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The Resource The importance of being earnest, Miramax Films & Ealing Studios present in association with Film Council & Newmarket Capital Group, a Fragile Film ; producer, Barnaby Thompson ; screenplay writer, Oliver Parker ; director, Oliver Parker, (videorecording)

The importance of being earnest, Miramax Films & Ealing Studios present in association with Film Council & Newmarket Capital Group, a Fragile Film ; producer, Barnaby Thompson ; screenplay writer, Oliver Parker ; director, Oliver Parker, (videorecording)

Label
The importance of being earnest
Title
The importance of being earnest
Statement of responsibility
Miramax Films & Ealing Studios present in association with Film Council & Newmarket Capital Group, a Fragile Film ; producer, Barnaby Thompson ; screenplay writer, Oliver Parker ; director, Oliver Parker
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Algernon is a gentlemen 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?
Cataloging source
JST
Characteristic
videorecording
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/collectionName
Importance of being earnest (Motion picture : 2002)
Credits note
Director of photography, Tony Pierce-Roberts ; editor, Guy Bensley ; music, Charlie Mole ; costume designer, Maurizio Millenotti ; production designer, Luciana Arrighi
Intended audience
MPAA rating: PG
Language note
English or French dialogue; closed-captioned
PerformerNote
Rupert Everett, Colin Firth, Frances O'Connor, Reese Witherspoon, Judi Dench, Tom Wilkinson, Anna Massey, Edward Fox
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1960-
  • 1967-
  • 1976-
  • 1934-
  • 1948-
  • 1937-
  • 1854-1900
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Parker, Oliver
  • Everett, Rupert
  • Firth, Colin
  • O'Connor, Frances
  • Witherspoon, Reese
  • Dench, Judi
  • Wilkinson, Tom
  • Massey, Anna
  • Fox, Edward
  • Wilde, Oscar
  • Miramax Films
  • Ealing Studios
  • Film Council (Great Britain)
Runtime
94
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Aristocracy (Social class)
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Social norms
  • Mistaken identity
  • England
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
The importance of being earnest, Miramax Films & Ealing Studios present in association with Film Council & Newmarket Capital Group, a Fragile Film ; producer, Barnaby Thompson ; screenplay writer, Oliver Parker ; director, Oliver Parker, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Based on the play by Oscar Wilde
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 2002
  • Special features: feature commentary; the making-of "The importance of being Earnest" ; behind the scenes
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Control code
ocn741967393
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (ca. 94 min.)
Lccn
00576455
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
031398137610
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
30467
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(Sirsi) l00576455
System details
DVD, region 1; widescreen (2.35:1); Dolby digital 5.1 surround
Terms governing use
For private home use only.
Video recording format
DVD
Label
The importance of being earnest, Miramax Films & Ealing Studios present in association with Film Council & Newmarket Capital Group, a Fragile Film ; producer, Barnaby Thompson ; screenplay writer, Oliver Parker ; director, Oliver Parker, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Based on the play by Oscar Wilde
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 2002
  • Special features: feature commentary; the making-of "The importance of being Earnest" ; behind the scenes
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Control code
ocn741967393
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (ca. 94 min.)
Lccn
00576455
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
031398137610
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
30467
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(Sirsi) l00576455
System details
DVD, region 1; widescreen (2.35:1); Dolby digital 5.1 surround
Terms governing use
For private home use only.
Video recording format
DVD

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