Not for sale to persons under age 18.
Starring: Steven Fry, Jude Law
Oscar Wilde's life was drama in the making, from his raucous and wonderful comedies, to his ridiculously unfair and dark imprisonment. Fortunately, Wilde captures the best and worst of it all, wonderful, in the movie "Wilde".
Much of the credit of this film must go to Stephen Fry's marvelous performance as Wilde himself. This was the role Fry was born to play. To portray a man seemingly larger than life can be a tricky role: it leads to overacting and an unbelievable quality as Wilde's best one liners roll off his tongue. But Fry captures his humility, making him human and believable. You think, as he recounts of his best lines, they are truly parts of the conversation and not merely injected to make people laugh.
Fry also keys into the heartbreak behind the man, in trying to deal with his wife Constance, in an equally amazing performance by Jennifer Ehle, and his true love, the disturbed, spoiled Bosie Douglas, in another amazing performace by Jude Law. Wilde's caught between two worlds he desparately wants to join, that of being a father and being with the man he loves. His trail only adds to the sadness, so when he falls into prison, you realize that perhaps, his time in incarceration started before the trial took place.
Wilde was a genuis, to be sure, and this film is our reminder that the man deserves the recognition in the US as he's earned in the rest of the world.
Starring: Stephen Fry, Jude Law,
Director: Brian Gilbert
Region 1 (US and Canada only)
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Format: Color, Closed-captioned, Widescreen
Not for sale to persons under age 18.
Studio: Columbia Tri-Star
Audio Commentary with Cast and Crew
Original Featurette: "Simply Wilde"
New Exclusive to DVD Featurette: "Still Wild About Wilde"
DVD-ROM - the Complete Content of the Official "Wilde" Website
email@example.com from Texas, November 17, 1998 A love that dare not speak it's name... Whether you know absolutely nothing about Oscar Wilde, or if you've been a fan for ages, you will love this movie. Fry is an incredible Oscar, and Law a terrifically vicious Bosie. The story of Oscar's love for a spoiled brat, and his inevitable downfall is fabulously framed by Wilde's own fairy tale of "The Selfish Giant." It's truly a wonderful film!
Cast List Stephen Fry ...Oscar Wilde Jude Law ...Lord Alfred (Bosie) Douglas Vanessa Redgrave ...Speranza, Wilde's Mother Jennifer Ehle ...Constance Lloyd Gemma Jones ...Lady Queensberry Judy Parfitt ...Lady Mount-Temple Michael Sheen ...Robbie Ross Zoë Wanamaker ...Ada Tom Wilkinson ...Marquess of Queensberry Ioan Gruffudd ...John Gray Matthew Mills ...Lionel Johnson Jason Morell ...Ernest Dowson Peter Barkworth ...Charles Gill Robert Lang ...C.O. Humphreys Philip Locke ...Judge David Westhead ...Edward Carson Jack Knight ...Cyril Wilde Jackson Leach ...Oscar Wilde, aged 4 Laurence Owen ...Vyvyan Wilde Benedict Sandiford ...Alfred Wood Mark Letheren ...Charles Parker Michael Fitzgerald ...Alfred Taylor Orlando Bloom ...Rentboy Bob Sessions ...Mine Owner Adam Garcia ...Jones Joseph May ...1st Miner Jamie Leene ...Friend James D'Arcy ...Friend Orlando Wells ...Undergraduate Robin Kermode ...George Alexander Avril Elgar ...Lady Bracknell Jean Ainslie ...Miss Prism Andrew Havill ...Algernon Biddy Hodson ...Gwendolen Judi Maynard ...Mrs. Allonby Hugh Munro ...Chasuble Michael Simkins ...Lord Illingworth James Vaughan ...Hotel Manager Richard Cubison ...Head Waiter Christine Moore ...Nanny John Bleasdale ...Warder Peter Forbes ...Detective Peter Harding ...Doorman at Cadogan Edward Laurie ...Cabman Geoffrey Leesley ...Policeman Colin MacLachlan ...Prison Officer Simon Molloy ...Prison Officer Hywel Simons ...Reporter Albert Welling ...Arthur Arthur Whybrow ...Doorkeeper
Adaptation of Oscar Wilde's classic 1891 novel about a handsome young Victorian gentleman who remains eternally young while a portrait of him grows old and bears the ugly scars of his vile undertakings. He keeps his loathsome secret locked behind a schoolroom door. Academy Award Nominations: 3, including Best Supporting Actress--Angela Lansbury. Harry Stradling's cinematography won an Oscar.
Cast List George Sanders ...Lord Henry Wotton Hurd Hatfield ...Dorian Gray Donna Reed ...Gladys Hallward Angela Lansbury ...Sibyl Vane Peter Lawford ...David Stone Lowell Gilmore ...Basil Hallward Richard Fraser ...James Vane Douglas Walton ...Allen Campbell Morton Lowry ...Adrian Singleton Miles Mander ...Sir Robert Bentley Lydia Bilbrook ...Mrs. Vane Mary Forbes ...Lady Agatha Robert Greig ...Sir Thomas Moyna MacGill ...Duchess Billy Bevan ...Malvolio Jones, Chairman Renee Carson ...Young French Woman Lilian Bond ...Kate Devi Dja ...Balinese Dancer Charles Coleman ...Bit Part Jimmy Conlin ...Pub Pianist Gibson Gowland ...Gibson, the coachman Cedric Hardwicke ...Narrator Carol Diane Keppler ...Gladys, as a child Pedro de Córdoba ...Bit Part
Film of Oscar Wilde's novel, updated to the present: Vain, immoral young man (Berger) ceases to grow older -- his portrait ages instead.
Cast List Helmut Berger ...Dorian Gray Beryl Cunningham ...Adrienne Margaret Lee ...Gwendolyn Marie Liljedahl ...Sybil Vane Herbert Lom ...Henry Wotton Isa Miranda ...Mrs. Ruxton Renato Romano Eleonora Rossi Drago ...Mrs. Clouston Maria Röhm ...Alice Campbell Richard Todd ...Basil Hallward