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Jane Austen in Manhattan (1980)
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Call no.:
DVD 004 140
Title:
Jane Austen in Manhattan
Originally produced:
1980
Format:
DVD
Summary:
Rival theater companies compete to produce their own unique versions of Jane Austen's childhood play, 'Sir Charles Grandison'. George Midash buys the plays manuscript at Sotheby's for Pierre, the head of the avant-garde theater troupe. Another troupe, headed by the traditional Lilianna Zorska, strives to produce their own version of the play. In her first role, a young actress is manipulated by Pierre to join his company. When Lilianna decides to match wits with Pierre, events begin to mirror those that occur with the play itself.
Credits:
Merchant Ivory Productions, a film by James Ivory ; producer, Ismail Merchant ; screenplay by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala ; directed by James Ivory.
Publication:
Irvington, NY : Criterion Collection ; Chicago, IL : Distributed by Home Vision Entertainment, [2004]
Languages:
Closed-captioned.
Details:
1 DVD (ca. 111 min.) : sound, color
Studio(s):
Merchant Ivory Productions
Director(s):
Ivory, James
Screenwriter(s):
Jhabvala, Ruth Prawer
Producer(s):
Merchant, Ismail
Cast:
Anne Baxter, Robert Powell, Michael Wager, Sean Young, Tim Choate, John Guerrasio, Katrina Hodiak, Kurt Johnson, Philip Lenkowsky.
Production:
Director of photography, Ernest Vincze ; editor, David E. McKenna ; music score, Richard Robbins ; costume designer, Jenny Beavan ; production designer, Jeremiah Rusconi.
Notes:
Originally released as a motion picture in 1980.
Aspect ratio 1.33:1.
Subjects:
Austen, Jane, 1775-1817. Sir Charles Grandison Drama.
Actors Drama.
Theatrical companies Drama.
Manuscripts Drama.
Genre:
Show business films.
Feature films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
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Location: Van Pelt Video Collection
Format: DVD
Region: NTSC (North America)
Genre: Feature films
Genre: Show business films
Year: 1980s
Spoken language: English
Accessibility: Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Title: Jane Austen in Manhattan
Director: Ivory, James
Actor: Baxter, Anne
Actor: Choate, Tim
Actor: Powell, Robert
Actor: Wager, Michael
Musical score composer: Robbins, Richard
Production studio: Merchant Ivory Productions
Screenplay: Original
Film technique: Live action
Cover image available: Yes