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Thumbnail for A Passage to India (1984) A Passage to India (1984)

Basics Critics:70Viewers:67Rusty:76
Category: DramaNotable as: Crime Fiction, Award-Winning WorkSub-Category: Film adaptation, Historical period drama, Trial drama, Crime Fiction, Political drama, British Empire Film, Adventure Film, Historical fiction, DramaNarrative location: IndiaRuntime: 163 - 164 minutesColor: colorLanguage: English, HindiCountry: United Kingdom, United StatesDirector: David LeanScreenwriter: David Lean, E. M. ForsterBased on: A Passage to IndiaMusic: Maurice JarreCinematography: Ernest DayStars: Victor Banerjee, Art Malik, Saeed Jaffrey, Judy Davis, Roshan Seth, Alec Guinness, Peggy Ashcroft, Nigel Havers, James Fox, Richard Wilson Producer: John Knatchbull, 7th Baron BrabourneStudio: Thorn EMI, HBOAwards won: Academy Award for Best Original Score (Maurice Jarre)
Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress (Peggy Ashcroft)
Award nominations: Academy Award for Best Actress (Judy Davis)
Academy Award for Best Cinematography (Ernest Day)
Academy Award for Best Costume Design
Academy Award for Best Director (David Lean)
Academy Award for Best Film Editing (David Lean)
Academy Award for Best Picture (John Knatchbull, 7th Baron Brabourne)
Academy Award for Best Production Design (John Box)
Academy Award for Best Sound Mixing
Academy Award for Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay (David Lean)
Award details: (details at IMDb)

A Passage to India is a 1984 drama film written and directed by David Lean. The screenplay is based on the 1924 novel of the same title by E. M. Forster and the 1960 play by Santha Rama Rau that was inspired by the novel. This was the final film of Lean's career, and the first feature-film he had directed in fourteen years, since Ryan's Daughter in 1970. Receiving universal critical acclaim upon its release with many praising as Lean's finest since Lawrence of Arabia, A Passage to India received eleven nominations at the Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director for Lean, and Best Actress for Judy Davis for her portrayal as Adela Quested. Peggy Ashcroft won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her portrayal as Mrs Moore, making her, at 77, the oldest actress to win the award, and Maurice Jarre won his third Academy Award for Best Original Score.

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