The Remains of the Day

The Remains of the Day

DVD - 2001
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The story of blind devotion and repressed love between a fanatically proper butler and a high-spirited, strong-minded young housekeeper employed by a British lord who is unwittingly a Nazi dupe.
Publisher: Burbank, Calif. : Columbia Tristar Home Video, p2001
Edition: Special ed
ISBN: 9780767848855
0767848853
Branch Call Number: DVD REM
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 134 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in

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alicat1
Mar 27, 2017

Great companion to the book with excellent documentaries.

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firefly5
Aug 22, 2016

I enjoyed this movie. Love Anthony Hopkins, it was wonderful to see Christopher Reeve before his accident. He was perfect for the part he played. Recommend this movie if you like period movies.

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tenet
Aug 08, 2016

Rated 7/10.

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Liber_vermis
Feb 23, 2016

The age gap between the butler and the housekeeper made it hard for this viewer to believe in the blossoming of romance between these characters. The impact of Lord Darlington's actions would have been clearer if the newly-wed servant couple had died in the Blitz as well as the Lord's god-son, journalist. Christopher Reeve was a poor choice for his role (except as a box office draw).

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LauraSteinert
Jan 25, 2015

British made, so slow moving, action-less story line. It is wonderful and perfect for a rainy day or a blue mood. You don't need to have read the book to know what is going on. Brilliant acting all around.

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Monolith
Dec 26, 2013

Very sad film of an English butler's admirable honor and dedication to his craft, through which with the passing of time ironically translates into bad choices. Sir Anthony realizes too late his misappropriated loyalty to his 'duty', and his devotion to values devoid of merit, shaping him into a rigid emotionless (but dignified!) robot... effectively resulting in romantic meaningful opportunities forever lost with the woman he loved but didn't have the social skills to approach. He and Emma Thompson are both magnificent; skillfully directed by James Ivory.

d2013 Feb 17, 2013

A really well made movie. Loved the story and anything with Anthony Hopkins makes it more special to watch. Very touching.

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TheDr
Aug 26, 2012

A classic film for people who enjoy incredible, unique stories, great acting, and unbelievable depth.

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Sundowner
Mar 08, 2011

A tragedy of opportunities denied: blind servitude to the max.

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pokano
Aug 25, 2010

The Booker Award novel brought to film. Perfectly cast with Anthony Hopkins as the repressed by devoted butler and Emma Thompson as the housekeeper. A story of possibilities lost.

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Monolith
Dec 26, 2013

(Strolling through the backyard discussing a young housemaid) Miss Kenton: "Ah, very pretty girl, don't you think?" Mr. Stevens: "Mm-hmm." Miss Kenton (playfully): "Mm! You don't like, to have pretty girls on the staff though, noticed. ...Might it be that our Mr. Stevens... fears distraction? Can it be that our Mr. Stevens is flesh and blood after all, and cannot trust himself? Hmm?" Mr. Stevens: "You know what I am doing Miss Kenton? I am placing my thoughts elsewhere, while you chatter away."

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