Oscar and Lucinda

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Product Overview

On a ship to Australia, Lucinda bets Oscar her entire inheritance that he cannot transport a glass church to the Outback safely. Oscar accepts her wager, and this leads to the events that will change both their lives forever.

Specifications

Studio Foxvideo
SKU 40699594
UPC 024543130864
UPC 14 00024543130864
Format DVD
Release Date 11/3/2009
Rating Rating
Keywords
Character Study
Evangelism
Gentry
Period Piece
Romance
Theatrical Release
Victorian Era
Editors Note
Note Two compulsive gamblers--one a devoutly religious minister's son, the other the gutsy proprietress of a glassworks--meet aboard a ship, united by their passion for taking risks and doing the impossible. And when he hatches a truly mad plan--to build an intricate cathedral out of glass and transport it to the wobegon Australian outback--the two wager on it, but they don't bet on falling in love. A lyrically photographed adaptation of the novel by Peter Carey. Academy Award Nominations: Best Costume Design (Janet Patterson).
Reviews
Rolling Stone "...Fiennes and Blanchett cast a spell....An enthralling romantic fable about faith, love and other games of chance..." 01/22/1998 p.61-2
Sight and Sound "...Always a sensitive director, Armstrong does justice both to the novel's strange, poetic detail and to its emotional range..." 04/01/1998 p.48-9
New York Times "...The film's most extraordinary aspect is its wonderfully luxuriant look....It offers a steady supply of visual surprises within compositions quite suitable for framing..." 12/31/1997 p.E5
Chicago Sun-Times "...A love story of enchantment....Here there is a dry wit, generated between the well-balanced performances of Fiennes and Blanchett, who seem quietly delighted to be playing two such rich characters..." 01/23/1998 p.33
Actors
Ralph Fiennes
Cate Blanchett
Cast & Crew
Cate Blanchett - Actor
Ciaran Hinds - Actor
Clive Russell - Actor
Geoffrey Simpson - Cinematographer
Gillian Armstrong - Director
Laura Jones - Screenplay
Luciana Arrighi - Production Designer
Nicholas Beauman - Editor
Peter Carey - Based On Novel By
Ralph Fiennes - Actor
Robin Dalton - Producer
Thomas Newman - Musical Score
Timothy White - Producer
Tom Wilkinson - Actor
Technical Info
Original Release Date 1997
Catalog ID 2223086
UPC 00024543130864
Number of Discs 1
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Audio Tracks English
Awards
Oscar (1998) Janet Patterson, Nominee, Best Costume Design
Reviews
ReviewSource James Berardinelli's ReelViews
Review Ralph Fiennes is carving out a nice niche for himself in the genre of period piece romances. For his
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Reviewer James Berardinelli
ReviewRating 8
ReviewSource Chicago Sun-Times
Review Oscar and Lucinda begins with the look of a period literary adaptation, but this is not Dicke
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Reviewer Roger Ebert
ReviewRating 7
Features
DVD, Widescreen, Aspect Ratio 1.85:1, English, French, Spanish, Subtitled
Product Attributes
Actor Fiennes,Ralph
Label Fox Home Entertainment
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD
Quotes
Elspeth Haughton, Apollo Movie Guide ...a compelling performance by Cate Blanchett.
Erin Free, eFilmCritic.com An intelligent and graceful director, Armstrong is the perfect choice for this material.
Ruthe Stein, San Francisco Chronicle ...gorgeous...
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