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PRIDE & PREJUDICE – FROM PAGE TO SCREEN
4th November 1995
The BBC documentary From Page to Screen is a behind the scenes of the acclaimed adaptation of Pride and Prejudice.
The creators and actors talk on location.
It includes scenes of filming, setting up scenes and rehearsals which are brief but very valuable.
These scenes are not available in the Perspectives tape mentioned below.
There are interviews with Colin Firth, Jennifer Ehle and other members of the production.
Sue Birtwistle (producer), Simon Langton (director) and Andrew Davies (screenplay).
Comments by Alison Steadman. P.D. James assesses the success of this version.
The video is approx. 30 minutes long.
There is another BBC documentary Perspectives on Pride & Prejudice of which I don’t have a copy.
That one was made for educational purposes (BBC Educational Development Unit, 1995).
It has the same interviews as From Page to Screen.
But on this video the interviews are longer and with more members of the cast.
To name: Crispin Bonham Carter, Alison Steadman, Susannah Harker, David Bamber and Anna Chancelor.
It is divided into five sections: Social setting, Relationships, Characterisation, Uses of Irony and Resources.
The last section includes the openings of the 1967, 1980 and 1996 adaptions of Pride and Prejudice.
The video is approx. 75 minutes long and the set includes a 80 page workbook with black and white photos from the series.
And an audio cassette with commentary, excerpts of Jane Austen's letters, readings by Faye Weldon and Jennifer Ehle.
A teacher's guide provides background, critical reviews, extracts, and activities.
I am digitalising some old videorecordings. So don’t expect great quality.
My earlier upload of Omnibus - Presumption, The Life of Jane Austen already has been snatched over 100 times.
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