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Movies: English Literature on Film

Jane Austen


PR 4034 .E523 2004 DVD
270 minutes; released 1972.
A BBC television production of what may be Jane Austen's best novel. Having successfully orchestrated her friend's marriage, a young woman has another go at matchmaking, only this time things do not go according to plan.
Starring Doran Godwin and John Carson.
Directed by John Glenister.


PR 4034 .E522 1999 DVD
107 minutes; released 1996.
An A&E adaptation of the Austen favourite.
Starring Kate Beckinsale, Mark Strong and Prunella Scales.


PR 4034 .E524 2010 DVD
229 minutes; released 2010.
Starring Romola Garai and Jonny Lee Miller.
Directed by Jim O'Hanlon.

Mansfield Park

PR4034 .M32 2003 DVD
102 minutes; released 1999.
A young woman is sent to live at the country estate of her rich cousins to learn how to be a proper lady.
Starring Embeth Davidtz, Jonny Lee Miller, Alessandro Nivola and Harold Pinter.
Directed by Patricia Rozema.

Mansfield Park

PR 4034 .M323 2004 DVD
312 minutes; released 1983.
A BBC production of the popular Austen novel about a young woman sent to live with her rich cousins.
Starring Sylvestra le Touzel and Nicholas Farrell.
Directed by David Giles.

Mansfield Park

PR 4034 .M322 2008 DVD
86 minutes; released 2007.
A television production of the cl.phpc Austen novel.
Starring Billie Piper, Jemma Redgrave and Blake Ritson.

Northanger Abbey

PR 4034 .N6722 2004 DVD
90 minutes; released 1987.
A young woman's romantic inlications get the best of her when her wealthy neighbour invites her to Bath.
Starring Peter Firth, Googie Withers, and Robert Hardy.
Directed by Giles Foster.


PR4034 .P42 1999 DVD
104 minutes; released 1995.
A young man on his return to England finds himself thrown into the company of the young woman who, years before, had rejected his offer of marriage.
Starring Amanda Root and Ciarn Hinds.
Directed by Roger Michell.


PR 4034 .P423 2004 DVD
225 minutes; released 1971.
A BBC production of the Austen novel about a young man who finds himself thrown into the company of the woman who had rejected his offer of marriage.
Starring Ann Fairbank and Bryan Marshall.
Directed by Julian Mitchell.

Pride and Prejudice

PR4034 .P822 1995 DVD
300 minutes; released 1995.
Simon Langton's adaptation of Jane Austen's cl.phpc tale about love and misunderstanding. Includes a Jane Austen biography and bibliography.
Starring Colin Firth and Jennifer Ehle.

Pride and Prejudice

PR 4034 .P824 2004 DVD
265 minutes; released 1980.
An earlier BBC adaptation of Jane Austen's cl.phpc tale about love and misunderstanding, which many feel is superior to the Simon Langton version.
Starring Elizabeth Gravie and David Rintoul.
Directed by Cyril Coke.

Pride & Prejudice

PR4034 .P823 2006 DVD
129 minutes; released 2005.
Joe Wright's film adaptation of Jane Austen's cl.phpc tale of love and misunderstanding.
Starring Keira Knightley and Matthew Macfadyen.

Sense and Sensibility

PR4034 .S452 1999 DVD
136 minutes; released 1995.
The marriage prospects of two sisters--one romantic, the other practical--seems bleak at first, as their family has lost its fortune. But both gain the attention of men they admire.
Starring Hugh Grant, Kate Winslet and Emma Thompson.
Directed by Ang Lee.

Sense and Sensibility

PR 4034 .S4523 2004 DVD
174 minutes; released 1981.
A BBC production of the cl.phpc Austen novel. The marriage prospects of two sisters--one romantic, the other practical--seems bleak at first, as their family has lost its fortune. But both gain the attention of men they admire.
Starring Irene Richard and Tracey Childs.
Directed by Rodney Bennett.


