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Bertolt Brecht's Galileo

Author: Bertolt BrechtJoseph LoseyEly LandauBarbara BrayEdward FoxAll authors
Publisher: [New York, NY] : Kino on Video, 2003.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In a rigid society ruled by an uneasy alliance of the aristocracy and the church already undermined by the plague and the Reformation, science is a threat and enlightenment is a luxury. Faced with either death by the Inquisition or recantation to a hypocritical but powerful Papacy, Galileo must choose between his own life or his restless scientific curiosity.
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Genre/Form: Drama
Named Person: Galileo Galilei; Galileo Galilei
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Bertolt Brecht; Joseph Losey; Ely Landau; Barbara Bray; Edward Fox; John Gielgud; Michael Gough; Patrick Magee; Tom Conti; Margaret Carver Leighton; Michael Lonsdale; American Film Theatre.; Kino International Corporation.
OCLC Number: 56144341
Notes: "Adapted for the screen by Barbara Bray and Joseph Losey, from the English version by Charles Laughton."
Special features include: an interview with Topol ; theatrical trailer ; Bertold Brecht and Galileo, an essay by Michael Feingold ; AFT Cinebill for Galileo ; Ely Landau: In Front of the Camera, AFT promotional reel-1974 ; AFT trailer gallery ; AFT scrapbook.
Cast: Edward Fox, John Gielgud, Michael Gough, Patrick Magee, Tom Conti, Margaret Leighton, Michael Lonsdale.
Description: 1 videodisc (138 min.) : sd., b&w, col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD.
Other Titles: Galileo.
Responsibility: producer, Ely Landau ; director, Joseph Losey.

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In a rigid society ruled by an uneasy alliance of the aristocracy and the church already undermined by the plague and the Reformation, science is a threat and enlightenment is a luxury. Faced with either death by the Inquisition or recantation to a hypocritical but powerful Papacy, Galileo must choose between his own life or his restless scientific curiosity.

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