Film Friday: Lady Chatterley

September 13, 2013 Film Friday 0

Have you ever been surprised to find out a film was based on a book? Film Friday is a weekly feature that spotlights films that were adapted from books.

Earlier this week it was DH Lawrence’s birthday and what better way to honor the memory of a great British author, than to feature his novel Lady Chatterley’s Lover.

Constance, Lady Chatterley, is an upper-class woman and married. Her husband, Clifford, is very handsome, but has been paralyzed from the waist down due to a war injury. Due to his injury he refuses any physical contact and becomes emotional neglectful of Constance forcing a distance between them. Her sexual frustration leads her into the arms with the gamekeeper, Oliver Mellors, where they embark on a passionate affair.

There are several adaptations, but I picked the 1993 BBC version starring Joely Richardson and Sean Bean.

Lady Chatterley: We want to make the world dance to our tune, that’s all. But the world’s got a tune of its own, much older than ours.

Lady Chatterley (1993)

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