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Die Blechtrommel = The tin drum

Author: Volker SchlöndorffMario AdorfAngela WinklerDavid BennentKatharina ThalbachAll authors
Publisher: [United States] : Criterion Collection, 2004.
Series: Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs)
Edition/Format:   DVD video : Secondary (senior high) school : NTSC color broadcast system : German : Widescreen edView all editions and formats
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"Danzig, 1924. Oskar Matzerath is born with an intellect beyond his infancy. As he witnesses the hypocrisy of adulthood and the irresponsibility of society, Oskar rejects both, and, on his third birthday, refuses to grow. Caught in a baffling state of perpetual childhood, Oskar lashes out at all he surveys with piercing screams and frantic poundings on his tin drum, while the unheeding, chaotic world marches onward  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Motion pictures, German
Foreign films
German-language films
Feature films
Film adaptations
Drama
Named Person: Günter Grass
Material Type: Secondary (senior high) school, Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Volker Schlöndorff; Mario Adorf; Angela Winkler; David Bennent; Katharina Thalbach; Daniel Olbrychski; Igor Luther; Suzanne Baron; Maurice Jarre; Annette Insdorf; Günter Grass; Gary Don Rhodes; Janus Films.; Franz Seitz Film.; Bioskop-Film.; Artemis Film (Firm); Hallelujah-Film.; GGB 14.KG.; Argos Films.; Jadran Film.; Film Polski.; Criterion Collection (Firm)
ISBN: 0780027973 9780780027978
OCLC Number: 55626181
Language Note: In German with optional English subtitles (main feature and bonus features).
Notes: Originally released as a motion picture in 1979.
Based on: Die Blechtrommel by Günter Grass.
New digital transfer with restored image and sound.
Credits: Art director, Nicos Perakis; Bild [= Photography], Igor Luther ; Schnitt [= Editing], Suzanne Baron ; Musik [= music], Maurice Jarre.
Cast: Mario Adorf, Angela Winkler, David Bennent, Katharina Thalbach, Daniel Olbrychski.
Awards: Academy Award: Best Foreign Language Film
Target Audience: MPAA rating: Not rated.
Description: 2 videodiscs (142 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. & guide.
Details: DVD ; NTSC, Region 1; enhanced widescreen (1.78:1) presentation; enhanced for 16.9 televisions; Dolby Digital 5.1 or 1.0 mono (feature); dual-layer disc; new digital transfer, with restored image and sound.
Contents: Bonus features: Disc 1: Optional audio feature commentary by director Volker Schlöndorff ; Maurice Jarre's score isolated on analog track 2 (optional setting) ; Disc two: Deleted scenes, with newly-recorded commentary by Volker Schlöndorff ; Volker Schlöndorff remembers The tin drum (2001) ; Excerpts from French television broadcasts: video interviews with Schlöndorff and actor David Bennent at the 1979 Cannes Film Festival, interview with Schlöndorff after winning the Palme d'Or at Cannes, Schlöndorff and Günter Grass on location during filming, co-scriptwriter Jean-Claude Carrière and actor Mario Adorf discussing their work with Schlöndorff and Grass ; "The platform" : a comparison of the filmed scene and a rare 1987 recording of Günter Grass reading the excerpt from his novel with musical accompaniment from percussionist, Günter "Baby" Sommer ; Reprinted excerpt from the original screenplay's unfilmed ending ; Banned in Oklahoma, a documentary by Gary D. Rhodes following the child pornography lawsuit involving The tin drum ; production stills; original theatrical trailer.
Series Title: Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs)
Responsibility: Janus Films ; eine deutsch/französische Gemeinschaftsproduktion der Franz Seitz Film / Bioskop Film / Artemis Film / Hallelujah Film / GGB 14. KG / Argos Films, Paris ; in zusammenarbeit mit Jadran Film, Zagreb und Film Polski, Warschau ; nach dem Roman von [= based on the novel by] Günter Grass ; Produzent [= Producer], Franz Seitz ; Regie [= Director], Volker Schlöndorff ; Drehbuch [= Screenplay], Jean-Claude Carrière, Franz Seitz, Volker Schlöndorff ; die Dialoge sind von Günter Grass bearbeitet und ergänzt.

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"Danzig, 1924. Oskar Matzerath is born with an intellect beyond his infancy. As he witnesses the hypocrisy of adulthood and the irresponsibility of society, Oskar rejects both, and, on his third birthday, refuses to grow. Caught in a baffling state of perpetual childhood, Oskar lashes out at all he surveys with piercing screams and frantic poundings on his tin drum, while the unheeding, chaotic world marches onward to the madness and folly of World War II."--Container.

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