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Die 3groschenoper = The threepenny opera

Author: Leo LaniaLadislaus VajdaBéla BalázsG W PabstSeymour NebenzalAll authors
Publisher: [Irvington, N.Y.] : Criterion Collection, ©2007.
Series: Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs), 405.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : German : Special edView all editions and formats
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"Set in the impoverished back alleys of Victorian London, The threepenny opera follows underworld antihero Mackie Messer (a.k.a. Mack the Knife) as he tries to woo Polly Peachum and elude the authorities"--Container.
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Genre/Form: Fantasy
Adaptation
Filmed operas
Musical films
Drama
Film adaptations
History
Named Person: John Gay; Kurt Weill; Bertolt Brecht; Bertolt Brecht; John Gay; Kurt Weill
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Leo Lania; Ladislaus Vajda; Béla Balázs; G W Pabst; Seymour Nebenzal; Rudolf Forster; Carola Neher; Reinhold Schünzel; Fritz Rasp; Valeska Gert; Lotte Lenya; Hermann Thimig; Ernst Busch; Vladimir Sokoloff; Fritz Arno Wagner; Jean Oser; André Andrejew; Hans Casparius; Solange Térac; André Mauprey; Albert Préjean; Florelle; Gaston Modot; Margo Lion; David Bathrick; Eric Rentschler; Charles O'Brien; Tony Rayns; Kurt Weill; Bertolt Brecht; John Gay; Janus Films.; Criterion Collection (Firm)
ISBN: 1934121835 9781934121832
OCLC Number: 173181950
Language Note: Sung in German ; with optional English subtitles.
Notes: Title from opening frames.
Based on the play "Threepenny opera" by Bertolt Brecht which was based on John Gay's "The Beggar's Opera."
Originally released as a motion picture in 1931.
Special features: restored high-definition digital transfer ; audio commentary by scholars David Bathrick and Eric Rentschler ; archival introduction by stars Fritz Rasp and Ernst Busch ; documentary tracing The threepenny opera's journey from stage to screen ; Pabst's French language version of the film, L'opéra de quat'sous, adapted by Solange Térac with dialogue by André Mauprey, starring Albert Préjean, Florelle, Gaston Modot and Margo Lion ; a multimedia presentation by film scholar Charles O'Brien on the differences between the versions ; archival interview with Fritz Rasp ; galleries of production photos by Hans Casparius and production sketches by art director Andrej Andrejew ; a new essay by film critic Tony Rayns.
Credits: Photography, F.A. Wagner ; edited by Hans Oser.
Cast: Rudolph Forster (Mackie Messer) ; Carola Neher (Polly) ; Reinhold Schünzel (Tiger Brown) ; Fritz Rasp (Peachum) ; Valeska Gert (Frau Peachum) ; Lotte Lenya (Jenny) ; Hermann Thimig (Der Pfarrer) ; Ernst Busch (Der Straßensänger) ; Wladimir Sokoloff (Smith).
Description: 2 videodiscs (110 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (24 p. : ill. ; 19 cm.)
Details: DVD ; NTSC ; Region 1 ; full screen (4:3) presentation ; aspect ratio 1.19:1; Dolby Digital Mono sound.
Contents: Disc One. Feature film ; Audio commentary ; Documentary --
Disc Two. French language version ; Presentation ; Archival view ; Galleries of production photos.
Series Title: Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs), 405.
Other Titles: Opéra de quat'sous.
Dreigroschenoper (Motion picture : 1931)
Dreigroschenoper
Threepenny opera
3 penny opera
Opéra de quat'sous (Motion picture : 1931)
Responsibility: musik von [Kurt] Weill ; manuskript, [Leo] Lania, [Ladislao] Vajda, [Bela] Balazs ; regie, G.W. Pabst ; gesamtleitung, S. Nebenzahl ; Janus Films ; Criterion Collection.

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"Set in the impoverished back alleys of Victorian London, The threepenny opera follows underworld antihero Mackie Messer (a.k.a. Mack the Knife) as he tries to woo Polly Peachum and elude the authorities"--Container.

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