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Becky Sharp

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DVD Features:

  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 24 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released: April 16, 2019
  • Originally Released: 1935
  • Label: KL Studio Classics
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Note: Audio commentary by film historian Jack Theakston
    • KLSC trailers
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.37
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
    • Subtitles - English

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AUDIENCE SCORE
User Ratings: 575
With the exception of Miriam Hopkins in the title role, the acting in Becky Sharp is almost violently negligible. Full Review
Vanity Fair
Jun 12, 2019
Rating: B -- Mamoulian's film is best known for its innovative use of three-color Technicolor, but in the title role, Miriam Hopkins gives a strong, Oscar-nominated performance. Full Review
EmanuelLevy.Com
Apr 3, 2012
Rating: C+ -- Failed to sizzle. Full Review
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
Sep 16, 2015
The triumph of technicolor. Robert Edmond Jones is responsible for the superb color design, Rouben Mamoulian directed, Miriam Hopkins plays Becky. A picture that cost a fortune and will probably make several. Full Review
Maclean's Magazine
Jul 22, 2019

Product Description:

The first Technicolor feature is a loose adaptation of Thackeray's VANITY FAIR. Something of a gold-digger, little orphan Becky sets her cap for Joseph Sedley, the wealthy brother of her best friend Amelia. But even the dull-witted Joseph realizes that his family would not smile upon such a union and so never proposes. Frustrated, Becky leaves the Sedley household, and, using her brains, beauty and charm, claws her way into the upper class. Rather tough going, but worth seeing (particularly the recently restored version) a watershed movie moment. Academy Award Nominations: Best Actress--Miriam Hopkins.

Plot Synopsis:

This adaptation of William Makepeace Thackeray's novel "Vanity Fair" made cinema history as the first feature film shot in Technicolor.
The story, which vibrantly details the manners and morals of 19th century English society, follows the rise and fall of one Becky Sharp. Though a poor orphan, Becky has grand dreams -- and hopes that a good marriage will assure her fortune. In particular, she has her eye on Joseph Sedley, the wealthy brother of her best friend Amelia. But even the dull-witted Joseph realizes that his family would not smile upon such a union and so never proposes. Frustrated, Becky leaves the Sedley household where she has resided, and using her brains, beauty and charm, proceeds to claw her way into the upper class. But a crucial miscalculation nearly costs her everything...

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Production Notes:

  • This is the first feature film shot in the three-strip
    Technicolor process.
  • Over the years, quality prints with the three-strip color disappeared, finally leaving only poor copies in black and white. Then, in 1984, the UCLA Film Archives restored a print, which included 66 minutes in its original, colorful glory; the rest of the film was in the less brilliant 2-strip Technicolor.
  • The film differs considerably from Thackeray's original novel, which was far more cynical about both Becky and the possibility of true romance.

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  • UPC: 738329231170
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