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The story of Oscar Wilde, genius, poet, playwright and the First Modern Man. The self-realization of his homosexuality caused Wilde enormous torment as he juggled marriage, fatherhood and responsibility with his obsessive love for Lord Alfred Douglas, nicknamed Bosie. After legal action instigated by Bosie's father, the enraged Marquise of Queensberry, Wilde refused to flee the country and was sentenced to two years at hard labor by the courts of an intolerant Victorian society. Written by
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When Oscar Wilde visits his wife's grave near Genoa, the headstone states "Wife of Oscar Wilde". It originally stated only "Constance Mary, daughter of Horace Lloyd, Q.C." and "Wife of Oscar Wilde" was not added until later. See more »
Robbie is Canadian. You can tell by his youth.
Have you been brought to England to mature, Mr. Ross?
That was the idea. But it doesn't seem to be working. I've lived here since I was three and you see the pitiful result.
Robbie comes from a long line of imperial governors. His grandfather was Prime Minister of Upper Canada. Or was it Lower Canada? The British take their class system wherever they go. They apply it even to continents.
Are you planning to govern a continent?
Oh, no. I don't even ...
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The credits are in the style of the black-ink drawings of Aubrey Beardsley (1872-1898), leading artist of the Aesthetic movement and colleague of Wilde for whom he illustrated the text of "Salome" in 1894. In the opening credits the pictures reflect the character being played or suggest the role in the production team. See more »
This is about the famous writer Oscar Wilde, and his forbidden love in the intolerant society.
I watched this film two times already, and I really like it. Stephen Fry and Jude Law both give incredible performances. The script is able to portray their untainted and pure love. Their yearning for each other grips me very much. Jude Law portrays Brosie's spoiled personality well. The scene where Brosie intentionally sits in the middle of the restaurant with Wilde is particularly memorable.
The story is touching and engaging, making me wanting more. Stephen Fry must be commended for selecting Jude Law, who was not as much of a superstar at that time, as his on screen partner. Orlando Bloom's brief appearance as one of the boys certainly comes as a surprise. Stephen Fry's eye for hot male stars is certainly to be admired!
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