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The Resource The duchess, Paramount Vantage, Pathé and BBC Films present ; in association with Pathé Renn Production and BIM Distribuzione ; a Qwerty Films/Magnolia Mae Films production ; directed by Saul Dibb ; screenplay by Jeffrey Hatcher and Anders Thomas Jensen and Saul Dibb ; produced by Gabrielle Tana, Michael Kuhn

The duchess, Paramount Vantage, Pathé and BBC Films present ; in association with Pathé Renn Production and BIM Distribuzione ; a Qwerty Films/Magnolia Mae Films production ; directed by Saul Dibb ; screenplay by Jeffrey Hatcher and Anders Thomas Jensen and Saul Dibb ; produced by Gabrielle Tana, Michael Kuhn

Label
The duchess
Title
The duchess
Statement of responsibility
Paramount Vantage, Pathé and BBC Films present ; in association with Pathé Renn Production and BIM Distribuzione ; a Qwerty Films/Magnolia Mae Films production ; directed by Saul Dibb ; screenplay by Jeffrey Hatcher and Anders Thomas Jensen and Saul Dibb ; produced by Gabrielle Tana, Michael Kuhn
Contributor
Actor
Screenwriter
Director
Producer
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • spa
  • eng
  • fre
  • spa
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
Based on a true story it is, in its way, a horror story, this portrait of a dazzling young woman at the mercy of the misfortunes of love and the inequalities of the age in which she lived. Married off as an innocent 17-year-old to a much older man, his only interest in the match is her ability to produce a male heir. Installed within the gilded cage of marriage, she discovers he expresses more affection for his dogs than for her. When the first child is female, he takes a mistress and ignores her, until she finds true love--insisting on his lordly right to thwart her. Although she fights hard for her own piece of happiness, eventually, she has to make a choice many, many women will recognize
Awards note
Winner, 2008 Academy Award for Best Achievement in Costume Design-Michael O'Connor.
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Director of photography, Gyula Pados ; editor, Masahiro Hirakubo ; music by Rachel Portman ; production designer, Michael Carlin ; costume designer, Michael O'Connor; makeup designer, Daniel Phillips; hair designer, Jan Archibald
Dewey number
791.43/72
Intended audience
MPAA rating: Rated PG-13, for sexual content, brief nudity and thematic material
Language note
In English, dubbed French or Spanish with optional subtitles in English, French, or Spanish; closed-captioned
LC call number
  • PN1995.9.B55
  • PN1997.2
LC item number
  • D83 2008
  • .D83 2008
PerformerNote
Keira Knightley (Georgiana), Ralph Fiennes (The Duke), Charlotte Rampling (Lady Spencer), Dominic Cooper (Charles Grey), Hayley Atwell (Bess Foster), Simon McBurney (Charles Fox), Aidan McArdle (Richard Sheridan), John Shrapnel (General Grey)
Runtime
109
Technique
live action
Label
The duchess, Paramount Vantage, Pathé and BBC Films present ; in association with Pathé Renn Production and BIM Distribuzione ; a Qwerty Films/Magnolia Mae Films production ; directed by Saul Dibb ; screenplay by Jeffrey Hatcher and Anders Thomas Jensen and Saul Dibb ; produced by Gabrielle Tana, Michael Kuhn
Instantiates
Distribution
Copyright
Note
  • Based on the book "Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire" by Amanda Foreman
  • Special features: How far she went--Making "The Duchess" [featurette] (23 min.); Georgiana in her own words [featurette] (7 min.); Costume diary [featurette] (6 min.); Previews (13 min.)
Carrier category
DVD
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
local
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Special features: Widescreen version enhanced for 16:9 TVs -- How far she went ... Making The Duchess -- Georgiana in her own words -- Costume diary -- Language: English Dolby digital 5.1 surround ; French Dolby digital 5.1 surround ; Spanish Dolby digital 5.1 surround -- Subtitles: English, French, Spanish
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (109 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
032429284730
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
35319
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)271516002
  • 789232
  • (OCoLC)ocn271516002
  • 789232
System details
DVD; Region 1, NTSC; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround; widescreen presentation, aspect ratio 2.35 : 1
Video recording format
DVD
Label
The duchess, Paramount Vantage, Pathé and BBC Films present ; in association with Pathé Renn Production and BIM Distribuzione ; a Qwerty Films/Magnolia Mae Films production ; directed by Saul Dibb ; screenplay by Jeffrey Hatcher and Anders Thomas Jensen and Saul Dibb ; produced by Gabrielle Tana, Michael Kuhn
Distribution
Copyright
Note
  • Based on the book "Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire" by Amanda Foreman
  • Special features: How far she went--Making "The Duchess" [featurette] (23 min.); Georgiana in her own words [featurette] (7 min.); Costume diary [featurette] (6 min.); Previews (13 min.)
Carrier category
DVD
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
local
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Special features: Widescreen version enhanced for 16:9 TVs -- How far she went ... Making The Duchess -- Georgiana in her own words -- Costume diary -- Language: English Dolby digital 5.1 surround ; French Dolby digital 5.1 surround ; Spanish Dolby digital 5.1 surround -- Subtitles: English, French, Spanish
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (109 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
032429284730
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
35319
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)271516002
  • 789232
  • (OCoLC)ocn271516002
  • 789232
System details
DVD; Region 1, NTSC; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround; widescreen presentation, aspect ratio 2.35 : 1
Video recording format
DVD

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