Vanity Fair

Vanity Fair

Director: Marc Munden Cast: Natasha Little
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Vanity Fair

Though not the most ambitious British TV adaptation of William Makepeace Thackeray's 19th century novel Vanity Fair, this six-part BBC1 version was arguably the most expensive and elaborate. Natasha Little was cast as scheming country lass Becky Sharp, who managed to climb to the top of the British social ladder during and after the Napoleonic Wars, leaving a trail of broken hearts, betrayed friendships, and shattered reputations in her wake. Somehow, however, Becky always managed to land on her feet, and after mending her ways in middle age, she lived out her declining years as a much-beloved "Lady Bountiful." Debuting in Britain on November 1, 1998, Vanity Fair subsequently aired as part of the American public TV Masterpiece Theatre anthology beginning October 24, 1999.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/16/2011
UPC: 0733961250244
Original Release: 1998
Source: A&E Home Video
Sound: [Dolby Digital Stereo]
Time: 5:00:00

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Vanity Fair
1. Au Revoir Mes Amie [9:32]
2. If It Comes From India [6:30]
3. A Man of Decision [8:32]
4. Very Bad Stuff [10:28]
5. Sir Pitt [8:19]
6. Queens Crawley [8:32]
1. Arcadian Simplicity [7:26]
2. Snake in the Grass [6:26]
3. Dearest George [7:43]
4. Can't Help a Pedigree [4:46]
5. Married Already [5:23]
6. Bad Business [12:54]
1. Up and Out [6:08]
2. Without Consent [7:30]
3. Amelia and George Marry [11:45]
4. The Air at Brighton [8:40]
5. Bread and Butter [8:55]
6. Off to War [6:53]
Disc #2 -- Vanity Fair - Volume Two
1. What Women Suffer [8:45]
2. Cowards Indeedd [9:12]
3. A Hero's Death [7:59]
4. A Small Inheritance [8:47]
5. High Society [10:11]
6. Generous and Forgiving [7:02]
1. A Genuine Interest [7:38]
2. A Memorable Day [6:00]
3. A Mother's Love [10:48]
4. Faults in Character [1:45]
5. Keeping Up Appearances [7:22]
6. Paid For [8:13]
1. Ruined [8:30]
2. A Man of Sense [6:41]
3. A Safe Heart [9:09]
4. An Old Friend [8:33]
5. The Greatest Prize [10:01]
6. A Woman More Generous [9:01]

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Vanity Fair 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Stemline More than 1 year ago
Vanity Fair has always been one of my favorite books, and I have seen several filmed versions. This is one of the best. Among the strong cast, special honors go to Natasha Little, who is exceptionally lovely and conniving as Becky Sharp, and Philip Glenister (Col. Dobbin), who manages to convey his love for Amelia Sedley and his anguish at her indifference brilliantly even though he doesn't have many lines. Jeremy Swift is wonderfully doofus-y as Amelia's brother, a chronic mess-up, and Nathaniel Parker is impressive as Rawden Crawley, who becomes devoted to his son whose mother (Becky) has no use for the poor kid. Definitely worth having for Vanity Fair fans!
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