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The gold diggers

Author: Sally PotterLindsay CooperRose English, (Actress)Julie ChristieColette LaffontAll authors
Publisher: [London, England] : BFI, [2009]
Edition/Format:   DVD video : PAL color broadcast system : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Celeste, a French black woman, works as a computer typist for a bank and becomes curious about the reality behind the figures. Ruby is a beauty who is passed from one man to another as the quintessential belle of the ball. The two women go in search of gold and the concept of the heroine. Director Sally Potter considers the film "a musical describing a female quest." The work raises questions concerning "the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Drama
Experimental films
Feature films
Fiction films
Musical films
Short films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Women
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Sally Potter; Lindsay Cooper; Rose English, (Actress); Julie Christie; Colette Laffont; Babette Mangolte; Channel Four (Great Britain),; British Film Institute,
OCLC Number: 503332490
Language Note: In English with optional subtitles for the hearing-impaired.
Notes: Originally produced in 1983.
Special features: 5 short films by Sally Potter: Thriller (1979, 32 min.), The London story (1986, 16 min.), Jerk (1969, 2 min.), Play (1970, 5 min.), hors d'oeuvres (1971, 10 min.).
Credits: Cinematographer, Babette Mangolte ; music, Lindsay Cooper.
Cast: Julie Christie, Colette Laffont, Hilary Westlake, David Gale, Tom Osborn, Jacky Lansley.
Target Audience: BBFC rating: U, suitable for all.
Description: 1 videodisc (86 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (60 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm)
Details: DVD, region 2; PAL; 1.78:1 aspect ratio; dual mono audio.
Other Titles: Golddiggers
Responsibility: written by Lindsay Cooper, Rose English, Sally Potter ; directed by Sally Potter ; a British Film Institute production in association with Channel Four Television.

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Celeste, a French black woman, works as a computer typist for a bank and becomes curious about the reality behind the figures. Ruby is a beauty who is passed from one man to another as the quintessential belle of the ball. The two women go in search of gold and the concept of the heroine. Director Sally Potter considers the film "a musical describing a female quest." The work raises questions concerning "the connections between gold, money and women; about the illusion of female powerlessness; about imagery in the unconscious and its relationship to the power of the cinema." Made by an all-woman crew, the film combines "epic adventure, cinematic puns, and avant garde musical comedy, with the striking images of a changing Icelandic landscape." (Circulates).

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