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MAURICE (1987)


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On 10/28/2018 at 9:10 PM, jaragon said:

"So, Ruth Prawer Jhabvala didn't approve of the subject-matter of "Maurice". 

Which explains why she did not write the screenplay

I had heard that she felt was wasn't familiar enough with the milieu and so didn't write the screenplay for that reason; also she was involved in another project at the time. But Ivory has said she did give notes.

Kit Hesketh-Harvey (of Kit and the Widow) was better suited to write that particular screenplay.

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"I had heard that she felt was wasn't familiar enough with the milieu and so didn't write the screenplay for that reason; also she was involves in another project at the time. But Ivory has said she did give notes. "

No matter her reason she made the right choice

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Great article in today's Financial Times:

EM Forster’s ‘Maurice’ given fresh voice by Ben Whishaw
Nearly 50 years after its posthumous publication, the seminal same-sex love story is still resonant in a new audiobook

(I don't know if the link is accessible to non-subscribers, but I've followed it with a quote from Ben Whishaw):

https://www.ft.com/content/945b8b42-57fa-4cde-9a36-9063728823ed

 

"Maurice’ serves as a hopeful plea from another era, a happy reminder that queer love isn’t doomed to fail, despite what we might be told."
"Maurice is “a passionate and poignant tale”, says Whishaw. “It’s one of the great tragedies of modern literature that Forster never got to see this story celebrated as it should be.” It adapts well to audio, he adds, thanks to the “intimacy, tenderness and privacy” of the story."  -- Ben Whishaw

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