An Interview with James Wilby by Claire Monk (16 March 2017)
A new 3,651-word interview with James Wilby – the leading actor (Joint Best Actor, Venice Film Festival, 1987) of James Ivory’s/Merchant Ivory Productions’ landmark gay Edwardian period drama/romance Maurice, adapted from the posthumous 1971 novel by E. M. Forster – conducted for the Blu-ray edition of the film’s 30th-anniversary digital restoration by the Cohen Media Group, overseen by the film’s veteran director James Ivory (also the 2018 Academy Award-winner for Best Adapted Screenplay) and cinematographer Pierre Lhomme. The 2017 30th Anniversary Blu-ray is the film’s first-ever release on Blu-ray. The Maurice restoration was also cinematically released in the USA during Spring–Autumn 2017. The interview drew upon Monk’s two decades of expertise as one of the foremost scholars of ‘heritage’ literary adaptations, Forster adaptations, and Ivory’s body of work as a filmmaker, and was distinctively informed by archive research in Ivory’s production papers for Maurice held at the University of Oregon, USA. published in the Blu-ray booklet, pp.6–8 & 11–14.
Citation : Monk, C. (2017) An Interview with James Wilby by Claire Monk (16 March 2017). In: Blu-ray booklet, Maurice (James Ivory, 1987): A New 30th Anniversary 4K Restoration [Blu-ray], The Merchant Ivory Library, Cohen Media Group/Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, USA, CMG-BD-8381, pp.6–8, 11–14.
ISBN : 1417249153
Research Group : Cinema and Television History Research Centre
Research Institute : Cinema and Television History Institute (CATHI)
Peer Reviewed : No
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