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Directed by
Patricia Rozema 
Writing credits
Jane Austen (novel "Mansfield Park")

Patricia Rozema (written by)

Produced by
David Aukin .... executive producer
Sarah Curtis .... producer
Colin Leventhal .... executive producer
Trea Leventhal .... executive producer (as Trea Hoving)
Cathy Lord .... line producer
Allon Reich .... associate producer
David M. Thompson .... executive producer
Bob Weinstein .... executive producer
Harvey Weinstein .... executive producer
Original Music by
Lesley Barber 
Cinematography by
Michael Coulter (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Martin Walsh 
Casting by
Gail Stevens 
Production Design by
Christopher Hobbs 
Art Direction by
Andrew Munro 
Set Decoration by
Patricia Edwards 
Costume Design by
Andrea Galer 
Makeup Department
Tamsin Dorling .... hair
Tamsin Dorling .... makeup artist
Richard Glass .... contact lens optician
Paul Gooch .... additional makeup artist
Chris Lyons .... special effects teeth
Veronica McAleer .... makeup designer (as Veronica Brebner)
Astrid Schikorra .... hair
Astrid Schikorra .... makeup artist
Jemma Scott-Knox-Gore .... contact lens technician
Helen Smith .... hair
Helen Smith .... makeup artist
Liz Tagg .... hair (as Liz Tag)
Liz Tagg .... makeup artist (as Liz Tag)
Production Management
Hilary Benson .... production manager
Tania Blunden .... post-production supervisor (as Tania Windsor Blunden)
Sara Geater .... executive in charge of production
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Theo de Rosé .... first assistant director: second unit (as Theo De Rose)
Mark Layton .... key second assistant director
Candy Marlowe .... crowd second assistant director
Alex Oakley .... third assistant director (as Alexander Oakley)
Mary Soan .... first assistant director
Ken Tuohy .... first assistant director: second unit
Art Department
Barry Arnold .... stand-by props
John Bastin .... carpenter
Bobby Betts .... standby painter (as Robert Betts)
Antonio Caccavale .... chargehand painter
Roy Chapman .... dressing props
Alan Chesters .... construction manager
Leigh Chesters .... carpenter
Robert Clarke .... rigger
Robert Diebelius .... standby rigger
Ciaran Donnelly .... chargehand carpenter
Martin Duffy .... carpenter
Damon Earnshaw .... assistant art director
Brian Eke .... carpenter
Ron Fowler .... plasterer
Barry Gibbs .... prop master
Alan Gooch .... painter
Mark Green .... set craft apprentice carpenter
David Gruar .... standby chargehand
Michael Gunner .... supervising painter
Ernie Hall .... plasterer
Jo Hawthorne .... carpenter
Christopher Hobbs .... artist: Tom's paintings and original slave drawings
Lee Hoskins .... standby carpenter (as Lee Hoskin)
Douglas Ingram .... storyboard artist
Gary Ixer .... standby props
Arthur Jones .... plasterer
David Ned Kelly .... supervising carpenter
Sean Kiery .... painter
Stan Lattimore .... painter
Jack Lovesay .... stagehand
Kevin McCarthy .... painter
Alice Milburn-Foster .... scenic artist (as Alice Milburn Foster)
Steve Mitchell .... scenic artist
Finch Munro .... art department runner
Mick O'Callaghan .... plasterer
Greg O'Donnell .... painter
Darryl Paterson .... dressing props
Darryl Paterson .... storeman
John Robertson .... supervising rigger
Simon Robilliard .... standby carpenter
Ben Smith .... art department assistant
Zoe Smith .... art department runner
Sarah 'Toad' Tozer .... draughtsman (as SarahTozer)
Tom Wales .... assistant art director
Michael Webb .... chargehand stagehand
Kevin Wheeler .... dressing props
Sound Department
Peter Burgis .... foley artist
Graham Daniel .... re-recording mixer
Andie Derrick .... foley artist
Glenn Freemantle .... supervising sound editor
Susan French .... assistant dialogue editor
Stephen Gilmour .... sound maintenance
Peter Glossop .... production sound mixer
Max Hoskins .... dialogue editor
Miriam Ludbrook .... foley editor
Ray Merrin .... re-recording mixer
Shaun Mills .... boom operator
Tom Sayers .... assistant sound editor
Special Effects by
Gary Cohen .... special effects technician: Evolution FX
