The Hours (film)  

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The Hours is a 2002 Academy Award-winning film and Best Picture nominee about three women of different generations and times whose lives are interconnected by Virginia Woolf's novel, Mrs Dalloway. All the action takes place within the span of one day. Nicole Kidman portrays renowned British author Woolf (1923), Julianne Moore plays a troubled housewife in 1951 who is reading the novel and Meryl Streep plays a lesbian book editor in 2001 who is the embodiment of Mrs Dalloway and is coping with a friend dying from AIDS. Miranda Richardson plays Vanessa Bell. Toni Collette, Claire Danes, Ed Harris, Allison Janney, Jeff Daniels and John C. Reilly also star.

The film's screenplay was written by David Hare, based on the Pulitzer Prize and PEN/Faulkner Award-winning 1998 novel, The Hours by Michael Cunningham. The film was directed by Stephen Daldry, with a soundtrack by Philip Glass.

One of the most acclaimed films of 2002, The Hours received many awards and award nominations. The movie won the 2003 Golden Globe Best Dramatic Film and received nine Academy Award nominations. Kidman won both the Best Dramatic Actress Golden Globe and the Oscar for Best Actress for her role in the film.

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