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The French lieutenant's woman

Author: Karel ReiszHarold PinterLeon CloreMeryl StreepJeremy IronsAll authors
Publisher: [New York, New York] : The Criterion Collection, [2015] ©2015
Series: Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs), 768.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : English : Two-DVD special editionView all editions and formats
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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.
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Genre/Form: Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Romance films
Film adaptations
Fiction films
Feature films
Drama
Named Person: John Fowles; John Fowles
Material Type: Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Karel Reisz; Harold Pinter; Leon Clore; Meryl Streep; Jeremy Irons; Leo McKern; Lynsey Baxter; Patience Collier; Hilton McRae; Emily Morgan; Peter Vaughan; Penelope Wilton; Assheton Gorton; Carl Davis; John Bloom; Freddie Francis; John Fowles; Ian Christie; Lucy Bolton; Criterion Collection (Firm),
ISBN: 1681430339 9781681430331
OCLC Number: 912593695
Language Note: English audio with optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.
Notes: Wide screen (1.85:1).
One poster with movie title and image on one side, and the program note, production, cast credentials, an essay (A room of her own, by Lucy Bolton) on the opposite side of the poster; poster inserted inside container.
Based on the book 'The French lieutenant's woman' by John Fowles.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1981.
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.
Credits: Production designer, Assheton Gorton ; music by Carl Davis ; editor, John Bloom ; director of photography, Freddie Francis.
Cast: Meryl Streep, Jeremy Irons, Leo McKern, Lynsey Baxter, Patience Collier, Hilton McRae, Emily Morgan, Peter Vaughan, Penelope Wilton.
Target Audience: MPAA rating: R.
Description: 2 videodiscs (123 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 folded poster (37 x 47 cm, folded to 19 x 12 cm)
Details: DVD, NTSC, region 1; 1.85:1 aspect ratio; Dolby Digital mono.
Series Title: Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs), 768.
Other Titles: French lieutenant's woman (Motion picture)
South Bank show (Television program)
Responsibility: a Karel Reisz production ; screenplay by Harold Pinter ; produced by Leon Clore ; directed by Karel Reisz.

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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.

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