Beowulf and Grendel

PR1582 .B46 2006 DVD
104 minutes; released 2005.
Based on the epic Anglo-Saxon poem, this medieval adventure tells of a Norse warrior's battle against the great and murderous troll, Grendel.
Starring Stellan Skarsgrd, Sarah Polley and Gerard Butler.
Directed by Sturla Gunnarsson.

Anne Bronte

The Tenant of Wildfell Hall

PR4162 .T422 2008 DVD
159 minutes; released 1996.
A young mother leaves her decadent husband and moves to a small community with her son. A handsome young farmer shows interest in her but is unprepared for what he learns about her past.
Starring Rupert Graves, Toby Stephens, and Tara Fitzgerald.

Charlotte Bronte

Jane Eyre

PR4167 .J32 2003 DVD
116 minutes; released 1996.
The romance between a young woman who has suffered hardship and a mysterious man with a troubled past.
Starring William Hurt, Charlotte Gainsbourg and Anna Paquin.

Jane Eyre

PR4167 .J323 2005 DVD
311 minutes; released 1983.
BBC version of the cl.phpc novel.
Starring Timothy Dalton and Zelah Clarke.

Jane Eyre

PR4167 .J324 2007 DVD
228 minutes; released 2006.
Originally prepared for public television.

Jane Eyre

PR4167 .J322 1997 DVD
108 minutes; released 2006.
A&E version of the cl.phpc novel.

Emily Bronte

Wuthering Heights

PR4172 .W722 2007 DVD
114 minutes; released 1998.
Television adaptation of the timeless tale of love, obs.phpon, and revenge.

John Bunyan

Pilgrim's Progress

PR3330 .A33 A6 2007 DVD
72 minutes; released 1979.
Screen adaptation of the celebrated 17th century Christian allegory about an everyman's arduous journey from The City of Destruction to The Celestial City.
Starring Liam Neeson and Maurice O'Callaghan.

Anthony Burgess

Clockwork Orange

PR6052 .U638 C542 2001 DVD
137 minutes; released 1971.
The adventures of a man whose principal interests are rape, murder, and Beethoven.
Directed by Stanley Kubrick.

Geoffrey Chaucer

A Canterbury Tale

PN1997 .C368 2006 DVD
124 minutes; released 1944.
Adapted from Geoffrey Chaucer's 14th-century tales, this film centres on three modern-day incarnations of Chaucer's pilgrims: a plainspoken American Army sergeant, a resourceful British sergeant, and a melancholy landgirl. While enroute to Canterbury, they are waylaid and forced to solve a bizarre village crime.
Directed by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger.

G.K. Chesterton

The Detective

PN1997 .D4549 1988 VHS
91 minutes; released 1954.
Alec Guiness stars as Father Brown, an eccentric priest who spends his spare time working as an amateur private-eye to capture and reform criminals.
Directed by Robert Hamer.

Father Brown

PR4453 .C4 A622 2007 DVD (Set 1)
PR4453 .C4 A623 2007 DVD (Set 2)
13 (52 minute) episodes; released 1974.
A television series based on the Father Brown mystery short stories.
Starring Kenneth More and Dennis Burgess.

Joseph Conrad

Apocalypse Now

PR6005 .O4 H422 2001 DVD
202 minutes; released 1979.
An army captain is sent on a mission to assasinate a renegade officer who has set himself up as a god in the jungles of Cambodia. Based on the novel Heart of Darkness.
Starring Martin Sheen, Marlon Brando and Robert Duvall.
Directed by Francis Ford Coppola.

Noel Coward

Brief Encounter

PR6005 .O82 S752 2000 DVD
86 minutes; released 1946.
A married man and a suburban housewife have an affair in 1945 Britain. Based on the play Still Life.
Directed by David Lean.

The Noel Coward Collection

PR6005 .O85 A6 2007 DVD pt. 1-7
7 discs; released 2007.
Dramatic presentations of twenty-three works. Bonus features include radio plays and interviews with the playwright.

Charles Dickens

Bleak House

PR4556 .A32 2005 DVD
418 minutes; released 1985.
A legal case is held up in the courts for years. The lawyers benefit, but nobody else does.

