To Walk Invisible

To Walk Invisible

The Bronte Sisters

DVD - 2017
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Charlotte, Emily and Anne Bronte face a bleak future, with their father half-blind, and troubled brother Branwell in decline. As their situation worsens, Charlotte sees that writing could offer a way out. This is the story of the sisters' great novels and their extraordinary battle for recognition.
Publisher: Arlington, VA :, PBS,, [2017]
ISBN: 9781531701451
1531701450
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (120 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
4 3/4 in
digital,optical,stereo,rda
widescreen,fullscreen,rda
laser optical,NTSC,rda
video file,DVD video,region 1,rda

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JCLMargaretO Aug 07, 2018

Nice dramatization of circumstances that thrust the Bronte sisters into writing and their quest to publish.

I never knew the kind of struggles that the Bronte sisters faced. Never knew about the self-destructive, alcoholic brother, Branwell. The three actresses who play the sisters are really good, as is the brother. Beautiful scenery (Yorkshire) and a really good recreation of a Victorian parsonage.

DPLjosie May 02, 2018

A well made look at the Brontes. It's amazing that so many talented (genius?) individuals were in a single family.

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atfrancis
Apr 21, 2018

What marvelous women! To think they accomplished so much in so little time.
The literary world and the world of women were genuinely enriched by their contributions.

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djaf
Mar 24, 2018

Great film. I really appreciated the attempt to give us an authentic sense of the life of those times in general, and that that family in specific: the actresses were normal looking people, there was no make up, dresses that should have been dirty were, actually, dirty, really interesting fabrics were used as was the style of the day, the post horses grimy from long journeys, the small rooms, the caring interactions and the painful interactions - amazing landscapes - and the poetry of Anne Brönte - not to mention great dialogue, cinematography, directing.. This is a movie I will probably watch many times.

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blueHosta4
Mar 09, 2018

Terrible movie. Sound was off. Coloring of the movie was mostly green and grey. Foul language. Very disappointing.

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livpositiv
Jan 26, 2018

The film gives realistic insight to the bleak existence and difficulties faced by the Bronte sisters. Not everyone will enjoy this film version but I found it to be an authentic view of the conditions which likely spawned such deep and passionate writings. When one takes into account the attitude and societal constraints placed on (and against) women of their day, their fortitude and drive to succeed was nothing short of incredible and admirable.

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BarbFerreira
Nov 06, 2017

I usually enjoy period films but I was so bored I couldnt watch more than 45 minutes.

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thebritlass
Sep 10, 2017

With its odd pacing, this biopic is best for fans of English literature rather than a general audience. There is absolutely stunning scenery and a compelling revelation of the tragic and brief lives of the three sisters, focusing on the limitations of living as women in 19th century England, and the complications of having a distraught and destructive brother.

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pateckhardt
May 16, 2017

If you enjoy quibbling, steady scenes switches with little apparent plot you will enjoy this movie. Otherwise it's a no go

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Jul 13, 2017

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