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  • Published: [England] : Burbank, CA : BBC Video ; Distributed by Warner Home Video, [2006]
  • Year Published: 2006
  • Description: 1 videodisc (ca. 93 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Language: English
  • Format: DVD

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  • 1419825763
  • 794051249326

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Under the greenwood tree

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Call number: DVD TV Under

Available Copies: Downtown 1st Floor, Malletts Adult

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Adapted from the novel by Thomas Hardy.

Originally released as a television motion picture in 2005.

Special features: The making-of 'Under the greenwood tree'.

Keeley Hawes, James Murray, Ben Miles, Steve Pemberton.

In a small village in the south of England, a handsome working man falls in love with the newly arrived schoolteacher from a wealthy family who happens to be the village beauty. Other richer men want to win her hand as well. Who will win her hand?

DVD, region 1, widescreen (16:9, enhanced) presentation; Dolby Digital stereo., MCPS, NTSC.

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Gorgeous idyll - highly recommended

This is a beautiful, romantic, intelligent, humorous, and very enjoyable adaptation of Hardy's book (which I hadn't read, but then did after seeing this). The two young lead characters have more depth than in the original, and the romantic storyline is more central than in the book. This is all to the good, but the choir's storyline also shines in this version. Hardy wrote for largely urban, literate audiences; the same is certainly true for the BBC in the 21st c., but the nostalgia for the pre-industrial revolution, rural way of life, that had already nearly disappeared in Hardy's time, holds perhaps even more appeal now.

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