Bleak House

PR4556 .A22 C43 2006 DVD
465 minutes; released 2005.
A young woman accepts a position in a bachelor's house, befriends his young charges, and slowly begins to learn about her mysterious neighbour, Lady Dedlock.
Starring Gillian Anderson.

A Christmas Carol

PR4572 .C682 2007 DVD
86 minutes; released 1951.
The best-known movie version of Charles' Dickens tale about the transformation of a miserly man in 19th century London.
Starring Alastair Sim.

David Copperfield

PR4558 .A32 2006 DVD
180 minutes; released 1999.
Dickens' most autobiographical novel follows the life of David Copperfield from boyhood to manhood.

Dombey and Son

PR4559 .A32 2006 DVD
295 minutes; released 1983.
A proud businessman's selfish ambitions cost him his family and fortune.

Great Expectations

PR4560 .A23 1998 DVD
118 minutes; released 1946.
A poor orphan befriends an escaped convict and grows up in the company of a bitter old woman and her haughty but beautiful ward.
Starring John Mills, Jean Simmons and Alec Guinness.
Directed by David Lean.

Great Expectations

PR4560 .A32 2005 DVD
351 minutes; released 1981.
A poor orphan befriends an escaped convict and grows up in the company of a bitter old woman and her haughty but beautiful ward.
Starring Gerry Sundquist and Joan Hickson.

Great Expectations

PR4560 .A22 1999 DVD
122 minutes; released 1998.
In contemporary New York City, a man of modest background falls in love with a rich girl who scorns him. But then a mysterious benefactor arrives.
Starring Gwyneth Paltrow, Ethan Hawke, Anne Bancroft and Robert De Niro.
Directed by Alfonso Cuarn.

Hard Times

PR4561 .A32 2005 DVD
104 minutes; released 1994.
The son and daughter of a schoolmaster grow to adulthood in this dark treatise on capitalism without a conscience.

Martin Chuzzlewit

PR4563 .A32 2005 DVD
344 minutes in 6 episodes; released 1994.
The son of a mercenary family of London businessmen determines not to become corrupted by selfishness.

The Old Curiosity Shop

PR4566 .A32 2006 DVD
265 minutes; released 1979.
Determined to provide for his granddaughter's future, an old man borrows from a miserable moneylender. When the money is gambled away, the moneylender has them evicted.

Oliver Twist

PR4567 .A22 1998 DVD
116 minutes; released 1948.
A penniless orphan seeks his true home in nineteenth-century London.
Starring John Howard Davies.
Directed by David Lean.

Oliver Twist

PR 4567 .A32 2005 DVD
352 minutes; released 1985.
A penniless orphan seeks his true home in nineteenth-century London.
Starring Ben Rodska.
Directed by Gareth Davies.

Oliver Twist

PR4567 .A223 2005 DVD
130 minutes; released 2005.
A penniless orphan seeks his true home in nineteenth-century London.
Starring Barney Clark.
Directed by Roman Polanski.

Our Mutual Friend

PR4568 .A32 2005 DVD
351 minutes; released 1998.
A sweeping tale of two turbulent love affairs set against a tangled web of wealth, corruption, p.phpon and betrayal in 1860s London.

The Pickwick Papers

PR4569 .A32 2006 DVD
350 minutes; released 1985.
A retired businessman and his three colourful gentleman friends travel through the English countryside where they find adventure and mischief at every turn.

A Tale of Two Cities

PR4571 .A32 2006 DVD
126 minutes; released 1935.
During the French Revolution, a dissolute man finds redemption in a story of love, danger, and sacrifice.
Starring Ronald Colman.
Directed by Jack Conway.

George Eliot

Adam Bede

PR 4656 .A322 2007 DVD
102 minutes; released 1991.
A young carpenter plans to marry his longtime sweetheart but receives a shock when she is seduced and impregnated by a local cad fow whom she still pines.
Starring Iain Glen, Patsy Kensit and Susannah Harker.

