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msmichel's rating of the film The Remains of the Day

Kazuo Ishiguro's richly detailed and emotionally rich novel was masterfully adapted by scripter Ruth Prawer Jhabvala and produced with intricate detail by the Merchant/Ivory house and stands as one of their most significant achievements. Casting was key and Hopkins and Thompson were at their very best in this world of checked emotions and things left unsaid. Set design and cinematography were near perfection.