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The tales of Hoffmann : a fantastic opera

Author: Michael PowellEmeric PressburgerDennis ArundellJules BarbierMoira ShearerAll authors
Publisher: [Irvington, NY] : Criterion Collection, 2005.
Series: Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs), 317.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Powell and Pressburger merge film with opera to tell the tale of a poet who dreams of three women who all break his heart.
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Genre/Form: Opera films
Film adaptations
Fiction films
Feature films
Drama
Named Person: Jacques Offenbach; E T A Hoffmann; E T A Hoffmann; Jacques Offenbach
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Powell; Emeric Pressburger; Dennis Arundell; Jules Barbier; Moira Shearer; Ludmila Tcherina; Ann Ayars; Pamela Brown; Leonide Massine; Robert Helpmann, Sir; Frederick Ashton; Mogens Wieth; Robert Rounseville; E T A Hoffmann; Thomas Beecham; Ian Christie; Jacques Offenbach; British Lion Films.; Janus Films.; Studio Canal.; London Films.; Criterion Collection (Firm); Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.
ISBN: 0780021126 9780780021129
OCLC Number: 225620951
Notes: Aspect ratio 1.33:1.
Originally produced at London Film Studio, Shepperton, England.
"Released by Lopert Film Distributing Corporation, c1951 British Lion Film Corporation Ltd."--Credits.
Special feature: audio commentary by director Martin Scorsese and film-music historian Bruce Eder; new video interview with director George A. Romero; The sorcerer's apprentice (1956), a short musical film directed by Michael Powell, based on the Goethe story; rare collection of production designer Hein Heckroth's sketches and paintings.
Gallery of archival production and publicity photographs; original theatrical trailer; a new essay by film historian Ian Christie.
Credits: Conductor, Sir Thomas Beecham ; film design, Hein Heckroth ; photographer, Christopher Challis ; art direction, Arthur Lawson ; editor, Reginald Mills.
Cast: Performers: Moira Shearer, Ludmilla Tcherina, Ann Ayars, Pamela Brown, Leonide Massine, Robert Helpmann, Frederick Ashton, Mogens Wieth, Robert Rounseville, with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.
Description: 1 videodisc : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 pamphlet ([12] p. ; 19 cm.)
Details: DVD - NTSC; Dolby digital, mono; Region 1.
Series Title: Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs), 317.
Other Titles: Sorcerer's apprentice.
Tales of Hoffmann (Motion picture : 1951)
Container title: Powell and Pressburger's the tales of Hoffmann
Responsibility: Janus Films ; Studio Canal ; London Films present ; a Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger production ; English libretto by Dennis Arundell ; from the French text by Jules Barbier ; written, produced and directed by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger.

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Powell and Pressburger merge film with opera to tell the tale of a poet who dreams of three women who all break his heart.

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