Cover image for The remains of the day
Title:
The remains of the day
Author:
Nichols, Mike, producer.
Edition:
[DVD version].
Publication Information:
Burbank, Calif. : Columbia Tristar Home Video, [2001]

â„—2001
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (approximately 134 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Summary:
The story of blind devotion and repressed love between a fanatically proper butler and a high-spirited, strong-minded young housekeeper employed by a British lord who is unwittingly a Nazi dupe.
General Note:
Based on the novel by Kazuo Ishiguro.

Originally released as a motion picture in 1993.

Special features: widescreen presentation ; in English 5.1 (Dolby digital) and 2-channel (Dolby surround), French, Spanish, Portuguese languages ; subtitles in English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, Korean, or Thai ; documentaries ; deleted scenes.

Closed captioned for the hearing impaired.

Rated PG.

For specific features see interactive menu.
Language:
English
Added Corporate Author:
ISBN:
9780767848855
UPC:
043396710979

043396245099

043396265561
Format :
DVD

Available:*

Library
Call Number
Material Type
Home Location
Status
Central Library DVD 2189 Adult DVD Central Library
Searching...
Clearfield Library DVD 2189 Adult DVD Open Shelf
Searching...
Audubon Library DVD 2189 Adult DVD Open Shelf
Searching...
East Aurora Library DVD 2189 Adult DVD Audio Visual
Searching...
Clarence Library DVD 2189 Adult DVD Audio Visual
Searching...
Elma Library DVD 2189 Adult DVD Audio Visual
Searching...
West Seneca Library DVD 2189 Adult DVD Audio Visual
Searching...

On Order

Summary

Summary

Filmed with the usual meticulous attention to period and detail of films from Ismail Merchant and James Ivory, The Remains of the Day is based on a novel by Kazuo Ishiguro. Anthony Hopkins plays Stevens, the "perfect" butler to a prosperous British household of the 1930s. He is so unswervingly devoted to serving his master, a well-meaning but callow British lord (James Fox), that he shuts himself off from all emotions and familial relationships. New housekeeper Miss Kenton (Emma Thompson) tries to warm him up and awaken his humanity. But when duty calls, Stevens won't even attend his own dying father's last moments on earth. The butler also refuses to acknowledge the fact that his master is showing signs of pro-Nazi sentiments. Disillusioned by Hitler's duplicity, the master dies an embittered man, and only then does Stevens come to realize how his own silence has helped bring about this sad situation. Years later, regretting his lost opportunities in life, he tries once more to make contact with Miss Kenton, the only person who'd ever cared enough to seek out the human being inside the butler's cold veneer. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi


Google Preview