Sense and sensibility [DVD videorecording] by Jane Austen ; dramatised by Alexander Baron ; producer, Barry Letts ; directed by Rodney Bennett ; BBC.
Contributor(s): Baron, Alexander | Letts, Barry | Bennett, Rodney | Richard, Irene | Childs, Tracey | Fairfax, Diana | Gale, Peter | Boxer, Amanda | Hogan, Bosco | Douglas, Donald | Bland, Marjorie | Simpson, Dudley George | Austen, Jane. Sense and sensibility | British Broadcasting Corporation | BBC Video (Firm) | Warner Home Video (Firm).Material type: FilmSeries: BBC classics: Publisher: [S.l.] : Burbank, CA : BBC Video ; Warner Home Video [distributor], c2004Description: 1 videodisc (174 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.ISBN: 0790770237.Other title: Jane Austen's Sense and sensibility [Container title:].Uniform titles: Sense and sensibility (Television program : 1981) Subject(s): Sisters -- England -- Drama | Young women -- England -- Drama | Man-woman relationships -- England -- Drama | England -- Social life and customs -- 19th century -- DramaGenre/Form: Romance television programs. | Television adaptations. | Television mini-series. | Fiction television programs. | Video recordings for the hearing impaired.DDC classification: 791.43/72
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DVD; region 1, NTSC; full screen (4:3) presentation.
Irene Richard, Tracey Childs, Diana Fairfax, Peter Gale, Amanda Boxer, Bosco Hogan, Donald Douglas, Marjorie Bland, Annie Leon, Robert Swann, John Owens, Gina Rowe, Peter Woodward, Pippa Sparkes, Julia Chambers, Henrieta Baynes, Christopher Brown, Philip Bowen, William Lawford, Margot Van Der Burgh, Raymond Mason, John Woodnutt, Elizabeth Benson.
From an outline by Denis Constanduros ; music composed and conducted by Dudley Simpson ; cameramen, Don Oliver, Bob Everitt ; videotape editor, Malcolm Banthorpe ; costume designer, Dorothea Wallace ; graphic designer, Stefan Pstrowski ; designer, Paul Joel.
Originally broadcast as a mini-series on BBC television in 1981.
Also issued as part of The Jane Austen collection.
Story of two sisters attempting to find happiness in the tightly structured society of 19th century England. Elinor, disciplined, restrained and very conscious of the manners of the day, represents sense. Outspoken, impetuous, emotional Marianne represents sensibility. Attracted to a man already promised to another, Elinor suffers silently to keep scandal away from her family. Marianne enjoys a flirtation with a handsome scoundrel that could lead to her downfall. Through their experiences with men and their relationship with each other, they learn that neither sense nor sensibility alone is enough, but that one must strive for a balance of the two.