Matthew Granger .... special effects technician: Evolution FX
Alan Hawes .... special effects technician: Evolution FX
James McKeown .... special effects
Mark Meddings .... special effects technician: Evolution FX
Paul Scotson .... special effects technician
Richard Van Den Bergh .... special effects supervisor: Evolution FX
Visual Effects by
Tom Debenham .... senior digital compositing artist: CFC
Robert Duncan .... senior digital compositing artist: CFC
Drew Jones .... digital visual effects producer: CFC
Alex Payman .... digital paint artist: CFC (as Alex Paymen)
Steve Tizzard .... digital scanning and recording: CFC
Tim Webber .... digital visual effects supervisor: CFC
Camera and Electrical Department
Ken Aylett .... electrician
Michael Bailey .... engineer: aerial
Chas Bain .... focus puller: second unit
Neil Blackman .... electrician
Richard Blackmore .... pre-rig electrician
James Bloom .... clapper loader
Roy Branch .... electrician
Richard Broome .... camera grip
Julian Bucknall .... focus puller: "a" camera, main unit
Pete Cavaciuti .... Steadicam operator (as Peter Cavaciutti)
Clive Coote .... stills photographer
Paul Cronin .... electrician
Andrew Curling .... pre-rig electrician
Kevin Edland .... best boy
Terry Edland .... gaffer
Robert Gavigan .... genny operator (as Rob Gavigan)
Philip George .... aerial camera operator
Philip George .... aerial camera pilot
Joe Gormley .... camera trainee
David Harrison .... rigger: pre-rig
Tony Hayes .... rigging gaffer
Gifford Hooper .... aerial cameraman
Alex Howe .... first assistant camera: second unit
John Jennings .... aerial camera operator
John Jennings .... aerial camera pilot
Azmat Lodi .... video technician
Len O'Brien .... electrician
John O'Donoghue .... electrician
Mike Parker .... aerial camera pilot
Mike Parker .... aerial cameraman
Jan Pester .... Steadicam operator
Barney Piercy .... clapper loader: second unit
Chris Plevin .... director of photography: second unit
Philip Sindall .... camera operator
Rob Stewart .... electrician
James Swanson .... technician: aerial
Andrew Watson .... pre-rig best boy electric
Frankie Webster .... rigger: pre-rig (as Frank Webster)
Ginger McCarthy .... electrical rigger (uncredited)
Casting Department
Maureen Duff .... casting associate
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Lee Clayton .... costume cutter
Lee Clayton .... tailor
Amanda Derby .... wardrobe assistant
Cynthea Dowling .... wardrobe mistress
Sara Hope .... costumes (as Sara Creed)
Charlotte Morris .... wardrobe assistant: crowd
Neil Murphy .... wardrobe assistant
Sarah Touaibi .... assistant costume designer
Editorial Department
Dan Gane .... assistant editor (as Daniel Gane)
Celia Haining .... assistant editor
Steve Harrow .... post-production consultant
Steve Maguire .... first assistant editor
Richard Newson .... rushes runner
Clive Noakes .... laboratory contact
Sylvia Wheeler .... negative cutting
Location Management
Tom Bayliss .... location assistant
Bill Darby .... location manager
Teresa Darby .... assistant location manager
Duncan Flower .... location floor runner
Greg Jordan .... additional location manager
Matt Lord .... location floor runner
Judd Watts .... location assistant (as Oly Watts)
Judd Watts .... location floor runner
Music Department
Lesley Barber .... orchestrator
Rachel Bolt .... viola
Paul Clarvis .... musician: ethnic percussion
Catherine Dempsey .... assistant to the composer
Matt Dunkley .... midi transcriptions
Matt Dunkley .... supervising music copyist
Nigel Eaton .... musician: hurdy gurdy
David Gill .... midi transcriptions
David Gill .... supervising music copyist
Isobel Griffiths .... orchestral contractor
Nick Ingman .... additional orchestration
Nick Ingman .... conductor
Jake Jackson .... assistant engineer
Tom Jenkins .... assistant engineer
Salif Keita .... composer: song "Djongna {Slavery}"
Bob Last .... music supervisor
Alasdair Malloy .... musician: glass harmonica (as Alisdair Malloy)
Stephen McLaughlin .... music engineer (as Steve McLaughlin)
Chucho Merchán .... musician: double bass
