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Vanity Fair

The book Vanity Fair was made into the movie Vanity Fair.

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Book details for Vanity Fair

Vanity Fair was written by William Makepeace Thackeray. . More information on the book is available on Amazon.com.

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Movie details for Vanity Fair

The movie was released in 2004 and directed by Mira Nair, who also directed The Namesake (2006). Vanity Fair was produced by Universal Studios. More information on the movie is available on Amazon.com and also IMDb.

Actors on this movie include Gabriel Byrne, Angelica Mandy, Roger Lloyd-Pack, Ruth Sheen, Kate Fleetwood, Reese Witherspoon, Lillete Dubey, Romola Garai, Tony Maudsley, Deborah Findlay, John Franklyn-Robbins, Paul Bazely, Rhys Ifans, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Charlie Beall, David Sterne, Bob Hoskins, Douglas Hodge, Meg Wynn Owen and Georgina Edmonds.

 

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The corsets and high waists of the 19th century meet the lush colors and visual splendor of India in Vanity Fair, a classic novel translated into modern celluloid by Mira Nair (Monsoon Wedding). The very contemporary Reese Witherspoon (Legally Blonde, Ele... Read More
The corsets and high waists of the 19th century meet the lush colors and visual splendor of India in Vanity Fair, a classic novel translated into modern celluloid by Mira Nair (Monsoon Wedding). The very contemporary Reese Witherspoon (Legally Blonde, Election) at first seems to hit the wrong note as Becky Sharp, an orphaned girl who rises to the heights of society using her quick wits and feminine wiles. But as Vanity Fair unfolds, the movie's tone embraces both period decor and modern attitudes, searching for a bridge that will carry us more deeply into a different time. It isn't wholly successful--the movie's end wraps things up awkwardly--but some scenes achieve a surprising and vivid immediacy, in particular one in which Becky's gambler husband (elegant James Purefoy) catalogues his worth for her before going off to the Napoleonic battlefields; love and pragmatism fuse with heartbreaking results. --Bret Fetzer