Forbidden Passion - Oscar Wilde the Movie (1986)





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Michael Gambon stars as playwright/raconteur Oscar Wilde in this British TV film. As in earlier Wilde biopics, this version preoccupies itself with the homosexuality scandal involving Lord Alfred Douglas (Robin Lermitte) and his lordship's political powerful father, the Marquis of Queensbury (Norman Rodway). Arrested for corrupting Lord Douglas' morals, Wilde spends a debilitating 5 years in Reading Gaol, emerging a shattered shell of his former self. Not unexpectedly, the film is at its liveliest when depicting the flamboyant pre-prison Wilde, played with elan by Shakespearean actor Gambon. The knowledgeable teleplay for Forbidden Passion: Oscar Wilde the Movie was written by John Hawresworth; the musical score was by Carl Davis, best known for his orchestrations on behalf of film historian Kevin Brownlow's silent-movie restorations. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi
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I can't believe I am the 1st on Flixter to Review this Movie about such an Important & Ironic Writer as Oscar Wilde.This Does such a Great Job showing the Man & his Public Passion, Writing & Producing Wildly (Oscar WILDEly)Successful plays, & his Private & Taboo Passion as a Gay Man, which was Illegal at those times. He was taken to Extreme Legal Humiliation for Immoral Conduct & Sodomy by his Lovers own Father,the Marquis of Queensbury. This is a Powerful & Ironic Film, I ind it Beautifully Told & more Focused on the Man & His Talents & Love, than his Trial & Scandal.Those of you who Adore Oscar Wilde, find this Film

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