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The Resource Charles Dickens' Hard times, adapted by Arthur Hopcraft ; producer, Peter Eckersley ; directed by John Irvin ; a co-production by Granada Television and WNET/13, (videorecording)

Charles Dickens' Hard times, adapted by Arthur Hopcraft ; producer, Peter Eckersley ; directed by John Irvin ; a co-production by Granada Television and WNET/13, (videorecording)

Label
Charles Dickens' Hard times
Title
Charles Dickens' Hard times
Statement of responsibility
adapted by Arthur Hopcraft ; producer, Peter Eckersley ; directed by John Irvin ; a co-production by Granada Television and WNET/13
Title variation
Hard times
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • From the company that brought Brideshead Revisited and The Jewel in the Crown, comes an adaptation that faithfully realizes Dickens' scathing portrait of Victorian industrial society. Local MP and schoolmaster Thomas Gradgrind raises his children, Louisa and Tom, in the utilitarian fashion, stressing reason and fact and dismissing imagination and emotion. Under his influence, Louisa grows cold while Tom turns to a secret life of drinking and gambling. To be nearer her brother, Louisa accepts an offer of marriage from his boss, the self-mad, self-important banker Josiah Bounderby, though she does not love him. But she soon finds herself succumbing to the attentions of the lothario James Harthouse. All the while, Mrs. Sparsit, a former aristocrat who now works for Bounderby, obsessively watches as the drama unfolds, longing for Louisa's downfall
  • Local MP and schoolmaster Thomas Gradgrind raises his children, Louisa and Tom, in the utilitarian fashion, stressing reason and fact and dismissing imagination and emotion. Under his influence, Louisa grows cold while Tom turns to a secret life of drinking and gambling. To be nearer her brother, Louisa accepts an offer of marriage from his boss, the self-made, self-important banker Josiah Bounderby, though she does not love him. But she soon finds herself succumbing to the attentions of the lothario James Harthouse. All the while, Mrs. Sparsit, a former aristocrat who now works for Bounderby, obsessively watches as the drama unfolds, longing for Louisa's downfall
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/collectionName
Hard times (Television program : 1977)
Credits note
Editor, Anthony Ham
Dewey number
791.45/72
LC call number
PR4561.A2
LC item number
A45 2007
PerformerNote
Patrick Allen, Timothy West, Alan Dobie, Jacqueline Tong, Richard Wren, Edward Fox, Rosalie Crutchley, Michelle Dibnah
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1927-2006
  • 1951-
  • 1937-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Hopcraft, Arthur
  • Eckersley, Peter
  • Irvin, John
  • Allen, Patrick
  • West, Timothy
  • Dobie, Alan
  • Tong, Jacqueline
  • Wren, Richard
  • Fox, Edward
  • Granada Television
  • WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.)
  • Acorn Media (Firm)
Runtime
203
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Dickens, Charles
  • Families
  • Marriage
  • London (England)
Technique
live action
Label
Charles Dickens' Hard times, adapted by Arthur Hopcraft ; producer, Peter Eckersley ; directed by John Irvin ; a co-production by Granada Television and WNET/13, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Based on the novel by Charles Dickens
  • Special features: Charles Dickens bio ; cast filmographies
  • Originally broadcast in 1977
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Control code
ocm83601135
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
2 videodiscs (203 min.)
Isbn
9781569389171
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
054961917990
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
9179
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1010714
  • (OCoLC)83601135
System details
DVD, region 1, Dolby Digital, full screen
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Charles Dickens' Hard times, adapted by Arthur Hopcraft ; producer, Peter Eckersley ; directed by John Irvin ; a co-production by Granada Television and WNET/13, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Based on the novel by Charles Dickens
  • Special features: Charles Dickens bio ; cast filmographies
  • Originally broadcast in 1977
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Control code
ocm83601135
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
2 videodiscs (203 min.)
Isbn
9781569389171
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
054961917990
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
9179
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1010714
  • (OCoLC)83601135
System details
DVD, region 1, Dolby Digital, full screen
Video recording format
DVD

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