A Handful Of Dust details
|Starring:||Kristin Scott-Thomas, Judi Dench, Alec Guinness, James Wilby, Rupert Graves, Anjelica Huston|
A Handful Of Dust
|Run time:||1 hour 54 minutes|
|Rental release:||Limited availability|
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HeartbreakingBy a customer from Sussex , 05 Oct 2005
[Highly rated reviewer]This film is remarkably faithful to Evelyn Waugh's novel and is a worthy successor to Charles Sturridge's other Waugh adaptation, 'Brideshead Revisited'. As another reviewer has pointed out, this isn't a feelgood film. However, the high production values make this worth watching.
The cast are superb, including a wonderful cameo from Alec Guinness and coupled with the film's authentic recreation of 1930's Britain and the superb soundtrack by George Fenton, this is wonderful film.
Waugh's original story is a heartbreaking tale of love and loss that is relevant to any age.
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lost opportunityBy greenlife (1 review) , 18 Jun 2013What a shame the story didn't get the depth and subleties it deserves, such a brilliant cast that cld do a superb job and beautifully filmed too
Watch this instead of dustingBy The KnightWatcher (629 reviews) from Gloucestershire , 08 Mar 2013Kristin Scott Thomas. Based on Evelyn Waughs 1937 novel. 1930s upper class love triangle . Very good actually. Great cast also incudes Judi Dench.
If you love Waught - dont do it!By ash53 (53 reviews) from newbury , 17 Feb 2012Somehow the biting satire of shallow lives and worthless people that tinkled and twinkled through the novel ended up like a cut-price Downton Abbey off-shoot. What a waste of Kristin Scott-Thomas! What a waste of source material!
Oh its pretty all right - in fact that was what made me give it a 2 star rating. Beautifully filmed - but populated with small characters - poor Angelica Houston just looked trapped in what is a stunning little cameo in the book - ( I think she must have read the novel - thought 'what joy!' - turned up on set and thought ' well I'm here now')
I think the whole point the film missed was the savage humour of the original - it was too small - too confined - too in awe of itself - to justice to the title.
Tight film workBy a customer , 19 Oct 2011A film to watch when you are feeling 'tight'!
Only enjoymeny was to take the michael out of a truly terrible waste of 2 hours.
A Handful Of DustBy Emjay69 (341 reviews) from Kidlington, Oxford , 19 Jan 2011It's films like this that make me glad that I can read a book. I'll make sure that it's not a copy of the book that this film is based on.