Being Julia [videorecording] / Sony Pictures Classics and Serendipity Point Films present ; in association with First Choice Films, Astral Media, Telefilm Canada, Corus Entertainment, Myriad Pictures, ISL Films, Hogarth Productions ; a Robert Lantos production ; an Istvan Szabo film ; screenplay by Ronald Harwood ; produced by Robert Lantos ; directed by Istvan Szabo.
Contributor(s): Lantos, Robert | Harwood, Ronald | Szabo, Istvan | Bening, Annette | Irons, Jeremy | Greenwood, Bruce | Margolyes, Miriam | Stevenson, Juliet | Evans, Shaun | Sturridge, Tom | Chaykin, Maury | Harris, Rosemary | Tushingham, Rita | Gambon, Michael | Koltai, Lajos | Shipton, Susan | Danna, Mychael | Maugham, W. Somerset (William Somerset). Theatre | Sony Pictures Classics (Firm) | Serendipity Point Films | First Choice Films | Astral Media | Telefilm Canada | Corus Entertainment (Firm) | Myriad Pictures | ISL Films (Firm) | Hogarth Productions (Firm) | Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (Firm).Material type: Visual materialPublisher: Culver City, Calif. : Sony Pictures Classics : Distributed bySony Pictures Home Entertainment, c2005Description: 1 videodisc (104 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.ISBN: 1404970061; 9781404970069.Uniform titles: Being Julia (Motion picture) Subject(s): Maugham, W. Somerset (William Somerset), 1874-1965 -- Film and video adaptations | Acting -- Drama | Actresses -- Drama | Theater -- Drama | Friendship -- Drama | Man-woman relationships -- Drama | Women -- Conduct of life -- Drama | Triangles (Interpersonal relations) -- Drama | Revenge -- Drama | London (England) | West End (London, England)DDC classification: 791.43/72
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Based on the novella "Theatre" by W. Somerset Maugham.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2004.
Special features: Commentary with director Istvan Szabo, Annette Bening and Jeremy Irons [optional audio feature]; Behind-the-scenes of "Being Julia" [featurette] (9 min.); Behind the lens: the making of "Being Julia" [featurette] (6 min.); Deleted scenes (5 min.); Previews (7 min.).
Start -- Tom Fennel -- Dolly -- Invitation -- One big pose -- Tea with Tom -- "You don't look so bad." -- Enjoying herself again -- Tightening -- Older woman -- Very modern couple -- English thing -- Learn restraint -- What it's all about -- Transparent boy -- Role for Avice -- Clever girl -- "You were awful." -- Audition -- Rehearsal -- Fling with Daddy -- Far too angelic -- For old times sake -- Opening night -- Lesson in upstaging -- and improvisation -- Spoils of war -- Dining alone.
Director of photography, Lajos Koltai ; edited by Susan Shipton ; music by Mychael Danna ; costume designer, John Bloomfield ; production designer, Luciana Arrighi.
Annette Bening, Jeremy Irons, Bruce Greenwood, Miriam Margolyes, Juliet Stevenson, Shaun Evans, Lucy Punch, Tom Sturridge, Maury Chaykin, Sheila McCarthy, Rosemary Harris, Rita Tushingham, Leigh Lawson, Julian Richings, Michael Gambon.
London, 1938. Julia is a true West End diva: beautiful, talented, wealthy, and famous. She has a devoted husband who has masterminded her brilliant career - but after years of the spotlight she begins to suffer from a severe case of boredom and longs for something new and exciting to put the twinkle back in her eye. She finds what she is looking for in a handsome young American fan, who adds a few more sparks than Julia was hoping for.
MPAA rating: Rated R; some sexuality.
DVD; Region 1; Dolby Digital 5.1; widescreen presentation, aspect ratio 1.85:1.
In English; closed-captioned.
Golden Globes, USA, 2005: Golden Globe - Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy (Annette Bening).