The Hours (2002)
currently in worldwide release
|The Hours (2002)
Directed by :
John C. Reilly
Carmen De Lavallade
|Nicole WINS OSCAR Best Actress for her role in The Hours
Story ..excerpt from Who Magazine
Based on Michael Cunningham's 1998 novel (which in turn was inspired by Virginia Woolf' Mrs Dalloway), David Hare's fluidly structured screenplay spans a day in the life of three multi-generational women.
Lesbian Clarissa Vaughan (Meryl Streep) is a modern-day New York book editor, Laura Brown (Julianne Moore) is a 1951 Californian housewife. Then there's Woolf herself (Nicole Kidman), braving her demons in 1941 Sussex. All three will be entertaining: Clarissa is giving a party, Mrs Dalloway-style: Laura is struggling to bake a cake for her worshipful husband (John C Reilly); and Virginia is organising afternoon tea for her sister (Miranda Richardson), niece and nephews. They're also united emotionally - by a collective yearning and the weight of appearances they can barely sustain. Working on her novel, Virginia struggles with the depression that will cause her to drown herself. Laura, drowning in her private and intractable sorrow, contemplates suicide. Clarissa's wasted former lover (Ed Harris), for whom she is throwing her shindig, is dying of AIDS and losing his mind. And as their separate days unfold, more connnections between them become apparent in a stately disturbing dance with misery and death.
This film is receiving acclaim world wide for directing, acting, screenplay, music, etc. See imdb.com for the lengthly list of nominations and awards.
The official The Hours movie site is an excellent resource and well worth constant visits.
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Official The Hours Movie Site
|Above: Michael Cunningham, author of The Hours. A picture from Who magazine (Australia). For the article from which the photo was taken click on the photo above.
|Above: David Hare who wrote the screenplay.
Photo from The Australian Weekend Magazine.
|Above: Stephen Daldry. Director
Photo: Rex features
|"Working with Nicole is like drinking the best champagne ever"
Stephen Daldry at the unveiling of Nicole's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
|CAST AND CREW
(first from imdb.com)
Lottie Hope (as Lyndsay Marshal)
Young Richard 'Richie' Brown
Barbara in the flower shop