A Room with a View

Synopsis: When Lucy Honeychurch and chaperone Charlotte Bartlett find themselves in Florence with rooms without views, fellow guests Mr Emerson and son George step in to remedy the situation. Meeting the Emersons could change Lucy's life forever but, once back in England, how will her experiences in Tuscany affect her marriage plans?
Genre: Drama, Romance
Director(s): James Ivory
Production: Cinecom Pictures
  Won 3 Oscars. Another 21 wins & 23 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
117 min

Charlotte, please.

My wishes are unimportant

compared with yours.

I am only here through your kindness.

If you want me to turn these gentlemen

out of their rooms, I will.

Would you, Mr. Beebe, kindly tell Mr...

- Emerson.

- Emerson...

...we accept his offer?

I would like to thank your father personally

for his kindness.

You can't. He's in his bath.

I would have given the larger room to you,

but I happen to know

it was the young man's.

In my small way, I am a woman of the world.

And I know where things can lead.

Whatever does it mean?

Lucy, get dressed or the better part

of the day will be gone.

You said you liked cornflowers.

- So we brought you cornflowers.

- Oh, how kind!

They're your type of flowers.

They have your personality.

I'd like to see them in your hair.

There are no jewels more becoming to a lady.

May I say something rather daring?

Mr. Beebe, you sound like Miss Lavish.

- Are you writing a novel, too?

- If I were, you would be my heroine.

And I should write "If Miss Honeychurch

ever takes to live as she plays...

"...it will be very exciting,

both for us and for her."

Mother doesn't like me playing Beethoven.

She says I'm peevish afterwards.

Naturally, one would be stirred up.

Won't you play some more?

No, I think I'll go out.

Alone? Is that wise, Miss Honeychurch?

To be wise, one might have stayed at home.

I'll not go far. I promise.

I'm sorry.

Whatever's the matter with dear Miss Lucy?

I put it down to too much Beethoven.

I heard her beautiful playing.

Miss Catharine,

you have flowers in your hair.

Buongiorno, buongiorno, Ferdinando!

We salute thee.

The bronze came from Turkish cannons,

captured by the Knights of San Stefano.

Come along.

Stop a minute. Let that man go on

or I shall have to speak to him.

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Ruth Prawer Jhabvala

Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, (7 May 1927 – 3 April 2013) was a German-born British and American Booker prize-winning novelist, short story writer and two-time Academy Award-winning screenwriter. She is perhaps best known for her long collaboration with Merchant Ivory Productions, made up of director James Ivory and producer Ismail Merchant. After moving to India in 1951, she married Cyrus S. H. Jhabvala, an Indian-Parsi architect. The couple lived in New Delhi and had three daughters. Jhabvala began then to elaborate her experiences in India and wrote novels and tales on Indian subjects. She wrote a dozen novels, 23 screenplays, and eight collections of short stories and was made a CBE in 1998 and granted a joint fellowship by BAFTA in 2002 with Ivory and Merchant. She is the only person to have won both a Booker Prize and an Oscar. more…

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