The Golden Bowl is a drama film based on a 1904 novel. The film stars Uma Thurman as Charlotte and Nick Nolte as Adam. Adam is set to marry but has an affair with Charlotte and eventfully gets married to her. The couple along with another couple focused in the movie move from party to party around town where people talk about them. The Golden Bowl is a reference to a glass bowl which has gold decorative features which appears in the movie but has a more symbolic meaning to the kind of relationship the characters have and how they may end up.
One of the parties is set by Nicholas Day's character Lord Castledean who I don't think the viewer knows his name. Maybe a way to get people who read the novel to figure out who the characters are, which seems to be common in Nicholas Day's later roles in Daniel Doronda where the readers of the book may get the characters when they watch the film. (My best guess)
The party guests has Day's party and some really want him to get involved in the party.
So another hour into the movie and towards the end where we never see Day's character again. He appears as a guest at Charlotte's event when she shows off paintings at an art gallery. He even has lines of daigoue. He was an important character in the movie despite not having much time on screen but important.
The film also stars Anjelica Huston who was well known from being in The Adaams Family. To wonder why they ever made this movie for it's time in 2000, considering the freedom people went to enter relationships, which is why this movie was made. Rather clear why Nick Nolte who appeared in many street crime films in the 1970s to 1980s and Uma Thurman who was in Pulp Fiction and many noticeable movies went on to make this movie. It wasn't the kind of movie I'll watch unless they were in it.
Uma Thurman meets Morley ... this looks like an interesting one - nice review this westlndr!
Ahhhhh! It does look like that. I hadn't noticed. I thought I saw it like he was shfiting away from Minder but he does look like he's kept that persona in his movie with Uma Thurman. Seeing how the Minder Day projects himself towards the end of the movie in the gallery scene. His words were "Can you believe it? All this art is heading for America!", like he comments about Arthur Daley's wares being shifted from episode to episode. After that scene in the movie, Uma Thurman comes across as tricky and deceptive (like Arthur) as she explains her paints to try to get her way with the events that occur in the movie.