DVD - 2005
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One double-sided disc contains episodes 1-3 on side A (200 min.) and episodes 4-6 on side B (220 min.). Based on George Elliot's novel, Middlemarch is set in early nineteenth century England and charts the impact of the Industrial Revolution on the town as it divides its population into two opposing factions: the conservatives and the liberals.
Publisher: [United States] : BBC Video ; Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, [2005].
ISBN: 9781419805257
Branch Call Number: DVD 791.4572/MIDDLEMARCH
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (420 min.) : sd., col., double sided ; 4 3/4 in.


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Jan 28, 2018

Like many of the other reviewers I wanted this series to keep going - it was so engaging and the characters so well developed.

I have not read the book and I imagine it would present some challenges in the way people talk today versus then. But the ideas are so timely and the divisions so familiar.

Some say Middlemarch was the most important novel every written ...

Aug 22, 2017

Terrific adaptation of great novel with characters with depth. I wish they made more like this today. Now the focus is more on sexing up things and adding gratuitous nudity, violence and dragons to interest knuckleheads who can't watch a show without crap like that.

Jul 08, 2017

So, I got another, functional, copy after reading the book and the story puts the truth to Melvin's observation: "I think of a man, and take away reason and accountability." One shallow useless, mindless female with wood shaving curls, and naught else, reminiscent of the modern sack of obesity with cellphone glued to her ear and thoughts only of getting her nails done, and the second mindless obesity marching in some useless cause trying to demonstrate that she has purpose and ability.

Jun 30, 2017

Glad I viewed the DVD after I read the book. It really helped me to keep the characters straight and see the major themes of the novel. The book can be challenging to read (I nearly gave up) but it is worth the effort.

Jan 15, 2017

Love and politics and costumes. Characteristic of an Andrew Davies adaptation, the love is played up, and the politics is played down, but this time he does justice to George Eliot's theme of social change. I recently read the novel, and had a hard time picturing anyone but Juliet Aubrey and Rufus Sewell in the lead roles. They can sum up pages of exposition with a word and a look. Patrick Malahide as Causabon is another standout (but not even listed in the catalog as a contributor, to which I say: booo, VPL!), not least because, without makeup, he makes himself look ugly, when in fact he is very handsome.

Dec 28, 2015

No subtitles:(

Jul 05, 2014

This is SUCH a great series. Wish it didn't have to end ......it was so fascinating to see this series based on George Eliot's novel. I highly recommend watching this...it's really good.

klints Nov 28, 2012

I didn't want this series to end.

Jan 19, 2011

Wonderful Andrew Davies adaptation with a scrumptious Rufus Sewell

Standing up well to a 2nd viewing too!

Oct 27, 2010

this is a fabulous story

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