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|Genre/Form:||Motion pictures, British
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
|Named Person:||Juan Genovés; Juan Genovés|
|Document Type:||Visual material, Book|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
James Quinn; Christopher Hudson; Stuart Cooper; Brian Stirner; Davyd Harries; Nicholas Ball; Julie Neesam; Sam Sewell; John Franklyn-Robbins; Stella Tanner; John Alcott; Charles A Ridley; Janus Films.; Imperial War Museum (Great Britain); Joswend Limited Productions.; Criterion Collection (Firm); Great Britain. Ministry of Information.
|Language Note:||Closed-captioned in English with optional subtitles in English for the deaf and hard-of-hearing.|
|Notes:||"D-Day, June 6, 1944.""--Container.
Originally produced as a British motion picture in 1975.
Supplements: Commentary [optional audio feature with director Stuart Cooper and actor Brian Stirner] -- Theatrical trailer (3 min.) -- Mining the archive [featurette] (24 min.) -- Soldiers' journals [audio feature] -- Capa influences Cooper [photo essay/slide show] (8 min.) -- Germany calling [featurette] (2 min.) / British Ministry of Information, 1941. Allied propaganda short using clips from Leni Reifenstahl's Triumph of the will, comically edited by Charles A. Ridley and set to the British dance tune, "The Lambeth Walk". The legions of marching soldiers, as well as Adolf Hitler giving his Nazi salute, were made to look like wind-up dolls, dancing to the music. Nazi propaganda chief Joseph Goebbels is reported to have seen a copy of the short film and was outraged beyond reason, leaving his screening room kicking chairs and screaming profanities -- Cameramen at war [featurette] (15 min.) / produced by the British Ministry of Information, 1943. A tribute to newsreel and service film unit cameramen and features some of the most dramatic footage shot during the war -- A test of violence [featurette] (14 min.) : a short film about the Spanish artist Juan Genovés, whose paintings depict the horror of oppression and brutality -- Booklet includes the essays "Man versus machine" by Kent Jones, "The Imperial War Museum" by Roger Smither, and excerpts from the Overlord novelization, by Stuart Cooper and Christopher Hudson.
|Credits:||Photographed by John Alcott ; edited by Jonathan Gili ; music composed by Paul Glass.|
|Cast:||Brian Stirner (Tom), Davyd Harries (Jack), Nicholas Ball (Arthur), Julie Neesam (the Girl), Sam Sewell (the Trained Soldier), John Franklyn-Robbins, Stella Tanner.|
|Awards:||Winner, 1975 Silver Berlin Bear Special Jury Prize: Stuart Cooper; Interfilm Award-Otto Dibelius Film Award: Stuart Cooper, at the Berlin International Film Festival.|
|Description:||1 videodisc (84 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (28 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm).|
|Details:||DVD; Region 1, NTSC; Dolby Digital mono.; widescreen presentation, aspect ratio 1.66:1, enhanced for 16:9 televisions; new restored high-definition digital transfer.|
|Contents:||Opening credits --
Air raid --
Private Beddows --
"I hate this war" --
Assault training --
"Where are we going?" --
Forms and francs --
Letter home --
"I've got nothing now" --
Initiative test --
Color bars --
|Series Title:||Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs), 382.|
|Other Titles:||Germany calling.
Cameramen at war.
Test of violence.
|Responsibility:||Janus Films ; The Imperial War Museum presents ; produced by James Quinn ; a film by Stuart Cooper ; original screenplay by Christopher Hudson & Stuart Cooper ; directed by Stuart Cooper ; a Joswend Limited Production.|
- Soldiers -- Drama.
- World War, 1939-1945 -- Drama.
- World War, 1939-1945 -- England -- Drama.
- World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- France -- Normandy -- Drama.
- Operation Overlord -- Drama.
- Genovés, Juan, -- 1930-
- Military campaigns.
- France -- Normandy.
- Soldiers -- Biography -- Drama.