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The Resource The house of mirth, Sony Pictures Classics ; Showtime and Granada present ; in association with the Arts Council of England, FilmFour, the Scottish Arts Council and Glasgow Film Fund ; a Three Rivers production ; written and directed by Terence Davies ; produced by Olivia Stewart

The house of mirth, Sony Pictures Classics ; Showtime and Granada present ; in association with the Arts Council of England, FilmFour, the Scottish Arts Council and Glasgow Film Fund ; a Three Rivers production ; written and directed by Terence Davies ; produced by Olivia Stewart

Label
The house of mirth
Title
The house of mirth
Statement of responsibility
Sony Pictures Classics ; Showtime and Granada present ; in association with the Arts Council of England, FilmFour, the Scottish Arts Council and Glasgow Film Fund ; a Three Rivers production ; written and directed by Terence Davies ; produced by Olivia Stewart
Contributor
Actor
Screenwriter
Cinematographer
Director
Producer
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
  • fre
  • spa
  • eng
Summary
The story takes place at the opening of a new century, one that held forth all kinds of promises, especially for women. In this post-Victorian Fifth Avenue milieu, Lily Bart, an unmarried woman of 29 with dwindling prospects, needs a husband badly. She lives beyond her means, relying on the grudging charity of her elderly aunt. She is the kind of girl who would make an admirable decoration on some fine gentleman's arm, but there is a liveliness--a knowingness--in her eyes that alarms potential suitors. Lily is unsuccessful in her search for a haven, because she values her emotional and financial independence. To her eternal sorrow, it is other women, the doyennes of high society, who obliquely, ruthlessly, keep that independence forever out of poor Lily's reach
Cataloging source
JBI
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Director of photography, Remi Adefarasin ; editor, Michael Parker ; production designer, Don Taylor ; costume designer, Monica Howe ; musical director, Adrian Johnston ; hair & make-up, Jan Harrison Shell
Date time place
Originally produced as a British motion picture in 2000
Dewey number
791.4372
Language note
In English with optional subtitles in English, French, or Spanish; closed-captioned
LC call number
PN1997
LC item number
.H712 2001
PerformerNote
Gillian Anderson, Dan Aykroyd, Eleanor Bron, Terry Kinney, Anthony LaPaglia, Laura Linney, Jodhi May, Elizabeth McGovern, Eric Stoltz
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1945-
  • 1968-
  • 1975-
  • 1961-
  • 1961-
  • 1862-1937
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Davies, Terence
  • Stewart, Olivia
  • Anderson, Gillian
  • Aykroyd, Dan
  • Bron, Eleanor
  • Kinney, Terry
  • LaPaglia, Anthony
  • Linney, Laura
  • May, Jodhi
  • McGovern, Elizabeth
  • Stoltz, Eric
  • Adefarasin, Remi
  • Johnston, Adrian
  • Wharton, Edith
  • Sony Pictures Classics (Firm)
  • Showtime Networks
  • Granada Films
  • Arts Council of England
  • FilmFour (Firm)
  • Scottish Arts Council
  • Glasgow Film Fund
  • Three Rivers (Firm)
  • Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment (Firm)
Runtime
135
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Wharton, Edith
  • Love
  • Single women
  • Women
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Young men
  • Friendship
  • Benefactors
  • Social classes
  • Inheritance and succession
  • Women
  • New York (N.Y.)
  • New York (N.Y.)
  • United States
  • United States
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
The house of mirth, Sony Pictures Classics ; Showtime and Granada present ; in association with the Arts Council of England, FilmFour, the Scottish Arts Council and Glasgow Film Fund ; a Three Rivers production ; written and directed by Terence Davies ; produced by Olivia Stewart
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • From the novel "The house of mirth" by Edith Wharton
  • Special features: Director commentary [audio feature]; Deleted scenes with optional commentary (13 min.); Filmographies [text feature]; Theatrical trailers (12 min.)
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Start -- Lawrence Selden -- Fond of dangerous people -- Rules of engagement -- Elaborate game -- Great favor -- Bertha's indiscretion -- Tremendous admirer -- Miss Lily Bart as summer -- "I need your help." -- Night at the opera -- Den of iniquity -- Words with Aunt Julia -- Grace's advice -- Tea with the right woman -- "Leave the yacht." -- Friendly hint -- "Miss Bart remains here." -- Julia's will & desire -- "I was deceived." -- Delicate matter -- Outside of society -- Terminated -- Folly of her cause -- Tea and sympathy -- Words to live by -- Debt & honor -- Great mercy
Control code
ocm47046666
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (135 min.)
Isbn
9780767867078
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Note
Number of discs, special features, and language options may vary by copy.
Other control number
043396064553
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
06455
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)47046666
System details
DVD; Region 1, NTSC; 5.1 Dolby digital surround, 2.0 Dolby digital surround; widescreen presentation, preserving the original 2.35:1 aspect ratio of the original theatrical exhibition
Video recording format
DVD
Label
The house of mirth, Sony Pictures Classics ; Showtime and Granada present ; in association with the Arts Council of England, FilmFour, the Scottish Arts Council and Glasgow Film Fund ; a Three Rivers production ; written and directed by Terence Davies ; produced by Olivia Stewart
Publication
Note
  • From the novel "The house of mirth" by Edith Wharton
  • Special features: Director commentary [audio feature]; Deleted scenes with optional commentary (13 min.); Filmographies [text feature]; Theatrical trailers (12 min.)
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Start -- Lawrence Selden -- Fond of dangerous people -- Rules of engagement -- Elaborate game -- Great favor -- Bertha's indiscretion -- Tremendous admirer -- Miss Lily Bart as summer -- "I need your help." -- Night at the opera -- Den of iniquity -- Words with Aunt Julia -- Grace's advice -- Tea with the right woman -- "Leave the yacht." -- Friendly hint -- "Miss Bart remains here." -- Julia's will & desire -- "I was deceived." -- Delicate matter -- Outside of society -- Terminated -- Folly of her cause -- Tea and sympathy -- Words to live by -- Debt & honor -- Great mercy
Control code
ocm47046666
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (135 min.)
Isbn
9780767867078
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Note
Number of discs, special features, and language options may vary by copy.
Other control number
043396064553
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
06455
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)47046666
System details
DVD; Region 1, NTSC; 5.1 Dolby digital surround, 2.0 Dolby digital surround; widescreen presentation, preserving the original 2.35:1 aspect ratio of the original theatrical exhibition
Video recording format
DVD

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