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The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie [DVD] [1969]

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Product Description

Maggie Smith is so witty and commanding in The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie that you might forget the script paints Jean Brodie as an ultimately self-deluding spinster. Dame Maggie won the first of her two Oscars for playing a teacher in 1930s Edinburgh more in thrall to her romantic notions of art and beauty than the real world (she exalts the Mona Lisa and Mussolini with equal fervour), a cultivator of worshipping "Brodie Girls". Smith's expert playing makes many of the brogue-heavy Brodie-isms worth memorising ("She seeks to intimidate me by the use of quarter-hours") and raises the picture above its generally theatrical style. Real-life husband Robert Stephens plays Jean's married lover; Celia Johnson excels as the hostile headmistress; and Pamela Franklin is the deadpan whistle-blower within Miss Brodie's coven. The dippy music of Rod McKuen helps mark the movie as more of a reflection of the 1960s than the 30s. --Robert Horton

Product Specifications

Actor
  • Maggie Smith
  • Gordon Jackson
  • Robert Stephens
  • Pamela Franklin
  • Celia Johnson
AudienceRating
Suitable for 12 years and over
Binding
DVD
CatalogNumberList
  • AV9779
Creator
  • Maggie Smith
  • Gordon Jackson
  • Ted Moore
  • Norman Savage
  • James Cresson
  • Robert Fryer
  • Jay Presson Allen
  • Muriel Spark
Director
Ronald Neame
EAN
5036193097799
EANList
  • 5036193097799
Format
  • Colour
  • Widescreen
  • PAL
IsAdultProduct
0
Label
Acorn Media
Languages
  • English Original Language
Manufacturer
Acorn Media
MPN
5036193097799
NumberOfDiscs
1
NumberOfItems
1
PackageDimensions
  • 63
  • 740
  • 18
  • 528
PackageQuantity
1
PartNumber
5036193097799
ProductGroup
DVD
ProductTypeName
ABIS_DVD
Publisher
Acorn Media
RegionCode
2
ReleaseDate
2010-08-02
RunningTime
116
Studio
Acorn Media
Title
The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie [DVD] [1969]
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