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Educating Rita
Carlton Visual
Entertainment Ltd.
Cat No: 3711504993 - DVD


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Educating Rita: The Play...

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Educating Rita: The Story of my Life...

Educating Rita...

The Film

Commissioned by Columbia and produced and directed by Lewis Gilbert for Acorn Pictures. Educating Rita was released in 1983.
The Screenplay

When adapting successful stage play for the cinema, the writer and the director always have to face the question of how much to 'open up' the material without compromising the original. In adapting the hit comedy-drama Educating Rita for the big screen, director Lewis Gilbert and writer Willy Russell had a bigger hurdle than usual to jump here, for not only was the play set in just one room, it was also a two-hander!

Educating Rita: The Screenplay...
 

BAFTA

Golden Globe

Oscar nominated

INTERVIEWS DURING THE SHOOTING OF THE FILM

In this footage taken from BBC's FILM 83, Barry Norman reviews EDUCATING RITA and talks to Lewis Gilbert, Julie Walters and Michael Caine.


The cast of Educating Rita

Julie quote from Educating Rita

 



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