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Uniform Title French lieutenant's woman (Motion picture)
Title The French lieutenant's woman [videorecording] / Metro Goldwyn Mayer ; United Artists ; a Karel Reisz production ; Juniper Films ; screenplay by Harold Pinter ; produced by Leon Clore ; directed by Karel Reisz.

Publication Info. [Irvington, N.Y.] : The Criterion Collection, [2015]


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library DVD    FRE    Available
Edition Two-DVD special edition.
Description 2 videodiscs (123 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + folded poster
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Physical Medium DVD video 4 3/4 in. rda
Description digital optical mono Dolby Digital 1.0 rda
NTSC rda
video file DVD video region 1 rda
Motion pictures lcgft
Series Criterion collection 768
Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs) ; 768.
System Details DVD, NTSC, region 1, 1.85:1 aspect ratio; Dolby Digital monaural.
Language English audio with optional English subtitles.
Note Widescreen.
Cast Meryl Streep, Jeremy Irons, Leo McKern, Lynsey Baxter, Patience Collier, Hilton McRae, Emily Morgan, Peter Vaughan, Penelope Wilton.
Credits Production designer, Assheton Gorton ; music by Carl Davis ; editor, John Bloom ; director of photography, Freddie Francis.
Note Based on the book 'The French lieutenant's woman' by John Fowles.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1981.
Summary A parallel narrative of a Victorian-era gentleman and the social outcast he risks everything to love, and of the contemporary actors cast in those roles and immersed in their own forbidden affair.
Audience MPAA rating: R.
Note Special features: Disc 1: Trailer. Disc 2: Ian Christie (the film scholar appraises the cinematic and literacy achievements of the film); The South Bank Show (1981 episode of London Weekend Television's The South Bank Show examines the film and features interviews with novelist John Fowles, screenwriter Harold Pinter, and director Karel Reisz); Emotional uncertainties (31 min. documentary, actors Jeremy Irons and Meryl Streep and editor John Bloom discuss director Karel Reisz and their experiences working on the film); Carl Davis (the composer talks about his score for the film). Insert includes an essay by film scholar Lucy Bolton.
Subject Triangles (Interpersonal relations) -- Drama.
Lyme Regis (England) -- Drama.
England -- Social life and customs -- 19th century -- Drama.
Actors -- Drama.
Fowles, John, 1926-2005 -- Film adaptations.
Genre/Form Romance films.
Film adaptations.
Fiction films.
Feature films.
Added Author Reisz, Karel, film director.
Pinter, Harold, 1930-2008, screenwriter.
Clore, Leon, film producer.
Streep, Meryl, actor.
Irons, Jeremy, 1948- actor.
McKern, Leo, 1920-2002, actor.
Baxter, Lynsey, 1961- actor.
Collier, Patience, 1910-1987, actor.
McRae, Hilton, 1949- actor.
Morgan, Emily (Actor), actor.
Vaughan, Peter, 1923- actor.
Wilton, Penelope, 1946- actor.
Gorton, Assheton, production designer.
Davis, Carl, 1936- composer (expression)
Bloom, John, 1935- editor of moving image work.
Francis, Freddie, 1917-2007, director of photography.
Motion picture adaptation of (work): Fowles, John, 1926-2005. French lieutenant's woman.
Christie, Ian, 1945- interviewee (expression)
Bolton, Lucy, writer of supplementary textual content.
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, film distributor.
United Artists Corporation, film distributor.
Juniper Films, production company.
Criterion Collection (Firm), publisher.
Added Title Container of (work): South Bank show (Television program)
ISBN 1681430339
Standard No. 715515154116
Music No. CC2520DDVD The Criterion Collection
CC2520D The Criterion Collection (container)
CC2520D-1 The Criterion Collection (disc 1)
CC2520D-2 The Criterion Collection (disc 2)

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