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MULTI-NOMINATED 1984 FILM "A PASSAGE TO INDIA" JUDY DAVIS SUNDAY 5:00 P.M. EASTERM TCM

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5:00 p.m. Eastern, TCM--  "A Passage to India".   Peggy Ashcroft, Judy Davis, Victor Banerjee, James Fox, Alec Guinness, Nigel Havers

 

Haunting and memorable, David Lean-directed film set in 1920's India.   Adela Quested ( Judy Davis), an Englishwoman, is accompanied by her prospective mother-in-law, Mrs. Moore ( Dame Peggy Ashcroft), on a voyage to India to visit Adela's fiance, another expatriate Brit (Nigel Havers).  

 

Both women are intelligent and sensitively attuned to the adventure on which they've embarked.  They befriend several locals, one of whom, Dr. Aziz Ahmed, leads them on a fateful expedition to some famous Indian caves, where a strange event occurs that changes their lives....

 

Based on the novel by E.M. Forster. Filled with fascinating, complex characters, and reverberating with emotional undercurrents.  Received many Oscar nominations, and won a well-deserved Best Supporting Actress for Peggy Ashcroft, who received many other awards for this performance as well.  The cinematography, as you'd expect in a David Lean film, is superb.

 

It unfolds like a long, introspective novel, so if you watch, be prepared!   Well worth it.

 

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Re: MULTI-NOMINATED 1984 FILM "A PASSAGE TO INDIA" JUDY DAVIS SUNDAY 5:00 P.M. EASTERM TCM

@Oznell 

 

Thank you for this recommendation! 
Not completely sure that I have never seen it, but I'm looking forward to trying it!

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Re: MULTI-NOMINATED 1984 FILM "A PASSAGE TO INDIA" JUDY DAVIS SUNDAY 5:00 P.M. EASTERM TCM


@Oznell wrote:

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5:00 p.m. Eastern, TCM--  "A Passage to India".   Peggy Ashcroft, Judy Davis, Victor Banerjee, James Fox, Alec Guinness, Nigel Havers

 

Haunting and memorable, David Lean-directed film set in 1920's India.   Adela Quested ( Judy Davis), an Englishwoman, is accompanied by her prospective mother-in-law, Mrs. Moore ( Dame Peggy Ashcroft), on a voyage to India to visit Adela's fiance, another expatriate Brit (Nigel Havers).  

 

Both women are intelligent and sensitively attuned to the adventure on which they've embarked.  They befriend several locals, one of whom, Dr. Aziz Ahmed, leads them on a fateful expedition to some famous Indian caves, where a strange event occurs that changes their lives....

 

Based on the novel by E.M. Forster. Filled with fascinating, complex characters, and reverberating with emotional undercurrents.  Received many Oscar nominations, and won a well-deserved Best Supporting Actress for Peggy Ashcroft, who received many other awards for this performance as well.  The cinematography, as you'd expect in a David Lean film, is superb.

 

It unfolds like a long, introspective novel, so if you watch, be prepared!   Well worth it.

 

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It seems to me it was on Masterpiece Theater? Or was that a similar story?

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That could be "The Jewel in the Crown", a British miniseries which aired in 1984.

 

It also starred Peggy Ashcroft. 

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@Commoner Exec Mr Wilkes wrote:

That could be "The Jewel in the Crown", a British miniseries which aired in 1984.

 

It also starred Peggy Ashcroft. 


Yes!! That was it. I always get them mixed up. Thanks

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Re: MULTI-NOMINATED 1984 FILM "A PASSAGE TO INDIA" JUDY DAVIS SUNDAY 5:00 P.M. EASTERM TCM

Good movie but a great book.