Man in An Orange Shirt

Man in An Orange Shirt

DVD - 2018
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From novelist Patrick Gale comes a tender, powerful film sure to spark conversation about outdated attitudes and equal rights. Two love stories set 60 years apart are linked by a secret that echoes through generations, from a forbidden relationship impossible during WWII, contrasted with a present-day romance that is nearly derailed by the 1940s tale with which it is deeply intertwined.
Published: [Arlington, Virginia] :, PBS Distribution,, [2018]
ISBN: 9781531704711
Branch Call Number: DVD F MAN
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (approximately 110 min.) :,sound, color ;,4 3/4 in.
4 3/4 in., stamping, rda
digital, optical, stereo, rda
NTSC, rda
video file, region 1, rda
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Feb 22, 2019

Loved the movie. but would like to know what happened to Michael, Thomas and Adams parents? grandmother said Michael died young?

Nov 03, 2018

Someone said "outrageously corny" but I disagree. This was a beautiful story spanning 3 generations. It is in two parts and gracefully depicts the difference in being a gay man during the WWII era and today. You see how gay men used to cruise back in the old days and when caught end up in jail. Two generations later, you see the grandson cruising on hook up apps. A conservative grandmother caught in-between realizes her liberal side and comes to terms. Beautiful to see the cross generational view of being gay. Sorry that others found this "corny" but I found it to be wonderful. I even cried at some parts because it really hit home for me. Each to their own. It is only 2 hours, so give it a try - love it or hate it.

Oct 03, 2018

Its a story well told, but not my taste ar all.

Jun 27, 2018

outrageously corny, nearly as bad as "The Bridges of Madison County" for bathos, with the sublime Vanessa Redgrave, however, strutting her inspiring stuff, much as her equally sublime counterpart, Meryl, did in that other preposterous fairy tale

Jun 17, 2018

Very competent drama. In two parts (thought it would be one piece consisting of multiple flashbacks) linking two gay love affairs through the the titular painting. Lovely acting. Some sexually graphic moments in part two. Poignant ending.

Jun 17, 2018

This movie is SO gay that it would be very hard to miss that unless you're a blind librarian who had the soundtrack turned WAY down. For some reason the library hasn't flagged this one as "gay". That would be G - A - Y, folks! In fact this film was produced to celebrate the 50th anniversary of decriminalizing private consensual homosexual acts in Great Britain. You would think even the library would tell the truth on this one.


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