Frank Ricotti .... musician: percussion
David G. Russell .... assistant engineer
James Shearman .... additional orchestration
James Shearman .... conductor
Andy Strange .... pro tools operator
Nick Wollage .... music engineer
Gavyn Wright .... orchestra leader
Paul Kegg .... musician: cello (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Jim Atkins .... transport captain
Mick Atkins .... minibus driver
Michael Bailey .... camera driver
Michael Beavan .... unit driver
Mark Bird .... construction driver: forward
Mick Boddy .... props driver: runaround
Terry Busz .... facility driver
Graham Cheetham .... facility driver
Miles Davis .... minibus driver
Peter Hunt .... stand-by prop driver
Lenny Jones .... facility driver (as Len Jones)
Townsley Knott .... grip truck driver (as Knott Townley)
Alan Lewandowski .... facility driver
Martin Lewis .... facility driver
George Martin .... facility driver
Bob McGovern .... camera car driver
Enyo Mortty .... unit driver (as Enyo Morty)
Steve Pike .... facility driver
Terry Reece .... unit driver
John Smith .... stand-by construction driver
Other crew
Frances B. Armstrong .... library researcher
Michael Barnes .... tutor
Sue Barnes .... chaperone
Isabel Begg .... business and legal affairs executive
Julia Bennett .... production coordinator
Richard Bennett .... financial controller: Miramax
Mel Churcher .... dialogue coach: additional scenes
Christian Colson .... script executive: Miramax HAL Films
Rachel Cooper .... assistant to executive producers
Richard Daldry .... production runner
Gregory De Polnay .... additional dialect coach
Tim Desbois .... helicopter coordinator
Diana Dill .... script supervisor
Penny Dyer .... additional dialect coach
Emil Elmer .... assistant to executive in charge of production
Jane Gibson .... choreographer
Claire Gordon .... chaperone
Lynne Greenshields .... assistant accountant
Debbie Hanney .... stand-in
Charlie Hayward .... floor runner
Tanya Hempenstall .... assistant to associate producer
Emma Hepple .... horse master
Andrew Jack .... dialect coach
Miles Ketley .... legal services (as Miles Kettley)
Mark R. Lindsay .... sales representative (as Mark Lindsay)
Jackie Lingard .... assistant to executive producers
Laura Madden .... production coordinator: Miramax HAL Films
Liz Miller .... unit publicist
Jack Murphy .... assistant choreographer
Maggie Murray .... assistant to the producer
Deborah Popplewell .... chaperone
Bella Relph .... assistant to the director
Sarah Reynolds .... assistant to executive producers
Steve Ricard .... stand-in
Marcella Riordan .... crowd adr
Brian Shemmings .... health & safety advisor
Nicky Smiles .... assistant: to business & legal affairs executive
Mandy Todd .... production secretary
Leena Wright .... tutor
Susanna Wyatt .... production accountant
Lesley Barber .... the director and producers wish to thank
John Brown .... the director and producers wish to thank
Brian Dix .... the director and producers wish to thank
Guy East .... the director and producers wish to thank
Gretta Finer .... the director and producers wish to thank
Joyce Glasser .... the director and producers wish to thank
Julie Goldstein .... the director and producers wish to thank
John Hadity .... the director and producers wish to thank
Jack Karnehm .... the director and producers wish to thank
Carolyn Lambert .... the director and producers wish to thank
Charles Layton .... the director and producers wish to thank
Jack Lichner .... the director and producers wish to thank
Gareth Morgan .... the director and producers wish to thank
Bill Neuschaefer .... the director and producers wish to thank
Bill Newman .... the director and producers wish to thank
Thelma Owen .... the director and producers wish to thank
David Parlett .... the director and producers wish to thank
Rick Sands .... the director and producers wish to thank
Tracey Scoffield .... the director and producers wish to thank
Amanda Whitmore .... the director and producers wish to thank: and staff at Kirby Hall Northamptonshire
Michael Wood .... the director and producers wish to thank

