Jude the Obscure Movie Review 1971

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Thomas Hardy's last novel is a tragic, bleak story of mismatched lovers and blighted ambitions. Jude is a poor stonemason whose dream is to get a proper education and marry his beloved cousin. Failing to get into Oxford he is seduced by a farm girl, whom he marries and fathers a child by (a gnome-like creature named "Father Time"). Meanwhile, his cousin marries a schoolteacher who disgusts her. Finally, the two thwarted lovers marry, only to find themselves living in poverty and hopelessness. After this novel (said to be Hardy's favorite), he devoted the rest of his long life to poetry. On three cassettes.


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Available on VHS
Running time 262 minutes.
Originally from British.

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Romantic Drama, Period Piece: 19th Century, Cousins, Books to Film: Thomas Hardy, Tragedy, Hard Knock Life, Marriage
Harry Green
Robert Powell, Daphne Heard, Alex Marshall, John Franklyn-Robbins, Fiona Walker
Hugh David
Martin Lisemore, BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation)

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