Freely adapted from Nathaniel Hawthorne's novel of forbidden passion in 17th-century America, "The Scarlet Letter" (1995) stars Demi Moore as Hester Prynne. Her husband presumed dead, Prynne has an affair with a local minister (Gary Oldman) and bears his child, incurring the townspeople's wrath. With Robert Duvall, Joan Plowright. Next, Thomas Jefferson's (Nick Nolte) romantic life while he served as Ambassador to France in the late 1780s is the focus of "Jefferson in Paris" (1995). Among the women said to be involved with the widowed statesman are an Italian socialite and Sally Hemmings, one of his slaves. Gwyneth Paltrow, Thandie Newton co-star. "Feast of July" (1995) is set in England in 1833, where a single woman who recently suffered a miscarriage is taken in by a kind lamplighter and his family. She soon becomes the object of affection of the man's three sons. Embeth Davidtz, Ben Chaplin star. Finally, Jennifer Jason Leigh stars as a shy Victorian woman whose search for love leads her into the arms of a wastrel (Chaplin), in "Washington Square" (1997), an elegant adaptation of Henry James' classic story. Albert Finney, Maggie Smith also star. Soundtrack: English.