The Wings of the Dove
First screened in November 1997 / Most recently screened in March 2014
Director: Iain Softley. Cast: Helena Bonham Carter, Linus Roache, Alison Elliott, Charlotte Rampling, Alex Jennings, Elizabeth McGovern, Michael Gambon, Georgio Serafini, Diana Kent. Screenplay: Hossein Amini (from the novel by Henry James).

Twitter Capsule: Thrumming, credible take on James's themes and characters even as plot, dialogue alter. Lush images. Helena!

VOR:   Self-consciously contemporary in the sexing and streamlining of James's novel while serving his purposes. Proves great novels can survive "sleek" stagings, as classic plays can.

Photo © 1997 Miramax Films

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: A–

Academy Award Nominations:
Best Actress: Helena Bonham Carter
Best Adapted Screenplay: Hossein Amini
Best Cinematography: Eduardo Serra
Best Costume Design: Sandy Powell

Golden Globe Nominations:
Best Actress (Drama): Helena Bonham Carter

Other Awards:
Los Angeles Film Critics Association: Best Actress (Bonham Carter)
Boston Society of Film Critics: Best Actress (Bonham Carter)
National Board of Review: Best Actress (Bonham Carter)
British Academy Awards (BAFTAs): Best Cinematography; Best Makeup & Hair (Sallie Jaye & Jan Archibald)

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