Far from the Madding Crowd

Lists: Drama, Romance, Victorian England period piece

Brief Synopsis: "A beautiful young woman maintains relationships with three very different men."

Overall Ranking: 1295 (Rank from 2015: # 44)

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Regular 100%
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Le Anne of Tinsel And Tine80 - I love period pieces and felt this one has all the anticipated sweep and grandeur for which the BBC has become synonymous. Beautiful landscape shots of the English countryside. The ability to transport you to a time long past. I was taken with the story, in fact, I've seen the movie twice, but it feels to me like a glorified historical romance novel. I suppose I'll have to actually read Hardy's book to understand what makes it such a literary success - both then (1874) and present day.
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People Involved

  • Carey Mulligan (Bathsheba Everdene)
  • Juno Temple (Fanny Robin)
  • Michael Sheen (William Boldwood)
  • Tom Sturridge (Sergeant Troy)
  • Matthias Schoenaerts (Gabriel Oak)
  • Hilton McRae (Jacob Smallbury)
  • John Neville (Upper class party guest)
  • Richard Dixon (Boldwoods Butler)
  • Jamie Lee-Hill (Laban Tall)
  • David Golt (Market Con Man)
  • Eloise Oliver (Dancer)
  • Ashley Whiteman (Everdene Farm Worker)
  • Thomas Vinterberg (Director)
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