Emma & Shakespeare in Love

Emma & Shakespeare in Love

Director: Douglas McGrath, John Madden Cast: Gwyneth Paltrow, Joseph Fiennes

DVD (Wide Screen)

Overview

William Shakespeare (Joseph Fiennes) is on a cold streak. Not only is he writing for Philip Henslowe (Geoffrey Rush), owner of "The Rose," a theatre whose doors are about to be closed by sadistic creditors, but he's got a nasty case of writer's block. Shakespeare hasn't written a hit in years. In fact, he hasn't written much of anything recently. Thus, the Bard finds himself in quite a bind when Henslowe, desperate to stave off another round of hot-coals-to-feet application, stakes The Rose's solvency on Shakespeare's new comedy, "Romeo and Ethel, the Pirate's Daughter." The problem is, "Romeo" is safely "locked away" in Shakespeare's head, which is to say that not a word of it is written. Meanwhile, the lovely Lady Viola (Gwyneth Paltrow) is an ardent theatre-goer -- scandalous for a woman of her breeding -- who especially admires Shakespeare's plays and, not incidentally, Bill himself. Alas, she's about to be sold as property into a loveless marriage by her mercenary father and shipped off to a Virginia tobacco plantation. But not before dressing up as a young man and winning the part of Romeo in the embryonic play. Shakespeare soon discovers the deception and goes along with it, using the blossoming love affair to ignite his muse. As William and Viola's romance grows in intensity and spirals towards its inevitable culmination, so, too, does the farcical comedy about Romeo and pirates transform into the timeless tragedy that is Romeo and Juliet.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/11/2007
UPC: 0786936744088
Source: Miramax
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby Digital Surround, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time: 4:03:00

Special Features

Emma: Theatrical Trailer; Shakespeare in Love: Shakespeare in Love and On Film ; Television Spots; 1998 Academy Award - Winning Costumes; John Madden Commentary Track; Commentary Track With Cast & Crew; Deleted Scenes; Shakespeare Facts; Theatrical Trailer.

Cast & Crew

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Emma
1. Program Start [:17]
2. Opening Credits [4:49]
3. A Handsome Friend [2:45]
4. Mr. Elton's Heart [1:41]
5. Miss Smith [3:01]
6. A Revealing Chat [5:06]
7. Posing For the Portrait [4:28]
8. Wrong Target [5:12]
9. Riddle Interruption [8:39]
10. Christmas Eve Party [6:27]
11. Confession to a Friend [1:50]
12. Sad News For Harriet [2:30]
13. The Bates Sisters [3:55]
14. Awkward Moment [5:33]
15. The Coles' Party [1:48]
16. Love Misunderstanding [3:51]
17. Looking Out For Jane [15:37]
18. The Ball [10:19]
19. Picnic Impertinence [8:26]
20. Missing the Target [6:37]
21. Dispelling Thoughts [1:56]
22. Knightley Returns [4:31]
23. Declaration of Love [5:39]
24. A Final Match [1:43]
25. The Wedding [:50]
26. End Credits [3:07]
Disc #2 -- Shakespeare in Love
1. Program Start [:16]
2. Henslowe's Dilemma [:25]
3. Will [3:23]
4. Writer's Block [2:53]
5. The Chamberlain's Men [2:34]
6. Poetry, Adventure and Love [3:29]
7. It's a Mystery [:53]
8. Titles [2:08]
9. The De Lesseps House [2:32]
10. At First Sight [4:40]
11. Inspiration [3:37]
12. Arrangements [3:41]
13. How Do You Love Her [3:26]
14. Better Than a Play [3:39]
15. Reading Lines [4:20]
16. Good Title [3:40]
17. Her Majesty [5:27]
18. Writer's Quarrel [4:41]
19. Bad News [4:38]
20. To Church [3:51]
21. How Much I Love You... [4:18]
22. The Final Draft [3:11]
23. Confrontation [3:16]
24. The Proposition [3:32]
25. Opening Night [2:38]
26. Juliet [5:36]
27. Star-Crossed Lovers [5:06]
28. Public Lewdness [4:13]
29. Lady Wessex [2:42]
30. Twelfth Night [6:57]
31. End Credits [:12]

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