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Author: Mike LeighSimon Channing-WilliamsDick Pope, B.S.C.Robin SalesCarl DavisAll authors
Publisher: Irvington, NY : Criterion Collection, 2011.
Series: Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs), 558.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : English : DVD ed. ; director-approved two-DVD special edView all editions and formats
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Brings the world of Gilbert and Sullivan to life as a dramatization of the staging of the duo's legendary 1885 comic opera, The Mikado. The world-famous Victorian librettist and composer, along with their troupe of temperamental actors, must battle personal and professional demons while mounting this major production becomes an epic about the harsh realities of creative expression.
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Genre/Form: Comedy films
Musical films
Biographical films
Fiction films
Feature films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Drama
Biography Drama
Named Person: W S Gilbert; Arthur Sullivan; Arthur Sullivan
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Mike Leigh; Simon Channing-Williams; Dick Pope, B.S.C.; Robin Sales; Carl Davis; Arthur Sullivan; W S Gilbert; Gary Yershon; Tim Fraser; Eve Stewart; Lindy Hemming; Francesca Jaynes; Jim Broadbent; Allan Corduner; Timothy Spall; Lesley Manville; Ron Cook; Wendy Nottingham; Kevin McKidd; Shirley Henderson; Dorothy Atkinson, (Actress); Martin Savage, (Actor); Eleanor David; Sam Kelly; Andy Serkis; Charles Simon; Vincent Franklin; Cathy Sara; Nicholas Woodeson; Jonathan Aris; Stefan Bednarczyk; Mark Benton; Eve Pearce; Lavinia Bertram; Theresa Watson; Kenneth Hadley; Dexter Fletcher; Kate Doherty; Michael Simkins; Louise Gold; Sukie Smith; Togo Igawa; Naoko Mori; Alison Steadman; Universal Pictures (Firm); Focus Features.; Thin Man Films (Firm); Greenlight Fund (Firm); Newmarket Capital Group LP.; Criterion Collection (Firm)
ISBN: 9781604653977 1604653973
OCLC Number: 696173843
Language Note: In English with optional English SDH subtitles.
Notes: Originally produced in 1999.
Special features: Disc 1. Commentary by Mike Leigh recorded in 1999. Disc 2. "Mike Leigh and Gary Yershon" conversation between Leigh and musical director Gary Yershon; "A sense of history" short film written by Jim Broadbent and directed by Mike Leigh (22 min., 1992); "Featurette" interviews with Mike Leigh, Jim Broadbent, Allan Corduner and other cast members (1999); Deleted scenes; Trailer and TV spots. Booklet. "Great performances" essay by Amy Taubin.
Credits: Cinematography, Dick Pope ; editor, Robin Sales ; music, Carl Davis ; songs, Arthur Sullivan and W.S. Gilbert ; musical director, Gary Yershon ; sound recordist, Tim Fraser ; production designer, Eve Stewart ; costume designer, Lindy Hemming ; choreographer, Francesca Jaynes ; research, Rosie Chambers.
Cast: Jim Broadbent, Allan Corduner, Timothy Spall, Lesley Manville, Ron Cook, Wendy Nottingham, Kevin McKidd, Shirley Henderson, Dorothy Atkinson, Martin Savage, Eleanor David, Sam Kelly, Andy Serkis, Charles Simon, Vincent Franklin, Cathy Sara, Nicholas Woodeson, Jonathan Aris, Stefan Bednarczyk, Mark Benton, Eve Pearce, Lavinia Bertram, Theresa Watson, Kenneth Hadley, Dexter Fletcher, Kate Doherty, Michael Simkins, Louise Gold, Sukie Smith, Mia Soteriou, Togo Igawa, Naoko Mori, Akemi Otani, Kanako Morishita, Eiji Kusuhara, Alison Steadman.
Awards: Academy Awards, 2000: Best costume design; Best make-up.
Description: 2 videodiscs (160 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (18 p. : col. ill. ; 19 cm.)
Details: DVD; NTSC, region 1; widescreen (1.78:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround.
Contents: Disc 1. The film --
Disc 2. The supplements.
Series Title: Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs), 558.
Other Titles: Topsy-turvy (Motion picture)
Responsibility: Universal ; Focus Features ; Thin Man Films, The Greenlight Fund, Newmarket Capital Group present a Simon Channing-Williams production ; a film by Mike Leigh ; produced by Simon Channing-Williams ; written & directed by Mike Leigh.

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Brings the world of Gilbert and Sullivan to life as a dramatization of the staging of the duo's legendary 1885 comic opera, The Mikado. The world-famous Victorian librettist and composer, along with their troupe of temperamental actors, must battle personal and professional demons while mounting this major production becomes an epic about the harsh realities of creative expression.

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