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  • Published: [United States] : PBS, 2012.
  • Year Published: 2012
  • Description: 1 videodisc (165 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Language: English
  • Format: DVD
  • Rated: NR

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  • 9781608836611
  • 1608836614
  • 841887016643


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Call number: DVD Drama Birdsong

Available Copies: Downtown 1st Floor, Pittsfield Adult

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Based on the novel "Birdsong" by Sebastian Faulks.

Originally broadcast on the PBS network as single episodes of a television series in 2011.

Special features: The love story; behind the scenes; the war story.

Eddie Redmayne, Clémence Poésy, Joseph Mawle, Anthony Andrews, Marie-Josée Croze, Laurent Lafitte, Richard Madden.

Birdsong is the story of Stephen Wraysford, a young Englishman who arrives in Amiens in Northern France to stay with the Azaire family and falls desperately in love with Isabelle Azaire. They begin an illicit and all-consuming affair, but the relationship falters. Years later, Stephen finds himself serving on the Western Front in the very area where he experienced his great love. He must learn to endure the ravages of war and make peace with his feelings for Isabelle.

DVD, widescreen presentation; 5.1 Surround, NTSC.

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I, too, thought it slow, but didn't mind the war sequences. I have a feeling the book is better, just because so much of the story is internal to Stephen.
Still beautifully filmed and worth watching.


This mini-series ran way too slowly for me. I usually love Eddie Redmayne, but this sort of fell flat. I think the main thing was there was too much of the action part on the front of World War I for my taste. A little of that is fine and good for context, but I personally get bored with it after awhile. Though people who enjoy war dramas will probably love it.

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