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The Resource Richard III, London Film Productions ; Janus Films ; producer, Laurence Olivier ; [textual alterations], Colley Cibber, David Garrick ; director, Laurence Olivier

Richard III, London Film Productions ; Janus Films ; producer, Laurence Olivier ; [textual alterations], Colley Cibber, David Garrick ; director, Laurence Olivier

Label
Richard III
Title
Richard III
Statement of responsibility
London Film Productions ; Janus Films ; producer, Laurence Olivier ; [textual alterations], Colley Cibber, David Garrick ; director, Laurence Olivier
Title variation
William Shakespeare's Richard III
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
Begins by recapitulating the final scene of Henry IV, Part III with Edward IV being crowned king. In the background of the celebration, Richard jealously views the proceedings. Soon afterwards, Edward IV is murdered, drowned in a vat of wine. Richard becomes king and, after proceeding with a succession of intrigues and duplicities, he finds his kingdom in dire peril, set upon by Henry Tudor and mustering a final defense for his realm at the Battle of Bosworth. An immortal tale of lust, murder, treachery and the ruthless pursuit of power
Member of
Cataloging source
EYM
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Director of photography, Otto Heller ; art director, Carmen Dillon ; editor, Helga Cranston ; original music, William Walton ; production designer, Roger Furse ; special effects, Wally Veevers
Language note
  • English with English subtitles
  • Closed-captioned
PerformerNote
Cedric Hardwicke, Nicholas Hannen, Laurence Olivier, Ralph Richardson, John Gielgud, Mary Kerridge, Paul Huson, Claire Bloom
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1907-1989
  • 1671-1757
  • 1717-1779
  • 1893-1964
  • 1881-1972
  • 1902-1983
  • 1904-2000
  • 1914-1999
  • 1931-
  • 1896-1970
  • 1908-2000
  • 1921-2013
  • 1902-1983
  • 1564-1616
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Olivier, Laurence
  • Cibber, Colley
  • Garrick, David
  • Hardwicke, Cedric
  • Hannen, Nicholas
  • Richardson, Ralph
  • Gielgud, John
  • Kerridge, Mary
  • Huson, Paul
  • Bloom, Claire
  • Heller, Otto
  • Dillon, Carmen
  • Cranston, Helga
  • Walton, William
  • Furse, Roger
  • Shakespeare, William
  • London Film Productions
  • Janus Films
Runtime
158
Series statement
Criterion collection
Series volume
213
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Richard
  • Edward
  • Murder
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
Richard III, London Film Productions ; Janus Films ; producer, Laurence Olivier ; [textual alterations], Colley Cibber, David Garrick ; director, Laurence Olivier
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1955
  • Based on the play by William Shakespeare
  • Special features: new high-definition digital transfer, including newly discovered footage from the original theatrical release, with restored image and sound; audio commentary by playwright and stage director Russel Lees, joined by John Wilders, former governor of the Royal Shakespeare Company; "Great acting: Laurence Olivier", a 1966 BBC interview with Olivier hosted by renowned theater critic Kenneth Tynan; gallery of on-set and production stills and posters, featuring excerpts from Olivier's autobiography "On acting"; 12-minute television trailer, including footage of Olivier, producer Alexander Korda, production designer Roger Furse, and other crew members at work in Shepperton Studios; original theatrical trailer; essay by film historian Bruce Eder
Accompanying material
1 booklet.
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
other
Edition
Special ed., widescreen presentation.
Extent
2 videodiscs (ca. 158 min.)
Isbn
9780780021174
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
037429126721
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
RIC020
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm53997064
  • (OCoLC)ocm54806624
System details
DVD; Dolby Digital mono
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Richard III, London Film Productions ; Janus Films ; producer, Laurence Olivier ; [textual alterations], Colley Cibber, David Garrick ; director, Laurence Olivier
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1955
  • Based on the play by William Shakespeare
  • Special features: new high-definition digital transfer, including newly discovered footage from the original theatrical release, with restored image and sound; audio commentary by playwright and stage director Russel Lees, joined by John Wilders, former governor of the Royal Shakespeare Company; "Great acting: Laurence Olivier", a 1966 BBC interview with Olivier hosted by renowned theater critic Kenneth Tynan; gallery of on-set and production stills and posters, featuring excerpts from Olivier's autobiography "On acting"; 12-minute television trailer, including footage of Olivier, producer Alexander Korda, production designer Roger Furse, and other crew members at work in Shepperton Studios; original theatrical trailer; essay by film historian Bruce Eder
Accompanying material
1 booklet.
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
other
Edition
Special ed., widescreen presentation.
Extent
2 videodiscs (ca. 158 min.)
Isbn
9780780021174
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
037429126721
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
RIC020
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm53997064
  • (OCoLC)ocm54806624
System details
DVD; Dolby Digital mono
Video recording format
DVD

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