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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
  • fre
  • 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?
Additional physical form
Also issued on VHS.
Cataloging source
TEF
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
Dewey number
791.43/72
Intended audience
MPAA rating: PG; for mild sensuality
Language note
English or French dialogue; closed-captioned
LC call number
PR5818.I4
LC item number
A39 2002
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
  • Thompson, Barnaby
  • Parker, Oliver
  • Everett, Rupert
  • Firth, Colin
  • O'Connor, Frances
  • Witherspoon, Reese
  • Dench, Judi
  • Wilkinson, Tom
  • Massey, Anna
  • Fox, Edward
  • Pierce-Roberts, Tony
  • Bensley, Guy
  • Mole, Charlie
  • Millenotti, Maurizio
  • Arrighi, Luciana
  • Wilde, Oscar
  • Miramax Films
  • Ealing Studios
  • Film Council (Great Britain)
  • Newmarket Capital Group LP
  • Fragile Films
  • Miramax Home Entertainment (Firm)
  • Buena Vista Home Entertainment (Firm)
Runtime
94
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Wilde, Oscar
  • Aristocracy (Social class)
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Social norms
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
  • Special features: feature commentary; the making-of "The importance of being Earnest"; behind the scenes
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Contents
Special features: Widescreen (2.35:1) enhanced for 16x9 televisions -- Audio commentary with director Oliver Parker -- The Making of The Importance of Being Earnest -- Behind-the-scenes featurette -- Language: English 5.1 surround ; French 5.1 surround -- Subtitles: English
Control code
ocm50809886
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Widescreen version 2.35:1.
Extent
1 videodisc (ca. 94 min.)
Isbn
9786307247669
Isbn Type
: DVD
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
  • 786936199291
  • 00786936199291
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
28086
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(Sirsi) 645516
System details
DVD, 5.1 Dolby digital, Region 1
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
  • Special features: feature commentary; the making-of "The importance of being Earnest"; behind the scenes
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Contents
Special features: Widescreen (2.35:1) enhanced for 16x9 televisions -- Audio commentary with director Oliver Parker -- The Making of The Importance of Being Earnest -- Behind-the-scenes featurette -- Language: English 5.1 surround ; French 5.1 surround -- Subtitles: English
Control code
ocm50809886
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Widescreen version 2.35:1.
Extent
1 videodisc (ca. 94 min.)
Isbn
9786307247669
Isbn Type
: DVD
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
  • 786936199291
  • 00786936199291
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
28086
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(Sirsi) 645516
System details
DVD, 5.1 Dolby digital, Region 1
Video recording format
DVD

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