A study in contrasts: From faces to landscapes, DP Geoffrey Simpson runs the gamut in "Oscar and Lucinda"

Everybody who has read Peter Carey's 1988 Booker Prize-winning novel Oscar and Lucinda talks about its richness, its wealth of descriptive detail, and its skill at filling in a broad 19th-century canvas at the same time that it brings the title characters to emotional life. If ever a director was well suited to a project, it's Gillian Armstrong to this one. Her version of Oscar and Lucinda, which Fox Searchlight Pictures released on the last day of 1997, has all of the qualities one has come

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