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Author: Ismail MerchantRuth Prawer JhabvalaJames IvoryAnthony HopkinsVanessa RedgraveAll authors
Publisher: [Irvington, N.Y.] : Criterion Collection, [2005], ©1992.
Series: Merchant Ivory collection.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : English : Special ed. two-disc setView all editions and formats
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Margaret and Helen Schlegel are sisters from a well-educated European family. A series of events brings them into a relationship with the very English Wilcox family. Both families also come into contact with Leonard Bast and his wife, a couple near the lowest tier of the rigid class system. Leonard's desire for cultural and intellectual status attracts the attention of Helen. Margaret must reconcile her independent  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Feature films
Film adaptations
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Melodrama
Drama
Feature
Named Person: E M Forster; E M Forster
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Ismail Merchant; Ruth Prawer Jhabvala; James Ivory; Anthony Hopkins; Vanessa Redgrave; Helena Bonham Carter; Emma Thompson; James Wilby; Samuel West; Prunella Scales; Tony Pierce-Roberts; Andrew Marcus, (Film editor); Richard Robbins; E M Forster; Merchant Ivory Productions.
ISBN: 0780029135 9780780029132
OCLC Number: 57206191
Language Note: In English with optional subtitles in English for the hearing impaired.
Notes: DVD release of the 1992 motion picture.
Based on the novel by E.M. Forster.
Anamorphic widescreen format (2.35:1 aspect ratio); Dolby Digital 5.1 surround.
Special features include: Building Howards End; The design of Howards End; The wandering company; original 1992 behind-the-scenes featurette.
Credits: Photography, Tony Pierce-Roberts ; art director, John Ralph ; editor, Andrew Marcus ; music, Richard Robbins.
Cast: Anthony Hopkins, Vanessa Redgrave, Helena Bonham Carter, Emma Thompson, James Wilby, Samuel West, Prunella Scales.
Awards: Academy Award for Best Actress, 1993.
Target Audience: MPAA rating: PG.
Description: 2 videodiscs (142 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 insert.
Details: DVD.
Contents: Special features: New high-definition digital transfer; "Building Howard End": a new documentary featurette including interviews with James Ivory, Ismail Merchant, Helena Bonham Carter, costume designer Jenny Beavan, and production designer Luciana Arrighi; "The design of Howards End": an in-depth look at the costume and production designs for the film; "The wandering company"; a 1984 documentary about the history of Merchant Ivory Productions; original 1992 behind-the-scenes featurette.
Series Title: Merchant Ivory collection.
Other Titles: Howards End (Motion picture)
Responsibility: producer, Ismail Merchant ; screenplay, Ruth Prawer Jhabvala ; director, James Ivory ; Merchant/Ivory Productions.

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Margaret and Helen Schlegel are sisters from a well-educated European family. A series of events brings them into a relationship with the very English Wilcox family. Both families also come into contact with Leonard Bast and his wife, a couple near the lowest tier of the rigid class system. Leonard's desire for cultural and intellectual status attracts the attention of Helen. Margaret must reconcile her independent spirit with her desire for companionship and a comfortable place in Edwardian society. Her moral strength is eventually able to resolve the tangle of opposites.

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