My Brilliant Career (2-DVD Special Edition)

Closed Capationed Starring: Judy Davis & Sam Neill Director: Gillian Armstrong  Rated: G: General Audiences
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DVD Features:

  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Rated: G
  • Closed captioning available
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 40 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1979
  • Label: Blue Underground
  • 2-Disc Set
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Special Edition
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.78
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital Surround 2.0 - English
    • Dolby Digital Surround 5.1 EX - English
    • DTS 6.1 ES - English
    • Mono - English
    • Subtitles - English - Closed Captioned

Disc 1: MY BRILLIANT CAREER

  • Single Side - Dual Layer
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Audio Commentary: Gillian Armstrong - Director
    • Trailers: Theatrical Trailer
  • Text/Photo Galleries:
    • Stills/Photos
    • Poster Gallery

Disc 2: Bonus Features

  • Single Side - Single Layer
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Featurette: "The Miles Franklin Story"
    • Documentary: Cannes Film Festival Newsreel - featuring Judy Davis - Star, Gillian Armstrong - Director, Margaret Fink - Producer
    • Interviews:
      1. Gillian Armstrong - Director
      2. Margaret Fink - Producer
  • DVD-ROM Features:
    • Teacher's Study Guide

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Entertainment Reviews:

New York Times - 10/06/1979
"MY BRILLIANT CAREER marks the beginning of exactly that for both film's daring, assured, high-spirited Australian director, Gillian Armstrong, and its rambunctious young star [Judy Davis]..."
Entertainment Weekly - 06/03/2005
"Strength. That's what Judy Davis embodies..."
USA Today - 06/10/2005
"It was among the most significant art-house successes of the era..."

Product Description:

The oldest child of a poor Australian ranch family (Judy Davis) has aspirations of artistic greatness. However, she finds that she must choose between her dream and her less-than-perfect love affair with Harry (Sam Neill). Based on the autobiographical novel by Miles Franklin, the film was nominated for best costume design.

Plot Synopsis:

Australian actress Judy Davis's auspicious film debut is the biographical story about a turn-of-the-century woman, born to a life of hardship, who dreams of making a career on her own without benefit of marriage, as an independent author.

Plot Keywords:

Achievers | Australia | Based On A Novel | Love Story | Personal Triumph | Recommended | Romance | Romances | Theatrical Release | True Story | Writers

Production Notes:

  • Film debut for Australian actress Judy Davis.
  • The autobiography "My Brilliant Career" was published in Edinburgh, Scotland in 1901.
  • Additional cast at Possum Gully: Marion Shad (Gertie), Sue Davies (Aurora), Arron Wood (Stanley), Gordon Piper (Barman), and James Moss (Pub Drinker).
  • Additional cast at Caddagat: Bill Charlton (Joe), Suzanne Roylance (Biddy), Zelda Smyth (Ethel), and Bobbie Ward (Mrs. Butler).
  • Additional cast at Five Bob Downs: Amanda Pratt (Blanche Derrick), Dorothy St. Heaps (Mrs. Derrick), Gerry Duggan (Squatter), and Babs McMillan (Miss Benson).
  • Additional cast at The McSwats: Carole Skinner (Mrs. McSwat), Tony Hughes (Peter), Tina Robinson (Lizer), Aaron Corrin (Jimmy), Sharon Crouch (Sarah), Robert Austin (Willie), Mark Spain (Tommy), and Kathleen Percival (Baby).
  • Copyright 1979 Margaret Fink Films Pty. Ltd, Sydney, Australia.

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  • Sales Rank: 123,786
  • UPC: 827058200790
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