plot lines took twists and turns like many great novels.From these hours a fascinating drama the various facets of human lovewere explo...
The book The Way We Live Now is arguably Trollope's masterpiece. Thebook is a brilliant story of white-collar corruption that Davies turnsinto a recitation of Sir Felix Carbury's sexual conquests. Trollope'sSir Felix is worse than a cad; he is a scoundrel. But Davies glossesover the terrible things ...
If you watch Masterpiece Theatre with any frequency, you will longsince have noticed that the BBC, which provides Masterpiece Theatrewith its best material, seems to have access to an inexhaustible supplyof superior actors -- mostly, though not all, British stage performersand mostly British trained...
Trollope's novel is filled with wonderful dialog and marvelouslycomplex characters, but don't expect to encounter any of that here.It's all been thoroughly dumbed down, thanks to scriptwriter AndrewDavies who somehow got the idea he was capable of improving upon theoriginal when he sat down to do th...
I found two elements of this miniseries jarring.First, Melmotte's opponent in the parliamentary election uses the phrase"pie in the sky". This is a 20th Americanism (appearing first in JoeHill's"The Preacher and the Slave" in a 1911 IWW songbook), not something foundinEngland circa 1870.Second, Dav...
Admiration for the abilities of screenwriter Andrew Davies led me to watchthis miniseries. However, I'd have to call this a wasted effort on his part.Not having read the Trollope work on which it is based, nor having anydesire to read it after viewing this film version, I can't say whether it isfait...
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