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Iris [videorecording] / Miramax Films, BBC Films, Intermedia Films present a Mirage Enterprises, Robert Fox/Scott Rudin production of a Richard Eyre film ; producers, Robert Fox, Scott Rudin ; writers, Richard Eyre, Charles Wood ; director, Richard Eyre.

Eyre, Richard, 1943- (Director). Fox, Robert (Producer). Rudin, Scott, 1958- (Producer). Wood, Charles, 1932- (Added Author). Dench, Judi, 1934- (Added Author). Broadbent, Jim (Added Author). Winslet, Kate. (Added Author). Bonneville, Hugh (Added Author). Wilton, Penelope, 1946- (Added Author). Pratt, Roger. (Added Author). Walsh, Martin (Added Author). Horner, James. (Added Author). Myers, Ruth (Added Author). Jackson, Gemma, 1951- (Added Author). Bayley, John, 1925-2015 Iris (Added Author). Miramax Films. (Added Author). BBC Films. (Added Author). Intermedia Films (Added Author). Mirage Enterprises (Firm) (Added Author). Judi Dench, Jim Broadbent, Kate Winslet, Hugh Bonneville, Penelope Wilton. (Cast).

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  • 6 of 6 copies available at Sage Library System. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Hood River County Library District.

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Summary:

Adapted from the memoirs of literary critic John Bayley, the film recounts his courtship of and long marriage to British novelist Iris Murdoch. The scenario tacks back and forth from the young Iris--ready to seduce one and all with her coy command of words and sex appeal--to the elder Iris--slowly giving way to the cruel erasure of Alzheimer's.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Hood River County Library DVD FIC IRI (Text) 33892005296950 Adult DVDs DVD None 09/06/2011 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 0788834576
  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (91 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Edition: Widescreen edition.
  • Publisher: Burbank, Calif : Miramax Home Entertainment, [2002]
  • Distributor: Distributed by Buena Vista Home Entertainment.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Based on the books Iris : a memoir and elegy for Iris and Iris and her friends : a memoir of memory and desire by John Bayley.
Special features: a look at "Iris"; a special message from David Hyde Pierce; Alzheimer's Association honors "Iris" and Jim Broadbent.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Director of photography, Roger Pratt ; editor, Martin Walsh ; music composed & conducted by James Horner ; costume designer, Ruth Myers ; production designer, Gemma Jackson.
Participant or Performer Note:
Judi Dench, Jim Broadbent, Kate Winslet, Hugh Bonneville, Penelope Wilton.
Summary, etc.:
Adapted from the memoirs of literary critic John Bayley, the film recounts his courtship of and long marriage to British novelist Iris Murdoch. The scenario tacks back and forth from the young Iris--ready to seduce one and all with her coy command of words and sex appeal--to the elder Iris--slowly giving way to the cruel erasure of Alzheimer's.
Target Audience Note:
MPAA rating: R.
Additional Physical Form available Note:
Also issued on VHS.
System Details Note:
DVD.
Language Note:
Includes French dubbed version.
Closed captioned for the hearing impaired.
Awards Note:
Academy Awards, USA, 2002: Oscar - Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Jim Broadbent)
Subject: Murdoch, Iris > Marriage > Drama.
Bayley, John, 1925-2015 > Marriage > Drama.
Women novelists, English > 20th century > Drama.
Alzheimer's disease > Patients > Drama.

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