Beautiful, funny, passionate, and calculating, Becky is the orphaned daughter of a starving English artist and a French chorus girl. She yearns for a more glamorous life than her birthright promises and resolves to conquer English society by any means possible. A mere ascension into the heights of society is simply not enough. So Becky finds a patron in the powerful Marquess of Steyne whose whims enable Becky to realise her dreams. But is the ultimate cost too high for her?
Barbara Fiske, a beautiful girl of social standing, is about to be married to Lloyd Van Courtland. On the eve of their marriage, she foolishly pays a visit to a colorful steamship captain aboard his ship.
A girl's preparation for a first date gets a bit... weird.
Vanitas is the new feature film by veteran Portuguese director Paulo Rocha. With a script by Regina Guimarães, the film brings together actresses Isabel Ruth and Joana Bárcia – no strangers to this director's world – in a story about a depressed fashion designer who falls in love with the daughter of one her tailors.
An ambitious and ruthless young woman advances from the position of governess to the heights of British society.
A New York policeman helps a hungry and penniless young woman start life anew by arranging to get her a job in "The Follies".
"Vanity Fair" is a historical drama, based on the classic English novel written by William Thackeray, featuring Shirley Mason. Shirley Mason was 15 y.o. and played the role of the young Becky Sharp. Directors obviously took notice of her performance, because in 1917 she appeared in 17 feature films, in many of them playing the star role.
The first one-woman feature film, Golden Vanity tells the story of a Judy Garland-esque movie star over the course of one night in 1967 as she tape-records what she thinks are her memoirs but could soon become her suicide note. In a solo tour-de-force, Melora Hardin (NBC's The Office & Amazon's Transparent) powerfully and painfully embodies the end product of the Hollywood use-them-up and spit-them-out machinery. Drunk and alone in her empty mansion, Golden Vanity is Ms. Montgomery-Mayflower’s last chance to preserve her horrifying and hilarious life story, one last shot to relive the glory days, before it’s too late...
VANITY FAIR (1911-USA) Short Drama, Silent film with John Bunny and directed by Charles Kent. This classic story of Becky Sharp starring one of the first real screen stars. Telling the traditional story, this early classic movie features one of the first real movie screen stars.
Anyone who is keen to capture Berlin’s most original characters on film is bound to end up at Sylvia Heidemann’s door. Sylvia has saved up every penny of her reparation money to appear just once in her life on the silver screen like Greta Garbo. It just so happens that the Viennese filmmaker Andersch and Madame Heidemann are staying at the same hotel and it’s not long before the two strike a bargain.
The vips of italian television disappear in a mysterious way. Two detectives, Lucia and Franco, try to investigate in this mystery, drowning into a strange world, where the leader is the powerful star Sonia Norton.
A family man being held captive in his own home by a psychotic homeless man he has befriended, struggles to free himself before his family is threatened.
This Is Vanity is the dark and tragic tale of a tiring mother who struggles to protect both herself and her disabled teenage daughter from the continual attacks of local adolescents. Repeatedly rebuffed and frustrated by the authorities, she ultimately turns to a far greater power than can be found on her failing human plane.
A video essay exploring the frequency and meaning of that particular prop in a wide variety of Sirk movies. Is it a device that traps and keeps women in an artificial world with a limited point of view? Or is it a gateway to the past and the future, and a distorted but nevertheless real vision of the roles that woman are forced to play in society? It's an exploration of the texts and subtexts of commercial films and the subterranean and complicated ways that they affect us and can be read.
The first feature length film to use three-strip Technicolor film. Adapted from a play that was adapted from William Makepeace Thackeray's book "Vanity Fair", the film looks at the English class system during the Napoleonic Wars era.
A unique mix of editorial integrity, first-person storytelling and dynamic visual elements focusing on Vanity Fair's most fascinating stories and compelling scandals.
Becky Sharp is a beautiful, clever and poor girl determined to earn a higher place in society at any cost.
Vanity Fair is a TVB television series, premiered on January 2, 1978. Theme song "Vanity Fair" composition by Joseph Koo, lyricist by Wong Jim, arrangement by Joseph Koo and Choi Tak Choi, sung by Paula Tsui.
A dramatization of William Makepeace Thackeray's novel in five parts by Rex Tucker.
Vanity Lair is a reality television programme on Channel 4. The series began on 3 February 2008 and is presented by Alexa Chung. The shows aim is to discover what being beautiful really is. The format involves ten pre-selected beautiful people living in a mansion called 'Vanity Lair'. Each week three new arrivals compete for a place in the lair. The three new arrivals are immediately faced with the ten lairmates and asked a series of questions, the lairmates then decide which of the three to eliminate. The remaining two new arrivals then spend the rest of the week living in the mansion. At the end of the week the lairmates then vote on who they believe to be the most attractive of the new arrivals, the person scoring lowest is sent home. The new arrival scoring highest wins a place in 'Vanity Lair', however they then have to decide which of the current lairmates to eliminate, as there is only room for ten lairmates at any one time. In addition to this all contestants face a series of 'experiments throughout their stay in the lair. The First series finished with an extended season finale on 6 April 2008, with a double episode.