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The death of Klinghoffer

Author: John AdamsAlice GoodmanPenny WoolcockMadonna BaptisteJan YounghusbandAll authors
Publisher: London, England : Decca ; New York NY : Distributed by Universal Music and Video Distribution, Corp., ©2003.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Opera, based on the hijacking by Palestinian terrorists of the Mediterranean cruise ship Achille Lauro.
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Genre/Form: Drama
Feature films
Film adaptations
Filmed operas
Filmed performances
Musical films
Adaptations cinématographiques et télévisées
Théâtre
Named Person: Leon Klinghoffer; Leon Klinghoffer
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: John Adams; Alice Goodman; Penny Woolcock; Madonna Baptiste; Jan Younghusband; Sanford Sylvan; Yvonne Howard; Christopher Maltman; Thomas Randle; Kamel Boutros; Leigh Melrose; Emil Marwa; Susan Bickley; London Symphony Orchestra.; London Symphony Chorus.; Decca Record Company.; Blast! Films.; Channel Four (Great Britain); Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen.; Association relative à la télévision européenne.; Special Broadcasting Service (Australia); Schweizer Fernsehen DRS.
OCLC Number: 53907624
Language Note: Sung in English; optional subtitles (opera only) in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish.
Notes: Special features: Filming "The death of Klinghoffer" (ca. 47 min., ©2003 ; Producer, Ben Pateman ; editor, William Grayburn) -- Optional audio commentary with director Penny Woolcock, with Yvonne Howard, Christopher Maltman and Tom Randle.
Program notes, synopsis, and biographical notes on the composer, director, and performers (18 p.) inserted in container.
Originally produced in 2003.
Credits: Director of photography, Graham Smith ; production designer, John Ellis ; editor, Brand Thumim.
Performer(s): Yvonne Howard [Marilyn Klinghoffer], Susan Bickley [singing voice of Omar], mezzo sopranos ; Tom Randle [Moloqi], tenor ; Sanford Sylvan [Leon Klinghoffer], Christopher Maltman [Captain], Kamel Boutros [Mamoud], Leigh Melrose [Rambo], baritones ; Emil Marwa, actor [Omar] ; supporting soloists ; London Symphony Orchestra and Chorus ; John Adams, conductor.
Awards: Official selection Sundance Film Festival 2003; winner of the Prix Italia
Description: 1 videodisc (119 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in. + booklet (43 pages)
Details: DVD; NTSC, All region ; DVD-9 ; 16:9 aspect ratio (opera) ; 4:3 aspect ratio (documentary) ; Dolby digital stereo; digital 5.1 surround.
Contents: Titles --
Prison Scene (1.21) --
Chorus of Exiled Palestinians (9.03) --
Chorus of Exiled Jews (8. 37) Scene 1 --
It was just after one fifteen (3.14) --
My grandson, Didi, who is five (5.20) --
Give these orders (2.15) --
So I said to my grandson (1.30) --
We are sorry for you (3.01) Scene 2 --
Now it is night (4.35) --
I think if you could talk like this (1.48) --
I kept my distance (3.26) --
Those birds flying abve us (3.28) --
Night Chorus (6.36) Act 2 Scene 1 --
Come here, look (3.16) --
I've never been a violent man (4.00) --
You are always complaining of your suffering (5.57) --
I must have been hysterical (5.25) --
It is as if our earthly life were spent miserable (7.22) Scene 2 --
My one consolation (4.46) --
Klinghoffer's death (2.42) --
Every fifteen minutes, one more will be shot (5.05) --
Aria of the Falling Body (Gymnopedie) (7.05) --
Day Chorus (4.39) Scene 3 --
Mrs. Klinghoffer, please sit down (3.39) --
You embraced them! (10.47).
Responsibility: music by John Adams ; libretto by Alice Goodman ; direction and screenplay by Penny Woolcock ; producer, Madonna Baptiste ; executive producer, Jan Younghusband ; A Blast! Films production for Channel 4 in association with ZDF, ARTE, SBS and SR DRS.

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Opera, based on the hijacking by Palestinian terrorists of the Mediterranean cruise ship Achille Lauro.

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