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Vanity Fair

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Adaptation of Thackeray's satirical masterpiece about the constant battle for wealth and social success amongst the aristocracy of the early nineteenth century. In a society growing rich on the wealth generated by an expanding empire, Becky Sharp (Reese Witherspoon) is the ambitious daughter of a poor family, who will let nothing stand in her way in her attempt to climb the social ladder. Taking a position as nanny to the children of Sir Pitt Crawley (Bob Hoskins), Becky insinuates her way into the family's favours and into London society, eventually marrying Crawley's eldest son Rawdon (James Purefoy). When Rawdon proves to be a gambler and a drunkard, Becky wastes no time in approaching the influential Marquess of Steyne (Gabriel Byrne), in the hope that he will help advance her position. But will Becky Sharp come to regret the ruthlessness of her agenda, and can she keep climbing the social ladder forever?

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Colour:
Colour
Actors:
Gabriel Byrne, Eileen Atkins, Jim Broadbent, Romola Garai, Bob Hoskins, Rhys Ifans, James Purefoy, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Tony Maudsley, Douglas Hodge, Reese Witherspoon, Geraldine McEwan
Classification:
PG
Condition:
Used
Director(s):
Mira Nair
EAN-13:
5050582321777
Format:
DVD / Normal
Genre:
Classics
ISBN-13:
5050582321777
Publisher:
Universal Pictures
Year of release:
2004

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Adaptation of Thackeray's satirical masterpiece about the constant battle for wealth and social success amongst the aristocracy of the early nineteenth century. In a society growing rich on the wealth generated by an expanding empire, Becky Sharp (Reese Witherspoon) is the ambitious daughter of a poor family, who will let nothing stand in her way in her attempt to climb the social ladder. Taking a position as nanny to the children of Sir Pitt Crawley (Bob Hoskins), Becky insinuates her way into the family's favours and into London society, eventually marrying Crawley's eldest son Rawdon (James Purefoy). When Rawdon proves to be a gambler and a drunkard, Becky wastes no time in approaching the influential Marquess of Steyne (Gabriel Byrne), in the hope that he will help advance her position. But will Becky Sharp come to regret the ruthlessness of her agenda, and can she keep climbing the social ladder forever?

Colour:
Colour
Actors:
Gabriel Byrne, Eileen Atkins, Jim Broadbent, Romola Garai, Bob Hoskins, Rhys Ifans, James Purefoy, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Tony Maudsley, Douglas Hodge, Reese Witherspoon, Geraldine McEwan
Classification:
PG
Condition:
Used
Director(s):
Mira Nair
EAN-13:
5050582321777
Format:
DVD / Normal
Genre:
Classics
ISBN-13:
5050582321777
Publisher:
Universal Pictures
Year of release:
2004

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