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Persuasion 1995

DVD - 1999 DVD Drama Persuasion None on shelf 1 request on 1 copy Community Rating: 4.7 out of 5

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Downtown 1st Floor DVD Drama Persuasion Downtown Library Due 07-13-2020

Based on the novel by Jane Austen; originally released as a motion picture in 1995.
Special features include interactive menus, bonus trailers, production notes and scene selections.
Amanda Root, Ciaran Hinds.
Anne Elliot will do anything to get Captain Wentworth now that he is interested in Louisa Musgrove.
DVD, Dolby surround stereo.
Contents: Persuasion.

COMMUNITY REVIEWS

Best film adaptation of Austen submitted by ctexley on January 19, 2008, 7:13pm Wonderful film adaptation of one of my favorite Jane Austen novels. Perfect casting for the part of Ann Elliot. Highly recommended, whether or not you've read the book.

Best Version submitted by shpowers on July 18, 2014, 7:37pm Very well done

Wonderful submitted by hduke on August 7, 2015, 6:59pm This film did a wonderful job of portraying what life was really like in 1812 in England for the landed gentry. Life was dirty and real and they didn't wear perfect, pretty dresses all the time and weren't picture perfect at all times of the day. This was the first Jane Austen film where I felt like these could be actual people I was watching (not that I don't enjoy all the other films I've seen, but this had a little something extra...) Highly recommended.

Best adaptation of Persuasion submitted by qbqrat on July 14, 2017, 1:50pm I love this movie. The casting is perfect and I feel genuinely interested in Anne Elliot's life, as well as her romantic failures and successes.

Love the story submitted by majean on August 8, 2018, 8:23pm One of my favorite Austen stories.

A Very Faithful Adaptation submitted by Meginator on August 31, 2019, 9:43pm Having watched this film shortly after reading Austen’s novel, I found it to be very true to the source material, perhaps overly so. The plot moves fairly slowly by modern cinematic standards, but the core story remains intact as Anne Elliot slowly emerges from the shadow of her sisters and father and grows into her own person. The film does manage the many intersecting storylines well and the actors bring Austen’s classic characters to vivid, effortless life. Overall, this is a very faithful adaptation that should charm fans of the novel, but I wouldn’t recommend it as a starting point unless you’re already pretty well-versed in early 19th-century literary styles.

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SERIES
Masterpiece theatre (Television program)


PUBLISHED
Culver City, Calif. : Sony Pictures Classics, c1999.
Year Published: 1999
Description: 1 videodisc (104 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Language: English
Rated: PG
Format: DVD

ISBN/STANDARD NUMBER
0767836634 :

ADDITIONAL CREDITS
Root, Amanda.
Hinds, Ciaran.
Findlay, Fiona.
Michell, Roger.
Dear, Nick.
Austen, Jane, 1775-1817.
Columbia TriStar Home Video (Firm)
BBC Films.
Millésime Productions.
Sony Pictures Classics (Firm)

SUBJECTS
England. -- Social life and customs -- 19th century -- Drama.