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Oedipus Rex

Author: Pier Paolo PasoliniFranco CittiSilvana ManganoAlida ValliCarmelo BeneAll authors
Publisher: [U.S.] : Water Bearer Films, ©2003.
Series: Pier Paolo Pasolini collection.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : Italian : Original, uncut, remastered version presented in widescreen formatView all editions and formats
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"A dark and riveting retelling of the classic Greek tragedy, 'Oedipus Rex'. Unknown to himself, Oedipus kills his father and marries his mother. When the truth is discovered, he puts out his eyes and Oedipus wanders the streets until he is found by his daughter, Antigone, a common blind beggar"--Container.
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Genre/Form: Feature films
Fiction films
Drama
Video, Italian
Named Person: Oedipus, (Greek mythological figure)
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Pier Paolo Pasolini; Franco Citti; Silvana Mangano; Alida Valli; Carmelo Bene; Julian Beck; Sophocles.; Water Bearer Films (Firm); Arco Film.; Euro International Films.
OCLC Number: 52499858
Language Note: Italian dialogue with English subtitles.
Notes: Italian dialogue with English subtitles.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1967.
Credits taken from container, on-screen credits in Italian.
Credits: Music director, writer, script, and scenario by Pier Pasolini (based on Oedipus and Oedipus at Colonus by Sophocles) ; editor, Nino Baragli ; director of photography, Giuseppe Ruzzolini ; art director, Luigi Scaccianoce ; sound, Carlo Tarchi.
Cast: Franco Citti (Oedipus), Silvana Mangano (Jocasta), Alida Valli (Merope), Carmelo Bene (Creon), Julian Beck (Tiresias), Pier Paolo Pasolini (High Priest).
Event notes: Filmed May-July 1967 in the red deserts of Morocco.
Description: 1 videodisc (110 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD.
Series Title: Pier Paolo Pasolini collection.
Responsibility: an Arco Film Italy production, released by Euro International Films ; producer, Alfredo Bini ; director, Pier Paolo Pasolini.

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"A dark and riveting retelling of the classic Greek tragedy, 'Oedipus Rex'. Unknown to himself, Oedipus kills his father and marries his mother. When the truth is discovered, he puts out his eyes and Oedipus wanders the streets until he is found by his daughter, Antigone, a common blind beggar"--Container.

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