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Great adaptations

Author: David LeanPeter BrooksIrving PichelErnest B SchoedsackJohn MillsAll authors
Publisher: Chicago, IL : Home Vision Entertainment, [2004]
Series: Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs)
Edition/Format:   DVD video : English
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"Great expectations": Pip is a humble orphan who suddenly becomes a gentleman with the help of an unknown benefactor. "Lord of the flies": Shipwrecked on an island, the castaway boys eventually revert to savagery despite the few who attempt to prevent it. "The most dangerous game": A mad hunter arranges for a ship to be wrecked on an island where he can indulge in some sort of hunting and killing of the passengers.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Feature films
Adaptations
Drama
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: David Lean; Peter Brooks; Irving Pichel; Ernest B Schoedsack; John Mills; Jean Simmons; James Aubrey; Tom Chapin; Joel McCrea; Guy Green; Walter Goehr; Charles Dickens; William Golding; Richard Edward Connell; Home Vision Entertainment (Firm)
ISBN: 078002933X 9780780029330
OCLC Number: 55859318
Notes: Title from container.
"Great expectations" originally released as a motion picture in 1946; "Lord of the flies" originally released as a motion picture in 1963; "The most dangerous game" originally released as a motion picture in 1932; "Oliver Twist" originally released as a motion picture in 1948.
"Great expectations" based on the novel by Charles Dickens; "Lord of the flies" based on the novel by William Golding; "The most dangerous game" based on the story by Richard Connell; "Oliver Twist" based on the novel by Charles Dickens.
Credits: Directors of photography, Guy Green, Gerald Feil, Tom Hollyman, Henry Gerrard ; art directors, Carroll Clark, John Bryan ; editors, Jack Harris, Peter Brook, Gerard Feil, Jean-Claude Lubtchanesky, Archie E. Marsheek ; music, Walter Goehr ; Raymond Leppard, Max Steiner, Sir Arnold Bax ; costume designers, Sophia Harris, Margaret Furse ; production designer, John Bryan.
Cast: John Mills, Jean Simmons, James Aubrey, Tom Chapin, Joel McCrea, Fay Wray, John Howard Davies, Alec Guinness.
Target Audience: MPAA rating: Not rated.
Description: 4 videodiscs (ca. 387 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, region 1, full screen (1.33:1) presentation; Dolby Digital mono.
Contents: David Lean's Great expectations / Anthony Havelock-Allen, David Lean, Cecil McGiven, Ronald Neame, Kay Walsh --
Peter Brook's Lord of the flies / Peter Brooks --
Merian C. Cooper and Ernest B. Schoedsack's The most dangerous game / James Ashmore Creelman --
David Lean's Oliver Twist / Stanley Haynes, David Lean.
Series Title: Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs)
Responsibility: Cineguild ; The Rank Organisation Film Productions Ltd. ; Two Arts Ltd. ; RKO Radio Pictures, Inc. ; J. Arthur Rank Films ; a joint venture between Janus Films and Home vision Cinema ; produced by Ronald Neame, Lewis M. Allen ; directed by David Lean, Peter Brooks, Irving Pichel, Ernest B. Schoedsack.

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"Great expectations": Pip is a humble orphan who suddenly becomes a gentleman with the help of an unknown benefactor. "Lord of the flies": Shipwrecked on an island, the castaway boys eventually revert to savagery despite the few who attempt to prevent it. "The most dangerous game": A mad hunter arranges for a ship to be wrecked on an island where he can indulge in some sort of hunting and killing of the passengers. "Oliver Twist": An orphan boy runs away from a workhouse and meets a pickpocket on the streets of London.

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