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The Secret Garden -- A young British girl born and reared in India loses her neglectful parents in an earthquake. She is returned to England to live at her uncle's castle...


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13 August 1993 (USA) See more »
The timeless tale of a special place where magic, hope, and love grow.
A young British girl born and raised in India loses her neglectful parents in an earthquake. She is returned to England to live at her uncle's estate... See more » | Full synopsis »
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Directed by
Agnieszka Holland 
Writing credits
Frances Hodgson Burnett (book)

Caroline Thompson (screenplay)

Produced by
Francis Ford Coppola .... executive producer
Fred Fuchs .... producer
Tom Luddy .... producer
Fred Roos .... producer
Caroline Thompson .... associate producer
Original Music by
Zbigniew Preisner 
Cinematography by
Roger Deakins 
Film Editing by
Isabelle Lorente 
Production Design by
Stuart Craig 
Art Direction by
John King (supervising art director)
Peter Russell 
Set Decoration by
Stephenie McMillan 
Costume Design by
Marit Allen 
Makeup Department
Robert McCann .... makeup artist
Jenny Shircore .... chief hair stylist
Jenny Shircore .... chief makeup artist
Production Management
Roy Button .... production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
David Brown .... first assistant director
Peter Heslop .... second assistant director
Geoff Dibben .... third assistant director: dailies (uncredited)
Art Department
Alan Brooks .... hod carpenter
Kavin Hall .... hod painter
Peter Hancock .... property master
Dave Midson .... chargehand dressing prop
Jim Morahan .... assistant art director
Michael Redding .... construction coordinator
Don Taylor .... hod plasterer
Peter Voysey .... head sculptor
Gill Andrae-Reid .... portrait artist (uncredited)
Lawrie Ayres .... dressing props (uncredited)
Will Ayres .... props (uncredited)
Peter Dorme .... junior draughtsman (uncredited)
Richard Lyon .... construction storeman (uncredited)
Adam O'Neill .... art department assistant (uncredited)
Sound Department
Laurie Bernard .... sound effects editor
Karen Brocco .... assistant dialogue editor
Malcolm Fife .... foley editor
Roy Finch .... assistant effects editor
David Frederick .... assistant dialogue editor (as Dave Frederick)
Lora Hirschberg .... re-recording mixer
Pat Jackson .... dialogue editor
Drew Kunin .... sound mixer
Kyrsten Mate .... assistant effects editor
Marilyn McCoppen .... adr editor
Anne McGlynn .... first assistant dialogue editor
Jim McKee .... sound effects editor
Jennifer Myers .... foley artist
Margie O'Malley .... foley artist
E. Jeane Putnam .... dialogue editor
Michael Semanick .... foley mixer
Leslie Shatz .... re-recording mixer
David Sutton .... boom operator
Jennifer L. Ware .... supervising sound editor (as Jennifer Lee Ware)
Sandy Buchanan .... post-production sound assistant (uncredited)
Andy Newell .... sound effects editor (uncredited)
Philip Rogers .... sound recordist (uncredited)
Bob Sarles .... temp mix sound editor (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Peter Dawson .... special effects foreman
Michael Dunleavy .... senior special effects technician
John Evans .... special effects supervisor
Simon Hewitt .... special effects
Digby Milner .... special effects
Peter Pickering .... special effects
Barry Whitrod .... senior special effects technician
Terence J. Cox .... special effects technician (uncredited)
Dave Crownshaw .... snow effects technician (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Robin Browne .... visual effects consultant
Nicholas Brooks .... visual effects artist (uncredited)
Pete Hanson .... studio manager: CFC (uncredited)
Mark Nelmes .... digital artist (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Andrew Anderson .... nature photographer
Richard Broome .... camera grip
Pete Cavaciuti .... Steadicam operator
Murray Close .... still photographer
Kevin Edland .... best boy
John Higgins .... gaffer
Mike House .... camera grip
Bob Penn .... still photographer
Dick Pope .... additional photographer
Michael W. Richards .... nature photographer (as Mike Richards)
Simon Richards .... focus puller
Gary Turnbull .... focus puller
Jerzy Zielinski .... additional photographer
Chris Mortley .... lighting technician (uncredited)
Simon Starling .... second assistant camera (uncredited)
Chris Warren .... video operator (uncredited)
Casting Department
Karen Lindsay-Stewart .... casting
Linda Phillips-Palo .... casting: USA
Alyson Spiro .... casting assistant: U.K.
Suzy Freeman .... extras casting (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Ken Crouch .... wardrobe supervisor (as Kenny Crouch)
