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Author: Matthew FaulkMark SkeetJulian FellowesMira NairReese WitherspoonAll authors
Publisher: Universal City, CA : Universal, [2005]
Series: Focus Features spotlight series.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : English : [Widescreen ed.]View all editions and formats
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Becky is determined to make something of herself. She accepts a job as a nanny for the children of Sir Pitt Crawley. Becky catches the eye of Crawley's son Rawdon. Becky is introduced to London's most exclusive social circle, where she becomes re-acquainted with Amelia. Becky weds Rawdon, but the social and economic stability she dreamed of begins to collapse when he begins drowning his troubles, and soon she turns  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Women
Feature films
Films for the hearing impaired
Drama
Teatro
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Matthew Faulk; Mark Skeet; Julian Fellowes; Mira Nair; Reese Witherspoon; Eileen Atkins; Jim Broadbent; Gabriel Byrne; Romola Garai; Declan Quinn; Bob Hoskins; Rhys Ifans; Geraldine McEwan; James Purefoy; Jonathan Rhys-Meyers; Mychael Danna; William Makepeace Thackeray; Focus Features.; Tempesta Films.; Granada Films.; Universal Pictures (Firm)
ISBN: 1417003596 9781417003594
OCLC Number: 56892215
Language Note: English or dubbed French dialogue, French or Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned.
Notes: Based on the novel by William Makepeace Thackeray.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2004.
Special features: the women behind 'Vanity fair': the predominantly female cast and crew reveal how they flawlessly portrayed women of the time in London; director's commentary: Mira Nair shares her unique vision and personal inspiration in this insightful discussion; deleted scenes; welcome to 'Vanity fair': a behind-the-scenes look at bringing this timeless story to the big screen.
Credits: Director of photography, Declan Quinn ; editor, Allyson C. Johnson ; music, Mychael Danna ; costume designer, Beatrix Aruna Pasztor ; production designer, Maria Djurkovic.
Cast: Reese Witherspoon, Eileen Atkins, Jim Broadbent, Gabriel Byrne, Romola Garai, Bob Hoskins, Rhys Ifans, Geraldine McEwan, James Purefoy, Jonathan Rhys Meyers.
Target Audience: MPAA rating: PG-13; for some sexuality/partial nudity and a brief violent image.
Description: 1 videodisc (141 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, region 1, widescreen (2.35:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, dual-layer, single-sided.
Contents: Special features: Welcome to Vanity fair - The women behind Vanity fair - Deleted scenes - Audio commentary with director Mira Nair.
Series Title: Focus Features spotlight series.
Other Titles: Vanity fair (Motion picture : 2004)
Responsibility: Focus Features presents a Tempesta Films/Granada Film production, a Mira Nair film ; produced by Janette Day, Donna Gigliotti, Lydia Dean Pilcher ; screenplay by Matthew Faulk & Mark Skeet and Julian Fellowes ; directed by Mira Nair.

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Becky is determined to make something of herself. She accepts a job as a nanny for the children of Sir Pitt Crawley. Becky catches the eye of Crawley's son Rawdon. Becky is introduced to London's most exclusive social circle, where she becomes re-acquainted with Amelia. Becky weds Rawdon, but the social and economic stability she dreamed of begins to collapse when he begins drowning his troubles, and soon she turns to the powerful Marquess of Steyne for support. Meanwhile, Amelia's fortunes fall even harder following the death of her husband.

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