All Genres: Romance, Comedy
Release Year: 1997
Director: Robert Bierman
Writing by: George Orwell – novel
Alan Plater – screenplay
Produced by: Robert Bierman – executive producer
Sara Giles – associate producer
Joyce Herlihy – associate producer
Peter Shaw – producer
John Wolstenholme – executive producer
Cast: Richard E. Grant – Gordon Comstock
Helena Bonham Carter – Rosemary
Julian Wadham – Ravelston
Jim Carter – Erskine
Harriet Walter – Julia Comstock
Lesley Vickerage – Hermione
Barbara Leigh-Hunt – Mrs. Wisbeach (as Barbara Leigh Hunt)
Liz Smith – Mrs. Meakin
John Clegg – McKechnie
Bill Wallis – Mr. Cheeseman
Lill Roughley – Mrs. Trilling
Music: Mike Batt
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Plot Outline: Gordon Comstock is a copywriter at an ad agency, and his girlfriend Rosemary is a designer. Gordon believes he is a genius…
Plot: Gordon Comstock is a copywriter at an ad agency, and his girlfriend Rosemary is a designer. Gordon believes he is a genius, a marvelous poet and quits the ad agency, trying to live on his poems, but poverty soon comes to him.
Movie Quotes: Gordon Comstock: When you're lying in the gutter, you've got nowhere to fall.
Crazy Credits: We know about 2 Crazy Credits. One of them reads:
Very Special Thanks To: Bert D'Angelo's Daughter
Goofs: We know about 2 goofs. Here comes one of them:
Continuity: There is a suitcase beside Gordon as he sits on the park bench. When he leaves the park with Rosemary, Gordon does not carry the suitcase with him although it is no longer beside the bench.
Trivia: There are 1 entries in the trivia list – like these:
- Although the story takes place in the Dutch city of Rotterdam, many scenes were filmed in the Belgian city of Antwerp. This was because Rotterdam has very little buildings left following heavy bombing during the Second World War.