Scarlet and Black


1993

Brief Synopsis

In 19th Century France, a young man of humble origins, Julien Sorel, dreams of attaining power, like his idol Napolean Bonaparte. Believing the best route is not through the army (the red), but through the church (the black), he sets out on a future in the seminary but finds himself having an affair

Film Details

Release Date
1993
Location
Castle Ashby, England, United Kingdom; Great Britain; Luton Hoo, England, United Kingdom; Lyon, France; Mouthier Haute-Pierre, France; Norwich, England, United Kingdom; Nottingham, England, United Kingdom; Shepperton Studios, Shepperton, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom; Bolsover Castle, England, United Kingdom; Besancon, France; Belvoir Castle, England, United Kingdom; Baume Les Messieurs, France; Dijon, France; Favernay, France

Synopsis

In 19th Century France, a young man of humble origins, Julien Sorel, dreams of attaining power, like his idol Napolean Bonaparte. Believing the best route is not through the army (the red), but through the church (the black), he sets out on a future in the seminary but finds himself having an affair with a married woman, Madame de Renal, along the way. He eventually lands in Paris as the secretary of a powerful Marquis, and procedes to seduce the daughter, getting her pregnant and assuring his future. But Madame De Renal, feeling guilty about her unholy alliance, writes to the Marquis denouncing Sorel. Sorel returns in a rage and attempts to murder Madame De Renal, is sentenced to death, and dies realizing that his true love was De Renal who, shortly after his death by guillotine, dies of a broken heart.

Crew

Frances Alcock

Continuity

Maggie Anson

Art Department

Leah Archer

Assistant

Barry Arnold

Props

June Averill

Researcher

Sarah Beardsall

Casting Associate

Brian Beaumont

Lighting

John Behan

Carpenter

Les Benson

Dresser

Mark Binnall

Production

Paul Birchard

Other

Fiona Black

Location Assistant

Martin Bloye

Driver

Pat Bourke

Driver

Barry Boxall

Photography

John Buckley

Driver

Harold Burst

Other

John Bush

On-Set Dresser

Jack Carter

Construction Manager

Graham Caulfield

Other

David Coatsworth

Other

Dick Connisbee

Caterer

Bob Cosford

Titles

Mike Crowley

Driver

Diane Dancklefsen

Art Director

Simon Dart

Sound

Archie Dawson

Best Boy

Steve Dent

Other

Clive Derbyshire

Sound Recordist

Bruno Desanta

Wardrobe Assistant

Odile Dicks-mireaux

Costume Designer

Craig Dickson

Editor

Bob Douglas

Other

Trevor Dyer

Special Effects

Andrew Edwards

Assistant

Ray Ellis

Driver

Roy Evans

Carpenter

Eleanor Fazan

Choreographer

Terry Forrestal

Other

Jean-philippe Gaulard

Interpreter

Laura Gee

Other

Martin Geeson

Assistant

Ken Goodfellow

Driver

Colin Gorry

Visual Effects Designer

Jack N Green

Photography

Richard Green

Assistant

Colin Grey

Driver

Roland Guillotel

Sound

Michelle Guish

Casting

Yacina Hakkar

Caterer

Margaret Hayhoe

Associate Producer

John Heath

Grader

Sid Hinson

Other

Shelley Hirst

Other

John Hogan

Props

Ginny Humphries

Assistant

Harry Jackman

Wardrobe

Carmel Jackson

Makeup

Derek Jennings

Advisor

Felicity Joll

Assistant Art Director

Michael Jones

Other

Vanessa Jones

Other

Debbie Kaye

Other

Amanda Keable

Assistant

Kenneth Langridge

Production

Tucker Leach

Production

Sue Lockerby

Production Manager

Natalie Lods

Production Assistant

Stehen Lowe

Screenplay

Sarah Macdonald

Office Runner

Peter Mathews

Technical Operations Manager

Colin May

Wardrobe Assistant

John Mcglashan

Director Of Photography

Jo Measure

Wardrobe Assistant

Ian Merrylees

Editor

Amanda Neal

Assistant Director

Caroline Noble

Makeup

Caroline Noble

Hairdresser

Jennie Osborn

Assistant Director

Karen Osterburg

Makeup Assistant

Frances Parker

Editor

Marje Pataris

Other

Nat Peck

Music

Jean-claude Petit

Music

Jean-claude Petit

Music Composer

Eric Philippe

Art Director

Eric Philippe

Location Manager

Daniel Phillips

Makeup Assistant

John Rake

Grip

Adrian Rhodes

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Brigitte Rigby

Location Manager

Laurence Robert

Wardrobe

Ben Rumney

Editor

Mel Samson

Construction

Michelle Sheard

Other

Tommy Shirley

Other

Jimmy Sievwright

Other

Dennis Simmonds

Dresser

Corinne Simon

Production Assistant

David Snodin

Executive Producer

Marie Henri Beyle Stendahl

Source Material (From Novel)

Robert Stephens

Assistant

Geoff Sullivan

Other

Brian Taylor

Driver

James Townshed

Other

Paul Turner

Props

Edith Vejeux

Other

Sandor Von Orosz

Production Manager

Jane Waldock

Other

Becky Walker

Makeup Assistant

Stuart Walker

Production Designer

Peter Wasserman

Location Manager

Kenneth Welland

Other

Chalkie White

Driver

Aad Wirtz

Rerecording

Rosalind Wolfes

Producer

Rebecca Woodnutt

Assistant Editor

Film Details

Release Date
1993
Location
Castle Ashby, England, United Kingdom; Great Britain; Luton Hoo, England, United Kingdom; Lyon, France; Mouthier Haute-Pierre, France; Norwich, England, United Kingdom; Nottingham, England, United Kingdom; Shepperton Studios, Shepperton, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom; Bolsover Castle, England, United Kingdom; Besancon, France; Belvoir Castle, England, United Kingdom; Baume Les Messieurs, France; Dijon, France; Favernay, France

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Miramax Films has optioned US theatrical rights.

Broadcast on BBC-1 TV October 31, November 7 & 14, 1993.

Began shooting April 13, 1993.

Completed shooting July 28, 1993.

British miniseries consists of three 75-minute episodes. Any feature theatrical release will be an edited version of the miniseries original.