The Duchess

The Duchess

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Director Saul Dibb takes the helm for this period drama adapted from Amanda Foreman's best-selling novel Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire, documenting the romantic entanglements of Georgiana Cavendish (Keira Knightley), a beautiful and clever woman who becomes a celebrity of British high society when she marries the Duke of Devonshire (Ralph Fiennes) and becomes consort to one of the most powerful men in England. Beloved for her trend-setting fashion designs as well as her political activism, Georgiana's fire and wit make her a beloved figure everywhere but her own home, where her cold and distant husband's control over her is stifling, soon sending her into the arms of a another man -- an act that soon forces her to learn about the brutal difference in the rights afforded to 18th century men and women.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/10/2017
UPC: 0032429284730
Original Release: 2008
Rating: PG-13
Source: Paramount
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time: 1:49:00
Sales rank: 7,736

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Keira Knightley Georgiana Spencer
Ralph Fiennes Duke of Devonshire
Charlotte Rampling Lady Spencer
Dominic Cooper Earl Grey
Hayley Atwell Lady Bess Foster
Simon McBurney Charles Fox
Aidan McArdle Richard Sheridan
John Shrapnel Gen. Grey
Alistair Petrie Heaton

Technical Credits
Saul Dibb Director,Screenwriter
Alexandra Arlango Co-producer
Lucy Bevan Casting
Michael Carlin Production Designer
Amanda Foreman Executive Producer
Simon Fraser Sound/Sound Designer
Jeffrey Hatcher Screenwriter
Masahiro Hirakubo Editor
Mark Holt Special Effects Supervisor
François Ivernel Executive Producer
Anders Thomas Jensen Screenwriter
Michael Kuhn Producer
Christine Langan Executive Producer
Carolyn Marks-Blackwood Executive Producer
Cameron Mccracken Executive Producer
Michael O'Connor Costumes/Costume Designer
Gyula Pados Cinematographer
Daniel Phillips Makeup
Rachel Portman Score Composer
Gabrielle Tana Producer
David M. Thompson Executive Producer
Karen Wakefield Art Director
Colleen Woodcock Co-producer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Duchess
1. Chapter 1: Introduction [:36]
2. Chapter 2: The Real Georgiana [5:53]
3. Chapter 3: Setting the Stage [7:21]
4. Chapter 4: Historical Figures/Modern Characters [5:21]
5. Chapter 5: Headdresses and Feathered Ladies [2:37]
6. Chapter 6: Parting Thoughts [1:01]
1. Chapter 1 [:39]
2. Chapter 2 [5:44]
3. Chapter 3 [2:14]
4. Chapter 4 [4:01]
5. Chapter 5 [4:26]
6. Chapter 6 [2:38]
7. Chapter 7 [5:41]
8. Chapter 8 [1:46]
9. Chapter 9 [7:06]
10. Chapter 10 [:59]
11. Chapter 11 [6:32]
12. Chapter 12 [1:20]
13. Chapter 13 [3:42]
14. Chapter 14 [2:41]
15. Chapter 15 [2:40]
16. Chapter 16 [6:32]

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The Duchess 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 56 reviews.
ReneeB28 More than 1 year ago
I was really very excited to watch this movie because I absolutely loved the book, written by Amanda Foreman called Georgiana; Duchess of Devonshire. I was disappointed in the movie, but I think that it was because I read the book first and was familiar with all of the minute facts that the movie glossed over or missed. However, the movie did an excellent job of showing what life looked like for Georgiana. The scenery was breathtaking and the coloring was exquisite. Most of the scenes were shot in the actual places Georgiana lived in or visited, and this really lent a realistic and relatable quality to the film. The costumes were also astoundingly beautiful. Although the movie did not stick to the book, and did leave out some details, which I thought were important, it is still a good movie. However, I do recommend that, at some point, the viewer should take time to read the book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Based on the historical biography of a great, great, great, great aunt of Lady Diana. The book has two titles, Georgiana or re-named The Duchess for the film. Similar in popularity to Diana, Georgiana was a royal star and a fashion trend-setter. She was close in age to Marie Antoinette and had similar problems with partying and gambling. What the film fails to convey is that she was a politician 100 years before her time. The book is so interesting but the movie is a big disconnect. People walking out of the theater who hadn't read the book did not understand what was so great about the movie. Missed opportunity with such a great cast, costumes and set.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A wonderful vehicle for Keira Knightley to display her considerable talents. It is haunting how many parallels exist between the lives of Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire, and her great-great-great-great niece, Diana Spencer, Princess of Wales. A film worth watching and owning.
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Fascinating story. Keira Knightley's performance was great.
magneeta More than 1 year ago
Gorgeous, gorgeous LOOK at. Ralph Fiennes is excellent and Keira Knightley does a fair job as well. The plot's a little weak and it seems we only touch certain aspects of her life and the film itself does very little "digging" - it's more of a spot capture of any prolific events in The Duchess's life. I felt a little "empty" after watching it...
bbgirl More than 1 year ago
I was actually quite relieved to see this movie portray the husband's adulterous side and not just the wife's. So many other movies that are set in this same time period paint the woman out to be the unfaithful spouse but The Duchess actually shows the hardship that the wife goes through - having her husband take the one close friend she felt she had as his mistress ... dining with and even living with them! Only after this does the duchess have an affair of her own.
Diongu More than 1 year ago
Keira Knightly carries this sumptuous feast for the eye on her shoulders all the way. A lovely performance of a woman trapped, by circumstance, position and previlage. Throw in lovely settings, lavish costumes and grand sets, Duchess will enthral as it will seduce. Not for everyone, I am afraid. But if one is willing to put up with a longish narative, one will be well-rewarded in th end.
PookyStew More than 1 year ago
A beautifully filmed, wonderfully costumed, plotless film. This offers very little in the way of character developement. With this cast, I expected a lot more and was sadly dissapointed.
Lilo02 More than 1 year ago
I havent read the book yet but I did see the movie. In fact thats how I was introduced to the book lol. Over all its one of my favorite classical type of movies done w/ Keira Knightley and Dominic Cooper. Usually Im not really the type to be watching stuff like that but I fell in love with this movie and I can't wait till I get started on reading the book.
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