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Rated PG-13 for brief violent images, sexual content and drug use
112 min
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Did You Know?

In one of the trailers, some of the background music comes from the first track of the "Shakespeare in Love" soundtrack.See more »
Revealing mistakes: Much is made in this adaptation of the evils of slavery. This is resolved in the final scene with Sir Thomas Bertram divesting from Antigua and investing in tobacco. Yet in 1806, when the film is set, tobacco depended on slaves.See more »
Fanny Price:I often wonder that history should be so dull, for a great deal of it must be invention.See more »
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Djongna (Slavery)See more »


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107 out of 155 people found the following review useful.
A travesty, from start to finish., 11 November 1999
Author: Julie-30 from Florida, USA

I have to wonder if the folks who are praising this film to the skies have ever read the book. I am not a Jane Austen purist - if I were, I could not say that the Root/Hinds version of Persuasion was my favorite Austen adaptation, which it is. This is Patricia Rozema's Mansfield Park, NOT Jane Austen's.

First, Rozema gives us a feisty, spirited Fanny Price, who tells off Aunt Norris and Sir Thomas, who accepts Henry Crawford's proposal, and then rejects it the next day (a la JA herself with Harris Bigg-Wither). In this MP, Sir Thomas deserves to be "told off." He is portrayed as a lecherous "dirty old man," who leers at Fanny and Mary Crawford throughout the film.

We have all heard about the additions Rozema made to the film. She deals with the slavery issue in a very heavy-handed way, beating us over the head with it whenever possible. Tom Bertram is not the empty-headed fop he is in JA's book; here he is just as much an abolitionist as Fanny, and it is his sketchbook filled with incriminating drawings of Sir Thomas abusing the slaves in Antigua that Fanny finds. In fact, Rozema's take on Tom is rather bizarre; in the book, his arguments with his father center around his irresponsibility and his profligacy. In the film, while Sir Thomas tries to scold his son for these faults, Tom takes him to task for his activities in Antigua. What I found odd was that, if Tom is such an abolitionist, why would he be so free and easy with money tainted by the slave trade?

Rozema left out what I consider to be some very important people and scenes. William Price and the Grants are nowhere to be seen; as a result, there is no amber cross bought with prize money, no distress over which chain to wear to the ball, no one to accompany Fanny to Portsmouth. Fanny's dislike and distrust of Henry are never fully explained. We never get to see the outing to Sotherton and, while we do see Maria flirting relentlessly with Henry, we never see him playing one sister off against the other. Fanny's disapproval of the theatricals is never explained either. In Rozema's version, it seemed as if Fanny was simply not invited to be in the play, instead of being unalterably opposed to it. The scene with Fanny playing Anhalt to help Mary Crawford rehearse is also completely wrong. Mary starts caressing Fanny, while Edmund watches with his eyes almost popping out of his head. So, instead of Edmund giving in and joining the play in order to spare his family the embarrassment of publicity, we are left with the impression that he takes on the role of Anhalt just so that he can justify having Mary run her hands all over him.

Next, we have the scenes at Portsmouth. Here, we have Henry sending Fanny a display of fireworks and doves, and then we see her accepting his proposal and sealing the bargain with some less-than-chaste kisses - in public, no less! The (in)famous sex scene between Maria and Henry takes place at Mansfield Park rather than in London and, because Rozema has played with JA's chronology of events, Fanny is already back from Portsmouth, and it is she who catches them in the act. Edmund is present for the aftermath, where Maria tries to defend her actions.

Another thing that galled me no end is that Mary Crawford's defense of her brother's actions is done in person, at Mansfield Park. She is patronizing towards all concerned, including Sir Thomas, who has finally stopped leering by this point. The newspaper item announcing Maria and Henry's behavior to the world is read by Fanny, and the culprits' full names are used, which is also not the way it happened in the book.

A couple of people walked out about 1/3 of the way through the screening I attended, and several others walked out just as the credits began. The Wishbone versions of Pride & Prejudice and Northanger Abbey resemble the source material more than this trash does. Shame on you Ms. Rozema, shame on you!

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