Genre: Drama / Romance
Director: Julian Jarrold
Writer: Andrew Davies, Jeremy Brock
Producer: Ecosse Films, BBC UK, UK Film Council and more
Tagline: Privilege. Ambition. Desire. At Brideshead Everything Comes at a Price.
Cast: Matthew Goode, Ben Whishaw, Thomas Morrison, David Barrass, Anna Madeley, Sarah Crowden, Stephie Carlile, Peter Barnes, Hayley Atwell, Patrick Malahide, Richard Teverson, Joseph Beattle, and more.
Summary and Review of the movie Brideshead Revisited.
This movie was based on a popular novel and also a miniseries. I haven't read the book nor watched the miniseries.
The movie began with Charles Ryder (Matthew Goode) at wartime stationed in Brideshead narrated about his memories of the place.This is a story of friendship, forbidden love, religiosity, homosexuality set in England prior to the Second World War.
I really did not quite get the film. I was not involved with the whole thing. Maybe, I should read the book and understand what it really is about. But, a lot of people have raved about this and all.
Not exactly my cup of tea.
Quotes:Charles Ryder: [Internal monologue while walking out of Brideshead Castle] If you asked me now who I am, the only answer I could give with any certainty would be my name: Charles Ryder. For the rest: my loves, my hates, down even to my deepest desires, I can no longer say whether these emotions are my own, or stolen from those I once so desperately wished to be. On second thought, one emotion remains my own. Alone among the borrowed and the second-hand, as pure as that faith from which I am still in flight: Guilt.
Boy Markaster: What do you want to be an artist for? I mean, what's the point of it? Why don't you just buy a bloody camera and take a bloody photograph and stop giving yourself airs? That's what I want to know.
Charles Ryder: I don't give myself airs.
Boy Markaster: Uh, yes, you do. And anyway you haven't answered my question. Come on! Answer! Answer! Answer!
Charles Ryder: Because, a camera is a mechanical device which records a moment in time, but not what that moment means or the emotions that it evokes. Whereas, a painting, however imperfect it may be, is an expression of... feeling. An expression of love. Not just a copy of something.