Far from the Madding Crowd

by missizziemcguinness

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Far from the Madding Crowd is a movie about a fairly independent Victorian woman called Bathsheba (Carey Mullingan) who chooses between a sheep farmer Gabriel (Matthias Schoenaerts), a charming and good looking soldier Sgt Troy (Tom Sturridge) and a rich slightly older man called William Boldwood (Micheal Sheen). It is based off the book of the same name by Thomas Hardy. The movie also stars Juno Temple.

My Mum and older sister were both obsessed with this movie and they compared it to the original book. The movie is one of the most faithful Book-film adaptations although there there have been many other versions.

While I was a bit restless at times, the cinematography was incredible. It would come in handy to anyone interested in photography, cinematography or even art. The light behind them reflected onto them and at times, it looked like an oil painting.

The cinematography wasn’t there just to make it look good. Carey Mullingan is generally a very good actress and she played her character very well, incredibly badass despite slipping down that metaphorical independent ladder throughout the film as the hot soldier guy manipulates her as she and Juno Temple’s character become objects for men. Her costumes looked really beautiful and who couldn’t love Tom Sturridge in the fit red uniform? (not loving his character, though). The dog actor was very adorable and he carried the performance on his own.

Great cinematography, fantastic cast and brilliant costumes.

3.5/5

 

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