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The tales of Hoffmann : a fantastic opera

Author: Dennis ArundellJules BarbierRobert RounsevillePamela BrownMoira ShearerAll authors
Publisher: [New York, N.Y.] : Criterion Collection, [2009]
Series: Essential art house.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : English : DVD edView all editions and formats
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Hoffmann is a lovelorn young man in Nuremberg who is watching his latest love, Stella, dance in the ballet. In the interval he goes to the tavern where he tells his friends the tales of the three major loves of his life.
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Genre/Form: Opera films
Film adaptations
Fiction films
Feature films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Drama
Named Person: E T A Hoffmann; Jacques Offenbach
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Dennis Arundell; Jules Barbier; Robert Rounseville; Pamela Brown; Moira Shearer; Robert Helpmann, Sir; Leonide Massine; Thomas Beecham; Michael Powell; Emeric Pressburger; Ludmila Tcherina; Ann Ayars; Mogens Wieth; Monica Sinclair; Bruce Dargavel; Dorothy Bond; Grahame Clifford; Murray Dickie; Margherita Grandi; Owen Brannigan; Frederick Ashton; E T A Hoffmann; Jacques Offenbach; Sadler's Wells Opera Chorus.; Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.; Janus Films.; London Films.; Criterion Collection (Firm)
ISBN: 9781604652109 1604652101
OCLC Number: 456083815
Language Note: Subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing. Sung in English.
Notes: Opera/ballet film.
Based upon the opera by Jacques Offenbach and short stories by E. T. A. Hoffmann.
Originally released by Lopert Distributing Corporation as a motion picture in 1951.
Also released as a set (Essential art house, vol. 4) with: Le jou se léve, Mayerling, The 39 steps, Throne of blood, and Gervaise.
Credits: Photography, Christopher Challis ; editor, Reginald Mills ; choreography by Frederick Ashton.
Performer(s): Performers: Robert Rounseville, Pamela Brown, Moira Shearer, Robert Helpmann, Leonide Massine, Ludmilla Tcherina, Ann Ayars, Mogens Wieth, Frederick Ashton, Lionel Harris, Meinhart Maur, Philip Leaver, Edmond Audran; sung by Robert Rounseville, Dorothy Bond, Margheta Grandi, Ann Ayars, Grahame Clifford, Bruce Dargavel, Murray Dickie, Owen Brannigan, Fisher Morgan, Rene Soames, Joan Alexander, the Sadler's Wells Chorus; the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Thomas Beecham.
Description: 1 videodisc (127 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD ; Dolby Digital mono ; full screen (1.33:1 aspect ratio) ; region 1, NTSC.
Series Title: Essential art house.
Other Titles: Tales of Hoffmann (Motion picture : 1951)
Janus Films presents, essential art house
Jacques Offenbach's The tales of Hoffmann
Responsibility: London Films presents a Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger production ; produced by London Film Studio ; English libretto by Dennis Arundell from the French text by Jules Barbier ; [music by Jacques Offenbach] ; written, produced and directed by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger.

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Hoffmann is a lovelorn young man in Nuremberg who is watching his latest love, Stella, dance in the ballet. In the interval he goes to the tavern where he tells his friends the tales of the three major loves of his life.

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