Just because Hollywood, the BBC, ITV, Starz, and every other film/TV production vehicle loves the crap out of remakes doesn’t mean I have to. Especially when they remake things I consider practically perfect in the first place. So I was not happy to see these behind-the-scenes photos from the upcoming 2017 TV miniseries remake of Howards End starring Hayley Atwell as
Emma Thompson Margaret Schlegel, Philippa Coulthard as Helena Bonham Carter Helen Schlegel, and Matthew Macfadyen as Anthony Hopkins Henry Wilcox.
The 1992 film of Howards End is easily one of my favorite films ever. I saw this movie in theater and it had a profound affect on me. I’ve probably watched it at least once a year since then. I had read the novel before and a few times since. “Only connect,” yes! This film is both accurate to the book and stands alone as a vivid work of art. So, no, I don’t need another one. Maybe you do. Rock on with these pix then, but don’t expect a review from me that doesn’t include endless comparisons to how brilliant Thompson, Bonham Carter, Hopkins, et. al., were or Jenny Bevan and John Bright’s costuming was.
Are you as offended by this Howards End remake as I am?