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The importance of being earnest

Author: Oliver ParkerBarnaby ThompsonRupert EverettColin FirthFrances O'ConnorAll authors
Publisher: [United States] : Miramax Home Entertainment ; [Santa Monica, Calif.] : Lionsgate [distributor], [2011]
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Algernon is a gentleman 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
Named Person: Oscar Wilde; Oscar Wilde
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Oliver Parker; Barnaby Thompson; 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); Lions Gate Films.
OCLC Number: 785837983
Language Note: In English or dubbed French, with optional English subtitles; closed-captioned.
Notes: Based on the play by Oscar Wilde.
DVD release of the motion picture originally produced in 2002.
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 (approximately 94 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD; NTSC, region 1, aspect ratio: 2.35:1, widescreen; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound.
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 ; screenplay by Oliver Parker ; produced by Barnaby Thompson ; directed by Oliver Parker.

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Algernon is a gentleman 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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