Out of Africa

Out of Africa

DVD - 2000
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The true story of Karen Blixen, a strong-willed woman who runs a coffee plantation in Kenya in 1914.
Publisher: Universal City, CA : Universal Studios, c2000
Edition: Widescreen version
ISBN: 9780783240176
0783240171
Branch Call Number: DVD OUT
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (161 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in

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Based on the memoir of Isak Dinesen (Karen Blixen), who spent 17 years in Africa as a coffee plantation owner and later became a published author. Lovely cinematic views of African landscapes make the country another character in this movie.

List - Oscar Loves Romance
ArapahoeLeigh Aug 15, 2018

The movie "Out of Africa" is loosely based on the autobiographical book of the same name by Danish writer Karen Blixen, better known by her pseudonym Isak Dinesen. This 1985 film won seven Academy awards including Best Picture and Director. Set in the sweeping locale of the African outd... Read More »

List - Oscar Loves Romance
ArapahoeLeigh Feb 26, 2018

The movie "Out of Africa" is loosely based on the autobiographical book of the same name by Danish writer Karen Blixen, better known by her pseudonym Isak Dinesen. This 1985 film won seven Academy awards including Best Picture and Director. Set in the sweeping locale of the African outd... Read More »

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ArapahoeKati Nov 15, 2016

A sweeping romance that will linger with you. Redford and Streep have such amazing chemistry, it makes me swoon.


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BBRUTTIG
Jun 29, 2019

A beautiful, true story of a 1913 Danish woman, her lousy cheating spouse in Africa where she meets her exciting but independent lover Denys and WW-1. The cinematography is outstanding and the story is wonderful from a man's point of view and a woman's point of view. PG

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jazzy4u
May 20, 2019

One of the top ten movies ever made. Haunting music from beginning to end, story with twists and turns, never dull, Michael Kitchen should have had a bigger part, Redford is still desirous, no one else could have played 'Karen', heavenly landscapes, top knotch costuming. A movie you will watch again and again.

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dsw3914
Apr 26, 2019

Wife loved it and has seen it a few times. This was my first time. It was fine, just looked dated as would be expected. I can understand why it was considered to be so good with all the big scenery and the big names in it. I did enjoy seeing Michael Kitchen in his role as a younger guy. He later was the star of all the Foyle's War stories on BBC which is one of my personal favorites.

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msemos1947
Mar 17, 2019

great scenary with film legends with good chemistry between them

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kmobuckeye
Feb 26, 2019

Not sure about the hype on this

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mustermurk
Nov 09, 2018

Good movie but something wrong with the sound on the copy I watchef.

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singidunum_25
Oct 19, 2018

This is the movie that you can watch many times over and be pleased with quality of everything. Miss a lot this era of movie making.

I'd like to make a vote here for Karen Blixen, a stunningly brilliant writer, who wrote quite a lot in the long short story form.

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ThomasJWhiting
Jul 25, 2018

GREAT 1985 film that deservedly won 6 Oscars. Fabulous cinematography of African geography/scenery and varied animal species, good romantic drama of primary characters, and interesting peek into British colonial occupation of Africa circa 1915-1919.

ArapahoeKati Nov 15, 2016

A sweeping romance that will linger with you. Redford and Streep have such amazing chemistry, it makes me swoon.

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