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Topic - Tom Courtenay
At least Dustin Hoffman is honest when asked why it took him so long to make his directing debut.
Dustin Hoffman's directorial debut is a gentle, lighthearted movie that works as a vehicle to showcase the considerable talents of its aging stars.
Dustin Hoffman's directing bow at 75 finds a perfect match in the well-heeled subject of "Quartet," a charming tale of aging musicians whose passion for life continues undiminished in a stately English manor filled with humor, caring and of course great music. This optimistic fairy tale about aging and the continuing possibilities it offers for emotional satisfaction should strike the fancy of older audiences who turned the British indie "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel" into a breakout hit released around the world. Leading a cast of real-life musical veterans, Maggie Smith and Tom Courtenay put the stamp of quality on a lush-looking production, albeit one that adheres to genre rules with an iron grip.
To celebrate the 200th anniversary of the birth of British writer Charles Dickens, the List looks at the best adaptations of Dickens' books on the silver screen and television.
A look at the Oscar-winning actress' 10 most notable films