Lorna Doone

Lorna Doone

DVD - 2001
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Retells the high adventure and romantic love story, set in late seventeenth-century England, about Lorna, the granddaughter of the head of a nobly-born family of robbers and outlaws, who falls in love with John Ridd, a man intent on avenging his father's death upon the Doone clan.
Publisher: New York : A & E Television Network : Distributed by New Video, c2001
ISBN: 9780767036269
0767036263
Branch Call Number: LOR
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 150 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in

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harrybrowne Nov 12, 2013

Wonderful production. Good adaptation of the book, splendid music and acting. Little graphic violence thank goodness. Perfect for a few hours of escapism.

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librarianatlarge
Mar 07, 2012

I really enjoyed this period drama. The acting is excellent, the scenery spectacular and the romance very moving.

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Janice21383
Jul 30, 2011

When I find a good historical film, well I go all fluttery. Would you mind administering smelling-salts? Thank you. The background of LD is England's Glorious Revolution, but most time is spent with the feuding Ridd and Doone clans, who "like the Hatfields and McCoys, they were rough and ready boys." Fine acting, gorgeous costumes, romance and derring-do, particularly by stay-loosening Aidan Gillen. One qualm: a poor farmer's daughter not only reads Latin but has eyeglasses. This is almost equal to visiting an average modern home, and finding someone working on a theory of nuclear fusion. BONUS: the tuburcular cough of Hanging Judge Jeffries.

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green_cat_2270 Nov 12, 2013

green_cat_2270 thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over

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