A passage to India

Language and/or Subtitles: English
French
Spanish
Format: Blu-Ray 2008
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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Summary
A Passage to India, director David Lean's final film (for which he also received editing credit), breaks no new ground cinematically, but remains an exquisitely assembled harkback to such earlier Lean epics as Doctor Zhivago and Ryan's Daughter. Based on the novel by E. M. Forster, the film is set in colonial India in 1924. Adela Quested (Judy Davis), a sheltered, well-educated British woman, arrives in the town of Chandrapore, where she hopes to experience "the real India". Here she meets and befriends Dr. Aziz (Victor Banerjee), who, despite longstanding racial and social taboos, moves with relative ease and freedom amongst highborn British circles. Feeling comfortable with Adela, Aziz invites her to accompany him on a visit to the Marabar caves. Adela has previously exhibited bizarre, almost mystical behavior during other ventures into the Indian wilderness: this time, she emerges from the caves showing signs of injury and ill usage. To Aziz' horror, he is accused by Adela of raping her. Typically, the British ruling class rallies to Adela's defense, virtually convicting Aziz before the trial ever begins. Though he is eventually acquitted due to lack of evidence (in fact, director Lean never shows us what really happened), Aziz is ruined in the eyes of both the British and his own people-as is Adela. Woven into these proceedings is a subplot involving Adela's elderly travelling companion Mrs. Moore (Peggy Ashcroft), who through a series of plot twists too complex to describe here becomes a heroine of the Indian Independence movement. A Passage to India was nominated for several Academy Awards, scoring wins in the categories of Best Supporting Actress (Peggy Ashcroft) and Best Original Score (Maurice Jarre). A theatrical version of A Passage to India, written by Santha Rama Rau, was previously adapted for television by the BBC in the mid-1970s. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi
Additional Information
Subjects Women adventurers -- India -- Drama.
Tourists -- India -- Drama.
Caves -- India -- Drama.
Wounds and injuries -- India -- Drama.
India -- History -- British occupation, 1765-1947 -- Drama.
India -- Drama.
Feature films.
Action and adventure films.
Film adaptations.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Publisher Culver City, Calif. :Sony Pictures Home Entertainment,2008
Edition Blu-ray, Collectors ed., Widescreen.
Other Titles Passage to India.
Contributors Brabourne, John, producer.
Goodwin, Richard B., 1934- producer.
Lean, David, 1908-1991, director, screenwriter.
Ashcroft, Peggy, 1907-1991, actor.
Davis, Judy, 1956- actor.
Fox, James, 1939- actor.
Guinness, Alec, 1914-2000, actor.
Havers, Nigel, 1949- actor.
Banerjee, Victor, actor.
Jarre, Maurice, composer.
Forster, E. M. (Edward Morgan), 1879-1970. Passage to India.
Columbia Pictures Corporation, production company.
Home Box Office (Firm), production company.
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (Firm), publisher.
Participants/Performers Peggy Ashcroft, Judy Davis, James Fox, Alec Guinness, Nigel Havers, Victor Banerjee.
Other Contributors Music, Maurice Jarre.
Audience MPAA rating: PG.
Language English
French
Spanish
In English or French; with optional English, French, or Spanish subtitles; with English subtitles for the deaf and hearing impaired (SDH).
Notes Title from container.
Based on the novel by E.M. Forster.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1984.
Special features: Blu-Ray exclusive: "Beyond the passage: picture-in-graphics track"; commentary with producer Richard Goodwin; "E.M. Forster: profile of an author" featurette; "An epic takes shape" featurette; "An Indian affair" featurette; "Only connect: a vision of India" featurette; "Casting a classic" featurette; "David Lean: shooting with the master" featurette; "Reflections of David Lean" featurette.
System Details Blu-ray Disc; regions A, B, C; widescreen (1.66:1) presentation; 1080p high definition; Dolby digital 5.1.
Blu-ray Disc Requires a Blu-ray player.
Awards Academy Awards, USA, 1985: Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Peggy Ashcroft) ; Best Music, Original Score (Maurice Jarre)
Description 1 videodisc (164 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN 1424828929
9781424828920
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