Navigation Aids

VCat: Video Catalog
Search Collection

Main Content

Becoming Jane (2008)
Record View:    select brief viewBrief     detailed view selectedDetailed     select staff viewStaff
Call no.:
DVD 004 329
Becoming Jane
Originally produced:
The young Jane Austen wishes to be a writer. Her mother thinks otherwise. Although she is offered many marriage proposals she accepts none until the mischevious Thomas Lefroy shows up and turns her world around. At first she finds him ignorant and self centered but as she gets to know him, they start to flirt and eventually fall in love. Thomas' relatives disagree with the match and threaten to disinherit him if he marries her. Jane's mother also disagrees with the match. As a result of this, Thomas tries to convince Jane to runaway with him. Instead, Jane stays with her family and ends her affair with Lefroy. She begins to write some of her greatest works of all time. Lefroy becomes the inspiration for Mr. Darcy in the novel, Pride and Prejudice.
Miramax Films, Hanway Films, UK Film Council and Bord Scannán na hÉireann/The Irish Film Board present in association with 2 Entertain and BBC Films and Ecosse Films production in association with Blueprint Pictures, produced with Scion Films ; producers, Graham Broadbent, Robert Bernstein, Douglas Rae ; written by Sarah Williams and Kevin Hood ; director, Julian Jarrold.
Burbank, Calif. : Miramax Home Entertainment : Distributed by Buena Vista Home Entertainment, [2008]
In English or dubbed Spanish, with Spanish or French subtitles.
1 DVD (120 min.) : sound, color
Country of production:
United Kingdom
Miramax Films
HanWay (Firm)
UK Film Council
Bord Scannán na hÉireann
2 Entertain (Firm)
BBC Films
Ecosse Films (Firm)
Blueprint Pictures
Scion Films
Jarrold, Julian
Williams, Sarah
Hood, Kevin
Broadbent, Graham
Bernstein, Robert
Rae, Douglas
Anne Hathaway, James McAvoy, Julie Walters, James Cromwell, Maggie Smith.
Director of photography, Eigil Bryld ; editor, Emma E. Hickox ; music, Adrian Johnston ; costume designer, Eimer ní Mhaoldomhnaigh ; production designer, Eve Stewart ; hair and makeup designer, Veronica Brebner.
Aspect ratio 2.35:1.
Special features: Discovering the real Jane Austen; "Becoming Jane" pop-up facts and footnotes; deleted scenes; audio commentary.
Austen, Jane, 1775-1817 Drama.
Women novelists, English Biography Drama.
Man-woman relationships England Drama.
Family Drama.
England Drama.
Biographical films.
Motion pictures, British.
Motion pictures, Irish.
Romance films.
Romantic comedy films.
Historical films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Fiction films.
Feature films.
See in Franklin

Item Status:

Find Related Items:

Location: Van Pelt Video Collection
Format: DVD
Region: NTSC (North America)
Genre: Biographical films
Genre: Feature films
Genre: Fiction films
Genre: Historical films
Year: 2000s
Spoken language: English
Spoken language: Spanish
Subtitles: English
Subtitles: French
Subtitles: Spanish
Accessibility: Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Title: Becoming Jane
Director: Jarrold, Julian
Actor: Cromwell, James
Actor: Hathaway, Anne
Actor: McAvoy, James
Actor: Smith, Maggie
Musical score composer: Johnston, Adrian
Production studio: 2 Entertain (Firm)
Production studio: BBC Films
Production studio: Blueprint Pictures
Production studio: Bord Scannán na hÉireann
Country of production: Ireland
Country of production: United Kingdom
Screenplay: Original
Film technique: Live action
Cover image available: Yes