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The Jane Austen Book Club (2007)
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Call no.:
DVD 012 499
Title:
The Jane Austen Book Club
Originally produced:
2007
Format:
DVD
Summary:
A group of six friends, in Sacramento, gather to distract themselves from loss - a newly dumped Sylvia, Prudie's repressed disappointment, or Jocelyn, who has a life of unrealized dreams. All are devoted Jane Austen fans, except the lone man, Grigg, who has an ulterior motive for joining the chick-lit gang. There's plenty of pride (Prudie), prejudice (Jocelyn), sense (Sylvia), and sensibility (Sylvia's daughter Allegra). Throw in a fair amount of persuasion. Relationships and alliances unfolds over the months.
Credits:
Sony Pictures Classics presents a John Calley/Robin Swicord production in association with Mockingbird Pictures ; produced by John Calley, Julie Lynn, Diana Napper ; written for the screen and directed by Robin Swicord.
Edition:
Anamorphic widescreen.
Publication:
Culver City, Calif. : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, [2008]
Languages:
English or dubbed French dialogue with optional English, French or Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned.
Details:
1 DVD (106 min.) : sound, color
Studio(s):
Sony Pictures Classics (Firm)
Mockingbird Pictures
Director(s):
Swicord, Robin
Screenwriter(s):
Swicord, Robin
Producer(s):
Calley, John
Lynn, Julie
Napper, Diana
Cast:
Kathy Baker, Maria Bello, Marc Blucas, Emily Blunt, Amy Brenneman, Hugh Dancy, Maggie Grace, Jimmy Smits, Kevin Zegers, Lynn Redgrave.
Production:
Director of photography, John Toon ; film editor, Maryann Brandon ; music composed by Aaron Zigman ; costume designer, Johnetta Boone ; production designer, Rusty Smith.
Notes:
Based on the book by Karen Joy Fowler.
Aspect ratio 1.78:1.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2007.
Special features: Deleted scenes; Cast and crew commentary; Behind-the-scenes, the life of Jane Austen; The book club: deconstructed; Los Angeles premiere.
Subjects:
Fowler, Karen Joy Film adaptations.
Austen, Jane, 1775-1817 Characters Drama.
Book clubs (Discussion groups) California Sacramento Drama.
Friendship California Sacramento Drama.
Sacramento (Calif.) Drama.
Genre:
Comedy films.
Romantic comedy films.
Film adaptations.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Fiction films.
Feature films.
Romance films.
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Location: Annenberg Reserve
Location: Van Pelt Video Collection
Format: DVD
Region: NTSC (North America)
Genre: Comedy films
Genre: Feature films
Genre: Fiction films
Genre: Film adaptations
Year: 2000s
Spoken language: English
Spoken language: French
Subtitles: English
Subtitles: French
Subtitles: Spanish
Accessibility: Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Title: Jane Austen Book Club
Director: Swicord, Robin
Actor: Baker, Kathy
Actor: Bello, Maria
Actor: Blucas, Marc
Actor: Blunt, Emily
Production studio: Mockingbird Pictures
Production studio: Sony Pictures Classics (Firm)
Screenplay: Adaptations
Film technique: Live action
Cover image available: No