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Othello

Author: Orson WellesBeatrice Welles-SmithMicheál Mac LiammóirSuzanne CloutierRobert CooteAll authors
Publisher: [New York] : The Criterion Collection, [2017] ©2017
Series: Criterion collection, 870.
Edition/Format:   Bluray Video : Videodisc : Blu-ray disc   Visual material : English : Blu-ray special editionView all editions and formats
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Shakespeare's Iago tells the jealous Moor of Venice that his wife, Desdemona, has been unfaithful.
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Genre/Form: Romance films
Film adaptations
Feature films
Fiction films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Drama
Named Person: Othello, (Fictitious character from Shakespeare); William Shakespeare; Othello, (Fictitious character from Shakespeare); William Shakespeare
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Orson Welles; Beatrice Welles-Smith; Micheál Mac Liammóir; Suzanne Cloutier; Robert Coote; Fay Compton; Hilton Edwards; Nicholas Bruce; Michael Laurence; Doris Dowling; Anchise Brizzi; Aldo Graziati; George Fanto; Francesco Lavagnino; Alberto Barberis; Willy Ferrero; Geoffrey O'Brien; Peter Bogdanovich; Myron Meisel; Simon Callow; François Girard; François Thomas; Ayanna Thompson; Joseph McBride; William Shakespeare; Westchester Films Inc.,; World Entertainment Corporation,; Mercury Productions, Inc.,; Criterion Collection (Firm),
ISBN: 9781681433028 1681433028
OCLC Number: 1005143418
Language Note: In English, with optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH).
Notes: 1952 version lacks title screen and credits; title and statement of responsibility partially from container and from 1955 version.
Originally screened with a dubbed-Italian soundtrack in Rome, Italy, in 1951; English-language European version originally released as a motion picture in 1952; U.S. and U.K. version originally released as a motion picture in 1955.
Based on the play by William Shakespeare.
Full screen (1.37:1).
Special features: new, restored 4K digital transfers of two versions of the film, the 1952 European one and the 1955 U.S. and UK one, with uncompressed monaural soundtracks; audio commentary from 1995 featuring filmmaker Peter Bogdanovich and Orson Welles scholar Myron Meisel; Filming "Othello," Welles's last completed film, a 1979 essay-documentary; Return to Glennascaul, a 1953 short film made by actors Micheal MacLiammoir and Hilton Edwards during a hiatus from shooting Othello; new interview with Welles biographer Simon Callow; Souvenirs d'"Othello," a 1995 documentary about actor Suzanne Cloutier by Francois Girard; new interview with scholar Francois Thomas on the two versions; new interview with Ayanna Thompson, author of Passing strange: Shakespeare, race, and contemporary America; interview from 2014 with scholar Joseph McBride; an essay by film critic Geoffrey O'Brien.
Credits: Photography, Anchise Brizzi, G. R. Aldo, George Fanto ; editors, John Shepridge, Jean Sacha, Renzo Lucidi, William Morton ; production design, Alexandre Trauner ; costumes, Maria de Matteis ; music, Angelo Francesco Lavagnino, Alberto Barberis ; conductor, Willy Ferrero.
Cast: Orson Welles (Othello), Micheál MacLiammóir (Iago), Suzanne Cloutier (Desdemona), Robert Coote (Roderigo), Fay Compton (Emilia), Hilton Edwards (Brabantio), Nicholas Bruce (Lodovico), Michael Laurence (Cassio), Doris Dowling (Bianca).
Awards: Winner of best picture, Cannes Film Festival, 1952.
Description: 2 videodiscs (93, 91 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 folded insert (10 unnumbered pages : illustrations ; 17 cm)
Details: Blu-ray; region A; fullscreen (1.37:1); LPCM 1.0 monaural; requires Blu-ray player.
Contents: Disc 1. Othello : 1952 version (93 min.) ; Tragedy of Othello : 1955 version (91 min.) --
Disc 2. Special features.
Series Title: Criterion collection, 870.
Other Titles: Return to Glennascaul.
Souvenirs d'"Othello."
Tragedy of Othello :
Otello
Orson Welles's Othello
William Shakespeare's Othello
Othello (Motion picture : 1951)
Responsibility: [Westchester Films, Inc. and World Entertainment, Inc. in association with Beatrice Welles Smith present] ; a Mercury production [adapted, produced and directed] by Orson Welles.
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Shakespeare's Iago tells the jealous Moor of Venice that his wife, Desdemona, has been unfaithful.

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