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Howards End

Author: James IvoryVanessa RedgraveHelena Bonham CarterJoseph BennettEmma ThompsonAll authors
Publisher: Irvington, NY : Criterion Collection ; Chicago, IL : Distributed by Home Vision Entertainment, [2005]
Series: Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs)
Edition/Format:   DVD video : English : Special edView 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
Films for the hearing impaired
Drama
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: James Ivory; Vanessa Redgrave; Helena Bonham Carter; Joseph Bennett; Emma Thompson; Prunella Scales; Tony Pierce-Roberts; Richard Robbins; E M Forster; Criterion Collection (Firm)
ISBN: 0780029135 9780780029132
OCLC Number: 824195810
Language Note: Closed-captioned.
Notes: Originally released as a motion picture in 1992.
Based on the novel by E.M. Forster.
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.
Credits: Director of photography, Tony Pierce-Roberts ; art director, John Ralph ; editor, Andrew Marcus ; music, Richard Robbins ; costume designers, Jenny Beavan, John Bright ; production designer, Luciana Arrighi.
Cast: Vanessa Redgrave, Helena Bonham Carter, Joseph Bennett, Emma Thompson, Prunella Scales, Adrian Ross Magenty, Jo Kendall, Anthony Hopkins, James Wilby, Jemma Redgrave.
Description: 2 videodiscs (ca. 142 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, region 1, widescreen (2.35:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround.
Series Title: Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs)
Other Titles: Howards End (Motion picture : 1992)
Responsibility: Merchant/Ivory Productions ; Sumitomo Corporation in association with Imagica Corp., Cinema Ten Corporation, Japan Satellite Broadcasting Inc., Ida Productions, a film by James Ivory ; produced in association with the Criterion Collection ; produced by Ismail Merchant ; screenplay, Ruth Prawer Jhabvala ; directed by James Ivory.

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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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