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The importance of being earnest

Author: Barnaby ThompsonOliver ParkerRupert EverettColin FirthFrances O'ConnorAll authors
Publisher: [United States] : Miramax Home Entertainment ; Burbank, Calif. : Distributed by Buena Vista Home Entertainment, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Algernon is a gentlemen from a wealthy family. Algernon's close friend Jack, has a ward, Cecily. Both Algernon and Jack have created alter egos to make life more interesting. Algernon arrives for a weekend visit in the country posing as Earnest. Having heard of Earnest's misadventures, Cicely has developed an infatuation with the rogue, and Algernon's impersonation of him works famously on Cicely. Meanwhile,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Comedy films
Drama
Feature films
Fiction films
Film adaptations
Romantic comedy films
Films for the hearing impaired
Film and video adaptations
Named Person: Oscar Wilde; Oscar Wilde
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Barnaby Thompson; Oliver Parker; Rupert Everett; Colin Firth; Frances O'Connor; Reese Witherspoon; Judi Dench; Tom Wilkinson; Anna Massey; Edward Fox; Tony Pierce-Roberts; Guy Bensley; Charlie Mole; Maurizio Millenotti; Luciana Arrighi; Oscar Wilde; Miramax Films.; Ealing Studios.; Film Council (Firm); Newmarket Capital Group LP.; Fragile Film (Firm); Miramax Home Entertainment (Firm); Buena Vista Home Entertainment (Firm)
ISBN: 0788839241 9780788839245
OCLC Number: 50809885
Language Note: Closed-captioned.
Notes: Based on the play by Oscar Wilde.
Credits: Director of photography, Tony Pierce-Roberts ; editor, Guy Bensley ; music, Charlie Mole ; costume designer, Maurizio Millenotti ; production designer, Luciana Arrighi.
Cast: Rupert Everett, Colin Firth, Frances O'Connor, Reese Witherspoon, Judi Dench, Tom Wilkinson, Anna Massey, Edward Fox.
Target Audience: MPAA rating: PG; for mild sensuality.
Description: 1 videocassette (93 min.) : sound, color ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS, Dolby digital.
Other Titles: Importance of being earnest (Motion picture : 2002)
Responsibility: Miramax Films & Ealing Studios present in association with Film Council & Newmarket Capital Group, a Fragile Film ; producer, Barnaby Thompson ; screenplay writer, Oliver Parker ; director, Oliver Parker.

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Algernon is a gentlemen from a wealthy family. Algernon's close friend Jack, has a ward, Cecily. Both Algernon and Jack have created alter egos to make life more interesting. Algernon arrives for a weekend visit in the country posing as Earnest. Having heard of Earnest's misadventures, Cicely has developed an infatuation with the rogue, and Algernon's impersonation of him works famously on Cicely. Meanwhile, Algernon's cousin, Gwendolyn, arrives for the weekend, and is startled to discover Jack is also there -- except that she knows him as bad-boy Earnest. So just who really is who?

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