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Writers:
Jane Austen (novel)
Nick Dear (screenplay)
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Release Date:
27 September 1995 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
Eight years earlier, Anne Elliot, the daughter of a financially troubled aristocratic family, was persuaded... See more » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
7 wins & 2 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Wonderful! See more (86 total) »

Cast

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Directed by
Roger Michell 
 
Writing credits
Jane Austen (novel)

Nick Dear (screenplay)

Produced by
Rebecca Eaton .... executive producer: WGBH
George Faber .... executive producer
George Faber .... producer: BBC
Fiona Finlay .... producer
Margot Hayhoe .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Jeremy Sams 
 
Cinematography by
John Daly 
 
Film Editing by
Kate Evans 
 
Production Design by
William Dudley 
 
Art Direction by
Linda Ward 
 
Costume Design by
Alexandra Byrne 
 
Makeup Department
Kay Bilk .... makeup artist
Joanna Casserly .... makeup artist
Sally Collins .... makeup artist
Jean Speak .... makeup designer
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Nicki Ballantyne .... second assistant director
Julie Edwards .... first assistant director
Roger Goldby .... third assistant director
Jo Harden .... second assistant director
Donald Taylor .... third assistant director
 
Art Department
Graham Bishop .... set dresser
Dave Channon .... construction manager
John Durrant .... graphic designer
Laurie Griffiths .... stand-by carpenter
Laurie Miller .... property master
Denise Slattery .... scenic artist
Brian Sykes .... assistant production designer
 
Sound Department
Lee Crichlow .... dubbing editor
Terry Elms .... sound
Mik Gough .... boom operator
Michael Narduzzo .... dubbing mixer
Ben Norrington .... dubbing editor
 
Special Effects by
Chris Reynolds .... special effects technician
 
Visual Effects by
Colin Gorry .... visual effects designer
Paul McGuinness .... visual effects assistant
 
Stunts
Helen Caldwell .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Hugh Adams .... second assistant camera
John Arnold .... grip
Chris Capstick .... still photographer
Carlo Chinca .... still photographer
Stephen Foote .... underwater camera operator
Bob Hunt .... electrician
Jan Pester .... Steadicam operator
Dick Reed .... gaffer
Andrew Taylor .... electrician
Mark Taylor .... electrician
Steve Wallace .... first assistant camera
 
Casting Department
Siobhan Bracke .... casting advisor
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Maggie Bone .... dresser
George Brent .... dresser
Sharon Long .... costume assistant
Debbie Scott .... assistant costume designer
 
Editorial Department
Sally Brocklehurst .... post-production coordinator
 
Music Department
Nicholas Bucknall .... musician (as Nick Bucknall)
Michael Haslam .... musician
Michael Haslam .... piano tutor
Howard Jones .... music recordist
Rebecca Jones .... harp tutor
Pierre Jubert .... musician
Neil McLaren .... musician: Assembly Room Music
Danielle Perrett .... musician: Assembly Rooms Music
Tony Philpot .... music recordist
Jeremy Sams .... composer: Assembly Rooms Music
Jeremy Sams .... conductor
Susan Tomes .... musician: Pianist for Chopin music
 
Transportation Department
Ian Yea .... facilities driver
 
Other crew
Paul Almond .... unit publicist
Charlotte Blair .... script advisor
Debbie Brodie .... food stylist
Margaret Confoy .... production secretary
Jane Hawley .... production executive
Julian Holmes .... location manager
Alf Potter .... design rigger
Monica Rodger .... production associate
Jayne Selwyn-Roberts .... location manager
Geraldine Stephenson .... choreographer
Catherine Wearing .... script editor
 

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MPAA:
Rated PG for brief mild language
Runtime:
107 min
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Trivia:
The brocade suit Corin Redgrave wears during the scene in which Sir Walter Elliot tries to induce Anne to accompany him to Lady Dalrymple's is the same costume James D'Arcy (Tom Bertram) wears during the play rehearsal in Mansfield Park (2007) (TV).See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: While clearing out her things at Kellynch near the beginning of the film, Anne finds a paper boat tucked inside a navy list. If you look closely, you can see that the words written on it come from the letter Captain Wentworth writes to her at the end of the film. It says: "You pierce my soul. I am half agony, half hope. Tell me not that such precious feelings are gone for ever. I offer myself to you again..."See more »
Quotes:
Henrietta Musgrove:Louisa is grown so severe, Mama, I wonder she shall want a ribbon in her hair at all. Give her a book of verse to hold instead!See more »
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Features The Bounty (1984)See more »
Soundtrack:
The Minstrel BoySee more »

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61 out of 67 people found the following review useful.
Wonderful!, 4 December 2004
Author: pekinman from Illinois

I loved this film by Roger Michell. Adaptations of great literary classics are fraught with dangerous shoals which have all been blithely avoided in this superb adaption of Jane Austen's masterpiece about love.

There isn't a false move in the entire enterprise. The casting is perfect and the performances flawless.

Special kudos to Amanda Root's brilliant, subtle performance as the heroine Anne Elliot. Ciaran Hinds, as Captain Wentworth, is virile, handsome and highly attractive as the lonely sea-farer come to land after years of fighting in the Napolianic wars.

Not only is this a ripping love story it is imbued with great humor and pathos as well.

There is nothing "high-fallutin'" about it either. Not for one instant does the nasty face of preciosity enter in. The film speaks TO the viewer not at him from a high place.

There are some brilliant vignettes, notably in the person of Cinnamon Faye as the honorable Miss Carteret. She doesn't have a single word to utter but in her facial mannerisms conveys a hilarious portrayal of the empty-headed daughter of the nasty Viscountess Dalrymple. Only in the very last scene does Ms Faye utter and that is simply to emit the silliest sneeze I've ever heard. One of the brilliant and rare moments of exquisite comedy to be seen in a film.

Other standouts in the cast are John Woodvine and Fiona Shaw as the Admiral and his devoted wife. Sophie Thompson turns in a wonderful performance as the ever-whining, obnoxious younger sister, Mary, who, along with the elder Elliot daughter, Elizabeth, burden the long-suffering Anne with their uselessness. Phoebe Nicholls, of Brideshead Revisted fame (she was Sebastian Flyte's youngest sister Cordelia) contributes yet another wonderful performance in her career, as the ill-tempered Elizabeth, ultimately conveying the tragedy of the burgeoning spinster in the last scene.

Even if great literary classics aren't your "bag" don't miss this minor masterpiece if you happen to love great film-making.

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