The Remains of the Day

The Remains of the Day

Anthony Hopkins
Director: James Ivory Cast: Anthony Hopkins
Anthony Hopkins
, Emma Thompson
Emma Thompson
, James Fox
James Fox
James Ivory


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While somewhat overshadowed by the box-office performance of Howards End (1992), The Remains of the Day received nine Academy Award nominations and finds Merchant and Ivory at the top of their game. On the eve of World War II, almost everyone in The Remains of the Day seems committed to tired traditions that adhere to a rigid formality. Anthony Hopkins masterfully portrays Stevens' proper exterior, communicating the butler's emotional sterility in "real life" situations through small gestures. Emma Thompson beautifully plays Miss Kenton and once again proves the ideal partner for Hopkins. Their failed relationship (failed because it never even gets started) perfectly underlines the regret that saturates The Remains of the Day. The deeper tragedy, however, lies in the fact that Stevens, Miss Kenton, and Lord Darlington (James Fox) all become conscious of the mistakes they have made, but seem incapable of altering their way of life. Social adherence to tradition and class distinctions has led to an inability to adapt to the modern world. The Remains of the Day displays the same close attention to period detail and lovely cinematography that viewers have come to expect from Merchant and Ivory productions, and the screenplay has once again been adapted by the sure hand of Ruth Prawer Jhabvala.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/05/2013
UPC: 5051124966593
Original Release: 0000
Source: Imports

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Anthony Hopkins Stevens
Emma Thompson Miss Kenton
James Fox Lord Darlington
Christopher Reeve Lewis
Peter Vaughan Mr. Stevens, Sr.
Hugh Grant Cardinal
Michel Lonsdale Dupont D'Ivry
Tim Pigott-Smith Benn
Patrick Godfrey Spencer
Peter Cellier Sir Leonard Bax
Paul Copley Harry Smith
Peter Eyre Lord Halifax
Lena Headey Lizzie
Brigitte Kahn Baroness
Ian Redford Publican
Pip Torrens Doctor Carlisle
Rupert Vansittart Sir Geoffrey Wren
Tony Aitken Postmaster
Terence Bayler Trimmer
Christopher Brown Wren's Friend
Ben Chaplin Charlie - Head Footman
Celestia Fox Actor
Peter Halliday Canon Tufnell
Abigail Harrison Housemaid
Caroline Hunt Landlady
Paula Jacobs Mrs. Mortimer the Cook
Joanna Joseph Irma
Wolf Kahler German Ambassador
Jo Kendall Publican's Wife
Emma Lewis Elsa
Roger McKern Police Constable
John Savident Doctor Meredith
Frank Shelley Prime Minister
Jeffry Wickham Viscount Bigge

Technical Credits
James Ivory Director
Luciana Arrighi Production Designer
Jenny Beavan Costumes/Costume Designer
Christine Beveridge Makeup
Paul Bradley Executive Producer
John Bright Costumes/Costume Designer
John Calley Producer
Ruth Prawer Jhabvala Screenwriter
Andrew Marcus Editor
Ismail Merchant Producer
Simon Moseley Asst. Director
Mike Nichols Producer
Tony Pierce-Roberts Cinematographer
Harold Pinter Screenwriter
John Ralph Art Director
Richard Robbins Score Composer
Donald Rosenfeld Associate Producer
David A. Stephenson Musical Direction/Supervision
Norma Webb Makeup
Ian Whittaker Set Decoration/Design
Christopher Newman Asst. Director
Kazuo Ishiguro Source Author

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