|aVanity fair|h[videorecording] /|cFocus Features presents a Tempesta Films/Granada Film production, a Mira Nair film ; produced by Janette Day, Donna Gigliotti, Lydia Dean Pilcher ; screenplay by Matthew Faulk & Mark Skeet and Julian Fellowes ; directed by Mira Nair.
|aUniversal City, CA :|bUniversal ;|aTaipei :|bQian Qi,|c.
|a1 videodisc (144 min.) :|bsd., col. ;|c4 3/4 in.
|aFocus Features spotlight series
|aOriginally released as a motion picture in 2004.
|aBased on the novel by William Makepeace Thackeray.
|aSpecial features: the women behind 'Vanity fair': the predominantly female cast and crew reveal how they flawlessly portrayed women of the time in London; director's commentary: Mira Nair shares her unique vision and personal inspiration in this insightful discussion; deleted scenes; welcome to 'Vanity fair': a behind-the-scenes look at bringing this timeless story to the big screen.
|aDirector of photography, Declan Quinn ; editor, Allyson C. Johnson ; music, Mychael Danna ; costume designer, Beatrix Aruna Pasztor ; production designer, Maria Djurkovic.
|aReese Witherspoon, Eileen Atkins, Jim Broadbent, Gabriel Byrne, Romola Garai, Bob Hoskins, Rhys Ifans, Geraldine McEwan, James Purefoy, Jonathan Rhys Meyers.
|aBecky is determined to make something of herself. She accepts a job as a nanny for the children of Sir Pitt Crawley. Becky catches the eye of Crawley's son Rawdon. Becky is introduced to London's most exclusive social circle, where she becomes re-acquainted with Amelia. Becky weds Rawdon, but the social and economic stability she dreamed of begins to collapse when he begins drowning his troubles, and soon she turns to the powerful Marquess of Steyne for support. Meanwhile, Amelia's fortunes fall even harder following the death of her husband.
|aMPAA rating: PG-13; for some sexuality/partial nudity and a brief violent image.
|aDVD, region 1, full screen (1.33:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, dual-layer, single-sided.
|aEnglish or dubbed French dialogue, French or Spanish subtitles; close-captioned.
|aThackeray, William Makepeace,|d1811-1863.|tVanity fair.