Lady Chatterley's Lover Movies & Media Adaptations

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Lady Chatterley's Lover was released as a movie in 1982 (Cannon Films, directed by Just Jaeckin). The cinematography effectively renders the English countryside and the imposing nature of Wragby Hall, the Chatterley family estate in the industrial Midlands. In that respect, the screenplay unclutters the novel, eliminating Lady Chatterley's family history and Clifford Chatterley's artistic and intellectual pretensions. That is, the movie treats the novel respectfully, but it also turns the book into a simpler story of a young vigorous woman burdened with a crippled husband. It is filmed with a restraint which violates the book's tone and passion; the simplifications make the characters two-dimensional, so that any prophetic resonance in the book is lost.

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