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The Golden Bowl I 12100. (James Iynry, l‘K/I'S. 21111111Nick antc. Kate Beckinsalc. l'ma 'I‘hurman. Jeremy Nnrtham. mins. 'I'lic Merchant-lynry team‘s pnlishcd adaptatinii nf Henry James’s 'l'liI- (in/(In: linwl pits innncence I.\'ntle's widnwed American hillinnairc and his daughter. Beckiiisach against experience I.\'nrtham's impnycrishcd Italian arisIncraI l’rince Amerign and his illicit lnyer. Maggie's wnrldly friend. 'l‘hurmanI. Ruth l’rawcr Jhahyala's script smnnths nut the leasing. irrcducihlc amhiguity nl Jamcs‘s writing. linnugh remains. hnwcyer. nf the hnnk‘s elegant cnmnlutinns nf betrayal and guilt. jealnusy and suspicinn In make this a cut ahnyc the average I-I'UL‘ls' lTicls‘. ()Ilcntt. Ayr.

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