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The Resource Becoming Jane, Miramax Films, HanWay Films, UK Film Council, and Bord Scannán na hÉireann/The Irish Film Board present ; in association with 2 Entertain and BBC Films ; an Ecosse Films production ; in association with Blueprint Pictures ; produced with Scion Films ; a Julian Jarrold film ; written by Sarah Williams and Kevin Hood ; producers, Graham Broadbent, Robert Bernstein, Douglas Rae ; director, Julian Jarrold, (videorecording)

Becoming Jane, Miramax Films, HanWay Films, UK Film Council, and Bord Scannán na hÉireann/The Irish Film Board present ; in association with 2 Entertain and BBC Films ; an Ecosse Films production ; in association with Blueprint Pictures ; produced with Scion Films ; a Julian Jarrold film ; written by Sarah Williams and Kevin Hood ; producers, Graham Broadbent, Robert Bernstein, Douglas Rae ; director, Julian Jarrold, (videorecording)

Label
Becoming Jane
Title
Becoming Jane
Statement of responsibility
Miramax Films, HanWay Films, UK Film Council, and Bord Scannán na hÉireann/The Irish Film Board present ; in association with 2 Entertain and BBC Films ; an Ecosse Films production ; in association with Blueprint Pictures ; produced with Scion Films ; a Julian Jarrold film ; written by Sarah Williams and Kevin Hood ; producers, Graham Broadbent, Robert Bernstein, Douglas Rae ; director, Julian Jarrold
Contributor
Actor
Screenwriter
Composer
Director
Producer
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
  • spa
  • fre
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
  • The young Jane Austen wishes to be a writer. Her mother thinks otherwise. Although she is offered many marriage proposals she accepts none until the mischevious Thomas Lefroy shows up and turns her world around. At first she finds him ignorant and self centered but as she gets to know him, they start to flirt and eventually fall in love. Thomas' relatives disagree with the match and threaten to disinherit him if he marries her. Jane's mother also disagrees with the match. As a result of this, Thomas tries to convince Jane to run away with him. Instead, Jane stays with her family and ends her affair with Lefroy. She begins to write some of the greatest works of all time. Lefroy becomes the inspiration for Mr. Darcy in the novel, Pride and Prejudice
  • The year is 1795 and Jane Austen is a feisty 20-year-old. The emerging writer already sees a world beyond class and commerce, pride and prejudice, and dreams of doing what was then nearly unthinkable--marrying for love. Her parents prefer a wealthy husband, to assure their daughter's future social standing, and are eyeing Mr. Wisley, nephew to the very rich and very formidable Lady Gresham, as a prospective match. But when Jane meets the roguish and decidedly non-aristocratic Tom Lefroy, sharp repartee leads to flying sparks. His intellect and arrogance raise her ire - then knock her head over heels. The couple, whose flirtation flies in the face of the sense and sensibility of the age, is faced with a terrible dilemma. If they attempt to marry, they will risk everything that matters - family, friends and fortune
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Director of photography, Eigil Bryld ; editor, Emma E. Hickox ; music by Adrian Johnston ; production designer, Eve Stewart ; costume designer, Eimer ní Mhaoldomhnaigh ; hair and makeup designer, Veronica Brebner
Dewey number
791.43/72
Intended audience
  • MPAA rating: PG; for brief nudity and mild language
  • MPAA Rating: Rated PG for brief nudity and mild language
Intended audience source
dmmc
Language note
In English or dubbed Spanish, with optional subtitles in English for the hearing impaired, French, or Spanish; closed-captioned
LC call number
PN1995.9.B55
LC item number
B4366564 2008
PerformerNote
Anne Hathaway (Jane Austen), James McAvoy (Tom Lefroy), Julie Walters (Mrs. Austen), James Cromwell (Reverend Austen), Maggie Smith (Lady Gresham), Anna Maxwell Martin (Cassandra Austen), Lucy Cohu (Eliza De Feuillide), Laurence Fox (Mr. Wisley), Ian Richardson (Judge Langlois), Joe Anderson (Henry Austen), Leo Bill (John Warren), and Helen McCrory (Mrs. Radcliffe)
Runtime
120
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
Becoming Jane, Miramax Films, HanWay Films, UK Film Council, and Bord Scannán na hÉireann/The Irish Film Board present ; in association with 2 Entertain and BBC Films ; an Ecosse Films production ; in association with Blueprint Pictures ; produced with Scion Films ; a Julian Jarrold film ; written by Sarah Williams and Kevin Hood ; producers, Graham Broadbent, Robert Bernstein, Douglas Rae ; director, Julian Jarrold, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally produced as a British motion picture in 2006
  • Special features: Deleted scenes (20 min.); Audio commentary [optional audio feature]; Discovering the real Jane Austen [featurette] (17 min.); "Becoming Jane" Pop-up facts & footnotes [interactive features]; Sneak peeks (16 min.)
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Contents
Becoming Jane -- Typical lawyer -- Prettiest sisters in England -- Country dance -- Cricket -- Literary advice -- Expensive lessons -- Suitor -- Visit to London -- Choices -- News from abroad -- Proposal -- Family obligation -- She has a family -- Old friend -- End credits
Control code
181596753
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (120 min.)
Isbn
9780788876271
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
786936731927
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
54104
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • ocn181596753
  • (OCoLC)181596753
System details
DVD; Region 1, NTSC; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround; widescreen presentation, aspect ratio 2.35:1, enhanced for 16x9 televisions
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Becoming Jane, Miramax Films, HanWay Films, UK Film Council, and Bord Scannán na hÉireann/The Irish Film Board present ; in association with 2 Entertain and BBC Films ; an Ecosse Films production ; in association with Blueprint Pictures ; produced with Scion Films ; a Julian Jarrold film ; written by Sarah Williams and Kevin Hood ; producers, Graham Broadbent, Robert Bernstein, Douglas Rae ; director, Julian Jarrold, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Originally produced as a British motion picture in 2006
  • Special features: Deleted scenes (20 min.); Audio commentary [optional audio feature]; Discovering the real Jane Austen [featurette] (17 min.); "Becoming Jane" Pop-up facts & footnotes [interactive features]; Sneak peeks (16 min.)
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Contents
Becoming Jane -- Typical lawyer -- Prettiest sisters in England -- Country dance -- Cricket -- Literary advice -- Expensive lessons -- Suitor -- Visit to London -- Choices -- News from abroad -- Proposal -- Family obligation -- She has a family -- Old friend -- End credits
Control code
181596753
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (120 min.)
Isbn
9780788876271
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
786936731927
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
54104
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • ocn181596753
  • (OCoLC)181596753
System details
DVD; Region 1, NTSC; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround; widescreen presentation, aspect ratio 2.35:1, enhanced for 16x9 televisions
Video recording format
DVD

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