Possession

Possession

DVD - 2002
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Roland is an academic researcher who discovers some important letters written by a famous Victorian poet, Randolph Henry Ash. Ash was presumed to have been totally devoted to his wife, but Roland finds letters written to another unnamed woman, and soon determines that the intended recipient was another, less well-known poet, Christabel LaMotte. Roland contacts Maud, an expert on LaMotte's life and work. Despite her skepticism, the two begin to investigate, and uncover a wealth of information about the affair between the two poets.
Publisher: Universal City, CA : USA Films, LLC : Montreal : distributed by Alliance Atlantis, c2002
Edition: Widescreen version
ISBN: 9780783273358
Branch Call Number: DVD POSSESS 1DISC
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (103 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in

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4536o
Apr 29, 2020

Unusual construction -- featuring two couples living more than a century apart. In effect the Victorian-era couple provides the mystery for the present-day couple to solve, with two wonderful twists at the end. Lots of dialogue instead of lots of action, if you catch my drift, but especially if you enjoy poetry, you'll likely find Possession worth two hours of your time.

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CeeMoor
Jun 17, 2018

Loved this Romantic Mystery from start to its surprise, albeit, predictable finish.

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empbee
Jan 18, 2017

A well executed parallel between the modern day scholars' and the Victorian poet's love spiced with intrigues. Great scenery.

ArapahoeKati Aug 03, 2016

A totally underrated film of the gorgeous novel by AS Byatt. I adored this.

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ms_mustard
Mar 19, 2013

just finished the book and then watched the movie, which was better than I expected. very complex novel made into a much less complex movie. I liked the parallels between the Victorian and the modern romances. loved the scholarly intrigue and the politics of academia.

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Tashi
May 15, 2010

The book Possession by A.S. Byatt that the movie was based on was wonderful. The characters were believable and compelling.
Unfortunately, the movie did not live up to the book. The romance between the movie characters was not convincing, unlike the book.

Read the book, forget about the movie.

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