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Hard times (1994)
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Call no.:
DVD 021 036
Title:
Hard times
Originally produced:
1994
Format:
DVD
Summary:
Local MP and schoolmaster Thomas Gradgrind raises his children, Louisa and Tom, in the utilitarian fashion, stressing reason and fact and dismissing imagination and emotion. Under his influence, Louisa grows cold while Tom turns to a secret life of drinking and gambling. To be nearer her brother, Louisa accepts an offer of marriage from his boss, the self-mad, self-important banker Josiah Bounderby, though she does not love him. But soon finds herself succumbing to the attentions of the lothario James Harthouse. All the while, Mrs. Sparsit, a former aristocrat who now works for Bounderby, obsessively watches as the drama unfolds, longing for Louisa's downfall.
Credits:
a BBC Schools presents ; a Peter Barnes film ; produced by Richard Langridge ; adapted and directed by Peter Barnes.
Publication:
[United States] : BBC Video ; Burbank, CA : Distributed by Warner Home Video, 2005.
Languages:
Closed-captioned.
Details:
1 DVD (ca. 104 min.) : sound, color
Country of production:
England
Studio(s):
British Broadcasting Corporation
Director(s):
Barnes, Peter
Producer(s):
Langridge, Richard
Cast:
Alan Bates, Bob Peck, Bill Paterson, Harriet Walter, Richard E. Grant.
Production:
Director of photography, Rex Maidment ; editor, Robin Graham Scott ; music, Stephen Deutsch.
Notes:
Aspect ratio 4:3.
Originally released as a television movie in 1994.
Based on the novel by Charles Dickens.
Special features: "The signalman".
Subjects:
Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870 Film adaptations.
London (England) Social life and customs 19th century Drama.
Genre:
Made-for-TV movies.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Film adaptations.
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Location: Van Pelt Video Collection
Format: DVD
Region: NTSC (North America)
Genre: Film adaptations
Genre: Made-for-TV movies
Year: 1990s
Spoken language: English
Accessibility: Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Title: Hard times
Director: Barnes, Peter
Actor: Bates, Alan
Actor: Grant, Richard E.
Actor: Paterson, Bill
Actor: Peck, Bob
Musical score composer: Deutsch, Stephen
Production studio: British Broadcasting Corporation
Country of production: England
Film technique: Live action
Cover image available: Yes