Movies From the Hat 2 – 84 Charing Cross Road (1987)


Recommended by  S.G. of Rhyme and Reason

(Recommendation #28 of 30)

Tnx SG

84 charing cross“I love inscriptions on flyleafs and notes in margins. I like the comradely sense of turning pages someone else turned and reading passages someone long-gone has called my attention to.” – Helene

Number of Times Seen – 1 (28 May 2015)

Brief Synopsis – Based on the true story of the transatlantic correspondence over twenty years between an American woman and the employees of a British antique book shop.
My Take on it – I read a review if this s while back by SG and just never got around to watching this myself until he now suggested that I watch it for this series.

I’m so glad that I did because this id one of the best examples around of a correspondence movie where the characters don’t meet through almost the whole movie.

The script snd sctors are what mske this one work so well.

Anne Bancroft and Anthony Hopkins are both superb.

Because the dialogue is so descriptive, it gives us a great impression as to what was going on in both NYC and in England during the twenty years that this movie portrays.

Bottom Line – Wonderful example of a ‘correspondence’ movie that works so well because of its script and actors. The dialogue gives us a great image of life during those years in both England and in New York.

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Mel Brooks bought Anne Bancroft the rights to the book “84 Charing Cross Road” for her birthday one year. (From IMDB)

Rating – Oscar Worthy

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