The Hours
The Hours. Michael Cunningham's beautiful novel, based on Virginia Woolf's MRS. DALLOWAY, is the story of three women: in 1920, Richmond, England, Virginia Woolf is writing MRS DALLOWAY; in 1950's Los Angeles, Laura Brown is reading MRS DALLOWAY; and in 2001, NYC, Clarissa Vaughan, nicknamed "Mrs. Dalloway" is throwing a party, like Mrs. Dalloway, for friend and former lover Richard. A beautiful, affecting novel adapted into a richly textured, staggeringly acted film--with a transfixing Phillip Glass score that has the uncanny ability to transcend time period.