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The Resource A Canterbury tale, Janus Films ; Independent Film Distributors ; written, produced and directed by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger, (videorecording)

A Canterbury tale, Janus Films ; Independent Film Distributors ; written, produced and directed by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger, (videorecording)

Label
A Canterbury tale
Title
A Canterbury tale
Statement of responsibility
Janus Films ; Independent Film Distributors ; written, produced and directed by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Follow three modern-day incarnations of Chaucer's pilgrims - a landgirl, an American GI, and a British sergeant waylaid in the English countryside, forced to solve a bizarre village crime en route to a mythical town
Member of
Cataloging source
lbi
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Cinematography, Erwin Hillier ; editor, John Seabourne ; music composer, Allan Gray ; production designer, Alfred Junge
Dewey number
791.43/72
Intended audience
14A
PerformerNote
Eric Portman, Sheila Sim, Dennis Price, Sgt. John Sweet, Esmond Knight
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1905-1990
  • 1902-1988
  • 1903-1969
  • 1922-
  • 1915-1973
  • 1906-1987
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Powell, Michael
  • Pressburger, Emeric
  • Portman, Eric
  • Sim, Sheila
  • Price, Dennis
  • Sweet, John
  • Knight, Esmond
  • Hillier, Erwin
  • Gray, Allan
  • Criterion Collection (Firm)
Runtime
124
Series statement
Criterion collection
Series volume
341
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Criminal behavior
  • Travelers
  • Pilgrims and pilgrimages
  • Feature films
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
A Canterbury tale, Janus Films ; Independent Film Distributors ; written, produced and directed by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Title from container
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1944
  • Special features: Disc 1: New digital transfer; Audio comentary by film historian Ian Christie; Scenes from Michael Powell's reedited American version ; Disc 2: New video interview with actress Sheila Sim; "John Sweet: a pilgrim's return": a short documentary on actor John Sweet's 2001 return to 'Canterbury'; "A Canterbury trail": a documentary featuring footage from the annual Kent walking tour of the film locations; Humphrey Jenning's landmark documentary "Listen to Britain" (1942); Artist Victor Burgin's impressionistic video piece "Listen to Britain" (2001), inspired by Jennings's film and "A Canterbury tale"; New essay by Graham Fuller and Peter von Bagh
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
2 videodiscs (ca. 124 min.)
Isbn
9781559409872
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
715515018920
Other physical details
sd., b&w
Publisher number
CC1639D
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • lbu00080675
  • 689854
System details
DVD, region 1, full screen (1.33:1) presentation ; Dolby Digital mono., restored high-difinition digital transfer
Terms governing use
For private home use only.
Video recording format
DVD
Label
A Canterbury tale, Janus Films ; Independent Film Distributors ; written, produced and directed by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Title from container
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1944
  • Special features: Disc 1: New digital transfer; Audio comentary by film historian Ian Christie; Scenes from Michael Powell's reedited American version ; Disc 2: New video interview with actress Sheila Sim; "John Sweet: a pilgrim's return": a short documentary on actor John Sweet's 2001 return to 'Canterbury'; "A Canterbury trail": a documentary featuring footage from the annual Kent walking tour of the film locations; Humphrey Jenning's landmark documentary "Listen to Britain" (1942); Artist Victor Burgin's impressionistic video piece "Listen to Britain" (2001), inspired by Jennings's film and "A Canterbury tale"; New essay by Graham Fuller and Peter von Bagh
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
2 videodiscs (ca. 124 min.)
Isbn
9781559409872
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
715515018920
Other physical details
sd., b&w
Publisher number
CC1639D
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • lbu00080675
  • 689854
System details
DVD, region 1, full screen (1.33:1) presentation ; Dolby Digital mono., restored high-difinition digital transfer
Terms governing use
For private home use only.
Video recording format
DVD

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