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The Magus

Author: John KohnJud KinbergGuy GreenJohn FowlesMichael CaineAll authors
Publisher: Beverly Hills, CA : Twentieth Century Fox Film Corp. : Distributed by Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, ©1968, 2006.
Series: Cinema classics collection.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An English teacher arrives on a sleepy Greek island to take up a vacant teaching post. The last man to hold the post committed suicide under mysterious circumstances. Slowly but surely, he is drawn into a bizarre game engineered by a reclusive local magician. The deeper into the game he is drawn, the more he senses danger ... yet cannot seem to untangle himself from the fascinating and compelling influence that the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Suspense in motion pictures, television, etc
Thrillers (Motion pictures, television, etc.)
Feature films
Suspense films
Film adaptations
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Drama
Feature
Named Person: John Fowles
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: John Kohn; Jud Kinberg; Guy Green; John Fowles; Michael Caine; Anthony Quinn; Candice Bergen; Anna Karina; Blazer Films, Ltd.; Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation.; Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, Inc.
OCLC Number: 74671237
Language Note: In English, Spanish or French, with optional subtitles in English or Spanish ; closed-captioned.
Notes: Based on the novel 'The Magus' by John Fowles.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1968.
Credits: Editor, Max Benedict ; director of photography, Billy Williams ; music composed and conducted by John Dankworth.
Cast: Michael Caine (Nicholas Urfe), Anthony Quinn (Maurice Conchis), Candice Bergen (Lily), Anna Karina (Anne).
Target Audience: MPAA rating: PG.
Description: 1 videodisc (116 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, Region 1, Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo (English), Dolby Digital mono (English, French, Spanish), presented in letterbox widescreen preserving original theatrical aspect ratio of 2.35:1, NTSC.
Contents: Main titles/New teacher --
Twin spirits --
Two cups on my table --
The paperweight --
Playing at death --
Lost love --
Phantom violinist --
Visions --
End of the affair --
Psychiatric clinic --
Who's really mad? --
A bird in hand --
Soldiers on the beach --
Improvisation --
Puppets --
Chapel rendezvous --
Production clown --
Firing squad --
Failure to love --
The magus --
Judge --
Executioner --
What is truth? --
For the first time/End titles. Special features: John Fowles: the literary magus / produced by John Cork, Lisa van Evssen, Bruce Scivally ; written and directed by John Cork (23 min.) ; theatrical trailer (1 min.).
Series Title: Cinema classics collection.
Responsibility: Twentieth Century Fox ; Blazer Films, Ltd. ; screenplay by John Fowles, from his novel ; produced by John Kohn and Jud Kinberg ; directed by Guy Green.

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An English teacher arrives on a sleepy Greek island to take up a vacant teaching post. The last man to hold the post committed suicide under mysterious circumstances. Slowly but surely, he is drawn into a bizarre game engineered by a reclusive local magician. The deeper into the game he is drawn, the more he senses danger ... yet cannot seem to untangle himself from the fascinating and compelling influence that the game is having on his mind.

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