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Jane Austen in Manhattan
     

Jane Austen in Manhattan

Director: James Ivory

Cast: Anne Baxter, Robert M. Powell, Sean Young

 
Two theater troupes clash over plans to produce a rarely seen play by Jane Austen in this comedy drama from James Ivory and Ismail Merchant, which has been given an uncluttered presentation on this DVD from The Criterion Collection. Jane Austen in Manhattan has been transferred to disc in the full-frame aspect ratio of 1.33:1, while the audio has been mastered

Overview

Two theater troupes clash over plans to produce a rarely seen play by Jane Austen in this comedy drama from James Ivory and Ismail Merchant, which has been given an uncluttered presentation on this DVD from The Criterion Collection. Jane Austen in Manhattan has been transferred to disc in the full-frame aspect ratio of 1.33:1, while the audio has been mastered in Dolby Digital Mono. The dialogue is in English, with optional English subtitles but no multiple language options. As a bonus, this edition includes Venice: Theme and Variations, a short film that represented James Ivory's first directorial effort.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/21/2004
UPC:
0037429198322
Original Release:
1980
Rating:
NR
Source:
Merchant Ivory
Region Code:
1
Time:
1:51:00

Special Features

New high-defintion digital transfer; Venice: Theme and Variations, director James Ivory's first film, a short documentary about the history of Venice presented through works of art about the city ; English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Anne Baxter Lilianna Zorska
Robert M. Powell Pierre
Sean Young Adriadna Charlton
Kurt Johnson Victor Charlton
Katrina Hodiak Katya
Tim Choate Jamie
Nancy New Jenny
Charles McCaughan Billy
John Guerrasio Gregory
Michael Wager George Midash
Lee Doyle Jarvis
Bernard Barrow Mr. Polson
David Evitts Voice Only
Philip Lenkowsky Fritz

Technical Credits
James Ivory Director
Jenny Beavan Costumes/Costume Designer
Ruth Prawer Jhabvala Screenwriter
David McKenna Editor
Ismail Merchant Producer
Ruth Prawer Screenwriter
Richard Robbins Score Composer
Ernest Vincze Cinematographer
Michael Yeargan Set Decoration/Design

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Opening Credits/Auctioneering [3:29]
2. Recollection [5:59]
3. Microscopic Creatures [5:22]
4. "Shut Your Eyes" [4:56]
5. Choreography [5:08]
6. "Don't Be Afraid" [5:00]
7. Pierre's Experiments [6:26]
8. Text and Subtext [6:04]
9. Sleepwalking [6:28]
10. Ardent Intensity [5:05]
11. Change Your Soul [4:53]
12. "You Shall Be Mine" [5:37]
13. Keeping Them Apart [4:38]
14. Personal Attachments [4:55]
15. A Great Favor [2:38]
16. Collaboration [4:17]
17. One Big Negative [5:00]
18. Respecting Originality [4:12]
19. The Prodigal Son [6:36]
20. Curtain Call/End Credits [8:25]

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