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Author: Paul WeinsteinBarry LevinsonDavid Henry HwangLaura JonesNeil LaButeAll authors
Publisher: Universal City, CA : Universal Pictures, [2003]
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Roland is an academic researcher who discovers some important letters written by a famous Victorian poet, Randolph Henry Ash. Ash was presumed to have been totally devoted to his wife, but Roland finds letters written to another unnamed woman, and soon determines that the intended recipient was another, less well-known poet, Christabel LaMotte. Roland contacts Maud, an expert on LaMotte's life and work. Despite her  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Historical films
Fiction films
Film adaptations
Feature films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Drama
Named Person: A S Byatt; A S Byatt
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Weinstein; Barry Levinson; David Henry Hwang; Laura Jones; Neil LaBute; Gwyneth Paltrow; Aaron Eckhart; Jeremy Northam; Jennifer Ehle; Lena Headey; Toby Stephens; Tom Hollander; Jean-Yves Escoffier; Claire Simpson; Gabriel Vared; Jenny Beavan; Luciana Arrighi; A S Byatt; USA Films (Firm); Warner Bros. Pictures (1969- ); Baltimore Pictures (Firm); Spring Creek Productions.; Contagious Films.; Universal Pictures (Firm)
ISBN: 0783273355 9780783273358
OCLC Number: 51287510
Language Note: Soundtrack in English or dubbed French; optional Spanish subtitles or closed-captioned in English.
Notes: Originally produced as a motion picture in 2002.
Based on the novel by A.S. Byatt.
Special features: commentary by director Neil LaBute, trailer.
Credits: Director of photography, Jean-Yves Escoffier ; editor, Claire Simpson ; music composer, Gabriel Vared ; costume designer, Jenny Beavan ; production designer, Luciana Arrighi.
Cast: Gwyneth Paltrow, Aaron Eckhart, Jeremy Northam, Jennifer Ehle, Lena Headey, Toby Stephens, Tom Hollander.
Target Audience: MPAA rating: PG-13.
Description: 1 videodisc (102 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD ; NTSC, Region 1 encoding ; anamorphic widescreen ; Dolby digital 5.1 surround.
Contents: Special features; Anamorphic widescreen --
Language: English 5.1 surround ; French 5.1 surround --
Subtitles: English, Spanish.
Responsibility: USA Films and Warner Bros. Pictures present a Baltimore/Spring Creek Pictures production in association with Contagious Films ; producers, Paul Weinstein, Barry Levinson ; screenplay writers, David Henry Hwang, Laura Jones, Neil LaBute ; director, Neil LaBute.
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Roland is an academic researcher who discovers some important letters written by a famous Victorian poet, Randolph Henry Ash. Ash was presumed to have been totally devoted to his wife, but Roland finds letters written to another unnamed woman, and soon determines that the intended recipient was another, less well-known poet, Christabel LaMotte. Roland contacts Maud, an expert on LaMotte's life and work. Despite her skepticism, the two begin to investigate, and uncover a wealth of information about the affair between the two poets.

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