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Being Julia

Author: Robert LantosRonald HarwoodIstván SzabóAnnette BeningJeremy IronsAll authors
Publisher: Culver City, CA : Sony Pictures Classics : Distributed bySony Pictures Home Entertainment, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : EnglishView all editions and formats
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London, 1938. Julia is a true West End diva: beautiful, talented, wealthy, and famous. She has a devoted husband who has masterminded her brilliant career - but after years of the spotlight she begins to suffer from a severe case of boredom and longs for something new and exciting to put the twinkle back in her eye. She finds what she is looking for in a handsome young American fan, who adds a few more sparks than  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Comedy films
Melodramas (Motion pictures)
Feature films
Fiction films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Melodrama
Film adaptations
Drama
Named Person: W Somerset Maugham
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Lantos; Ronald Harwood; István Szabó; Annette Bening; Jeremy Irons; Bruce Greenwood; Miriam Margolyes; Juliet Stevenson; Shaun Evans; Tom Sturridge; Maury Chaykin; Rosemary Harris; Rita Tushingham; Michael Gambon; Lajos Koltai; Susan Shipton; Mychael Danna; W Somerset Maugham; Sony Pictures Classics (Firm); Serendipity Point Films.; First Choice Films.; Astral Media.; Telefilm Canada.; Corus Entertainment (Firm); Myriad Pictures.; ISL Films (Firm); Hogarth Productions (Firm); Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (Firm)
ISBN: 1404970061 9781404970069
OCLC Number: 57360210
Language Note: In English; closed-captioned.
Notes: Based on the novella "Theatre" by W. Somerset Maugham.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2004.
Special features: Commentary with director István Szabó, Annette Bening and Jeremy Irons [optional audio feature]; Behind-the-scenes of "Being Julia" [featurette] (9 min.); Behind the lens: the making of "Being Julia" [featurette] (6 min.); Deleted scenes (5 min.); Previews (7 min.).
Credits: Director of photography, Lajos Koltai ; edited by Susan Shipton ; music by Mychael Danna ; costume designer, John Bloomfield ; production designer, Luciana Arrighi.
Cast: Annette Bening, Jeremy Irons, Bruce Greenwood, Miriam Margolyes, Juliet Stevenson, Shaun Evans, Lucy Punch, Tom Sturridge, Maury Chaykin, Sheila McCarthy, Rosemary Harris, Rita Tushingham, Leigh Lawson, Julian Richings, Michael Gambon.
Awards: Golden Globes, USA, 2005: Golden Globe - Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy (Annette Bening).
Target Audience: MPAA rating: Rated R; some sexuality.
Description: 1 videodisc (104 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD; Region 1; Dolby Digital 5.1; widescreen presentation, aspect ratio 1.85:1.
Contents: Start --
Tom Fennel --
Dolly --
Invitation --
One big pose --
Tea with Tom --
"You don't look so bad." --
Enjoying herself again --
Tightening --
Older woman --
Very modern couple --
English thing --
Learn restraint --
What it's all about --
Transparent boy --
Role for Avice --
Clever girl --
"You were awful." --
Audition --
Rehearsal --
Fling with Daddy --
Far too angelic --
For old times sake --
Opening night --
Lesson in upstaging --
and improvisation --
Spoils of war --
Dining alone.
Other Titles: Being Julia (Motion picture)
Responsibility: Sony Pictures Classics and Serendipity Point Films present ; in association with First Choice Films, Astral Media, Telefilm Canada, Corus Entertainment, Myriad Pictures, ISL Films, Hogarth Productions ; a Robert Lantos production ; an István Szabó film ; screenplay by Ronald Harwood ; produced by Robert Lantos ; directed by István Szabó.

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London, 1938. Julia is a true West End diva: beautiful, talented, wealthy, and famous. She has a devoted husband who has masterminded her brilliant career - but after years of the spotlight she begins to suffer from a severe case of boredom and longs for something new and exciting to put the twinkle back in her eye. She finds what she is looking for in a handsome young American fan, who adds a few more sparks than Julia was hoping for.

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