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Tom and VIV by Michael   Hastings
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Apr 20, 2012

bookshelves: watched-film-only, biography, memoir, t-s-eliot

Added 4/20/12.
I posted the following at my group:
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I recently steamed "Tom & Viv" (1994) from Netflix. Interesting film about T.S. Eliot and his first wife who ended up in a mental institution. I gave it 3 Netflix stars out of 5. Willem Dafoe was too expressionless as T.S. Eliot. Was Eliot really like that?

http://movies.netflix.com/Search?v1=T...
"Director Brian Gilbert beautifully renders the life of poet T.S. Eliot (Willem Dafoe) and his short-lived marriage to muse Vivienne Haigh-Wood (Miranda Richardson). A gifted writer who encouraged Eliot's success, Vivienne was plagued with a hormonal imbalance that wreaked havoc on her moods, her talents and her marriage."

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0111454/
"In 1915, T.S. (Tom) Eliot and Vivienne Haigh-Wood elope, but her longstanding gynecological and emotional problems disrupt their planned honeymoon."

I see that it's been adapted from the play: Tom and VIV (first published in 1985) ) by Michael Hastings.
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