Brideshead revisited

Language and/or Subtitles: English
Format: DVD 2009
Availability: Available at 15 Libraries 15 of 15 copies
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Bethel Park Public Library Audio/Visual DVD BRIDESHEAD Revisited
Location  Bethel Park Public Library
Collection  Audio/Visual
Call Number  DVD BRIDESHEAD Revisited
C.C. Mellor Memorial Library Adult DVDs DVD Bri #1592
Location  C.C. Mellor Memorial Library
Collection  Adult DVDs
Call Number  DVD Bri #1592
Carnegie Library of McKeesport AV DVD BRI
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Collection  AV
Call Number  DVD BRI
Clairton Public Library Audio/Visual Collection DVD B
Location  Clairton Public Library
Collection  Audio/Visual Collection
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Cooper-Siegel Community Library Audio Visual DVD BRI DRAMA
Location  Cooper-Siegel Community Library
Collection  Audio Visual
Call Number  DVD BRI DRAMA
Green Tree Public Library Adult DVD DVD BRIDESHE
Location  Green Tree Public Library
Collection  Adult DVD
Mt. Lebanon Public Library Movies DVD BRIDESHEAD Revisited 2008
Location  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
Collection  Movies
Call Number  DVD BRIDESHEAD Revisited 2008
North Versailles Public Library DVD NVDVD 263
Location  North Versailles Public Library
Collection  DVD
Call Number  NVDVD 263
Northland Public Library Audio Video Drama BRIDESHEAD (DVD)
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Collection  Audio Video
Call Number  Drama BRIDESHEAD (DVD)
Oakmont Carnegie Library Audiovisual DVD Bri
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Collection  Audiovisual
Call Number  DVD Bri
Penn Hills Library Audio Visual DVD BRI
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Collection  Audio Visual
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Pleasant Hills Public Library Videos DVD Bri
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Collection  Videos
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Sewickley Public Library AV - DVDs DVD BRI
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Shaler North Hills Library Audiovisual DVD BRI [B]
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Evelyn Waugh's classic novel of love and the British class system has been given a polished screen adaptation in this film version from director Julian Jarrold. The tale opens during WWII, when Charles Ryder (Matthew Goode), an English military officer, is stationed at a country estate that has been converted into a military base. Jarrold uses this time-frame and setting as a framing device, and then flashes back in time to Charles' days as a scholar in the 1920s. It becomes clear that he was raised in a middle-class household; though he was fortunate enough to have been accepted into Oxford, he doesn't belong to the British upper crust. At Oxford, Charles strikes up a friendship with twentysomething Lord Sebastian (Ben Whishaw). Charles is captivated by the splendor of Sebastian's life at his family's Brideshead Castle, and he finds himself drawn into a web of decadent comfort. For Sebastian, though, the familial estate represents a prison from which he longs to escape, and in desperation, he hits the bottle. Charles develops an infatuation with Sebastian's sister, Julia (Hayley Atwell), but also senses that his bond with Sebastian may be something far deeper than simple friendship. Also present at Brideshead is Sebastian and Julia's mother, Lady Marchmain (Emma Thompson), an ice water-veined woman still reeling from her abandonment some time prior at the hands of her husband. Though bitter, the matriarch perceives Charles as an emotional anchor for the increasingly unstable Sebastian, and therefore suggests that Charles join Sebastian and Julia on a trip to see their father (Michael Gambon) and his mistress (Greta Scacchi) in Venice. Unfortunately, the romantic bond between Charles and Julia deepens, which threatens to destroy Sebastian. This feature constitutes the second major version of Brideshead Revisited to reach viewers; an earlier, 11-hour miniseries adaptation ran on television in 1981. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi
Additional Information
Subjects Upper class families -- Drama.
Male friendship -- Drama.
Catholics -- Drama.
England -- Drama.
Feature films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Publisher Burbank, CA :Miramax Films :2009
Distributed by Buena Vista Home Entertainment,
Edition Widescreen.
Other Titles Brideshead revisited.
Contributors Bernstein, Robert.
Rae, Douglas.
Loader, Kevin.
Davies, Andrew, 1936-
Brock, Jeremy, 1959-
Jarrold, Julian.
Goode, Matthew, 1978-
Whishaw, Ben, 1980-
Atwell, Hayley, 1982-
Thompson, Emma.
Gambon, Michael.
Scacchi, Greta.
Cake, Jonathan.
Malahide, Patrick.
Waugh, Evelyn, 1903-1966. Brideshead revisited.
Miramax Films.
UK Film Council.
BBC Films.
HanWay (Firm)
2 Entertain (Firm)
Screen Yorkshire (Firm)
Ecosse Films (Firm)
Miramax Home Video.
Participants/Performers Matthew Goode, Ben Whishaw, Hayley Atwell, Emma Thompson, Michael Gambon, Greta Scacchi, Jonathan Cake, Patrick Malahide.
Other Contributors Director of photography, Jess Hall ; editor, Chris Gill ; music, Adrian Johnston ; costume designer, Eimer Ni Mhaoldomhnaigh ; production designer, Alice Normington.
Audience MPAA rating: PG-13; parents strongly cautioned; some material may be inappropriate for children under 13; for some sexual content.
Language English
In English with Spanish subtitles; with optional English subtitles for the deaf and hearing impaired (SDH).
Notes Title from container.
Based on the novel by Evelyn Waugh.
Special features: deleted scenes; filmmaker's audio commentary; "The World of Brideshead" featurette.
System Details DVD; region 1, NTSC; widescreen (2.40:1) presentation, enhanced for 16x9 TVs; Dolby digital 5.1 surround.
Description 1 videodisc (approximately 133 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN 0788886584
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