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The duchess

Summary

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.

Item details

  • ISBN: 9781415745885
  • ISBN: 1415745889
  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (109 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
    videodisc
  • Publisher: Hollywood, California : Paramount, [2008]
  • Badges:
    • Top Circs: 4 / 5.0
    • Most Copies: 3 / 5.0

Contents / Notes

General Note: Academy Awards, 2009: Best Achievement in Costume Design (O'Connor)
In English, dubbed French or Spanish with optional subtitles in English, French, or Spanish; closed-captioned.
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.).
Widescreen presentation, aspect ratio 2.35 : 1; enhanced for 16:9 TVs.
Based on the book "Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire" by Amanda Foreman.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 2008.
Creation/Production 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.
Participant or Performer Note: 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).
Target Audience Note:
MPAA rating: Rated PG-13, for sexual content, brief nudity and thematic material.
System Details Note:
DVD, region 1, NTSC, widescreen; Dolby digital 5.1 surround.
Language Note:
In English, dubbed French or Spanish with optional subtitles in English, French, or Spanish; closed-captioned.
Awards Note:
Academy Awards, 2009: Best Achievement in Costume Design (O'Connor)
Subject: Cavendish, Georgiana Spencer Duchess of Devonshire 1757-1806 Drama
Foreman, Amanda 1968- Film adaptations
Cavendish, Georgiana Spencer Duchess of Devonshire 1757-1806
Foreman, Amanda 1968-
Adultery England Drama
Scandals England 18th century Drama
Man-woman relationships England Drama
Nobility Great Britain 18th century Drama
Triangles (Interpersonal relations) England Drama
Married women England 18th century Drama
Mujeres casadas Inglaterra Teatro
Adulterio Inglaterra Teatro
Adultery
Man-woman relationships
Married women
Nobility
Scandals
Triangles (Interpersonal relations)
England
Great Britain
Genre: Biographical -- Feature.
Feature films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Historical films.
Biographical films.
Biographical films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Historical films.
Feature films.
Drama.
Biographical films.
Film adaptations.
Feature films -- Italy.
Feature films -- France.
Feature films -- Great Britain.
Motion pictures, British.
Foreign films.

Currently available copies

  • 63 / 68 copies available at PINES (Show)
  • 4 / 4 copies available at Flint River Regional Library System (Show)
  • 1 / 1 copies available at Peachtree City Library

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