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Little women [videorecording] /

by DiNovi, Denise; Swicord, Robin; Armstrong, Gillian; Ryder, Winona; Sarandon, Susan; Byrne, Gabriel; Alvarado, Trini; Mathis, Samantha; Dunst, Kirsten; Danes, Claire; Newman, Thomas; Alcott, Louisa May; Columbia TriStar Home Video (Firm); Columbia Pictures.
Material type: materialTypeLabelVisual materialSeries: Collector's series (Columbia TriStar Home Video (Firm)): Publisher: Culver City, Calif. : Columbia TriStar Home Video, c2000Description: 1 videodisc (118 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.ISBN: 0767851013 :; 9780767851015.Language note: Closed-captioned for the hearing impaired.Subtitled in Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, Korean and Thai.Title notes: $14.98 11/15/2008 (si)Uniform titles: Little women (Motion picture : 1994).Subject(s): DVD-Video discs | Young women -- Massachusetts -- Drama | Mothers and daughters -- Massachusetts -- Drama | Family -- Massachusetts -- Drama | Maturation (Psychology) -- Drama | Massachusetts -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Drama | Massachusetts -- Social life and customs -- 19th century -- Drama | Young women -- Massachusetts -- Drama | Mother-daughter relationship -- Massachusetts -- Drama | Family -- Massachusetts -- Drama | Feature films | Video recordings for the hearing impairedCast: Winona Ryder, Susan Sarandon, Gabriel Byrne, Trini Alvarado, Samantha Mathis, Kirsten Dunst, Claire Danes.Summary: Story about the March family of four daughters and a strong mother (Sarandon) who, because her husband is away serving in the Army during the Civil War, must raise her "little women" on her own. The daughters include: spirited Jo (Ryder) who longs for a career as a writer; beautiful and conservative older sister Meg (Alvarado); fragile Beth (Danes); and the romantic Amy (Dunst/Mathis). Through the years, as they become women, the sisters share their most cherished and painful moments of self-discovery as their mother's pride and strength guide them through questions of independence, romance and virtue.
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Louisa May Alcott's classic novel about a family of women in Civil War-era New England is again brought to the screen in this adaptation. The focus is on the March sisters, four young girls raised by their mother (Susan Sarandon) after their father leaves for battle as part of the Union Army. At the center is Jo March (Winona Ryder), an idiosyncratic would-be writer said to be based on Alcott herself, but the film also focuses on the stories of her sisters -- the more conventional Meg (Trini Alvarado), the innocent Beth (Claire Danes), and the precocious Amy (Kirsten Dunst and Samantha Mathis, who represent Amy at different ages.) The film spans years, following the girls' struggles with life's challenges and illustrating how their family connection remains strong in the face of tragedies large and small. Australian director Gillian Armstrong emphasizes the story's feminist elements, particularly in Jo's journey to independence. ~ Judd Blaise, Rovi

$14.98 11/15/2008 (si)

DVD.

Closed-captioned for the hearing impaired.

Subtitled in Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, Korean and Thai.

Winona Ryder, Susan Sarandon, Gabriel Byrne, Trini Alvarado, Samantha Mathis, Kirsten Dunst, Claire Danes.

Music, Thomas Newman.

Videodisc release of the 1994 motion picture by Columbia Pictures.

Based on the novel by Louisa May Alcott.

Rated PG.

Story about the March family of four daughters and a strong mother (Sarandon) who, because her husband is away serving in the Army during the Civil War, must raise her "little women" on her own. The daughters include: spirited Jo (Ryder) who longs for a career as a writer; beautiful and conservative older sister Meg (Alvarado); fragile Beth (Danes); and the romantic Amy (Dunst/Mathis). Through the years, as they become women, the sisters share their most cherished and painful moments of self-discovery as their mother's pride and strength guide them through questions of independence, romance and virtue.

Special features: audio commentary by Gillian Armstrong; delected scenes with director's commentary; 'Making-of' featurette; two trivia games; historical timeline; isolated music score; costume and set design gallery; theatrical trailers; talent files and production notes.

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