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The life and death of Colonel Blimp

Author: Michael PowellEmeric PressburgerRoger LiveseyDeborah KerrAnton WalbrookAll authors
Publisher: [Irvington, N.Y.] : Criterion Collection, ©2002.
Series: Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs), 173.
Edition/Format:   DVD video   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Based on cartoonist David Low's parody of the old-fashioned British professional soldier, set in his ways and unable to adapt to the brutality of modern war. This story follows the career of Clive Candy, at first an idealistic, young Boer War hero, then a brigadier general, serving honorably in World War I. Finally, by World War II, he has become a bald, overweight, querulous old man, angry that his age and military  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Feature films
Comedy films
War films
Films for the hearing impaired
Comedy films - Great Britain
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Drama
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Powell; Emeric Pressburger; Roger Livesey; Deborah Kerr; Anton Walbrook; J Arthur Rank; Georges Périnal; Allan Gray; Roland Culver; Harry Welchman; Arthur Wontner; Archers (Firm); Criterion Collection (Firm); Janus Films.; Carlton International Media Limited.
ISBN: 0780025024 9780780025028
OCLC Number: 51012520
Language Note: "English subtitles for the deaf and hearing impaired"--Container.
Notes: Originally produced as a motion picture in 1943.
Special features: audio commentary featuring director Michael Powell with Martin Scorsese; the 24-minute video documentary A profile of The life and death of Colonel Blimp; selection of Sir David Low's Colonel Blimp cartoons; and rare behind-the-scenes and production stills from the collection of Michael Powell.
1.33:1 aspect ratio.
"Under exclusive license from Carlton International Media"--Disc.
Program notes by David Low and Ronald Haver inserted in container.
Credits: Photography, Georges Perinal ; editing, John Seabourne ; music, Allan Gray ; DVD producer, Karen Stetler.
Cast: Roger Livesey, Deborah Kerr, Anton Walbrook, Roland Culver, Harry Welchman, Arthur Wontner, Albert Lieven.
Description: 1 videodisc (163 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, Dolby digital mono; RSDL dual-layer edition.
Series Title: Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs), 173.
Other Titles: Powell and Pressburger's The life and death of Colonel Blimp
Responsibility: Janus Films ; J. Arthur Rank presents a production of the Archers ; written, produced and directed by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger.

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Based on cartoonist David Low's parody of the old-fashioned British professional soldier, set in his ways and unable to adapt to the brutality of modern war. This story follows the career of Clive Candy, at first an idealistic, young Boer War hero, then a brigadier general, serving honorably in World War I. Finally, by World War II, he has become a bald, overweight, querulous old man, angry that his age and military experience are held in contempt, and bewildered that his lifelong code of gentlemanly conduct has become an anachronism in a world threatened by a monster like Hitler.

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