Jenny Hawkins .... wardrobe mistress
Stewart Meachem .... wardrobe master (as Stewart Meacham)
Emily Seresin .... assistant costume designer (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Donah Bassett .... negative cutter
Tullio Brunt .... second assistant editor
Tina Fallani .... first assistant editor
Tom Freeman .... first assistant editor
Joanne S. Grant .... post-production coordinator (as Joanne Grant)
Kevin Lane .... first assistant editor
David Orr .... color timer
Warren Paeff .... second assistant editor
Nick Smith .... additional editor
Santiago Thévenet .... second assistant editor (as Santiago Thevenet)
Nickolas Perry .... post-production assistant (uncredited)
Location Management
Nick Daubeny .... location manager
Kevin De La Noy .... location manager
Gerry Gore .... location assistant: Yorkshire
Andrew MacDonald Brown .... location assistant: London (as Andrew MacDonald-Brown)
Music Department
Wojciech Michniewski .... conductor: Sinfonia Varsovia
Rafal Paczkowski .... music recordist
Curt Sobel .... music consultant
Alex Stahl .... assistant music mixer
Karen Tenkhoff .... assistant music editor
Sinfonia Varsovia .... orchestra
Transportation Department
Brian Estabrook .... transportation (uncredited)
Other crew
Kasia Adamik .... assistant: Agnieszka Holland (as Katarzyna Adamik)
Brad Africano .... production aide
Kim Aubry .... technical supervisor
Linda Bowen .... assistant accountant
Judi Bunn .... production coordinator
Mel Churcher .... acting coach: Kate Maberly
Susan d'Arcy .... unit publicist
James Ellis Deakins .... script supervisor (as James Ellis)
Richard Edwards .... tutor
Deborah E. Gollan .... production aide
Louise Heren .... assistant: Fred Roos
Nicholas Iacona .... production aide
Anna Kaminska .... production aide
Nancy Mannigham .... dialogue coach
Jason Mendonca .... production runner
Jim Montgomery .... production aide
Matthew O'Toole .... production runner (as Matt O'Toole)
Marek Pacholec .... assistant: Agnieszka Holland
Helena Rothman .... production runner
Nina Saxon .... title designer: main title
Mike Smith .... financial controller
Nick Smith .... montage sequence
Meredith Stiehm .... assistant: Freed Roos
Steven Weisman .... assistant: Fred Fuchs
Torbin Xan Bullock .... MRO/transfer department (uncredited)
Bill Daly .... post-production accountant (uncredited)
Robin Demetriou .... catering supervisor (uncredited)
Gary Nixon .... assistant accountant (uncredited)
Haydn Webb .... horsemaster (uncredited)
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101 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
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The tapestries in Mary's room comprise a cycle known as "The Hunt for the Unicorn". In this cycle, the unicorn is lured from the wild and into a new life by a young virgin, foreshadowing Mary's role in the story.See more »
Continuity: When Colin throws a temper tantrum after being exposed to an open window, the camera returns to focus on Colin for reaction shots several times during the argument. In some shots, he's dry and his face is pale; in others, he's flushed and sweaty.See more »
[first lines]
Mary:My name is Mary Lennox. I was born in India. It was hot, and strange, and lonely in India. I didn't like it. Nobody by my servant, my ayah, looked after me. My parents didn't want me. My mother cared only to go to parties. And my father was busy with his military duties. I was never allowed to go to the parties. I watched them from my mother's bedroom window. I was angry, but I never cried. I didn't know how to cry.
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Referenced in What Love Is (2007)See more »
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35 out of 45 people found the following review useful.
Just as beautiful as the novel, 25 March 2000
Author: soda_pop41 from California, U.S.A

This movie is one of my all-time favorite movies. I saw this movie about 5 times. I saw it with my friend on video tape when we were very young. Everything was beautiful - The cast, director's wonderful skills, music and the sight of a pretty garden. The girl who played Mary Lennox pulled out her best performance in this movie, Maggie Smith was as great as ever, the boy who played Collin was the most shining actor in the movie, and Martha was so kind and lovable character. Holland might be one of the most talented directors in the world, I give high points to the art in this movie and the beautiful music which I have listened to until the list of credits ended was so appealing to me. Give 10 out of 10.

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