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Rumer Godden's The river

Author: Jean RenoirRumer GoddenKenneth McEldowneyClaude RenoirNora SwinburneAll authors
Publisher: [United States] : Criterion Collection, [2005]
Series: Criterion collection, 276.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The film eloquently contrasts the growing pains of three young women with the immutability of the holy Bengal River in India, around which their daily lives unfold. Harriet lives in a house overlooking the river with her English family. One day, a young American arrives at the home of his cousin, Mr. John, a widower who lives next door to Harriet's family. The young man becomes the focus of attention for Harriet,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Feature films
Drama
Fiction films
Film adaptations
Romance films
Romance
Named Person: Rumer Godden; Rumer Godden
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jean Renoir; Rumer Godden; Kenneth McEldowney; Claude Renoir; Nora Swinburne; Esmond Knight; Patricia Walters; Adrienne Corri; Radha Burnier; Sharon Maguire; Martin Scorsese; Oriental-International Films,; Theatre Guild,; Criterion Collection (Firm); British Broadcasting Corporation.; Doordarshan (Television station : New Delhi, India)
ISBN: 0780029623 9780780029620
OCLC Number: 57739210
Language Note: In English with English SDH subtitles.
Notes: Originally released as a motion picture in 1951.
Adapted from the novel by Rumer Godden.
Special features: introduction to the film by Jean Renoir; new video interview with Martin Scorsese; 2000 audio interview with producer Ken McEldowney; essays by film scholars Ian Christie and Alexander Sesonske; stills gallery; original theatrical trailer; Rumer Godden: an Indian affair / BBC in association with Doordarshan ; produced & directed by Sharon Maguire (1995 : 59 min.).
Credits: Director of photography, Claude Renoir ; editing, George Gale ; music, M.A. Parata Sarathy.
Cast: Patricia Walters, Adrienne Corri, Radha, Thomas E. Breen, Esmond Knight, Nora Swinburne, Arthur Shields, Suprova Mukerjee, Richard Foster ; narrator, June Hillman.
Target Audience: MPAA rating: Not rated.
Description: 1 videodisc (99 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + booklet (14 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm).
Details: DVD, NTSC, region 1, full screen presentation; Dolby Digital mono.
Contents: "Special Features: [1.] New high-definition digital transfer from the 2004 film restoration --
[2.] Introduction to the film by Jean Renoir --
[3.] Rumer Godden: An Indian Affair, a 1995 BBC documentary that follows the author as she journeys back to her childhood home in India --
[4.] New video interview with Martin Scorsese, a key figure in the restoration --
[5.] 2000 audio interview with producer Ken McEldowney --
[6.] Stills gallery featuring production photos and publicity stills --
[7.] Original theatrical trailer --
[8.] English subtitles for the deaf and hearing impaired --
[9.] Plus: Essays by film scholars Ian Christie and Alexander Sesonske." --
website.
Series Title: Criterion collection, 276.
Other Titles: River (Motion picture : 1951)
River
Fleuve
Jean Renoir's production of Rumer Godden's The river
Rumer Godden: an Indian affair.
Responsibility: a presentation of the Theatre Guild ; Oriental-International Films, Inc. ; screenplay, Rumer Godden, Jean Renoir ; produced by Kenneth McEldowney ; directed by Jean Renoir.
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The film eloquently contrasts the growing pains of three young women with the immutability of the holy Bengal River in India, around which their daily lives unfold. Harriet lives in a house overlooking the river with her English family. One day, a young American arrives at the home of his cousin, Mr. John, a widower who lives next door to Harriet's family. The young man becomes the focus of attention for Harriet, her older friend Valerie, and for Mr. John's half-Indian daughter Melanie.

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