The Remains of the Day
First screened in November 1993; most recently screened in June 2008
Director: James Ivory. Cast: Anthony Hopkins, Emma Thompson, James Fox, Christopher Reeve, Peter Vaughan, Tim Pigott-Smith, Hugh Grant, Paula Jacobs, Ben Chaplin, Peter Eyre, Wolf Kahler, Lena Headey. Screenplay: Ruth Prawer Jhabvala (based on the novel by Kazuo Ishiguro).
Twitter Capsule: Marketable thwarted-love angle blurs political core but yields richer, sadder movie than we almost ever see

Photo © 1993 Columbia Pictures
Not yet reviewed in full. B+


Academy Award Nominations:
Best Picture
Best Director: James Ivory
Best Actress: Emma Thompson
Best Actor: Anthony Hopkins
Best Adapted Screenplay: Ruth Prawer Jhabvala
Best Art Direction: Luciana Arrighi; Ian Whittaker
Best Costume Design: Jenny Beavan & John Bright
Best Original Score: Richard Robbins

Golden Globe Nominations:
Best Picture (Drama)
Best Director: James Ivory
Best Actress (Drama): Emma Thompson
Best Actor (Drama): Anthony Hopkins
Best Screenplay: Ruth Prawer Jhabvala

Other Awards:
Los Angeles Film Critics Circle: Best Actor (Hopkins; also cited for Shadowlands)
National Board of Review: Best Actor (Hopkins; also cited for Shadowlands)

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