Jefferson in Paris

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Best known for their historical epics that examine class and social issues in British life through a thick lens of tasteful production design and good manners, director James Ivory and producer Ismail Merchant set their sights on an American protagonist for a change with Jefferson in Paris. As the title suggests, Jefferson in Paris deals with the five years that Thomas Jefferson (Nick Nolte) spent as U.S. ambassador to France prior to the French Revolution; while Jefferson is sympathetic to the revolutionary forces in France, he's become well enough acquainted with the ruling aristocracy that he finds himself torn between the two sides of the issue. Jefferson, a recent widower, also becomes friends with Maria Cosway (Greta Scacchi), who is married to a foppish British artist; while it's obvious the two are in love, neither is in a position to do anything about their infatuation. And while Jefferson's daughter Patsy (Gwyneth Paltrow) loves her father, she's very upset with him when he sends her to a convent school. In this midst of this personal turmoil, Jefferson's younger daughter Polly (Estelle Eonnet) arrives in Paris, with her slave Sally Hemmings (Thandie Newton) in tow. Attractive and bright (if uneducated), Sally catches Jefferson's eye, and a friendship develops that grows into something deeper; in time, Sally becomes pregnant, and her family claims that Jefferson is the father. At the time Jefferson In Paris was released, the question of Sally Hemmings' relationship with Thomas Jefferson was a matter of lively historical debate; since then, genetic evidence has shown that, while Jefferson's paternity can't be proved beyond a doubt, it is likely that he did father children with Hemmings. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi
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Grouped Work ID2339e990-dbb4-9d1b-dc90-8bee4898d481
Grouping Titlejefferson in paris
Grouping Authortouchstone pictures
Grouping Categorymovie
Last Grouping Update2020-01-04 01:21:46AM
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auth_author2Aumont, Jean Pierre.
Callow, Simon, 1949-
Ivory, James.
Jhabvala, Ruth Prawer, 1927-2013.
Jones, James Earl.
Merchant, Ismail.
Newton, Thandie, 1972-
Nolte, Nick.
Paltrow, Gwyneth, 1972-
Robbins, Richard, 1940-2012.
Scacchi, Greta.
Turckheim, Charlotte de.
author2-roleAumont, Jean Pierre.
Callow, Simon,1949-
Ivory, James.
Jhabvala, Ruth Prawer,1927-2013.
Jones, James Earl.
Merchant Ivory Productions.
Merchant, Ismail.
Newton, Thandie,1972-
Nolte, Nick.
Paltrow, Gwyneth,1972-
Robbins, Richard,1940-2012.
Scacchi, Greta.
Touchstone Home Entertainment (Firm)
Touchstone Pictures.
Turckheim, Charlotte de.
available_at_wilkinsonTelluride Wilkinson Library
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display_descriptionIn the mid-1780s, widower Thomas Jefferson replaces Benjamin Franklin as the U.S. representative to French regents Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette. He tries to resist the beautiful Mrs. Cosway. Also in Paris is Jefferson's daughter Patsy; when another daughter dies back in Virginia, Jefferson sends for his youngest, who brings along her slave, Sally Hemings, then 15, whom he also finds irresistible.
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ils:.b25246100DVDMoviesEnglishTouchstone Home Entertainment, 2004.1 videodisc (139 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
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subject_facetAdulterio -- Teatro
Biographical films
Cosway, Maria Hadfield, -- 1759-1838. -- Drama
Cosway, Richard, -- 1740-1821. -- Drama
Eppes, Maria, -- 1778-1804. -- Drama
Eslavo -- Estados Unidos -- Teatro
Feature films
Hemings, Sally. -- Drama
Historical films
Jefferson, Thomas, -- 1743-1826. -- Drama
Louis -- XVI, -- King of France, -- 1754-1793. -- Drama
Marie Antoinette, -- Queen, consort of Louis XVI, King of France, -- 1755-1793. -- Drama
Randolph, Martha Jefferson, -- 1772-1836. -- Drama
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
title_displayJefferson in Paris
title_fullJefferson in Paris [videorecording] / Touchstone Pictures and Merchant Ivory Productions
title_shortJefferson in Paris
Cosway, Maria Hadfield
Cosway, Richard
Eppes, Maria
Hemings, Sally
Jefferson, Thomas
Marie Antoinette
Randolph, Martha Jefferson