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Pandemonium
Original name: Pandaemonium
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Set in England during the early 19th century, Pandaemonium evokes late-1960s America in its depiction of the relationship between Samuel Taylor Coleridge (Linus Roach) and William Wordsworth (John Hannah). Instead of going to Vietnam, Wordsworth goes off to fight against the French while Coleridge stays at home and promotes utopianism. After the war, the poets live and work together with Coleridge's wife, Sara (Samantha Morton), and Wordsworth's sister, Dorothy (Emily Woof). At first this communal arrangement works to the advantage of Coleridge--who does some of his best writing while Wordsworth stagnates--until Coleridge becomes addicted to opium. Wordsworth, meanwhile, doesn't find his voice until he abandons his friend. In 20th-century vernacular, Wordsworth is the yuppie, Coleridge the hippie.
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic
Plot: musician's life, prodigy, palaces castles and temples, tragic hero, writer's life, friendship, rise and fall, infidelity, addiction, love affair, tragic love, unfulfilled love, politics, betrayal, alcohol abuse, drug abuse, celebrity culture, artists and showbiz, life is a bitch, love and romance, unfulfillment, couples, idealism, friends, society ...
Time: 18th century, 1790s, 1800s
Place: england, europe, france
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Biography, Drama
UK
85 min.
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Control
Biography, Drama, Music
UK, USA, Australia, Japan, France
122 min.
 7.7
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    User:   35%
 
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