The French lieutenant's woman
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A parallel narrative of a Victorian-era gentleman and the social outcast he risks everything to love, and of the contemporary actors cast in those roles and immersed in their own forbidden affair.

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Criterion collection (Blu-ray discs)
Criterion collection (Blu-ray discs) ; 768.
The Criterion collection
The Criterion collection ; 768
Actors -- Drama.
England -- Social life and customs -- 19th century -- Drama.
Fowles, John, 1926-2005 -- Film adaptations.
Lyme Regis (England) -- Drama.
Triangles (Interpersonal relations) -- Drama.
Feature films.
Film adaptations.
Romance films.
Other Authors:
Baxter, Lynsey, 1961- actor.
Bloom, John, 1935- editor of moving image work.
Bolton, Lucy, writer of supplementary textual content.
Christie, Ian, 1945- interviewee (expression)
Clore, Leon, film producer.
Collier, Patience, 1910-1987, actor.
Criterion Collection (Firm), publisher.
Davis, Carl, 1936- composer (expression)
Francis, Freddie, 1917-2007, director of photography.
Gorton, Assheton, production designer.
Irons, Jeremy, 1948- actor.
Juniper Films, production company.
McKern, Leo, 1920-2002, actor.
McRae, Hilton, 1949- actor.
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, film distributor.
Morgan, Emily, actor.
Motion picture adaptation of (work): Fowles, John, 1926-2005. French lieutenant's woman.
Pinter, Harold, 1930-2008, screenwriter.
Reisz, Karel, film director.
Streep, Meryl, actor.
United Artists Corporation, film distributor.
Vaughan, Peter, 1923- actor.
Wilton, Penelope, 1946- actor.
Blu-ray special edition.
1 Blu-ray disc (123 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 folded poster/booklet.
digital optical
digital optical mono
video file Blu-Ray
Target Audience Note:
Other Title:
French lieutenant's woman (Motion picture)
Container of (work): South Bank show (Television program). Selections.
Based on the novel "The French lieutenant's woman" by John Fowles.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1981.
Widescreen (1.85:1 aspect ratio).
Special features: trailer; Ian Christie (the film scholar appraises the cinematic and literacy achievements of the film); The South Bank Show (1981 episode of London Weekend Television's The South Bank Show examines the film and features interviews with novelist John Fowles, screenwriter Harold Pinter, and director Karel Reisz); Emotional uncertainties (31 min. documentary, actors Jeremy Irons and Meryl Streep and editor John Bloom discuss director Karel Reisz and their experiences working on the film); Carl Davis (the composer talks about his score for the film). Insert includes an essay by film scholar Lucy Bolton.
Production designer, Assheton Gorton ; music by Carl Davis ; editor, John Bloom ; director of photography, Freddie Francis.
Meryl Streep, Jeremy Irons, Leo McKern, Lynsey Baxter, Patience Collier, Hilton McRae, Emily Morgan, Peter Vaughan, Penelope Wilton.
Blu-ray, widescreen (1.85:1 aspect ratio) presentation; requires Blu-ray player.
English audio with optional English subtitles.
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Link to PAC
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