Becoming Jane
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The young Jane Austen wishes to be a writer. Her mother thinks otherwise. Although she is offered many marriage proposals she accepts none until the mischievous Thomas Lefroy shows up and turns her world around. At first she finds him ignorant and self centered but as she gets to know him, they start to flirt and eventually fall in love. Thomas' relatives disagree with the match and threaten to disinherit him if he marries her. Jane's mother also disagrees with the match. As a result of this, Thomas tries to convince Jane to runaway with him. Instead, Jane stays with her family and ends her affair with Lefroy. She begins to write some of her greatest works of all time. Lefroy becomes the inspiration for Mr. Darcy in the novel, Pride and Prejudice.

Item Details
Austen, Jane, 1775-1817 -- Drama.
England -- Drama.
Families -- Drama.
Man-woman relationships -- England -- Drama.
Women novelists, English -- Drama.
Biographical films.
Feature films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Other Authors:
2 Entertain (Firm)
Alliance Atlantis (Firm)
BBC Films.
Bernstein, Robert.
Blueprint Pictures.
Bord Scannán na hÉireann.
Broadbent, Graham.
Cromwell, James.
Ecosse Films (Firm)
HanWay (Firm)
Hathaway, Anne, 1982-
Hood, Kevin.
Jarrold, Julian.
McAvoy, James, 1979-
Miramax Films.
Miramax Home Entertainment (Firm)
Rae, Douglas.
Scion Films.
Smith, Maggie, 1934-
UK Film Council.
Walters, Julie, 1950-
Williams, Sarah.
Publisher, Date:
Burbank, Calif. : Miramax Home Entertainment ; Montreal : Distributed by Alliance Atlantis, c2007.
1 videodisc (ca. 120 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Target Audience Note:
Title from container.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2007.
Special features: Discovering the real Jane Austen ; "Becoming Jane" pop-up facts and footnotes; deleted scenes ; audio commentary.
Director of photography, Eigil Bryld ; editor, Emma E. Hickox ; music, Adrian Johnston ; costume designer, Eimer ní Mhaoldomhnaigh ; production designer, Eve Stewart ; hair and makeup designer, Veronica Brebner.
Anne Hathaway, James McAvoy, Julie Walters, James Cromwell, Maggie Smith.
DVD, region 1, widescreen (2.35:1, enhanced) presentation ; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround.
For private home use only.
Includes audio tracks and subtitles in English and Spanish.
Closed-captioned for the hearing impaired.
Publisher or Distributor Number:
Link to PAC
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