Parade's End

Parade's End

DVD - 2013
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The story follows Christopher Tietjens, a wealthy member of Edwardian England's upper class, as the country is drawn into World War One. Tietjens is at the center of a love triangle between his wife Sylvia, a treacherous socialite who is trying to destroy him, and his suffragette mistress, Valentine. The warfare Tietjens encounters as an officer in Europe is but a backdrop to a personal battle of conflicting loyalties, hidden passions and the rigid social expectations of his day.

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Old_Toto
Oct 02, 2015

Most attractive about this film are the strong characters portrayed by excellent casting. Young Judy Dench is quite a treat. All actors fit their parts in my mind's eye making this somewhat historically accurate series time well-spent.

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jonnybroom
Feb 26, 2015

I enjoyed this very much. It's an early role for Judi Dench (1964) and she is radiant. The production is BW, and a little dated, as one might expect, but there's considerable dramatic power in Ford Madox Ford's words and characters. An insightful treatment of WW1 history and issues, and PTSD, WW1-style.

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johncruse
Feb 12, 2015

THIS THING IS IN BLACK AND WHITE.

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cynthia94066
Oct 13, 2014

Downton Abbey fans should check this one out. Most of the mini-series is set during WWI. It's funnier, but also more tragic. Tom Stoppard wrote the screenplay. Sometimes it feels like a satire, but then there are moments of absolute sincerity. Really satisfying.

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