British sisters hilary du pre and jacqueline du pre are both talented musicians, hilary a flautist, jackie a cellist. About hilary and jackie from the moment jacqueline du pre first held a cello at the age of five, it was clear she had an extraordinary gift. Read more the best music biopics of all time, according to critics and viewers. Hilary and jackie 1998 michael ds region 4 dvd info page. I have a fatal illness, jackie says, but the good news is, i have a very mild case. The incredible true story of two sisters joined by music and torn apart by love for the same man. Rachel griffiths, emily watson, james frain, david morrissey, charles dance, official content from polygram video jacqueline dupre.
The true story of two sisters who shared a passion, a madness and a man du pre, hilary, du pre, piers on. The events portrayed in the movie happened in one way. Piers du pre from the moment jacqueline du pre first held a cello at the age of five, it was clear she had an extrodinary gift. The year 1998 in film involved many significant films including. Written and produced as a tribute to jackie, the story.
At sixteen, when she made her professional debut, she was hailed as one of the worlds most talented and exciting musicians. Hilary and jackie on dvd 025192279720 from universal. The true story of two sisters who shared a passion, a madness and a man paperback december 7, 1998 by hilary du pre author, piers du pre author. Watson was nominated again two years later after learning to play in the cello in preparation to play eccentric cellist jacqueline du pre in 1998 biopic hilary and jackie. With regard to their musical prowess, they have always had a friendly competitive nature with each other, fueled in large part by the want of their pianist mother, iris, for them to achieve musical greatness. Both emily watson as jackie and rachel griffiths as hilary were nominated for. I was a huge fan of the film hilary and jackie and i shared it with both my mom and my eldest sister both musicians and they both loved it my sister usually doesnt like films i recommend to her. Hilary and jackie is a 1998 british biographical film directed by anand tucker, starring emily watson and rachel griffiths as the british classical musician sisters jacqueline du pre cello and hilary du pre flute. Hilary and jackie 1998 is a biography, drama movie starring emily watson and rachel griffiths. Jackie kennedy onassis 0 likes can you think of anything worse than living in a small town like this farmington, connecticut all your life and competing to see which housewife could bake the best cake. An intermedia filmsfilm four presentation, with the participation of british screen and the arts council of england, of an oxford films production. Rent hilary and jackie 1998 on dvd and bluray dvd netflix. But constant touring becomes a strain on jackie who longs for a similar life to that her sister hilary has built. Biopics movies that tell the true story of a real persons life have been around since the earliest days of cinema and, these days, its the ones about beloved musicians that seem to do best.
Staring rachel griffiths, emily watson, celia imrie and david morrissey. Loosely based on hilary and her brother pierss biography, the film is a fascinating, noholdsbarred account of jackie s musical. Oscars best picture winners best picture winners golden globes emmys san diego comiccon new york comiccon sundance film festival toronto intl film. Hilary and jackie 1998 rotten tomatoes movie trailers. Regardless of the role he portrayed whether it was a sinister spaniard in elizabeth 1998, a classical pianist in hilary and jackie 1998, or a softspoken librarian in where the heart is 2000 frain always extracted hidden layers of his characters emotions and brought them to the forefront. Rent hilary and jackie 1998 starring rachel griffiths and emily watson on dvd and bluray. From the moment jacqueline du pre first held a cello at the age of five, it was clear she had an extraordinary gift. Between 1999 and 2002 she starred in angelas ashes, gosford park and punchdrunk love.
An international furor has erupted over the oscarbound docudrama hilary and jackie, with friends and musical colleagues of the late cellist jacqueline du pre condemning the highly ac. Instead, it portrays a talented but capricious young woman who found her rise to fame as difficult to handle, in some ways, as her subsequent decline. Biopic of cellist jacqueline du pre, focussing on the bizarre love triangle between her, her sister hilary and hilarys husband. Shakespeare in love which won the academy award for best picture, saving private ryan, american history x, the truman show, primary colors, rushmore, rush hour, theres something about mary, the big lebowski, and terrence malicks directorial return in the thin red line. In fact it was not, as the book had not been written. Both are musical prodigies as children, but as they mature into women, it is jackie, the cellist, who moves on to international fame, while hilary opts for husband and family on an english farm. The exquisite passion of jackies playing provides a magnificent backdrop to a story of volatile passions, thwarted ambitions and sibling rivalry. The touching and incredible true story of jacqueline and hilary du pre, the gifted musical sisters who grew up in england in the 1950s. In the past 15 years alone, weve seen biopics about wideranging musicians and groups like ray charles, johnny.
Jacqueline dupre was arguably the greatest musical prodigy of the 20th century. The posthumous memoir a genius in the family by hilary and piers du pre later became the subject of the 1998 film adaptation hilary and jackie, directed by anand tucker, which in turn promoted the popularity of the memoir. A tribute to the most talented female cellist of all time. Both the book and film adaptation have been criticised for sensationalising jacqueline du pres personal life, although. Perhaps inspired by the success of biopics like shine and amadeus, this film based on a true story and a book entitled a genius in the family also focuses on the destructive forces of being a musical genius. Later, jackie suffers from multiple sclerosis, and the sisters strive to repair the emotional damage of their longstanding rivalry. Hilary and jackie 1998 hilary and jackie 1998 user. Hilary receives an unexpected visit from jackie, asking her sister for a chance to live a normal life and to sleep with kiffer. It has been seen as a counter by du pres friends to the 1998 film hilary and jackie based on the book a genius in the family by jacquelines siblings, hilary and piers which suggested that. Hilary and jackie soundtrack from 1998, composed by various artists, edward elgar, barrington pheloung. The true story of two sisters who shared a passion, a madness and a man.79 1129 812 299 673 568 1136 886 642 851 198 146 96 746 1347 222 1285 1447 440 1098 318 310 309 1161 850 1446 597 755 216 1290 627 558 280 34 516 104 1196 1122 1380 748 683 1151 1412 809