Far from the Madding Crowd movie quotes tell the story of one exceptional woman tasked with choosing between three very different suitors. The romantic drama was adapted by David Nicholls from the 1874 book of the same name by Thomas Hardy. Thomas Vinterberg directed the film which opened on May 1, 2015.
In Far from the Madding Crowd, Bathsheba Everdene (Carey Mulligan) is a single woman in Victorian England who inherits a farm from her late uncle. She is unlike her uncle and unlike other women in her kind nature and willingness to treat everyone as equals. This sparks the eye of sheep farmer Gabriel Oak (Matthias Schoenaerts) who begins to court her.
Meanwhile, Bathsheba meets her wealthy, handsome, mature neighbor William Boldwood. He too is smitten with her and wants nothing more than to be with her for eternity. As if two suitors were not enough, enter Sergeant Frank Troy (Tom Sturridge). The handsome charmer never turns down an opportunity to woo her with his words. So with three men after her heart and Bathsheba in a unique position to be very picky about her husband, this makes deciding between these men as fun as it is difficult.Far from the Madding Crowd brings some historical drama to theaters which are showing a number of other films including Avengers: Age of Ultron, Welcome to Me, The Water Diviner, Adult Beginners and The Age of Adaline.
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Gabriel Oak: I'm not such a fool as to imagine that I might stand a chance. One day I will leave you. You can be sure of that.Gabriel lays out his place in Bathsheba's life for her. He knows her other suitors have advantages that he does not have and is not waiting around forever for her to pick one of them.224Should this be higher or lower?
Someone to Tame Me
Gabriel Oak: Miss Bathsheba Everdene, would you like to marry me?Gabriel asks Bathsheba to marry him but is not exactly happy with the answer. She has the luxury of being extremely picky with her suitor and is doing just that.
Bathsheba Everdene: Mr. Oak, I want a husband. If I ever were to marry, I'd want someone to tame me and you'd never be able to do it.82Should this be higher or lower?
Frank Troy: Having seen yourself through a man's eye, it's like not being able to think.Bathsheba is an exceptional woman and has no fewer than three suitors after her heart. Each have their pros and cons, making her decision to marry one of them, or none at all, quite a difficult one.
William Boldwood: I want, very much, to protect you for the rest of your life.
Gabriel Oak: I'm not going to tell stories just to please you. Be sure of that.52Should this be higher or lower?
Astonish You All
Bathsheba Everdene: From now on you have a mistress, not a master. It is my intention to astonish you all.After inheriting her uncle's farm, Bathsheba makes things clear that she will treat her workers well. Bathsheba is no ordinary woman and her never-ending string of surprising moves proves just that.42Should this be higher or lower?