Wednesday, February 20, 2008

The Inheritance TV 1997

At the lush Evenswood estate in Concord, Massechusetts, Edith Adelon(Cari Shayne), a beautiful orphan lives as a paid companion to the daughter of the wealthy Hamilton Family, although they regard her as one of their own. Years ago, Henry Hamilton(Tom Conti) saved Edith from an Italian orphanage at the request of his long deceased brother. Now Edith is his daughter Amy's(Brigitta Dau) prized friend and confidante. And the Hamiltons await a trio of visitors for the annual Greens Cup horse race, Beatrice Hamilton(Meredith Baxter)asks for Edith's help in finding a suitable husband for a cousin, Ida Glenshaw(Brigid Walsh Brannagh), With one of the two visting eligable bachelors. But when it becomes clear the both the young men have affection for Edith and not Ida, jealousy soon developes, leaing to amilcious conniving and brutal backstabbing. Despite the growing love between Edith and one of the young suitors, because of their conflict social classes, the couple is reminded time and again that their love can never be.

The Inheritance is a story that centers onan innocent young woman's struggle to make sense of her position within the Hamilton household, and in society, and the love she feels for her patrons, as well as for a young man she can never marry.

You have to watch the movie to find out what happens in the end. I guaranty you will be pleased with it!

Check it out!

Laura Hines

1 comment:

Marcia Wilwerding said...

Let me begin by saying that I mean no offense. I only hope to be a help. We just watched this movie per your suggestion. I just wondered if you noticed that there are many feminist overtones, including Edith winning the horse race against men (while riding astride rather than side-saddle) and Amy going to college. I wouldn't consider this movie a "stay at home daughter" movie. I'm afraid that it is often difficult to pick up on feminist attitudes when they are so readily accepted in our modern post-feminist culture. Because of the wholesomeness of Little Women, we assume that Louisa May Alcott is a good author for young women to read or that movies based on her writings would be spiritually uplifting. The truth is that she was a feminist. The end notes on the movie even tell of Amy becoming a suffragette. I think that speaks for itself. Please be careful. Feminism is not always easy to discern, especially in older writings.