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The House of Mirth

  • PG-13
  • DVD
  • 1 disc
  • Region 1 USA/CA (info)
  • Theatrical release: December 22, 2000. Filmed on location in Glasgow, Scotland. Terence Davies approached Gillian Anderson for the role of Lily Bart because he felt her beauty was reminiscent of women in John Singer Sargent's paintings. Anderson has played Special Agent Scully on the popular television sci-fi drama THE X-FILES since 1993; she won an Emmy for Best Dramatic Actress in 1997. Director of photography Remi Adefarasin received an Oscar nomination and won a BAFTA award for his work on ELIZABETH. He also won acclaim as the 2nd unit director for the desert scenes in the Oscar-winning THE ENGLISH PATIENT. Laura Linney (Bertha Dorset) won rave reviews for her performance in YOU CAN COUNT ON ME, the Grand Jury Prize winner at the 2000 Sundance Film Festival. Dan Aykroyd (Gus Trenor) is best known as an original cast member and writer on television's SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE. All three Newsday critics (John Anderson, Jan Stuart, and Gene Seymour), Jami Bernard of the New York Daily News, Lisa Schwarzbaum of Entertainment Weekly, Armond White of the New York Press, Peter Travers of Rolling Stone, and Film Comment named THE HOUSE OF MIRTH one of the 10 best films of 2000. Gillian Anderson won Best Performance in the Second Annual Village Voice Film Critics' Poll, and the film was named the third best of 2000 in the same poll. Gillian Anderson was named Best Actress at the British Independent Film Awards.
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  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 06455

  • Credits
    Gillian Anderson, Eric Stoltz, Dan Aykroyd, Daniel Edward Aykroyd, Eleanor Bron, Terry Kinney, Anthony LaPaglia, Laura Linney, Elizabeth McGovern, Jodhi May, Penny Downie, Pearce Quigley, Helen Coker, Mary Macloed
  • Critic Reviews
    "...[Anderson handles] the role [of Lily Bart] skillfully..." -- 3.5 out of 4 stars
    USA Today

    Ranked #2 in Entertainment Weekly's "Lisa Schwarzbaum's BEST MOVIES OF 2000" -- "Gorgeous, bracing....[Anderson is] magnificent..."
    Entertainment Weekly

    "...Gillian Anderson is a revelation....The scenes between Anderson and Stoltz are impressively charged..."
    Box Office

    "...Davies does a splendid job as a writer and director..."
    Los Angeles Times

    "...Gillian Anderson turns in a compelling performance for this excellent Edith Wharton adaptation..."
    Total Film

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