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Wilde

Director:Brian Gilbert
Writer:Julian Mitchell
Director of Photography:Martin Fuhrer
Editor:Michael Bradsell
Music:Debbie Wiseman
Production Designer:Maria Djurkovic
Producers:Marc Samuelson and Peter Samuelson
Sony Pictures Classics; R; 116 minutes
Release:5/98
Cast:Stephen Fry, Jude Law, Vanessa Redgrave, Jennifer Ehle, Gemma Jones, Judy Parfitt and Michael Sheen
Based on the book by Richard Ellmann

Brilliant performances from Fry as Oscar Wilde and Law as the playwright's lover redeem this somewhat flimsy biopic. The film portrays the public scandals over the playwright's homosexuality in high drama, but forgets the wit for which Wilde was famous.


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