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Author: Robert FoxScott RudinRichard EyreCharles WoodJudi DenchAll authors
Publisher: Burbank, Calif. : Miramax Home Entertainment : Distributed by Buena Vista Home Entertainment, [2002], ©2001.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Adapted from the memoirs of literary critic John Bayley, the film recounts his courtship of and long marriage to British novelist Iris Murdoch. The scenario tracks back and forth from the young Iris-- ready to seduce one and all with her coy command of words and sex appeal-- to the elder Iris-- slowly giving way to the cruel erasure of Alzheimer's.
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Genre/Form: Biographical films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Drama
Named Person: Iris Murdoch; John Bayley; John Bayley; Iris Murdoch
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Fox; Scott Rudin; Richard Eyre; Charles Wood; Judi Dench; Jim Broadbent; Kate Winslet; Hugh Bonneville; Penelope Wilton; Roger Pratt; Martin Walsh; James Horner; Ruth Myers; Gemma Jackson; John Bayley; Miramax Films.; BBC Films.; Intermedia Films.; Mirage Enterprises.; Miramax Home Entertainment (Firm); Buena Vista Home Entertainment (Firm)
ISBN: 078883438X 9780788834387
OCLC Number: 49231530
Language Note: Closed-captioned.
Notes: Originally produced as a motion picture in 2001.
Based on the books Iris : a memoir and elegy for Iris and Iris and her friends : a memoir of memory and desire by John Bayley.
Credits: Director of photography, Roger Pratt ; editor, Martin Walsh ; music composed & conducted by James Horner ; costume designer, Ruth Myers ; production designer, Gemma Jackson.
Cast: Judi Dench, Jim Broadbent, Kate Winslet, Hugh Bonneville, Penelope Wilton.
Awards: Academy Awards, USA, 2002: Oscar - Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Jim Broadbent)
Target Audience: MPAA rating: R.
Description: 1 videocassette (91 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS, stereo., Hi-fi, digitally mastered.
Other Titles: Iris (Motion picture)
Responsibility: Miramax Films, BBC Films, Intermedia Films present a Mirage Enterprises, Robert Fox/Scott Rudin production of a Richard Eyre film ; producers, Robert Fox, Scott Rudin ; writers, Richard Eyre, Charles Wood ; director, Richard Eyre.

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Adapted from the memoirs of literary critic John Bayley, the film recounts his courtship of and long marriage to British novelist Iris Murdoch. The scenario tracks back and forth from the young Iris-- ready to seduce one and all with her coy command of words and sex appeal-- to the elder Iris-- slowly giving way to the cruel erasure of Alzheimer's.

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