Far from the Madding Crowd 1997

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Far from the Madding Crowd ★★★ 1997

TV version of the Thomas Hardy novel (filmed for the big screen in 1967) that follows the adventures of young Bathsheba (Baeza), who's the object of desire for three very different men in 19thcentury rural England. Independent minded Bathsheba Everdene inherits a farm and insists on managing it herself. She's aided by steadfast head man Gabriel Oak (Parker), who loves her but doesn't feel he can offer her anything; wealthy older neighbor William Bold wood (Terry), whose love for Bathsheba becomes an obsession; and rakish Sgt. Frank Troy (Firth), who captivates Bathsheba but proves to be a scoundrel. 200m/C VHS, DVD . GB Palomar Baeza, Nigel Terry, Nathaniel Parker, Jonathan Firth; D: Nicholas Renton; W: Philomena McDonagh. TV