The Happy Prince

The Happy Prince

DVD - 2019
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The Happy Prince tells the untold story of the last days of Oscar Wilde. Though his last days were tragic, Wilde reflects on his life with humor at a distance. As he lays on his deathbed in Paris, memories of his life come to him in flashes. He recounts his fame in London and how he fell from grace in the same city. He looks back at his past lovers including his wife, his affair with a lord, and the love of someone who tried saving him in the end.
Publisher: Culver City, CA : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, [2019]
Branch Call Number: DVD H DRAMA
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (approximately 105 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
digital,optical,surround,Dolby Digital 5.1
laser optical,NTSC
video file,DVD video,region 1
Alternative Title: Happy prince (Motion picture)
ISBN: 9786317556300
631755630X

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maipenrai
Mar 13, 2019

So sad that such a great writer was broken physically and emotionally simply because of the hatred of homosexuality. Rupert Everett does a such a great job of disappearing into the character of Wilde that I did not realize he was playing the role until the final credits. Thankfully a few people remained loyal to Wilde and helped him after his release from prison and up until his death. Reggie Turner, Colin Firth, even paid off his debts after Wilde's death. Alfred "Bosie" Douglas is shown as a user of Wilde who did not help him with his debts. Excellent film. Kristi & Abby Tabby

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Carrena
Mar 06, 2019

Brilliant film that was loving written, directed, and performed by Rupert Everett. Clearly a passion project for his directorial debut. The casting was phenomenal and the plot riveting. This is a very hard time period in Oscar Wilde's life and they make the film more palatable by jumping to around the time line in order to add brevity and moments of success to juxtapose his downtrodden state and decline.

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LauraSteinert
Feb 28, 2019

A look at the worst part of man's life, reveling in his degradation and illness. Wilde was a brilliant writer who was targeted by homophobic critics and a homophobic government. I cannot understand why anyone would make this movie.

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