Cover image for The house of mirth [DVD] / Sony Pictures Classics ; Showtime and Granada present ; in association with the Arts Council of England, FilmFour, the Scottish Arts Council and Glasgow Film Fund ; a Three Rivers production ; written and directed by Terence Davies ; produced by Olivia Stewart.
Title:
The house of mirth [DVD] / Sony Pictures Classics ; Showtime and Granada present ; in association with the Arts Council of England, FilmFour, the Scottish Arts Council and Glasgow Film Fund ; a Three Rivers production ; written and directed by Terence Davies ; produced by Olivia Stewart.
Title Variants:
Wharton, Edith,

House of mirth.
ISBN:
9780767867078
Publication Information:
[London] : Granada Films ; Culver City, CA : Distributed by Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment, ℗♭2001.
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (135 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
General Note:
From the novel "The house of mirth" by Edith Wharton.

Special features: Director commentary [audio feature]; Deleted scenes with optional commentary (13 min.); Filmographies [text feature]; Theatrical trailers (12 min.).
Contents:
Start -- Lawrence Selden -- Fond of dangerous people -- Rules of engagement -- Elaborate game -- Great favor -- Bertha's indiscretion -- Tremendous admirer -- Miss Lily Bart as summer -- "I need your help." -- Night at the opera -- Den of iniquity -- Words with Aunt Julia -- Grace's advice -- Tea with the right woman -- "Leave the yacht." -- Friendly hint -- "Miss Bart remains here." -- Julia's will & desire -- "I was deceived." -- Delicate matter -- Outside of society -- Terminated -- Folly of her cause -- Tea and sympathy -- Words to live by -- Debt & honor -- Great mercy.
Abstract:
The story takes place at the opening of a new century, one that held forth all kinds of promises, especially for women. In this post-Victorian Fifth Avenue milieu, Lily Bart, an unmarried woman of 29 with dwindling prospects, needs a husband badly. She lives beyond her means, relying on the grudging charity of her elderly aunt. She is the kind of girl who would make an admirable decoration on some fine gentleman's arm, but there is a liveliness--a knowingness--in her eyes that alarms potential suitors. Lily is unsuccessful in her search for a haven, because she values her emotional and financial independence. To her eternal sorrow, it is other women, the doyennes of high society, who obliquely, ruthlessly, keep that independence forever out of poor Lily's reach.
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MPAA rating: Rated PG for thematic material.
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