Mark and Aaron start the New Year as members of CriterionCast, and jump into the world of Merchant Ivory. With such a lavish, large production with quite an ensemble of characters, there is a lot to say. We discuss the social constraints placed upon the characters, and how some groups have opposing world views that resemble traditional versus modernity, while also touching on the nature of wealth, class, and even gender. We also enjoy discussing how the film surprisingly works as a dry comedy, and we are pleased to have Merchant & Ivory back in print in the Criterion Collection.
0:00 – Intro, Criterion Cast Announcement 7:00 – New Year’s Discussion 13:30 – Ghost of Trevor 14:55 – CriterionCast Blu-Ray discussion 19:35 – New Week’s Guest 21:15 – Not Really Any News 23:55 – A Room with a View
A Room With a View
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