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The libertine

Author: Laurence DunmoreJohnny DeppSamantha MortonJohn MalkovichPaul RitterAll authors
Publisher: Burbank, CA : Weinstein Co., 2006.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : EnglishView all editions and formats
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John Wilmot, a 17th century poet, is the Earl of Rochester and from the beginning he treats his wife cruelly, drinks to relentless excess, abuses his friendships, and generally wallows in dissipation, much to the dismay of King Charles II. The king hopes that Rochester will write a play glorifying his reign. But Rochester finds his true inspiration when he sees a young actress named Lizzie Barry. Rochester sets out  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Historical films
Melodrama
Feature films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Historical
Drama
Feature
Named Person: John Wilmot Rochester, Earl of; John Wilmot Rochester, Earl of; John Wilmot Rochester, Earl of
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Laurence Dunmore; Johnny Depp; Samantha Morton; John Malkovich; Paul Ritter; Stanley Townsend; Alexander Melman; Michael Nyman; Stephen Jeffreys; Weinstein Company (Firm)
ISBN: 1594441308 9781594441301
OCLC Number: 65223086
Language Note: In English with optional English or Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned.
Notes: Title from container.
Based on the play by Stephen Jeffreys.
Credits: Director of photography, Alexander Melman ; art directors, Patrick Rolfe, Fleur Whitlock ; editor, Jill Bilcock ; music, Michael Nyman ; production designer, Ben van Os ; visual effects, Steve Parsons ; special effects supervisor, Edward Smith.
Cast: Johnny Depp, Samantha Morton, John Malkovich, Paul Ritter, Stanley Townsend, Francesca Annis, Rosamund Pike, Tom Hollander, Johnny Vegas, Richard Coyle.
Target Audience: Rating: R; for strong sexuality including dialogue, violence and language.
Description: 1 videodisc (ca. 114 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, region 1, widescreen presentation; Dolby Digital.
Contents: Special features: Widescreen version presented in a "matted" format --
Deleted scenes --
Making of documentary --
Director commentary --
Theatrical trailer --
Language: English Dolby digital 5.1 --
Subtitles: Egnlish (cc), Spanish.
Other Titles: Libertine (Motion picture : 2006)
Responsibility: Mr. Mudd ; Isle of Man Film Commission ; First Choice Films 2004 ; Isle of Man Film Ltd. ; Odyssey Entertainment Ltd. ; produced by Lianne Halfon, John Malkovich, Russell Smith ; screenplay by Stephen Jeffreys ; directed by Laurence Dunmore.

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John Wilmot, a 17th century poet, is the Earl of Rochester and from the beginning he treats his wife cruelly, drinks to relentless excess, abuses his friendships, and generally wallows in dissipation, much to the dismay of King Charles II. The king hopes that Rochester will write a play glorifying his reign. But Rochester finds his true inspiration when he sees a young actress named Lizzie Barry. Rochester sets out to make her the greatest actress of their time--and she, with some reluctance, submits to his teaching.

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