Daniel Deronda

PR 4658 .A322 2007 DVD
210 minutes; released 2002.
A young man must choose between a charming gambler and a Jewish singer.
Starring Hugh Dancy, Romola Garai and Hugh Bonneville.


PR 4662 .A322 2005 DVD
420 minutes; released 1994.
Middlemarch is Eliot's most ambitious work, a sprawling study of provincial life set at the dawn of the Industrial Revolution which explores the pr.phpng issues of the day: the status of women, marriage, science, class, individualism.
Starring Juliet Aubrey, Robert Hardy, Douglas Hodge and Michael Hordern.

The Mill on the Floss

PR 4664 .A322 2006 DVD
212 minutes; released 1978.
A clever young woman ignores family loyalties and social norms to pursue friendship and romance on her own terms.
Starring Pippa Guard, Christopher Blake, and Anton Lessor.

Silas Marner: The Weaver of Raveloe

PR 4670 .A322 2007 DVD
90 minutes; released 1985.
After he is driven from his religious community and robbed of his fortune, a linen-weaver's hard-luck changes when a baby girl is left at his home. He adopts the girl and lovingly raising her as his own; he he happier than he has ever been. But when the girl's biological father decides he wants her back, the linen-weaver stands to lose everything again.
Starring Ben Kingsley, Jenny Agutter, and Patrick Ryecart.

E.M. Forster

Howards End

PR6011 .O58 H62 2005 DVD
142 minutes; released 1992.
Two free-spirited sisters in Edwardian Britain become acquainted with a prosperous but conservative family while also befriending a p.phponate but poverty-stricken clerk.
Starring Emma Thompson, Vanessa Redgrave, Anthony Hopkins and Helena Bonham-Carter.
Directed by James Ivory.


PR6011 .O58 M322 2004 DVD
140 minutes; released 1987.
In pre-World War I England, two Cambridge students fall in love but find they must keep their homosexuality secret in the face of disapproval and misunderstanding.
Starring James Wilby, Hugh Grant and Rupert Graves.
Directed by James Ivory.

Passage to India

PR 6011 .O58 P32 2000 DVD
164 minutes; released 1984.
An Indian under British rule in the 1920's is asked to accompany a young Englishwoman around some local caves. P.phpbly delusional, she accuses Aziz of molesting her. He is arrested and brought before the courts, and soon learns that the British administration would like to see him found guilty.
Directed by David Lean.

A Room with a View

PR6011 .O58 R622 2004 DVD
117 minutes; released 1985.
Visiting Italy with her chaperone in the early 1900s, a young woman encounters two very different suitors.
Starring Helena Bonham Carter, Julian Sands, Maggie Smith and Daniel Day Lewis.
Directed by James Ivory.

Where Angels Fear to Tread

PR 6011 .O58 W52 2001 DVD
112 minutes; released 1991.
A widowed woman, desperate to escape her oppr.phpve, upper-class in-laws, finds refuge in rural Italy and impulsively marries. But when a child is born, tragedy strikes, and her scandalized relatives plot to kidnap her baby.
Starring Helen Mirren, Helena Bonham-Carter and Rupert Graves.
Directed by Charles Sturridge.

Elizabeth Gaskell


PR4710 .C722 2008 DVD
291 minutes; released 2007.
A network of ladies welcomes a new doctor to their 1840s market town.

North and South

PR4710 .N622 2005 DVD
233 minutes; released 2004.
A young woman from the south of England moves to a northern town where she meets the owner of a cotton mill.

Wives and Daughters

PR4710 .N622 2005 DVD
300 minutes; released 1999.
A young girl's widowed father remarries bringing new people into her life.

William Golding

Lord of the Flies

PR6013 .O35 L522 1999 DVD
90 minutes; released 1963.
A group of English schoolboys are marooned on a deserted island after their airplane crashes, killing all the adults on board.
Directed by Peter Brook.

Lord of the Flies

PR6013 .O35 L52 2001 DVD
90 minutes; released 1990.
After an airplane crash, a group of school-aged military cadets are marooned on a deserted island.
Directed by Harry Hook.

