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With a keen eye for the absurd, Evelyn Waugh took unerring aim at the foibles of British society. This collection brings together faithful adaptations of two of his most brilliant--and biting--satires.
A Handful of Dust In this Oscar®-nominated, grimly comic tale set among the idle rich, Kristin Scott Thomas (The English Patient) and James Wilby (Howard’s End) portray Brenda and Tony Last, a couple whose lives slowly unravel after Brenda takes a lover to relieve her boredom. Also starring Rupert Graves (A Room with a View), Anjelica Huston, Alec Guinness, Stephen Fry, and Judi Dench in a BAFTA-winning role.
Scoop A naïve newspaper reporter tries to cover "a promising little war" in a tiny, remote African republic. Timelessly relevant, this pitch-perfect farce mercilessly skewers politicians, the press, and a gullible public. Starring Michael Maloney (Truly, Madly, Deeply), Denholm Elliott (Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade), and Donald Pleasence (Halloween).
DVD FEATURES INCLUDE biography of Evelyn Waugh and cast filmographies.
No attempt is made in this review to compare book and film versions.
Mostly, these are supplied by the collection of caricatured editors, politicians, and mysterious strangers who wander through our hero's adventures.
While absurd it times, it is a nicely done parody of circumstances that could actually happen.
I am almost breathless after watching a Handful of Dust. The plot was totally unpredictable, the acting superb, the period filming extraordinary, and the overall movie was five... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Bruce Miller
I remember being disappointed in Stephen Fry's Bright Young Things since it tried to pull us out of the rather grim and horrifying world of Evelyn Waugh and give us something... Read morePublished on March 1, 2012 by Tim Lieder