Longitude

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Overview

Dava Sobel's best-selling novel is given life in this lavish adaptation of the epic story that spanned two centuries and gazed deep into man's quest to discover the life-or-death mystery of Longitude. Presented in standard 1.33:1 full-screen and featuring a closed-captioned English Dolby Digital soundtrack, this epic struggle from director Charles Sturridge stars Jeremy Irons and Michael Gambon as two men separated by time and seeking parallel fortunes. Witness this extraordinary journey into the past and the ...
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Overview

Dava Sobel's best-selling novel is given life in this lavish adaptation of the epic story that spanned two centuries and gazed deep into man's quest to discover the life-or-death mystery of Longitude. Presented in standard 1.33:1 full-screen and featuring a closed-captioned English Dolby Digital soundtrack, this epic struggle from director Charles Sturridge stars Jeremy Irons and Michael Gambon as two men separated by time and seeking parallel fortunes. Witness this extraordinary journey into the past and the secrets that humans have discovered in this exciting release from A&E Home Video.
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Special Features

Behind-the-scenes featurette; Interactive menus; Scene selection
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/29/2000
  • UPC: 733961701234
  • Original Release: 2000
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  • Source: A&E Home Video
  • Aspect Ratio: Pre-1954 Standard (1.33.1)
  • Sound: Dolby Digital Stereo
  • Language: English
  • Time: 3:20:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 3,799

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Michael Gambon John Harrison
Jeremy Irons Rupert Gould
Technical Credits
Charles Sturridge Director, Screenwriter
Geoffrey Burgon Score Composer
Pippa Cross Executive Producer
Peter Hannan Cinematographer
Selwyn Roberts Producer
Antony Root Executive Producer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Longitude
1. Lines of Longitude [3:28]
2. "You Can Speak" [7:41]
3. William [6:09]
4. Toyshop! [4:58]
5. Qualifications [5:30]
6. Adjustment Of Machine [4:11]
7. An Experiment [7:22]
8. Battle [5:43]
9. Promise [1:16]
10. Reading Time [2:31]
11. Carpenter's Clock [6:25]
12. Distance [5:52]
13. Land Ho! [4:35]
14. This Is It [7:48]
15. Good Advice [4:00]
16. Piece Of Work [5:03]
17. Achievements [4:09]
18. Growing Older [6:10]
Disc #2 -- Longitude
1. A Suggestion [5:51]
2. Practical Solution [4:57]
3. Trial [7:42]
4. To the Public [4:35]
5. Welcome Aboard [5:38]
6. Struggle To Survive [4:47]
7. Questions [5:05]
8. BBC [5:41]
9. Mr. Green [4:26]
10. Successful Voyage [4:07]
11. Compromises [6:58]
12. Astronomer Royal [8:25]
13. Understanding Life [6:57]
14. There's No Watch [5:50]
15. Responsibility [6:38]
16. Grace [7:24]
17. Board Meeting [5:06]
18. Awards [4:44]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Longitude
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Beautiful production, but short on visual clarity

    Great story, well told, fine performances by Irons and Gambon. But the film is not transferred clearly to the DVD and will not look very crisp on a newer TV or monitor.

    Dava Sobel's short book, from which the film is adapted is brilliant, a wonderful alternative to the usual reading credits titles our high schoolers typically get. For science, for history, for inspiration ... a four-hour, DVD block in classes, an absorbing read outside of it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Stay the course

    This is the best when it comes to History and a great story. Riveting and brings history to life. A sure must to add to your collection. Worth every penny.

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