Robert Graves

I, Claudius

PR6013 .R35 I252 2000 DVD
13 (50 minute) episodes; released 1976.
The story of the Roman emperor Claudius and the deadly political climate he lived in--from the back-stabbing, cup-poisoning household of Caesar Augustus to the bloodthirsty madness of Emperor Caligula.
Starring Derek Jacobi, Brian Blessed, Sian Phillips and Patrick Stewart.

Graham Greene

The End of the Affair

PR6013 .R44 E5322 2000 DVD
105 minutes; released 1955.
A man has an affair with a married woman who abruptly and mysteriously breaks off their relationship. Set in London in 1939.
Starring Deborah Kerr, Van Johnson, and John Mills.

The End of the Affair

PR6013 .R44 E5323 2000 DVD
102 minutes; released 1999.
A man has an affair with a married woman who abruptly and mysteriously breaks off their relationship. Set in London in 1939.
Starring Ralph Fiennes, Julianne Moore, and Stephen Rea.

The Honorary Consul

PR6013 .R44 H62 2008 DVD
98 minutes; released 1983.
A British honorary consul becomes unwittingly involved with South American revolutionaries. Non-North American DVD.

Monsignor Quixote

PR6013 .R44 M62 2004 DVD
118 minutes; released 1985.
A Catholic priest and a Communist mayor travel from their remote village to Madrid and back, exploring their friendship, the demands of belief and constancy of faith. Non-North American DVD.

Thomas Hardy

The Mayor of Casterbridge

PR4750 .M622 2003 DVD
368 minutes; released 1978.
Years ago, a drunken man sold his wife and child at a country fair; now, he's a respected, prosperous man. When his wife and daughter seek him out in Casterbridge, he tries to right the wrong he has done them.
Starring Alan Bates.
Directed by David Giles.

The Mayor of Casterbridge

PR4750 .M623 2003 DVD
200 minutes; released 2003.
Television adaptaion of the novel.
Starring Ciaran Hinds and Jodhi May.


PR4748 .A3 2004 DVD
172 minutes; released 1979.
A farm girl falls in love with a parson's son who abandons her when he learns she isn't a virgin.
Directed by Roman Polanski.

Under the Greenwood Tree

PR4750 .U522 2005 DVD
93 minutes; released 2005.
A beautiful schoolteacher moves to a small village in Victorian England and finds herself having to choose between three suitors.

C.S. Lewis

The Chronicles of Narnia

PR6023 .E926 C472 2002 DVD
500 minutes; released 1988-1990.
The BBC television production of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, Prince .phpian, The Voyage of the Dawntreader, and The Silver Chair.

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

PR6023 .E926 C4723 2006 DVD
135 minutes; released 2005.
Four children staying at a country house outside London during the Second World War stumble on an entrance to the Land of Narnia through an old wardrobe.
Directed by Andrew Adamson.

The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince .phpian

PR6023 .E926 P722 2008
149 minutes; released 2008.
The four Pevensie children return to Narnia, only to discover that hundreds of years have passed and a tyrant has usurped the throne from the rightful heir.

Christopher Marlowe

Edward II

PR2665 .A22 J37 2005 DVD SMC
90 minutes; released 1992.
Weak-willed King Edward risks his throne so he can be with his lover Gaveston.
Directed by Derek Jarman.

Edward II

PR2665 .A22 M3 2009 DVD SMC
121 minutes; released 1969.
The BBC filming of the 1969 Edinburgh Festival production.
Directed by Richard Marquand and Toby Robertson.
Starring Ian McKellen.

George Orwell

Animal Farm

PR6029 .R8 A6525 1999 DVD
91 minutes; released 1999.
A live-action version of the cl.phpc novel about a group of farm animals who successfully revolt against their cruel human owner, only to be enslaved anew by an unscrupulous pig.

Animal Farm

PR6029 .R8 A6525 2004 DVD
72 minutes; released 1954.
An animate version of the cl.phpc novel about a group of farm animals who successfully revolt against their cruel human owner, only to be enslaved anew by an unscrupulous pig.

