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Director:
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:
Beautiful and understated 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
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107 min
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Trivia:
The orange long-sleeved gown with accordion-pleat trim on the over-sleeves worn by Lady Willoughby when she meets Lady Russell in the Pump Room is the same costume worn by an extra in the Pump Room when Anne talks with Mr. Elliot in Persuasion (2007) (TV). The same costume is also worn by the dance teacher during the fan-language lesson in "The Regency House Party" (2004), and by an extra in the square at the end of Goya's Ghosts (2006).See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Anne visits Mrs. Smith the second time she goes in wearing her pink coat and comes out without wearing the coat.See more »
Quotes:
Anne Elliot:Are you here for the concert?
Captain Wentworth:No, I am here for a lecture on navigation. Am I in the wrong place?
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Movie Connections:
Features The Bounty (1984)See more »
Soundtrack:
Nocturne in BSee more »

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27 out of 31 people found the following review useful.
Beautiful and understated, 3 September 2000
Author: stills-6 from california

This is a very well put together, and yet very fragile movie that shows its budget constraints all too well. Beautifully acted and written, the direction unfortunately reveals the boxy nature of a TV screen. But despite the lack of impressive cinematography, the scenes are set up extremely well. The use of staging and visual metaphor are jaw-droppingly fantastic. Austen's relatively simple potboiler has been turned into a work of visual art that reveals the director's love for the material.

The music is done perfectly - it doesn't overpower or ever impose interpretation, instead it is just enough to maintain focus on the story. And I love the understated nature of the characters. It is easy to spot the hypocrites, but you can see why they are the way they are. It would be very easy to make Mr. Eliot into a simpering, unctious idiot - instead, he is played as a gentleman. It makes Anne a better character, and it makes the movie a better experience.

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