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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:   DVD video : English : Widescreen version (2.35:1)View 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: Romantic comedy films
Comedy films
Fiction films
Film adaptations
Feature films
Drama
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 (Great Britain); Newmarket Capital Group LP.; Fragile Films.; Miramax Home Entertainment (Firm); Buena Vista Home Entertainment (Firm)
ISBN: 0788839454 9780788839450 6307247665 : DVD 9786307247669 : DVD
OCLC Number: 50809886
Language Note: English or French dialogue; closed-captioned.
Notes: Based on the play by Oscar Wilde.
Special features: feature commentary; the making-of "The importance of being Earnest"; behind the scenes.
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 videodisc (ca. 94 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, 5.1 Dolby digital, Region 1.
Contents: Special features: Widescreen (2.35:1) enhanced for 16x9 televisions --
Audio commentary with director Oliver Parker --
The Making of The Importance of Being Earnest --
Behind-the-scenes featurette --
Language: English 5.1 surround ; French 5.1 surround --
Subtitles: English.
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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