George Bernard Shaw

Arms and the Man

PR5363.A8822 2006 DVD
105 minutes; released 1989.
A Swiss soldier sneaks into the bedroom of a Bulgarian girl and causes her to rethink her ideas about love.
Starring Helena Bonham Carter and Patsy Kensit.

The Devil's Disciple

PR5365.5 .D49 2006 DVD
120 minutes; released 1987.
A young man returns home to the unhappy family he revolted against years before.

Heartbreak House

PR5365.5 .H4 2006 DVD
118 minutes; released 1977.
Shaw presents an elaborate dinner party in order to point out the foibles of British high society.

The Millionairess

PR5365.5 .M555 2006 DVD
100 minutes; released 1972.
A rich young woman is only allowed to marry a man who can convert 150 pounds into 50,000 pounds within six months.

Mrs. Warren's Prof.phpon

PR5365.5 .M7 2006 DVD
109 minutes; released 1972.
A daughter is shocked to learn of her respectable mother's involvement in the brothel business.

My Fair Lady

PR5363.P822 1998 DVD
173 minutes; released 1964.
Professor Higgins, a linguist, has to win the bet that any common Cockney girl, once taught to speak properly, can pass as a duchess in London society. A musical based on the play Pygmalion.


PR5363 .P82 2000 DVD
96 minutes; released 1938.
A Victorian speech expert bets he can teach a working-class girl to speak English so well that people will think she's a lady.
Starring Wendy Hiller and Leslie Howard.
Directed by Anthony Asquith and Leslie Howard.

Saint Joan

PN1997 .S25 1994 VHS
131 minutes; released 1957.
Otto Preminger's feature-length movie adaptation of the play about the life of St. Joan of Arc.
Starring Jean Seberg.

Richard Brinsley Sheridan

The School for Scandal

PR3682 .S32 2000 DVD
120 minutes; released 1975.
An eighteenth-century comedy of manners about two brothers who contend for a beautiful woman who happens to be their rich uncle's much younger wife.
Starring Blair Brown, Patricia Conolly, Kenneth Welsh, and Larry Gates.
Part of the Broadway Theatre Archive.

Laurence Sterne

Tristram Shandy

PR3714 .T722 2006 DVD
94 minutes; released 2005.
A narrator, played by an actor in a film called Tristram Shandy, experiences constant interruptions while trying to tell his story.
Starring Steve Coogan.
Directed by Michael Winterbottom.

Jonathan Swift

Gulliver's Travels

PR3724 .G722 1999 DVD
187 minutes; released 1995.
An 18th century physician takes eight years to return home, during which time he experiences numerous fantastical adventures which no one but his wife believes.
Starring Ted Danson and Mary Steenburgen.

William Thackeray

Vanity Fair

PR5618 .A22 2003 DVD
6 (50 minute) episodes; released 1998.
A beautiful, clever, but poor young woman attempts to improve her station in life.

J.R.R. Tolkien

The Hobbit

PR6039 .O32 H622 2001 DVD
78 minutes; released 1977.
An animated feature film about a young hobbit who joins a group of dwarves in search of lost treasure.

The Lord of the Rings

PR6039 .O32 L62 2001 DVD
133 minutes; released 1978.
An animated feature film about a young hobbit witha a magic - but very dangerous - ring.

Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

PR6039 .O64 L722 2002 DVD
208 minutes; released 2001.
A hobbit named Frodo Baggins is entrusted with a powerful ancient ring.
Starring Ian McKellen, Elijah Wood, Ian Holm, Christopher Lee, Cate Blanchett, Viggo Mortensen, Orlando Bloom and John Rhys-Davies.
Directed by Peter Jackson.

Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

PR6039 .O64 L732 2003 DVD
222 minutes; released 2002.
Frodo Baggins continues his journey with his ring, while his companions try to divert the attention of evil Saruman away from him
Starring Ian McKellen, Elijah Wood, Ian Holm, Christopher Lee, Cate Blanchett, Viggo Mortensen, Orlando Bloom and John Rhys-Davies.
Directed by Peter Jackson.

Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

PR6039 .O64 L732 2003 DVD
250 minutes; released 2003.
As Frodo and Sam enter Mordor in an attempt to destroy the ring, Gandalf, Aragorn and their companions try to save Minas Tirith from Sauron's armies.
Starring Ian McKellen, Elijah Wood, Ian Holm, Christopher Lee, Cate Blanchett, Viggo Mortensen, Orlando Bloom and John Rhys-Davies.
Directed by Peter Jackson.

See also our sound recordings of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings.

Anthony Trollope

The Barchester Chronicles

PR 5684 .B322 2005 DVD
374 minutes; released 1982.
A wickedly satiric look at 19th century church politics. Based on Trollope's Barchester series of novels.
Starring Donald Pleasence, Alan Rickman, Geraldine McEwan and Susan Hampshire.

He Knew He Was Right

PR 5684 .H522 2005 DVD
235 minutes; released 2004.
Jealousy threatens to ruin a man's marriage in Victorian England. Includes an hour-long dramatized biography of Anthony Trollope.
Starring Oliver Dimsdale, Laura Fraser and Bill Nighy.

The Way We Live Now

PR 5684 .W422 2002 DVD
300 minutes; released 2001.
An Austrian Jewish financier looking to establish himself as an "English country gentleman" but then has a great fall.
Starring David Suchet, Matthew Macfayden and Paloma Baeza.

Evelyn Waugh

Brideshead Revisited

PR6045 .A97 B7 2002 DVD
660 minutes; released 1981.
The BBC television adaptation of the story of a man's relationship with a wealthy family in between-the-wars England.
Starring Jeremy Irons, Anthony Andrews, and Sir Laurence Olivier.

Brideshead Revisited

PR6045 .A97 B72 2008 DVD
133 minutes; released 1981.
The movie adaptation of the story of a man's relationship with a wealthy family in between-the-wars England.
Starring Matthew Goode, Ben Whishaw, Hayley Atwell, Emma Thompson, and Michael Gambon.

A Handful of Dust

PR6045 .A97 H322 2004 DVD
114 minutes; released 1988.
A wealthy 1930s couple and their son live an idyllic life until the chance arrival of a penniless scrounger irrevocably shatters it.
Starring Kristin Scott Thomas, Rupert Graves, James Wilby and Alec Guinness.
Directed by Charles Sturridge.

Oscar Wilde

An Ideal Husband

PR5818 .I223 2004 DVD
90 minutes; released 1998.
A devious woman blackmails a rising politician.

An Ideal Husband

PR5818 .I222 2005 DVD
98 minutes; released 1999.
Another version of the popular play.
Starring Rupert Everett, Julianne Moore, and Jeremy Northam.

The Importance of Being Earnest

PR5818 .I422 2002 DVD
95 minutes; released 1952.
A witty, delightful story about a lovestruck suitor named Jack whose fiancee can only love a man named Ernest.

The Importance of Being Earnest

PR5818 .I4223 2002 DVD
93 minutes; released 2002.
A more recent version of Wilde's delightful play.
Starring Rupert Everett, Colin Firth, Judi Dench, and Reese Witherspoon.

The Oscar Wilde Collection

PR5812 .O8 2002 DVD
408 minutes
Dramatic presentations of four works: The Importance of Being Earnest, The Picture of Dorian Gray, An Ideal Husband, and Lady Windermere's Fan.

Virginia Woolf

Mrs. Dalloway

PR6045 .O72 M72 1998 DVD
97 minutes; released 1997.
A woman living in 1923 recalls a summer in 1890.
Starring Vanessa Redgrave and Rupert Graves.
Directed by Marleen Gorris.

To The Lighthouse

PR 6045 O72 T62 2003 DVD
115 minutes; released 1983.
A lecturer and his family spend a summer in an isolated house in Cornwall just before World War I.
Starring Kenneth Branagh and Rosemary Harris.
Directed by Colin Gregg.