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The Resource 84 Charing Cross Road, Columbia Pictures ; a Brooksfilms production ; a David Jones film ; screenplay by Hugh Whitemore ; produced by Geoffrey Helman ; directed by David Jones, (DVD)

84 Charing Cross Road, Columbia Pictures ; a Brooksfilms production ; a David Jones film ; screenplay by Hugh Whitemore ; produced by Geoffrey Helman ; directed by David Jones, (DVD)

Label
84 Charing Cross Road
Title
84 Charing Cross Road
Statement of responsibility
Columbia Pictures ; a Brooksfilms production ; a David Jones film ; screenplay by Hugh Whitemore ; produced by Geoffrey Helman ; directed by David Jones
Title variation
Eighty-four Charing Cross Road
Contributor
Actor
Screenwriter
Director
Producer
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • chi
  • eng
  • fre
  • kor
  • por
  • spa
  • tha
  • eng
Summary
Helene Hanff is a New Yorker who loves books but cannot afford expensive ones. When she sees an ad in the Saturday Review for a London bookstore, she sends them her want list and is soon delighted to receive a package of used books - good readable editions, cheap. She begins a correspondence with the bookseller, Frank Doel. Built on a basis of mutually held taste, knowledge, interests and consideration, the bond between the lonely New Yorker and the reserved Londoner lasts for years without the two people ever meeting each other. Based on a true story and the long running play
Awards note
Winner, 1988 BAFTA (British Academy of Film and Television Arts) Film award for Best Actress: Anne Bancroft.
Cataloging source
MIR
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Director of photography, Brian West ; editor, Chris Wimble ; music composed and conducted by George Fenton ; production design, Eileen Diss, Edward Pisoni ; costume design, Jane Greenwood, Lindy Hemming
Dewey number
791.43/72
Intended audience
MPAA rating: Rated PG
Language note
In English with optional subtitles in English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, Korean, and Thai; closed-captioned
LC call number
PN1997
LC item number
.E34 2002
PerformerNote
Anne Bancroft (Helene Hanff), Anthony Hopkins (Frank Doel), Judi Dench (Nora Doel), Jean De Baer (Maxine Bellamy), Maurice Denham (George Martin), Eleanor David (Cecily Farr), Mercedes Ruehl (Kay), Daniel Gerroll (Brian), Wendy Morgan (Megan Wells), Ian McNeice (Bill Humphries), J. Smith-Cameron (Ginny), Tom Isbell (Ed)
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1934-2008
  • 1931-2005
  • 1937-
  • 1934-
  • 1909-2002
  • 1956-
  • 1957-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Jones, David
  • Whitemore, Hugh
  • Roose-Evans, James
  • Helman, Geoffrey
  • Bancroft, Anne
  • Hopkins, Anthony
  • Dench, Judi
  • Denham, Maurice
  • David, Eleanor
  • Ruehl, Mercedes
  • Gerroll, Daniel
  • Morgan, Wendy
  • McNeice, Ian
  • Isbell, Tom
  • Hanff, Helene
  • Columbia Pictures
  • Brooksfilms (Firm)
  • Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment (Firm)
Runtime
100
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hanff, Helene
  • Doel, Frank
  • Friendship
  • Authors, American
  • Booksellers and bookselling
  • New York (N.Y.)
  • London (England)
  • Film adaptations
  • Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
84 Charing Cross Road, Columbia Pictures ; a Brooksfilms production ; a David Jones film ; screenplay by Hugh Whitemore ; produced by Geoffrey Helman ; directed by David Jones, (DVD)
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Based on the book by Helene Hanff; originally adapted for the stage by James Roose-Evans
  • Originally produced as an international motion picture in 1986
  • Special features: Trailers (5 min.)
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Contents
Start -- Answering an ad -- Frank P. Doel -- Brian the Britisher -- Imaginary conversations Vol. 2 -- Doel home -- Meat rationing -- Christmas 1949 -- Food from Denmark -- Willie's deli -- Note from Cecily -- Helene's London fantasy -- Idea of the university -- Conga! -- Easter parcels -- Elizabethan love poems -- Maxine at Marks & Co. -- Ersatz Pepys -- Babysitter -- Gift of linen -- In hospital -- Nylons for Lent -- Trip canceled -- Evicted -- Modern library thing -- Alive & kicking -- All things must pass -- Finally made it
Control code
ocm50067472
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (100 min.)
Isbn
9780767881487
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
043396077621
Other physical details
sd., col. with b&w sequences
Publisher number
07762
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)50067472
System details
DVD; Region 1, NTSC; Dolby Digital sound; full screen presentation
Video recording format
DVD
Label
84 Charing Cross Road, Columbia Pictures ; a Brooksfilms production ; a David Jones film ; screenplay by Hugh Whitemore ; produced by Geoffrey Helman ; directed by David Jones, (DVD)
Link
Publication
Note
  • Based on the book by Helene Hanff; originally adapted for the stage by James Roose-Evans
  • Originally produced as an international motion picture in 1986
  • Special features: Trailers (5 min.)
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Contents
Start -- Answering an ad -- Frank P. Doel -- Brian the Britisher -- Imaginary conversations Vol. 2 -- Doel home -- Meat rationing -- Christmas 1949 -- Food from Denmark -- Willie's deli -- Note from Cecily -- Helene's London fantasy -- Idea of the university -- Conga! -- Easter parcels -- Elizabethan love poems -- Maxine at Marks & Co. -- Ersatz Pepys -- Babysitter -- Gift of linen -- In hospital -- Nylons for Lent -- Trip canceled -- Evicted -- Modern library thing -- Alive & kicking -- All things must pass -- Finally made it
Control code
ocm50067472
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (100 min.)
Isbn
9780767881487
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
043396077621
Other physical details
sd., col. with b&w sequences
Publisher number
07762
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)50067472
System details
DVD; Region 1, NTSC; Dolby Digital sound; full screen presentation
Video recording format
DVD

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