Vanity Fair

Vanity Fair

DVD - 2010
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"Based on William Thackeray's classic novel, Vanity Fair is a sexually charged epic filled with colour, romance and wicked manipulation - the story of Becky Sharp (Reese Witherspoon), the orphaned daughter of a starving artist and French chorus girl. Despite her lack of wealth or birthright, she is determined to use all her skill and charm to conquer English upper-society, by any means possible. Beautiful, witty and passionate, she soon finds success and ascends into a glamorous and decadent lifestyle - but at what cost?"--Container.
Publisher: Newtown, N.S.W. : c2010
Edition: Anamorphic widescreen
Branch Call Number: DVD VANI
Characteristics: 1 DVD (approximately 135 min.)

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liliianna
Nov 25, 2017

I adored this movie! There were twists and turns I didn't expect and it was truly an enjoyable movie

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kpelish
Apr 15, 2017

Reese Witherspoon plays her role well as a woman determined to climb her way out of being an orphan. Some of the scenes are amusing and she shows great commitment to Amelia, her friend. However, it's hard to watch her entitled husband not pull his weight, so that she's forced to turn to an abusive man for help (and she takes society's blame for it). Also interesting to see the India-born director exert her influence, including an updated ending.

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garycornell
Mar 12, 2017

A recreation of a time and place that would be hard to match. A cast that is uniformly perfectly suited to their roles. A really well written script that is directed with a masters hand. I can't praise the film enough. It was highly entertaining!

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ThomasJWhiting
Jun 11, 2015

Excellent film, longish (140 minutes) and a bit slow at times.

Reese Witherspoon is terrific!

jingjinggirl Aug 13, 2014

Never able to finish the novel, lucky the DVD tells the story.

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Bookworm39
May 25, 2014

Very good, Reese Witherspoon is great in it. Beautiful Costumes and Hairdos.

wendybird Jan 30, 2012

First saw this movie on its big screen release, and decided to check up on it. A well crafted & sumptuous take on Thackeray's famous novel - but truly -- Reese Witherspoon takes the tall, formidably iced cake with her pitch perfect rendering of Becky Sharp. For watching on a deadly dull evening -- the colours & costumes alone will delight.

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laugh
Sep 02, 2010

Very entertaining story and movie. Reese Witherspoon is amazing in this role. Highly recommended.

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LitLover
Jul 20, 2010

I started the book but it is exttemely long, so I watched the movie to help me get the gist of Thackeray's novel. This was a beautiful film. I do want to finish the novel but it will take a long time.

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SummertimeGirl
Jul 20, 2012

SummertimeGirl thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over

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vitrusha Feb 01, 2012

Other: i couldn't watch this movie because the disk is creaked in half.

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