Three Films by W. Somerset Maugham -DVD

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William Somerset Maugham CH was an English playwright, novelist, and short story writer. He was among the most popular writers of his era and reputedly the highest-paid author during the 1930s. Both Maugham’s parents died before he was 10, and the orphaned boy was raised by a paternal uncle who was emotionally cold.

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QUARTET :

Four of W. Somerset Maugham’s short stories are brought to the screen with each introduced by the author. In the first story, “The Facts of Life”, a young man with great potential on the tennis courts goes to Monte Carlo and soon finds himself doing the exact opposite of what his father recommended. In “The Alien Corn”, an aspiring pianist devotes himself to perfecting his artistic skills, but finds he likely hasn’t the talents to reach the heights he so desperately craves. In “The Kite”, a young man, who lives at home and loves kite flying, goes against his overbearing mother’s wishes and marries the girl he’s been dating. He’s soon back home, much to his mother’s delight, but re-considers when his wife takes up a new hobby. In the final chapter “The Colonel’s Lady”, a middle-aged man is shocked to learn that his somewhat dowdy wife has written a collection of racy poems and is now a best-selling author.

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Three short stories by W. Somerset Maugham, “The Verger”, “Mr. Know-All”, and “The Sanatorium” are introduced by the author.

ENCORE :

Adaptations of three short stories by W. Somerset Maugham comprise this anthology film where the celebrated author introduces each segment of the film in front of the camera.

 

 

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